15 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt History Ever since my childhood I have been fascinated with all things relating to Ancient Egypt. I have tried for a long time to come up with a good idea for a list relating to it and this is the first (of what I hope will be many!) These facts should serve as a good introduction to Ancient Egyptian culture and society – and hopefully many will be things you did not know. 1. A Pharaoh never let his hair be seen – he would always wear a crown or a headdress called a nemes (the striped cloth headdress made famous by Tutankhamen’s golden mask (pictured above). 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Sources: National Geographic, James’ Interesting Facts Jamie Frater Jamie is the founder of Listverse.
How to connect deeply with anyone (in 5 minutes) - Expanded Consciousness I’m going to share a game with you. This game will reveal incredible things about whoever plays it; surprise, shock and delight complete strangers, and has kickstarted more friendships than I know how to count. Play along and you’ll see… I want you to imagine a desert, stretching out as far as your eyes can see. In this desert is a cube. Your first task is to describe the cube. There are no right answers here, only your answers. As you look at the desert and your cube, you notice there is also a ladder. Now imagine that in the scene there is a horse. We’re nearly there now. Final question. If you’ve been playing along, this is going to be fun. Ready? The cube is yourself. The size is ostensibly your ego: a large cube means you’re pretty sure of yourself, a small cube less so. The vertical placement of the cube is how grounded you are. The cube’s material conveys how open you are: transparent cubes belong to transparent people, opaque cubes are more protective of their minds.
National History Day Contest | Creating an Entry | Performance What is a Historical Performance? A performance is a live, dramatic presentation of your topic's significance in history. You may perform individually or as part of a group. A performance should be a scripted portrayal based on research of your chosen topic. Your script should be structured on a thesis statement, supporting statements, and a conclusion. How is a Performance Different from Other Categories? The performance category is the only one that is presented live. Getting Started Decide whether the chosen topic will be most effective as a group or as an individual performance. 25 Psychological Life Hacks that Will Help You Gain the Advantage in Social Situations Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social rules that structure everybody’s behaviour. Failing to comply to these cultural imprints can cause irreversible damage. Just following them blindly will not get you ahead. Hacking them, however, will give you the best results possible. Therefore we bring to you these – 25 psychological life hacks that will help you gain the advantage in social situations 1) Assume comfort in any interaction. Our brain is an incredibly complicated instrument. In most of our social interactions, we find it difficult to feel comfortable among strangers because our brain tries to protect us from exposure. This however isn’t helping us when trying to be social and meet new people, is it? This is why assuming comfort is so powerful. 2) Pay attention to people’s feet when you are approaching them. If they turn both torso and feet, it means you are welcome. Admit it.
14 Wild Ideas Many Worlds , Medicine Useless , A.I. via Common Sense , Cryonics , Uploads , I'm in Sim , Fast Growth , Growth Stops , Colonize Galaxy , No Aliens , Aliens Came & Left , Private Law , Futarchy , No One Honest . by Robin Hanson , Oct. 18, 2001 A wild idea is one that many people think is obviously quite unlikely. Many times each day, your mind permanently splits into different versions that live in different worlds.
Teacher's Guide on The Use of Podcasting in Education What is a Podcast ? According to the New Oxford American Dictionary a podcast is a " digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio payer." in other words, it is a digital audio file that is created, shared and heard. Podcast can also be in the form of videos streamlined online, however, video podcast is known as vidcast or vodcast. Educational Uses of Podcasts Podcasts can be used for several educational purposes. Here are some of them : 1- Recording for this you will need a microphone and an audio recording software like the ones mentioned below. 2- Test your Podcast Always make sure you listen to your podcasts and redo the parts that you dont like until you finally get the vesrion you want then move on to the next step 3- Publish your podcast You can use online platforms for publishing your podcasts. Tools to create your podcast Here are some of the softwares you might start with to create your podcasts .
Siri = Eliza? (Update: she knows her) Bob Fish writes about his experience playing with Siri, the voice-enabled assistant software included with the new iPhone 4S: I have fond memories of playing with an old Apple ][ program called Eliza which was supposed to be a therapist that you could talk to and she'd help you out by listening and giving you suggestions. The following conversation with Siri blew me away: Tell me a story.I don't know any good stories.Tell me a story.Oh, you've probably heard it before.Tell me a story.Once upon a time... no, it's too silly.Tell me a story.Please don't make me.Tell me a story.Ok!Once upon a time in a virtual galaxy far far away, there was a young, intelligent agent by the name of Siri. MacRumors posted a piece on Siri's personality noting that Apple wanted her to be "friendly and humble -- but also with an edge." So what's the link between Siri and Eliza? Update: Bob Fish asked Siri "Who's Eliza?" Anyone else think that Siri is customizing and adding responses on the fly?
The Catcher in the Rye at 60: Ten things you should know 1. It screwed up, majorly The novel is said to have popularised the term "screw up", as in "Boy, it really screws up my sex life something awful. 2. Salinger spent a lot of time refusing requests to adapt the novel. 3. Salinger was working on a version of the book when he was fighting in the second world war. 4. Mark David Chapman, the killer of John Lennon, so identified with the Salinger's antihero that he wanted to change his name to Holden Caulfield. 5. Salinger could have been a meat importer – his father was a successful meat and cheese merchant who sent his son to Austria to brush up on the trade before the second world war. 6. The American rock band Green Day are proud champions of Salinger's antihero; their 1994 song Basket Case is a nasally homage in nasally whines. 7. Salinger was dating Oona O'Neill, daughter of the playwright Eugene O'Neill, until she started seeing the comedian. 8. 9. 10. The Catcher in the Rye is available to purchase from the Guardian Bookshop.