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Documentaries. Exciting Links for Boring Days. Popular Quotes. 174,203 Things You Can Do Instead of Watching TV. Definitions of Sciences and Studies. Sciences and Studies.

Definitions of Sciences and Studies

How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the expert in you. Science’s 10 hottest fields. Understanding the genome The sequencing of the 6 billion chemical “letters” of human DNA was completed in draft in 2000 and in final form in 2003.

Science’s 10 hottest fields

But clinical benefits have arrived more slowly than the initial hype suggested. This is mainly because the human genome actually works in a much more complex way than predicted by the late-20th-century model. Twenty-first-century research shows that we have only 21,000 genes, one-fifth of the number predicted when the project started, and that just 1.5 per cent of the genome consists of conventional protein-coding genes. Efforts are under way to understand the vital regulatory and other functions of the non-coding regions of the genome, once dismissed wrongly as “junk DNA”. 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body. The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy.

100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body

There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. Hair and Nails. Fairy's book - Page 1. Fairy's recent activities I haven't bookmarked any quotes at the moment.

Fairy's book - Page 1

Fairy's bookmarks The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure. Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil. Predictions. British forces withdraw from Afghanistan The British Armed Forces have played a major role in the Afghanistan War, second only to the U.S. in terms of troop numbers.

Predictions

Between 2001 and 2010, over 325 British forces personnel and MOD civilians were killed, exceeding the death toll of the Falklands War, with some 4,000 injured. A phased withdrawal began from 2011, with a gradual transition of districts and provinces which saw Afghan forces taking over more and more of the security operations. The last remaining British troops would be gone by 2014. Musicovery.

The Music Time Machine. ListnPlay - makes online music & videos simple. 29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work. You don’t always have to work hard to be productive.

29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work

Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at TED.com, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library. 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. CHILDHOOD BRAIN MODIFICATION: Do This Now.

Suck a paperclip up your nose!

CHILDHOOD BRAIN MODIFICATION: Do This Now

This one's from Jim Burrows Get a medium-small rubberband and a paperclip. Put the rubberband around your palm and the back of your hand. Thread the paperclip onto the band, then hold the paperclip between thumb and forefinger. If you let it go, the paperclip should instantly snap back, vanishing from sight. OK, now hold the paperclip again, draw attention to yourself. 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children. Children possess brilliance in their simplicity.

5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

They may not know much about the world, but in some ways this is their biggest strength. 20 Ways to Feel ALIVE!!!!!! Unless you are the second coming of Jesus Christ (if you are, please comment!)

20 Ways to Feel ALIVE!!!!!!

It’s impossible not to feel a bit down sometimes. Here are 20 quick ways to revive yourself and get back that “on top of the world” feeling. Stick your body out of a sunroof while the car is driving I can tell you first-hand this one is a lot of fun. If you don’t have a sunroof, a window works just as well. Speeds of 40 mph+ make the experience much more invigorating. Bonus Reader-Suggested Ways. 7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s) In his book ‘The Highest Goal: The Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment ‘, author Michael Ray introduces the concept of something he calls ‘live-withs’ — short statements that can be used to challenge certain aspects of yourself.

Live-with’s are different from mantras in that you only use one at a time (unless you really like a challenge!) And you’re not repeating them to yourself over and over. Instead, you’re simply bringing the statement to mind as often as you can, and living it out to the best of your ability. Concerning one of my favorite live-with’s: ‘Ask Dumb Questions‘, Michael explains, “The word ‘dumb’ can allow you to get beyond the fears and nattering of your Inner Voice of Judgment (VOJ) that tells you not to ask questions when they actually should be asked.

10 Reasons Why You Might Be Failing (& How to Change That) There is loads of information out there that focus on matters of success and achievement along with the techniques to get you there. But while there is much information about what leads to success there isn’t much about the major causes of failure. One of the most influential writers on success and achievement, Napoleon Hill, made note of these 30 major causes of failure in his most influential book of all time -“Think and Grow Rich.” While it is important to remember that there is a solution to every problem, we find that there are other causes of failure that derive from our own self. This article focuses on these types of failures – if one is really serious about making moves during their existence – it is highly recommended you are sure to rid yourself of these causes of failure immediately. 1) Lack of Well Defined Purpose in Life It is much more difficult to stumble upon success than there is of focusing your intent on achieving a specific goal and striving towards its realization.

18 Thought-Provoking Questions. 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions « CHERYL & LESLIE'S MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES. Since I have embarked in to a new career after 13 years working as a Clinical Social Worker in an Intensive Care Unit, I am forced to think about things other than motorcycles. My new career, Organ Donation Coordinator in a hospital makes me question so many things in my life. It is scary to go from a job where I was unconsciously competent to a job that I am consciously incompetent.

Well, that is how I feel at the moment and can only hope one day I will feel competent. In any case, the questions below, although can be considered a bit corny are really thought-provoking. 60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don’t need to wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently, for a period of 100 days. Below you’ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. 31 Things I've Learned in 31 Years. Tips For A Better Life - Ham and Heroin.

Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. What It Means to Really Take Care of Yourself. “Be gentle with yourself. 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier) 40 Tips for a Better Life. Reading tips from the Internet, I got this useful list where I personally follow some of it to help me sort of improve my day to day life.