Learn Astrology Free - Tutorials and Lessons in Western and Vedic Astrology Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity - Maria Popova "If seven friends in turn rapidly told him their phone numbers, he could calmly wait until the last digit was spoken and then, from memory, key all seven friends' numbers into his phone's contact list without error." It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning (public library) by Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor in which, among other things, he sheds light on how our species' penchant for pattern-recognition is essential to consciousness and our entire experience of life. To illustrate the power of chunking, Bor gives an astounding example of how one man was able to use this mental mechanism in greatly expanding the capacity of his working memory.
Basic astrology tutorials ~ Molly's Astrology Molly's Astrology Welcome to the Astrology Tutorial! Planets The Sun: ego The Moon: feelings Mercury: the messenger Venus: the love goddess Mars: the warrior Jupiter: growth Saturn: limits Uranus: the enlightener Neptune: compassion Pluto: power Chiron: the wounded healer Retrograde planets Signs Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Houses Other Points The North and South Nodes of the Moon True Node, Mean Node, North Node Aspects Ephemera (celestial phenomena) Introducing... Basics Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Molly Cliborne Gauthier P.O. Free Horoscopes by Astrodienst Download the preview now for free! Planetary Events Recent Comments More Comments Socialize Tweets by @mollysastrology Molly's Astrology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments I think that a simple comic strip featuring Calvin, a preternaturally bright six year-old, and Hobbes, his imaginary tiger friend, features some of the most lucid sentences committed to print. And when I sober up, I usually think exactly the same. Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes ran between 1985 and 1995. So here, in no particular order, is a selection of quotes that nail everything from the meaning of life to special underwear. (NOTE: Check out Part II: Sixteen MORE Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else) On life’s constant little limitations Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help. On expectations Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! On why we are scared of the dark Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. On the tragedy of hipsters