How to Become a Human Calendar Mentally finding out the day of the week for any date is a skill you can easily learn. You don’t need to be an autistic genius – all it takes is basic memorization effort and some trivial math. When I first learned this technique many years ago, I did it just for fun. The Method To find out the days of the week for any date, use the formula: [day of week] = (yearcode + monthcode + day) mod 7 If you’re not math-inclined, this may look quite scary at first, but don’t worry: using the formula is straightforward. Month and Year Codes The month codes are one of the formula’s most troublesome parts, since they don’t follow a clear logic. January: 1 February: 4 March: 4 April: 0 May: 2 June: 5 July: 0 August: 3 September: 6 October: 1 November: 4 December: 6 We also need the year code, which are also apparently arbitrary. Days of the Week The result is always a number from 0 to 6, and its interpretation couldn’t be any easier: The Calculation Step 1: Get the codes for month and year. August.
How to Become a Human Calendar Mentally finding out the day of the week for any date is a skill you can easily learn. You don’t need to be an autistic genius – all it takes is basic memorization effort and some trivial math. When I first learned this technique many years ago, I did it just for fun. With time, I learned to enjoy the convenience of not needing a calendar anymore. It’s far more useful than I first thought, and with just a little practice, you’ll be able to find out the days of the week much faster than when reaching for a calendar. The Method To find out the days of the week for any date, use the formula: [day of week] = (yearcode + monthcode + day) mod 7 If you’re not math-inclined, this may look quite scary at first, but don’t worry: using the formula is straightforward. Month and Year Codes The month codes are one of the formula’s most troublesome parts, since they don’t follow a clear logic. We also need the year code, which are also apparently arbitrary. Days of the Week The Calculation 5 means Thursday.
Get More Energy to Exercise Blood glucose numbers aren't the only pertinent data to record. "Keep a journal, and on the days when you're really fatigued and experiencing pain, look at what you've been doing," says Julie Silver, M.D., a rehabilitation physician and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. For three days, write down what you're doing every half hour, and rate your pain and fatigue level on a 0-to-5 scale (0 = feeling great; 5 = a lot of pain and fatigue). Then review the data. Finally, Vinik says, whatever you do to move more, don't call it exercise. How to Use a Food Journal to Control Blood Sugar
Develop Perfect Memory With the Memory Palace Technique The Memory Palace is one of the most powerful memory techniques I know. It’s not only effective, but also fun to use — and not hard to learn at all. The Memory Palace has been used since ancient Rome, and is responsible for some quite incredible memory feats. Eight-time world memory champion Dominic O’Brien, for instance, was able to memorize 54 decks of cards in sequence (that’s 2808 cards), viewing each card only once. Of course, most of us are not in Dominic’s memory championship line of business (or in Hannibal’s line of business for that matter). The Memory Palace The Memory Palace technique is based on the fact that we’re extremely good at remembering places we know. 5 Steps to Use the Memory Palace Technique 1. First and foremost, you’ll need to pick a place that you’re very familiar with. A good first choice could be your own home, for example. Also, try to define a specific route in your palace instead of just visualize a static scene. Familiar streets in your city. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Mental Math Mental Math - A Guide to Effective Mental Calculations Note about Notation: This book generally uses the English/U.S. styles of notation. This includes using commas as a way to divide up the thousands in long numbers (e.g. 32,000 = thirty-two thousand), it will use full stops (periods) as decimal points. Calculating things in your head can be a difficult task. If you can't remember what you've worked out or simply don't know how to solve a problem then it can be very challenging and frustrating. With good mental math skills you can save yourself time by not needing to pull out a calculator (or cell phone) every time you want to do a task.Mental math skills will improve your ability to estimate results, thus having a better ability to catch errors from computer-derived results. Addition The foundation of all arithmetic is addition, also known as summing. Changing the Order of Addition Adding Zero, One, or Two Adding Nine or Eight: Counting Down from 10 Example:
12 Tips for Weight Loss Carbs have been getting a bad rap for years. And perhaps with good reason, as many people load up on far too many refined carbohydrate sources, such as breads, snacks, and treats made with white flour and refined sugars. These foods offer low-nutrient carbs, which do little more than add unwanted calories to your diet. You can enjoy carbs -- in moderation -- as long as you focus on nutrient-rich sources that are minimally processed. Think fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. If you're a woman trying to lose weight, shoot for 30-55 grams of carbohydrate per meal. How Many Carb Servings Should You Eat a Day?
Journal to the Self: 13 Tools to Make Journaling Work for You In this post, I present 13 specific journaling tools you can start using immediately, along with a mind map of the book ‘Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth‘. Journaling is perhaps the most effective and direct way to get a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. By putting your thoughts in writing, you trigger some unique mental processes that often lead to invaluable new insights. In the book Journal to the Self, Kathleen Adams presents many tools that make the process of journaling much easier and enjoyable, presenting plenty of choices to make journaling work for you. Regardless of your writing style (or even if you see yourself as someone who doesn’t enjoy writing at all), you’ll find tips to make your self-discovery journey more effective and enjoyable. Journaling Tools The Journaling Toolbox is the meat of Journal to the Self. Springboards: These are ready-made phrases that answer the question "What should I write about?". Now to the Full Book
List of paradoxes This is a list of paradoxes, grouped thematically. The grouping is approximate, as paradoxes may fit into more than one category. Because of varying definitions of the term paradox, some of the following are not considered to be paradoxes by everyone. Although considered paradoxes, some of these are based on fallacious reasoning, or incomplete/faulty analysis. Logic Self-reference These paradoxes have in common a contradiction arising from self-reference. Barber paradox: A barber (who is a man) shaves all and only those men who do not shave themselves. Vagueness Ship of Theseus (a.k.a. Mathematics Statistics Probability Infinity and infinitesimals Benardete's paradox: Apparently, a man can be "forced to stay where he is by the mere unfulfilled intentions of the gods".Ross–Littlewood paradox: After alternatively adding and removing balls to a vase infinitely often, how many balls remain? Geometry and topology
Ask an Expert: Will Carrying a Balance Improve My Credit Score? This post comes from Jason Bushey , who writes about credit cards and personal finance topics daily on Creditnet.com. I recently received this question from a Money Talks News reader: I’ve gotten some contradictory advice on carrying a credit card balance. When I was younger, my dad told me that carrying a balance was a good thing since it showed that you use credit, but I’ve read elsewhere that carrying a balance actually hurts your score. Here’s my response One of the biggest myths surrounding credit scores is that you need to be in debt to get a great score. Before we get into what actually determines your credit score, we should mention that Mike’s dad wasn’t completely wrong. If you want to show credit card issuers you’re serious about using credit, the easy way to do so is to make on-time payments in full each month. Your FICO score, explained That’s why the best way to improve your score or maintain excellent credit is to make on-time monthly payments. To sum up
How To End The Multitasking Madness And Regain Your Sanity | Organize IT In this age of instant access information, always available entertainment and bottom line obsessed business our time, energy and focus is always at a premium. It seems to be a common and accepted part of life that we need to multitask to keep on top of it all. The only problem is we aren’t actually very good at it… Why is multitasking bad? It can take on average around twenty minutes to get your mind focused on the task in hand. The other problem with multitasking is it increases your chances of making a mistake and just generally being more sloppy with your work. How can I stop doing it? Break the work down If you are a regular reader of this blog you will no doubt know how much of an advocate I am with regards breaking your work down into manageable bitesize chunks. Implementing the above suggestions will leave you with more time so you can then spread out your workflow evenly.
8 Ways to Sleep Better Steps Method 1 Getting to Sleep Quickly (Easy Methods) <img alt="Image titled Sleep Better Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Take a nice warm bath or shower in the evening. As well as relaxing you, afterwards your body will cool down, which helps you sleep better. <img alt="Image titled Sleep Better Step 6" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">6Add gentle sounds. Method 2 Moderating your Diet <img alt="Image titled Sleep Better Step 13" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Eat dinner at least three hours before bedtime. Method 3 Making Your Bed and Bedroom Welcoming Method 4 Method 5