Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living by Maria Popova Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve. UPDATE: The fine folks of Holstee have turned these seven learnings into a gorgeous letterpress poster inspired by mid-century children’s book illustration. On October 23, 2006, I sent a short email to a few friends at work — one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college — with the subject line “brain pickings,” announcing my intention to start a weekly digest featuring five stimulating things to learn about each week, from a breakthrough in neuroscience to a timeless piece of poetry. “It should take no more than 4 minutes (hopefully much less) to read,” I promised. This was the inception of Brain Pickings.
Food Groups - Melissa & Doug® This set of play foods in the four basic food groups is perfect for teaching children about the benefits of healthy eating. Allow children to explore the many items, and then group them into the categories of dairy, grains, produce, meats, and fish. Also great for teaching children with certain food allergies what foods they might need to stay away from. Children can manipulate the foods to create a well-balanced meal and later identify healthy choices in the grocery store or at the dinner table. Ordering SimpleMind Desktop Try before you buy. Use our free 30-day trial before purchase. It's a one-time purchase for a life-time license. No monthly or annual fees. All updates within the same main version are included.
How Much Is the Noise in Your Open Office Costing You? The overwhelming trend in commercial office space toward more open, collaborative areas for employees, with fewer partitioned work spaces and even fewer enclosed offices, appears to be here to stay. But it’s also fairly new, meaning it's worth taking a look at just how functional these wide open work areas are for employees. Does the ability to easily talk, brainstorm and chat with colleagues really lead to a free-flowing exchange of ideas? Possibly. Does having an open office save money, by reducing the square footage needed per employee? Cell Size and Scale Some cells are visible to the unaided eye The smallest objects that the unaided human eye can see are about 0.1 mm long. That means that under the right conditions, you might be able to see an ameoba proteus, a human egg, and a paramecium without using magnification. A magnifying glass can help you to see them more clearly, but they will still look tiny.
Katherine Kam is a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in health reporting. Baggage Check It’s a tale of two men. Alfred Paine began life in wealth and privilege. His family wasn’t warm or close, but his parents endowed him with a trust fund at birth and later, an Ivy League education. When he died, though, he counted no close friends. DSST (standardized test) DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense's Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. The program is an extensive series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP tests are almost exclusively used for lower level credit at regionally accredited institutions, DSST's are available for both upper and lower level credit. Prometric administers Internet-based versions of DSSTs under contract with the Defense Department (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians).
Survival Skills for the Information Age Whenever the topic of data comes up at meetings or informal conversations it doesn’t take long for people’s eyes to glaze over. The subject is usually considered so complex and esoteric that only a few technically-minded geeks find value in the details. This easy dismissal of data is a real problem in the modern business world because so much of what we know about customers and products is codified as information and stored in corporate databases. Hyperacusis Network > Home The Hyperacusis Network primarily consists of individuals who are sensitive to sound - clinically known as decreased sound tolerance (DST). This can include, but is not limited to individuals who suffer from hyperacusis, recruitment, hyperacute hearing, tinnitus, misophonia, phonophobia, autism, and Meneires. All are welcome. Mission statement: As a network we have a common goal - to share information on how we can dramatically improve our collapsed tolerance to sound and support one other until a cure is discovered for hyperacusis. We persistently act as an advocate so hyperacusis can be understood by the medical community and disability compensation boards throughout the world.