25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. 1. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. Founded by Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers goes further than just providing recipes. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22.
Dabrowski's by Stephanie S. Tolan Written for Hoagies' Gifted Education Page, February, 1999 Dabrowski talked about OE's - over-excitabilities ("superstimulatabilities"), and how the gifted were extremely sensitive in a variety of areas. It's a stimulus-response difference from the norms. The five areas are: Psychomotor This is often thought to mean that the person needs lots of movement and athletic activity, but can also refer to the issue of having trouble smoothing out the mind's activities for sleeping. Sensual Here's the "cut the label out of the shirt" demand, the child who limps as if with a broken leg when a sock seam is twisted. Imaginational These are the dreamers, poets, "space cadets" who are strong visual thinkers, use lots of metaphorical speech. Intellectual Here's the usual definition of "giftedness." Emotional This includes being "happier when happy, sadder when sad, angrier when angry," etc.
Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity Gifted: Career Advice for Geniuses By Marty Nemko, originally published in US News and World Report You'd think that the supersmart have it made. Not so. Being highly intelligent comes with surprising workplace burdens, as I've learned during 20 years as a career coach specializing in intellectually gifted adults. Confirm your capability. Want to take an intelligence test? Embrace your ability.. Use your intelligence well. Find kindred spirits. Consider avocations likely to attract smart people book clubs, Mensa, groups that play intellectual games, for example, chess clubs, etc. Trust yourself more than experts. You can afford to be a dabbler. If you're self-motivated, avoid school. Work with people whose minds match yours. If you already work at a stifling job, but aren't ready to leave, try to brand yourself as The Brain while allowing others to save face. Consider self-employment. Beware of starting a business in which you try to create a new product. Resist calls for balance. Find the right person to love you. Dr.
20 fantastic ways to find new music that you like (no Last.fm & Pandora inside) OK, everybody knows that Last.fm & Pandora are great services, but there are a lot of other tools that can help us to find new cool music. Some of them just expose daily musical goodies, others make recommendations based on your very own preferences, and others take the web interactivity ever further. Explore the best 20 ways to discover new music in a web 2.0 world. Live music discovery Wonderwheel Wonderwheel is a new tool that aims to help you find similar artists with the ones you like. Awdio My favorite method to discover new music is listening to the Awdio stream (live music stream from more than 60 clubs from all over the world – including DJ sets & parties) and when I hear a nice track, I tag it with Shazam (explained below) to find out what tune is it. Shazam Shazam gives instant satisfaction for those times when you want to know the song that is playing, learn more about the artist, buy the song immediately – or simply share your discovery with your friends. iLike The Filter Mog
Unlocking the Mysteries of The Artistic Mind Consider the flightless fluffs of brown otherwise known as herring gull chicks. Since they're entirely dependent on their mothers for food, they're born with a powerful instinct. Whenever they see a bird beak, they frantically peck at it, begging for their favorite food: a regurgitated meal. But this reflex can be manipulated. The Truth in the Lie In 1906, Pablo Picasso was determined to reinvent the portrait and push the boundaries of realism, and one of his early subjects was Gertrude Stein. What Picasso saw there that affected him so deeply has been debated—the ancient Iberian art, the weathered faces of Spanish peasants—but his style changed forever. Despite the artistic license, the painting is still recognizable as Stein. What's surprising is that such distortions often make it easier for us to decipher what we're looking at, particularly when they're executed by a master. The sly connection between the instincts of baby gulls and abstract art is the work of V.S.
To Enable Learning, Put (Emotional) Safety First Building a secure, supportive classroom environment is essential for young brains to learn. Credit: iStockphoto It may not be rocket science, but it sure is neuroscience: Happy learners are healthy learners. While this may seem like (ahem) a no-brainer, there is a good amount of neurological evidence to promote the idea that if students do not feel comfortable in a classroom setting, they will not learn. Physiologically speaking, stressed brains are not able to form the necessary neural connections. Some of the strongest findings in neuroscience -- findings that were suspected decades ago but only recently well-represented using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) -- tell us why that is: There are certain parts of the brain responsible for emotions. Fear and Frustration Get in the Way Even feelings like embarrassment, boredom, or frustration -- not only fear -- can spur the brain to enter the proverbial "fight or flight" mode. Brain-Soothing Tips Make the classroom stress free.
School | Myths About Giftedness ~ by Mary Rocamora, M.A. ~ There are many myths about the gifted that are held in the mainstream culture. They permeate conventional parenting and our educational system, including private education. These misconceptions and attitudes drift along in the mainstream mindset unnoticed, except perhaps by gifted people trying to accomplish something meaningful in their lives when they run up against them. The gifted can make it by themselves — they don’t need any extra attention, either as children or as adults. Actually, gifted children and adults need more mirroring and mentoring than most people because there is more inside that is yearning to be lived. Even if you have extraordinary talents, keep your light under a bushel. One should never feel too good about one’s abilities or show them off except when invited or alone. You can be gifted on your own time. After you have done everything you “should” do, you will finally be free to do something meaningful or creative.
Optical Illusions, Videos, Images, Brain Teasers and more! Good Morning and Happy Monday to everyone! Hope the weekend was good and you had a Happy Father’s Day! Today’s optical illusion is remarkable one because it is going to force anyone that sees it to really look at it and use their imagination! So, what do you all see because you are supposed to see a Native American sitting on a horse right next to his village, and there is a beautiful rainbow overhead, which really adds something to the picture. Want to see another great optical illusion? Sunday is here, which means one more day of the weekend to enjoy! The problem with this illusion is the fact that the squares are a lot more obvious than the circles that are hidden within them. Ready for another illusion that will make you do a double take? Happy Saturday everyone! Follow the bouncing ball, or is it really bouncing? Do you want to see more amazing mind blowing optical illusions? Happy Friday everyone! What do you all see? Hello everyone! What do you all think? Happy Monday everyone!
The Nature Of Genius Genius by L. James Hammond [link to www.ljhammond.com] 1. 2. There have been a few versatile geniuses, such as Leonardo and Pascal, but it’s very unusual for a person to have more than one kind of genius. 3. 4. Many geniuses emerged from families that had been successful in practical affairs, and then had declined in vigor and strength. In Wittgenstein’s family, one finds the same combination of business success and mental instability; Wittgenstein’s father was a steel magnate, one of the richest men in Europe, but three of Wittgenstein’s brothers committed suicide. The best solution to the problem of the origin of genius is a solution that combines Schopenhauer’s theory with Abraham’s theory. While genius inherits certain virtues and talents, it usually bequeaths little. 5. 6. 7. Throughout his life, Hitler acted like one who was the agent of fate. Hitler relied on his unconscious to reveal what was fated to occur; he relied on hunches and intuitions. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.