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7 Skills To Become Super Smart People aren’t born smart. They become smart. And to become smart you need a well-defined set of skills. Memory If you can’t remember what you’re trying to learn, you’re not really learning. If you want to amaze your friends with remembering faces, names, and numbers, look to the grand-daddy of memory training, Harry Lorayne. Reading Good scholars need to be good readers. Evelyn Woodski Slow Reading Course Announcer … Dan Aykroyd Man … Garrett Morris Woman … Jane Curtin Surgeon … Bill Murray … Ray Charles Announcer V/O: [The following words rapidly appear on a blue screen as they are read by the fast-talking announcer:] This is the way you were taught to read, averaging hundreds or thousands of words per minute. Psychologists have found that many people who take speed reading courses increase their reading speed for a short time but then fall right back to the plodding pace where they started. But the bottom line in reading is always comprehension. Writing Speaking Numeracy Empathy

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A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Users’ Perceptions of a Webpage: With a Focus on the Cognitive Styles of Chinese, Koreans and Americans A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Users' Perceptions of a Webpage: With a Focus on the Cognitive Styles of Chinese, Koreans and Americans Ying Dong * and Kun-Pyo Lee Industrial Design Department, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea This study aims to reveal the relationship between cognitive style and webpage perception. Keywords – Cross-Cultural Study, Cognitive Style, Webpage Perception, Eye Tracking. Relevance to Design Practice – This study uncovers differences in webpage viewing patterns by Chinese, Koreans, and Americans, and proposes design guidelines that take these differences into account. Citation: Dong, Y., Lee, K. Received February 18, 2008; Accepted July 26, 2008; Published August 31, 2008 Copyright: © 2008 Dong & Lee. *Corresponding Author: Introduction Since its creation, the World Wide Web (WWW) has become the most popular medium of communication around the world. Cultural Cognitive Style Holistic thought involves: Analytic thought includes: Hypotheses Experiment Apparatus

Rajacenna Draws Celebrity Portraits Rajacenna is an 18-year-old self-taught artist from the Netherlands who draws the most realistic portraits I have ever seen, using only pencils. I’m a big fan of realistic drawings, and I’ve previously featured amazing works like the pencil drawings of Paul Lung, the ballpoint pen portraits of Juan Francisco Casas, or Cristina Penescu’s detailed scratchboard masterpieces, but at only 18 years of age Rajacenna is in a league of her own. Born in 1993, she started modelling for various Dutch companies when she was only 4, and at 5 years old she made her first appearance on television. She only took up drawing in 2009, and although she had never taken any art classes she produced some stunning pieces. When she first started drawing, Rajacenna would complete one of her pieces in about 20 minutes, but the more her skills improved the longer it took her to finish her increasingly detailed masterpieces. Reddit Stumble

Greenbutts Filters Turn Cigarette Butts into Flowers - News - Concrete Playground Sydney Just how many finished cigarettes have been stamped out on the footpath, or casually flicked into the gutter? According to Greenbutts, no less than 4.5 trillion annually. And while these trillions of cigarette butts (typically made from cellulose acetate) are technically biodegradable, they take between 10 and 15 years to decompose. In 2006, cigarette butts amassed to 24.7% of the rubbish collected during the International Coastal Cleanup. Greenbutts has introduced a 100% natural alternative to traditional, chemical-laden cigarettes. [Via Lost At E Minor]

Color Theory 101 - DesignFestival First impressions are everything. How you look and how you present yourself can determine how you are perceived. The same goes for our design work. The impression that our work gives depends on a myriad of different factors. One of the most important factors of any design is color. Color reflects the mood of a design and can invoke emotions, feelings, and even memories. Figuring out which colors work well with others isn’t just a matter of chance. Primary Colors Colors start out with the basis of all colors, called the Primary Colors. Secondary Colors If you evenly mix red and yellow, yellow and blue, and blue and red, you create the secondary colors, which are green, orange and violet. Tertiary Colors Tertiary colors are made when you take the secondary colors and mix them with the primary colors. So, now that you know how colors are made, you can understand how the color combinations on the color wheel model work. Complimentary Colors Analogous Colors Triads Split Complimentary Colors Red

About is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future. Inhabitat was started by NYC designer Jill Fehrenbacher as a forum for investigating emerging trends in product, interior, and architectural design. Managing Editor Mike Chino leads the editorial team, while Laura Mordas-Schenkein assists with daily business operations. The rest of the team is made up of the best design editors and writers from all over the world: Yuka Yoneda (New York Editor), Catherine Winter-Hébert (Design Editor), Lucy Wang (Features Editor), Bridgette Meinhold (Architecture Editor), Jasmin Malik Chua (Copy Editor and Fashion Editor at Ecouterre) and Beth Shea (Kids and Wellness Editor). Sign up with Inhabitat to submit comments, stories, events and listings to us. JILL FEHRENBACHER – Founder, Editor-in-Chief Follow Jill on Twitter at @jillfehr

eyes make up 2 28 60 37 83 24 23 21 87 112 72 49 197 282 1942 259 137 31 89 653 171 94 165 284 7 117 106 656 1197 70 56 34 330 Semantic Web The Semantic Web is an extension of the Web where data is given explicit meaning. This allows the data to be integrated, processed, shared, and filtered with much greater ease than before. The idea was popularized by Tim Berners-Lee, who was pursuing this goal since the very first draft of the World Wide Web itself. The technical foundation of the Semantic Web is given by the standards RDF - Resource Description Framework (for data description), OWL - Web Ontology Language (for giving the RDF terms a formal meaning), and SPARQL - SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (as a query language and protocol). A not too simplified view of the Semantic Web is to think of the Semantic Web to traditional databases like the Web was to hypertext systems. This page in other languages: de