8 math talks to blow your mind Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways? Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer. How big is infinity? Arthur Benjamin does “Mathemagic” A whole team of calculators is no match for Arthur Benjamin, as he does astounding mental math in the blink of an eye. Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music What makes a piece of music beautiful? Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness The world is based on roughness, explains legendary mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot.
Living Our Dream Life: The Priesthood & a Band-Aid I have thought a lot about an object lesson I heard once for teachers. I can't remember where I heard it... maybe a class... maybe pinterest. So the idea is not my own but I wanted to share. Several people had various ailments, illnesses and injuries. So obviously, this would never happen. When I was a teacher (a lifetime ago), I was being completely fair by allowing modifications on assignments and tests for students with learning disabilities. This post could stop here and be a good story. Thankfully, Heavenly Father does not treat us all equally. Even more than spiritual knee shots and glasses though, Heavenly Father lovingly created me to be a woman. Instead, He sent me down to earth with Motherhood. And in His great wisdom, he sent Casey down with the Priesthood. Are we absolutely equal as partners?
What’s In A Purr? | Conscious Companion Have you ever wondered how and why cats purr? If you have lived with cats, loved a cat, or had the pleasure of petting a content cat, then you know how cool it is to hear and feel them purr. Most of us think that purrs happen when a cat is content, but cats actually purr at many other times as well. What We Know Purring is one of many vocalizations cats use to communicate.It is the unique anatomy of felines which makes this sound possible.Cats purr when they’re experiencing pleasure. Fun Fact: Cats aren’t the only animals that purr! Casey, our male silverback Western Lowland Gorilla, enjoying his breakfast on exhibit at the Audubon Zoo. How Cats Purr The general consensus of veterinarians and scientists is that purring doesn’t actually originate from the throat. Below is an image of a cat’s throat that shows the kitty “music maker”. The vibrating folds of the glottis are what actually create a purring sound. Not All Cat Purrs Are Created Equal I bet he’s purring. Why Cats Purr Sources
Parrot removed from Montreal Biodome after learning too much English MONTREAL - The Montreal Biodome’s Scarlet macaw will be deported to the Toronto Zoo next Friday after she only spoke English during a government inspection. The parrot - known as “Bouton” - was the star attraction at the Tropical Ecosystem exhibit and very popular with tourists. Chief of Animal Compliance at the Office Québecoise de la Langue Française Florence Laplante conducted two surprise visits to the Montreal attraction last week. “On both occasions, Bouton only spoke to visitors in English,” said Lachance. Bouton's trainer, Jacques Delorme tried to take matters into his own hands by creating a French immersion course in a bid to stave off her deportation. Bouton’s replacement, Marie-Eve, a Francophone Spectacled parrotlet arrives from Fossambault-sur-le-Lac next week. UPDATE: A petition has been created to save Bouton from being deported to the Toronto Zoo.
Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story The debate over vaccines continues as an Italian court ruled in favor of the Bocca family whose nine-year-old son became autistic after receiving the MMR (Measles/Mumps & Rubella) vaccine. I came across this case and felt it was a good idea to report on this as the vaccine debate has been a hot topic here lately. Although the case concluded in 2012, the information is just as relevant today. UPDATE: We realize the controversy surrounding Wakefield and his study. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that there is a wide degree of variation in the way it affects people. Valentino Bocca was given the MMR vaccine when he was 15 months old in 2004. Of course this case does not come with two sides to the argument. The Bocca case is not the first case where children have been allegedly damaged by vaccines. Though the debate is still ongoing, many people are seriously questioning vaccines and this isn’t just the average person. The following is from Dr. Dr. Why? Sources:
6 Signs That You May Not Have A Digital Marketing Strategy July 22, 2013 - Posted by Rilee Chastain Is your company “doing without thinking,” or do you actually have a strategy? Many different businesses have their own internal strategies and initiatives set in place in order to support their company goals year to year. Some companies like to focus the majority of their efforts on improving their internal team, while others put their main focus on their products and services. These are the building blocks that help your company be successful and thrive as a business, whether you are selling products to consumers or providing helpful services to other thriving businesses. In addition to internal strategies, many business, both large and small, also have marketing strategies set in place in order to brand their company and connect further with their audience. Here are six signs that you may not actually have a successful digital marketing strategy set in place for your business: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related Posts
Loving Couple Born on the Same Day Die One Day Apart Les and Helen Brown were a husband and wife who were born on the same day. It seemed as if God brought these two together! When they met as teens, their parents disapproved of the match, but that didn't stop them from embracing true love. They eloped and eventually spent 75 years together. Then, when they passed away, they only died one day apart. Helen died on July 16 and Les died on July 17, according to their son. "My mom often said she didn't want to see my father die, and he didn't want to live without her." Helen passed away from battling stomach cancer and Les was suffering from Parkinson's disease. (via dailymail.co.uk) The mystery of monogamy: scientists claim to have the answer | Science As an enduring mystery of the human condition, it has been praised and damned in equal measure. It is a bridge over the abyss of isolation but can be a bit like croquet: easy enough to grasp the rules but a hard game to enjoy. Now scientists in Britain have taken the puzzle of monogamy and boiled it down to one big question: how did it come about in the first place? "Humans have ended up monogamous to some extent, it's the predominant way we live," said Christopher Opie, an anthropologist at University College London. How males and females come together is as varied as anything in nature. What leads some species to monogamy and others not has prompted scientists to come up with three possible explanations. One is that when offspring are demanding, two parents might be better than one. Opie's team drew up a plan to find out which hypothesis most likely led to monogamy. Next, they used simulated evolution from 75m years ago to modern day.
10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries. Here, I’ll review 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere, which were featured in a recent MSN article. Seeing how the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic foods such as these might play a role in our skyrocketing disease rates. #1: Farm-Raised Salmon If you want to maximize health benefits from fish, you want to steer clear of farmed fish, particularly farmed salmon fed dangerous chemicals. This diet leaves the fish with unappetizing grayish flesh so to compensate, they’re fed synthetic astaxanthin made from petrochemicals, which has not been approved for human consumption and has well known toxicities. Where it’s banned: Australia and New Zealand #2: Genetically Engineered Papaya #8: Olestra/Olean
Régénérons notre équilibre acido-basique « De tous les composants de nos liquides corporels, il ne fait aucun doute que c’est l’acide qui a les effets les plus nocifs. » (Hippocrate.) Ne nous inquiétons pas : ceci n’est pas un livre qui nous expliquera pour la énième fois que les acides sont mauvais et que les bases sont bonnes ou que nous pourrions résoudre notre problème d’acidité grâce à UN produit alcalinisant. Au contraire : un puissant acide comme l’acide lactique est excellent pour notre santé, alors qu’une des bases les plus fortes, comme l’ammoniac, posera un énorme défi à notre métabolisme. Si nous nous reconnaissons dans les questions qui suivent, il faut que nous lisions la suite de ce livre : • Vous sentez-vous bien dans votre peau ? • Êtes-vous souvent fatigué, irritable et épuisé ? • Prenez-vous du poids malgré une alimentation raisonnable et raisonnée ? • Ressentez-vous fréquemment des brûlures d’estomac, des troubles intestinaux ou gastriques ? • Souffrez-vous de la goutte ? • Vos ongles sont-ils cassants ?
Customer Relationships - Why You Should Make Follow-Up a Priority: Six Questions and Five Tips What is it that regularly blows apart business development efforts and causes marketing to fail? The lack of follow up. Every day of the week, the professionals we work with do a fabulous job of marketing their business to their target clients and influencers, but then they let themselves and their businesses down by failing to follow up. And, let's face it, marketing, networking, and building connections without following them up makes the effort a big waste of time and money from the very start. I know that follow-up can be uncomfortable for professionals who would rather be practicing their expertise instead of seeking sales, but it isn't hard; anyone can do it. Seven Questions So let's consider some important questions about follow up. 1. The success or failure of your follow up relies very much on how you go about it. If you follow up reluctantly, avoid it altogether, or lack sincerity when you do follow up, people can sense it and will treat you accordingly. 2. 3. Regularly. 4. 5. 6.
Best Bagels - Where to Get the Best Bagels in Montreal - Thrillist Montreal Let's be clear: this is not a schmear campaign against the other cities famed for their boiled bread (we're looking at you New York, and sort of glancing sideways at you, Chicago), but rather a championing of Montreal's own amazingly well-crafted dough-rings, and the reasons why they're so good. So why are La Belle Ville's bagels so superior? Ahem: Montreal's 10 most iconic meals Katherine Sehl 1. 2. 3. Montreal's top five poutine joints 4. 5. 6. We rank Montreal's top ten food trucks Bonus: Montreal bagels have been in freaking space When Gregory Chamitoff took off as a crewmember on Expedition 17 in 2008, he brought three bags of Fairmount’s sesame bagels with him into space, meaning there are now some new rings around Saturn. Map Data Map data ©2014 Google, INEGI Previous VenueNext VenueVenue Description 74 ave. This place has been turning out its artisanal bagels for more than 60yrs, and it's still owned by the family that started the first bagel bakery in Montreal. 4320 boul.