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Puzzles and Brain Teasers

Puzzles and Brain Teasers
BrainBashers™ is a collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions. BrainBashers has thousands of puzzles and brain teasers, and with something for every day, including games and optical illusions, you can be sure there is always something to do. With over one hundred awards, BrainBashers is the place to spend a boring Friday afternoon training your brain. Fridays and weekends are special on BrainBashers. You can access the Weekend Specials on the 'Today @ BrainBashers' page. If you enjoy BrainBashers, please tell your friends.

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The Online College That's Helping Undocumented Students : NPR Ed Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving government aid. In recent years, though, some undocumented students have stumbled upon a little-known, nonprofit online university that doesn't charge tuition and doesn't care about students' legal status. University of the People certainly got the attention of Miguel Angel Cruz. The 27-year-old entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico a decade ago. He settled near Tampa, Fla., where he now shares a small trailer with his father. Cruz learned English and earned his GED. Active Listening - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.com Hear What People are Really Saying Learn how to hear the whole message by using active listening techniques. Listening is one of the most important skills you can have.

Rugby live scoring WELCOME BACK! iafrica.com's live coverage continues this week as the Southern Hemisphere invasion of the north continues! We start our action in London on Saturday, when England host Australia in one of five major Test matches in which we do either full live commentary or live scoring. We then head to Cardiff, where Wales host a resurgent South Africa, while we also look at the encounter between Ireland and Samoa in Dublin. The two late matches we cover will see France take on Fiji in Nantes and Scotland host New Zealand in Edinburgh.

Logic Problems - Summer Camp Swim Meet Summer Camp Swim Meet by Shelly Hazard Last weekend, the Woodland Boys summer camp hosted their annual swim meet with their rivals, the Lakeside Boys camp, the Wild River camp, and the Forest Ridge camp. The swim meet lasted all day and involved a number of events, which each camp team participated in. This particular meet was very exciting since each team broke a meet record for a different event. 6 surprising health benefits of hemp seeds This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Among the many benefits of the legalization of marijuana would be eliminating any lingering confusion about the legality of its close relation (read, basically the same plant), hemp. While the possession of industrial hemp, also known by its botanical moniker, Cannabis sativa, has never been illegal, the growing of industrial hemp was illegal until the recent passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. The hemp that is mostly illegal, with the exception, at this writing, of four states and the District of Columbia, the kind of hemp you smoke, put in brownies, and usually have a good ol’ time after imbibing, contains a high concentration (three percent or more) of THC, the ingredient that induces the familiar Rocky Mountain high. Industrial hemp, on the other hand, has a very low concentration of THC (under three percent) and consuming it in any form won’t give you a buzz. That doesn’t make it worthless though.

Listening Skills - The 10 Principles of Listening Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. Listening is key to all effective communication, without the ability to listen effectively messages are easily misunderstood – communication breaks down and the sender of the message can easily become frustrated or irritated. If there is one communication skill you should aim to master then listening is it. Listening is so important that many top employers provide listening skills training for their employees. This is not surprising when you consider that good listening skills can lead to: better customer satisfaction, greater productivity with fewer mistakes, increased sharing of information that in turn can lead to more creative and innovative work.

Benoni, South Africa weather conditions and forecast : WorldTimeServer.com Other weather locations in South Africa Alexander Bay Bloemfontein Cape Town Durban East London Johannesburg Kimberley King William's Town Krugersdorp Paarl Pietersburg Port Elizabeth Pretoria Rustenburg Soweto Stanger Tembisa Vereeniging Welkom Witbank Pretoria Irene Bethlehem Airport George Airport Pietermaritzburg Like this location? 99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them) As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue. But it doesn’t have to be confusing! We’ve spoken to numerous experts over the years, as well as photographers like you, who may either be just starting out or have been taking pictures for a while but keep encountering the same nagging problem. From all our conversations, we’ve noticed some common photography problems that seem to plague snappers of all ages and abilities.

Becoming a Critic Of Your Thinking Learning the Art of Critical Thinking There is nothing more practical than sound thinking. No matter what your circumstance or goals, no matter where you are, or what problems you face, you are better off if your thinking is skilled. As a manager, leader, employee, citizen, lover, friend, parent---in every realm and situation of your life, good thinking pays off. Poor thinking, in turn, inevitably causes problems, wastes time and energy, engenders frustration and pain. Critical thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances.

The rise and fall of Corinthian Colleges and the wake of debt it left behind By the time the Department of Education temporarily shut off the flow of student aid money to Corinthian Colleges Inc, one of the largest for-profit college companies in the country, 20 state attorneys general, several federal agencies and the department itself were investigating the sprawling chain. Still, the regulators didn’t see the final implosion coming any more than the students did. In response to the department’s move, which was supposed to be just a 21-day hold last month, Corinthian announced that it would likely fold, leaving around 72,000 students out of their time and tuition, and the American taxpayer potentially on the hook for $1bn in federally-backed loans.

How to Study and Learn (Part Four) In the previous three articles we focused on ideas for helping students improve their studying and learning habits. All of the recommendations come from our Thinker's Guide to How to Study & Learn. This guide is designed to help students think deeply through content and begin to take their learning seriously. In this article, the final in its series, we focus on the importance of questioning in learning, providing suggestions to help students become active questioners. We also introduce students to the idea that some disciplines deal largely, if not exclusively, with definitive questions, while others deal largely with debatable questions.

Why Beauty Schools Are A Rip Off For Many Graduates In order to cut, color, and style hair, an aspiring stylist has to get licensed — almost always by attending a beauty school. But those schools come with a high cost that doesn’t guarantee very high wages for those who graduate. Looking at data from the Department of Education’s gainful employment website, which collects paycheck information for graduates of higher education programs, David Wessel of the Brookings Institution found that average earnings for cosmetology school graduates are pretty dismal.

How to Study and Learn (Part Three) In the previous two articles we introduced some of the intellectual skills, abilities, and dispositions essential to the development of the educated person as articulated in our Thinker's Guide for Students on How to Study and Learn. All the ideas in this miniature guide are designed to help students think deeply through content and develop intellectually. In this article we focus on the analysis and evaluation of reasoning. To analyze thinking, we focus on its parts. In other words, we focus on the purpose of thinking, the questions the thinking is pursuing, the information being used, the assumptions and inferences being made, the concepts and point of view guiding the thinking, and its implications. To evaluate or assess thinking, we apply intellectual standards to the parts of thinking, standards such as clarity, accuracy, relevance, logic, precision, justifiability, significance, depth, and breadth.

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