Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. 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. History Is Elementary Welcome to the midway of the 136th Carnival of Education! Here's the very latest roundup of entries from around the EduSphere. Unless clearly labeled otherwise, all entries this week were submitted by the writers themselves. Folks interested in hosting an edition of the C.O.E. should make their intentions known by notifying Edwonk via this email address: owlshome [at] earthlink [dot] net.
Digital Games for Physical, Cognitive and Behavioral Health By: Alvaro Fernandez The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) just announced more than $1.85 million in grants for research teams to study how digital games can improve players’ health behaviors and outcomes (both brain-based and behavioral). The press release: Nine Leading Research Teams Selected to Study How Digital Games Improve Players’ Health
riddles(easy) ] So, an eccentric entrepreneur by the name of Alphonse Null has sent out a press release about his new, mind-blowing hotel: The Hotel Infinity. Null informs the world that this hotel has an infinite number of rooms (specifically, an infinity equal to the cardinality of the integers). A quick tour puts skeptics' claims to rest; as far as anyone can tell, this hotel has infinite rooms. The consequences are mind-boggling, and Null sets up a press conference to answer questions... "So, Mr. Null, how will patrons get to their room, if their room number has, say, more digits than protons in the universe?" Minimizing Distractions - Online Time Management Training from MindTools Managing Your Work Environment Email is just one of many distractions that can affect your productivity. © iStockphoto/joxxxxjo
30 Questions Guaranteed to Make You Think Instead of giving you information that you want, I’m going to teach you something today by being indirect. Here’s the lesson: everything you need, every revelation I’ve had, and everything that I could possibly write about on this blog, ca n be found inside yourself. As in – with the proper thinking and questioning, you too can come to the conclusions that I’ve come to. You can help yourself instead of depending on me for help.
OECD PISA More than half a million 15-year-olds took part in the OECD’s latest global education survey, known as PISA. The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of our economic and social lives. You can also watch this video in Spanish. Publications Applause For Finland: First Country To Make Broadband Access A Legal Right Kudos to the Finnish government, which has just introduced laws guaranteeing broadband access to every person living in Finland (5.5 million people, give or take). This is reportedly a first worldwide. Starting July 2010, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection as an intermediate step, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. By the end of 2015, the legal right will be extended to an impressive 100 Mb broadband connection for everyone.
Improve Your Concentration - Time Management Training from MindTools Achieving Focus Amid Distractions You and your task: nothing else. © iStockphoto/jhorrocks How many times have you sat at your desk and tried to focus on a task, only to find that your mind is wandering? Despite your best intentions, you just can't concentrate. We've all been in this familiar, frustrating situation, and it's something that can really undermine your performance. The Superplexus This is the three-dimensional spherical labyrinth that challenges the limits of your manual dexterity and spatial understanding as you maneuver a 5/8" wooden marble through its entire course. The Superplexus is a complex network of chicanes, multi-planar hairpin turns, spirals, and staircases--even a vortex. Hand made from 3- and 6-ply Finnish birch that form the track, over 400 hours are involved in its construction. The labyrinth is set inside a 36" diameter acrylic sphere affixed to a Jatoba base using a stainless steel gimbaled mount that allows you to tilt the sphere in any direction to guide the marble.
Organizing for America Education is the surest path to the middle class. President Obama is making historic investments in education to create opportunity for all Americans. To help students better afford a college education, President Obama ended billions in subsidies wasted on banks and used the savings to double investments in Pell Grants. He established a college tax credit for students and their families worth up to $10,000 over four years of college. He set a goal to lead the world in college graduates by 2020, and cut the growth of college tuition and fees in half over the next 10 years, a goal that will save the typical student thousands of dollars a year, and proposed bringing together community colleges and businesses to train 2 million Americans for good jobs that actually exist now and are waiting to be filled.
Google Parisian Love Talk about ads that make you emotional! This premiered two years ago during the Superbowl. It’s one of my favorite commercials ever. I’m pretty sure that any one who watched this had an ‘awwww’ moment when they started to realize the intentions for all of searches. This commercial does a great job of framing Google as a brand that’s able to be emotional. For example, when I think of Google I think of it as a resource for the answers to all my technical questions.
Create Your Own Stunning Website If building a beautiful and interactive website is a priority for you (without having to know how to code), based on our Wix review, Wix is a good website builder candidate for you to consider. If you have a look at some of the website examples that are created by Wix, they’re beautiful and professional. It’s pleasantly surprising that these websites are created by non-professional web designers – which is why Wix is a builder that you may want to test. Wix has designs and industry-specific tools that cover all niche markets you can imagine, such as for: For example, they’ve built specific tools to help musicians and hotels / bed & breakfast grow their businesses, that is not offered by other website builders. Wix is by far the most innovative website builder amongst its competitors.