15 Signs You Have the Perfect Roommates - The Odyssey Online When you begin college, roommates are just apart of the grand scheme of things. Very rarely do you make it all the way through your college career without rooming with someone. The key to making this bearable is finding roommates that mesh well with you. This task can be more daunting than you'd hope. 1. Your roommates are going to see all sides of you whether you want them to or not. 2. Power's out? 3. Your roomies are going to know when you're sick, tired, studying or anything else, and they will be considerate of that. 4. Knowing how ridiculous the good ol' reliable Wal-Mart is in Starkville, you're never going to want to go alone. 5. One instance that I have recently experienced, I walked into the kitchen and just by the way I opened the cabinet my roomie (because she's perfect) asked me what was wrong. 6. The kitchen, the living room, all up for grabs. 7. 8. 9. Well maybe not forever, but for while you're living together. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Brain Waves and the Deeper States of Consciousness Every part of your body vibrates to its own rhythm. Your brain has a unique set of brain waves. In neuroscience, there are five distinct brain wave frequencies, namely Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and the lesser known Gamma. Each frequency, measured in cycles per second (Hz), has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and hence a unique state of consciousness. Beta (12-30Hz): Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. Alpha (7.5-12Hz): Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation with the eyes usually closed and while day-dreaming.
Knocking Down a Door Alright, let’s get this out of the way first: kicking down a door is not the best option for opening a locked door. It will damage the door and cost you lots of money to fix it. It is better to call a locksmith, pick the lock, or attempt to crawl in a window. But let’s say it’s an emergency. You’re in a burning house and you need to escape and the door is on fire. How to break down a door If you have watched enough movies, your next move is a no brainer….run at the door shoulder first, right? Check to see which way the door opens by checking the hinges. Kick to the side of where the lock is mounted (near the keyhole). Using a front kick, drive the heel of your foot into the door. The wood should begin to splinter. Avoid jump kicks. If you liked this article, please bookmark it on del.icio.us or vote for it on Digg.
How To Make a Secret Hollow Book: The first step into making the hollow book is to select a book. Make sure this is a book your own, and not one belonging to the library, or your family. I suggest rummaging through books at yard/garage sales. Make sure it is a hardback; otherwise you will cut all the way through the other side when you are cutting out the insides.You'll also need: Elmer's white gluea container to hold glue solution (I've chosen a film canister)X-acto knife, and/or box cutter. Both if you have thembrush to apply glue solutionpencil/penruler, or other rigid straight edgeSelect a page that you want to be the first one cut out, and save that page to be cut out at the end. Mix a solution of white glue and water. Holding the remaining pages together, brush the edges with the glue solution - enough to soak in pretty well, but not too drippy. Allow this to dry, but use a spacer so the first couple pages, and the front cover don't get stuck. When dry, open the book to the first glued page. Happy hiding.
10 Must-See Animated Short Films Movies and TV No matter how old you are, I’m sure you’d love good animations and cartoons. I still remember spending my whole afternoons watching Cartoon Network when I was still a kid. But even more so than what’s available on your local cable channel, a lot of good animations are also available on Youtube! The short films are a special mention, as many of them come with a good story. The list below has 10 popular short film animations (in no particular order) you must see on Youtube. Let’s start our list with a feel-good love story. I can‘t tell if this one’s inspirational or if it’s actually sad – but one thing’s for sure, it hits that soft spot in your heart. Oh and by the way, “Alma” means “soul” in Spanish. Let’s get back to the nicer stories, shall we? Day and Night won Best Short Film at the 38th Annie Awards and has been nominated as Best Animated Short Film at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. I’m sure many people can relate to this short film – myself certainly included.
The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we’ve all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe. Related: That Lemon Wedge’s Dirty Little Secret What is it? The 4-7-8 breathing technique was pioneered Dr. Dr.Weill claims that 4-7-8 breathing can help people fall asleep in just 60 seconds by acting as a “natural tranquiliser for the nervous system” that reduces stress and tension in the body. How do you do it? 1. Manulife Bank - More from your mortgage. Related: Your Attention Span Is Now Shorter Than a Goldfish’s 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related: Mom With Skin Cancer Shares Graphic Photo as a Warning Against Tanning Remember: All inhaling breaths must be quiet and through your nose and all exhaling breaths must be loud and through your mouth. How does it help? It takes on more oxygen relaxes the parasympathetic nervous system and promotes a state of calmness. Page SpaceID : 1197784172
Shaking Hands: How to Give a Strong Handshake I’m in law school right now and as a future attorney, I’ll be shaking lots of hands: clients, potential clients, other attorneys, and judges. During that brief contact with that person, they’re going to form opinions of me. My handshake could give them the impression that I’m warm person or cold and aloof. Maybe my handshake indicates that I’m an overbearing jerk or a wimpy McWimpsalot. There are three keys to a successful handshake How you do itWhen you do itWhere you do it How you do it Make sure your handshake is firm, not a dead fish grip. When you do it Handshakes involve timing. Be aware of different social customs. What if you’re left hanging? I hate when this happens. Don’t offer a handshake if the other person is engrossed in conversation with someone else.Don’t approach someone from the side with your extended hand. Where to do it Handshakes are good every where.
Mixing Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques Advertisement In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits! Your hands are the original digital devices— Lynda Barry People often ask how I arrived at a finished illustration. Sketching It Out Concepting for me always starts with pencil and paper. Researching This is the most underestimated part of the process, but one of the most important. Some artists who always inspire me are Mary Blair, Alice Provensen, Charley Harper, Maurice Noble and Eyvind Earle. Also, if I’m drawing an elephant’s skin, or wood on a camera, or a band on a helmet, I’ll want to take a close look at the real thing. Crafting Your Own Brushes I do this because I want my brushes to be my own. Some rough crosshatching for the elephant’s skin, with an oil pastel on drawing paper. Scanning It All In Scan everything: the initial sketch, the textures, anything you’ve made to this point. Here is a scan of my original sketch. If you scan as black and white, you won’t need to worry about adjusting the levels. (al)
This Student Designs Jewelry That Turns Your Veins Into A Power Source (Video) We’ve all been there: running out of power on your cell-phone with no prospect of a charger in the near future. It’s one of the most frightening possible scenarios for a lot of people these days. Naomi Kizhner, an Israeli graduate student, may have solved that problem. Naomi designs jewelry that harnesses your body’s energy to generate electrical power. Some of her devices are a little bit creepy- they are embedded into the wearer’s veins, and then use the wearer’s movements and blood flow to turn a small wheel inside the device, generating electricity. One of Naomi’s devices (Courtesy of Naomi Kizhner) Most people are probably pretty uncomfortable with the idea of embedding energy-producing jewelry into their body. “I wanted to provoke the thought about how far will we go to in order to ‘feed’ our addiction in the world of declining resources,” she said in an interview with Cosmopolitan. The jewelry is part of a project that Kizhner is calling “Energy Addicts”.
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How To Win a Street Fight Let’s say you’re out with your buddies (or maybe a lovely young lady) having a good time, when all of a sudden some jackass shoves you. You didn’t do anything to instigate the guy, but it doesn’t matter. There is a special breed of males, that when inebriated, start fights with random people. This breed, when found in their wild habitat, are often accompanied by their similarly boneheaded buddies. Or perhaps you and your posse end up in a rumble with the Socs because one of your buddies killed a Soc while trying to save Ponyboy from being drowned by a douche bag Soc. What can you do to prepare for a street brawl and protect yourself in this type of situation? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Knee to the groin. 6. A punch to the head. 7. 8. Inspired by The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and Man Skills If you liked this article, please bookmark it on del.icio.us or vote for it on Digg.