The World's Happiest Nations Are . . . Just like beauty, happiness is very subjective - What makes one person happy does not necessarily work for another. Yet there are various agencies that attempt to gauge the happiness of entire nations using disparate criteria. The most recent 'World Happiness Report' was released by the United Nations on September 9th and without further ado, here are the results . . . The good news is that between 2010-2012, the 156 nations surveyed for this report have overall become slightly (by 0.5%) happier then they were when the 2012 report which used data from 2005-2007, was published. As to who is the happiest of all? Following closely behind were Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Windows Phone Design Tips #3 - Ubelly A panorama can be the initial window to your application, it can help to surface top level pieces of information with the aim of getting users interested in your content and to encourage them to discover more. You can decide for yourself how many panes you can place into your panorama but you need to be careful not to push too much information. There are two reasons for this, firstly, because the user scrolls round the panoramas in a loop, if there are too many panes they can get lost within the narrative of your application and forget when they’ve come back round to the start.
100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. USA Memory Championships competitors provide tips for remembering the stuff we always forget The event includes memorizing 99 names, a shuffled deck of cards, a poem, and a list of 500 words. We'll find our keys. Memory competitor Mike Mirski (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) We forget. Every day, we forget.
Uh-Oh! It's Friday The 13th While to most of us 13 is just a number, there are some people that consider it to be a bad omen. This is the reason office and residential towers often skip having a 13th floor altogether. However when the 13th happens to fall on a Friday, the fear factor escalates to a whole new level! Today happens to be the first of the two fearful 'Friday the 13th's' that we will have to encounter in 2013! Most of you are probably shrugging this off and just thankful that the weekend is finally here, regardless of date. However there are over 20 million Americans and probably scores more worldwide that suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobiacs.
Beginning Game Development: Part I – Introduction Part I – Introduction Welcome to the first article of an introductory series on game programming using the Microsoft .NET Framework and managed DirectX 9.0. This series as aimed at beginning programmers who are interested in developing a game for their own use with the .NET Framework and DirectX. The goal of this series is to have fun creating a game and learn game development and DirectX along the way. Game programming and DirectX have their own terms and definitions that can be difficult to understand, but after awhile, you’ll crack the code and be able to explore a new world of possibilities. How does today impact tomorrow’s success? Everyone wants to have a good day, but not many people know what a good day looks like – much less how to create one. And even fewer people understand how the way you live today impacts your tomorrow. Have you ever asked someone what he was doing and heard him respond, “Oh, I’m just killing time”? Have you ever really thought about that statement?
Why Is This Professor Moving Into A Dumpster? Meet Jeff Wilson AKA Professor Dumpster, - an environmental scientist and the Dean of Huston Tillotson University in Austin,Texas. The reason for his unusual nickname? He has decided to live in a dumpster for the next year - Yes, the kind that you might find filled with trash behind a restaurant or in an alley.
35 Funny Marvel Disney Mashups Artwork Disney has recently announced to acquire Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion by the end of the year. Both companies have approved the transaction, leaving some details remained to confirm. The moment I heard the news, hit discussions had been drawn off by Marvel fans, and Disney fans. Artists also expressed their feelings on the news. 12 Tips For Becoming Charismatic & Unforgettable Charisma is a great and wonderful talent to possess. A lot of people feel that Charisma is something only a handful are born with. Well they are wrong. 'Power Flour' Aspires To Feed The World's Hungry With Insect Protein Most people are grossed out by insects and believe them to be just a nuisance. However, a group of students from Montreal-based McGill University think of them as protein that can be used to feed millions of malnourished people worldwide, an idea so powerful that it won them the prestigious 2013 Hult Prize on September 23rd. When MBA students Mohammed Ashour, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein, Zev Thompson, and Gabe Mott, the brilliant minds behind Aspire Food Group entered what is reputed to be 'the world's largest student competition to create a sustainable enterprise that helps solve the planet’s biggest challenges', they knew they would have to come up with a big idea. They were after all, competing with some of the world's brightest minds. And, they were not wrong.