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5 Games That Teach You How to Code. By Jacob Gube These Web games will give you a fun and engaging introduction to the world of programming.

5 Games That Teach You How to Code

CodeCombat CodeCombat is an HTML5 role-playing game (RPG) that teaches you fundamental programming concepts. In CodeCombat, you play a hero adventuring through the game’s levels. The first level is Kithard Dungeon, which covers basic programming concepts. CodeCombat is appealing to young, aspiring programmers. CodeCombat supports five programming languages: JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Lua, and Python. Code Hunt Code Hunt is a Sci-Fi-themed HTML5 game developed by Microsoft Research.

In this game, you play as a code hunter tasked with repairing code so that it returns the expected result. Code Hunt supports either Java or C#. How do I use Smart Add? Below are details on each of the task properties, and how you can include them when you add a task.

How do I use Smart Add?

Many of the properties have an auto-suggest feature for quick access to your existing tags, lists, locations, etc. Can't remember all the symbols? No problem! In the web app, click on the help icon to the right of the "Add Task" field to access a handy cheat sheet. Task Name and Due Date Enter your due date and/or time alongside your task name (include it after the name if you can).

Due Date (Alternative Method) Gmail - Add an Event to Google Calender by Sending an Email. Online speed reading course. Advanced Analytic Techniques. The Causes of High and Low Reading Achievement - Ronald P. Carver.

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The Truth About Speed Reading. Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. Creative Writing Courses and Ideas: An Online Resource for Writers. Khan Academy. Lifehacker - Tips and downloads for getting things done. HowStuffWorks "Learn How Everything Works!". MashGeek - Digital Lifehacks. Litemind. Trello. Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 24, 2012. We’ve collected some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others.

Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 24, 2012

The topics include Facebook marketing tips to improve engagement, getting credible – not fake – book reviews, making your book pitch stand out, and much more. Happy marketing! * 5 Unbreakable Laws of Self-Publishing (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life. Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life.

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

In watching my best students, in examining the lives of successful entrepreneurs, and in seeing the process of the great Native American artists who I know, it is clear that how they live their daily lives is crucial to their success. I realize that it sounds very “zen-y” (which is OK by me), yet I come to this realization not through a search for spirituality or clarity but from simple observation. Creativity is in such demand today that when we apply for jobs, when we join organizations, or when we just meet other people, we are asked to present our creative selves. But we can’t do that unless we understand the nature of our own creativity, locate the sources of our originality, and have a language that explains our work.

How to hack your body language for better interviews. Research interviews go best when participants feel comfortable and confident — they’re more verbal, more willing to explore, and more willing to play along.

How to hack your body language for better interviews

So when an interview isn’t going well, I check for signs of low status in the person I’m interviewing and adjust my body language to make them feel more in charge. (These techniques come from improv theater classes I took many years ago in San Francisco. In addition to learning about “yes and,” listening, and teamwork, I was introduced to the important concept of status — and how body language communicates high and low status.)

How to spot signs of low status If you’re interviewing someone (for research purposes or otherwise) and see these symptoms, the other person is probably feeling low status and not giving you their best possible participation. Visual Understanding Environment. Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes. (Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The below was written several years ago, so it’s worded like Ivy-Leaguer pompous-ass prose, but the results are substantial. In fact, while on an airplane in China two weeks ago, I helped Glenn McElhose increase his reading speed 34% in less than 5 minutes. I have never seen the method fail. The PX Project The PX Project, a single 3-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed of 386%. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies. Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

Why People Believe Weird Things and 8 Ways to Change Their Minds. Some people believe all kinds of weird stuff including… …no, actually, for a very good psychological reason I’m not going to repeat any of it here.

Why People Believe Weird Things and 8 Ways to Change Their Minds

Let’s just say that some people believe weird stuff and leave it at that. How to Need Less Sleep by Getting Better Sleep Every Night. Sleep.