3 Amazing Science-backed Life Tips You'd Never Guess - by Dumb Little Man
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How To Retrain Your Brain
The human brain is a true work of art. It’s the most fascinating creation God has ever made. We are overflowing with knowledge and information about our brain; however, we have only unearthed a tiny portion of what it can offer.
We have discovered much data about what part of the brain is responsible for our ability to reason, our feelings, and a few information why we behave in certain ways.
However, this infographic by Best Psychology Degrees will show us a quick guide to emotions and the parts of the brain responsible for it. In this way, we can retrain our brain to function much better. This will ultimately increase our ability to think well, to achieve more substantial goals, and to enrich our lives in so many ways we never dared dream before.
In our infographic today, we can further learn why we react in certain ways rather than in a different way. We can add up to our knowledge base about the cerebrum. That it houses the part of the brain that controls and relate to emotions.&n
Five Surprising Uses for your Camera’s Self-Timer by Digital Photo Secrets
Most modern cameras have a self-timer feature. You might know this feature best as that setting that allows you to actually be in the photo as well as your subjects. This is particularly great for photogra-moms and/or photogra-dads. You know, the person in your family who is always behind the camera and never in the photo. The person who, as a result, is so absent from the family album that viewers wonder if she or he actually comes along on any of those family outings.
How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet
Art history has never been so easy! A redditor DontTacoBoutIt posted this series of famous paintings and gave short but hilariously accurate explanations on how to recognize their authors. Commenters on Reddit and Imgur also started sharing their own ideas for artist identification. Check out the following examples, and don't hesitate to add your own!
a faithful attempt: weaving
This is a simple but beautiful watercolour weaving lesson that I found here on the School Specialty website. It's similar to the lesson I did here, but now we used coarse salt instead of rice for the patterns. And, instead of random colours, I had students paint one sheet with cool colours and the other with warm colours. I love weaving projects, but I really need to progress onto some yarn weaving....
How an 1836 Famine Altered the Genes of Children Born Decades Later
Why do some identical twins look so different from each other? Could your eating habits during puberty have an impact on the genetic makeup of your grandkids? These are just two of the startling questions raised by the science of epigenetics, as this "deleted" chapter from David Epstein's book The Sports Gene explains.
Great Free Educational Resources on the Internet
School is fast approaching, and summer is coming to an abrupt end all too soon, yet again. With this change of season comes a whole new year for students to learn, grow, and mature. Along with school it is great to find resources online to assist you in your learning. From tutorials/tips/tricks to educational archives, I aim to create a guide to help you guys this year.
Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs
Thinking is abstract. Knowing and believing are intangible. Your story will always be stronger if you just show the physical actions and details of your characters and allow your reader to do the thinking and knowing. And loving and hating.
50 Studies Suggest That Magnesium Deficiency Is Killing Us - by Dumb Little Man
Written on 8/8/2013 by Stephen Guise. Besides writing for his own blogs Stephen is a featured writer here at Dumb Little Man. Be sure to stop by Stephen's 'featured writer page' right here on Dumb Little Man to find links to more of his articles.
30 Ways to Free Your Mind Immediately
At times, you might have thoughts that you would rather not have, such as persistent worries, little niggles, or recurring concerns that don’t go away. Often, the more you try to free your mind of these thoughts, the more persistent they become. For example: try not to think about a big pink elephant. Chances are the more you concentrate on not thinking about the elephant, the more your mind will actually focus on that image. This is because the mind is not good with focusing on “not doing” something. The best way to free your mind from unwelcome or unwanted thoughts to is engage it with other thoughts or to remove or resolve the cause of the thoughts you are having. Here are 30 ways that you can free your mind immediately:
10 Of The Weirdest Questions Scientists Asked (And Answered) This Year
From how to eject a terrorist from a plane to if you have beer goggles for yourself to walking on water on the moon here are some of the world's...
A Scientific Guide to Effectively Saying No
Learning how to say no is one of the most useful skills you can develop, especially when it comes to living a more productive and healthy life. Saying no to unnecessary commitments can give you the time you need to recover and rejuvenate. Saying no to daily distractions can give you the space you need to focus on what is important to you. And saying no to temptation can help you stay on track and achieve your health goals.
Playfully Surreal Scenes Blend Illusions with Reality
Photographer Oleksandr Hnatenko brings his imagination to life with this extensive collection of surreal scenes. His series, entitled S. Real, captures a stro…
Can a Severed Head Live On?
Centuries-old tales have described severed heads that seemed to live for a few seconds — blinking, changing expressions, even attempting to speak. Compelling as these stories may be, many physicians would call this horrifying possibility highly unlikely.
A slight variation on the popular Fairy Garden phenomena, some people have taken to upcycling broken and abandoned ceramic pots into layered scenes of all
My Miniature Mouse Tree House on WordPress.com
When I was very little my Mum bought the Jill Barklem Brambly Hedge books for me and I loved them. I used to paint and draw pictures copied from the books and I had posters on my wall. I still have my original books and, about a year ago, I read them to my twin 4 year old boys. I had just finished making my first miniature project (http://madshobbithole.wordpress.com) and was looking for inspiration for my next piece of work whilst waiting for the new Hobbit movie to be released……11 months later, this is the result – a Brambly Hedge inspired Dolls House
In this instructable, i will show how to make a sling. making a sling is easy, fun, and one of these bad boys can outclass any slingshot. Slings were first used thousands of years ago for hunting and as weapons. They were used in war up to the1700s in the British military weapon that the Calvary men used for long range hits. A sling was used by small man David to take down the giant Goliath in the bible. This shows two things about a sling: 1) it's a low status weapon and 2) in the hands of an expert it can be devastatingly effective.
9 Cover Letter Tips That Will Actually Help You to Get an Interview
Applying for a job is a lot like sex. You get better with repetition. Learn Lifehack's 9 cover letter tips to up your odds of getting an interview...
Creating Better Black and White Photos by Digital Photo Secrets
Back in the caveman days, you know, when we took photos on film, a formal education in photography often began with black and white. Black and white photography was a good format for beginning students because the film was easy to process and darkroom techniques were straightforward. Today we bypass that whole film-to-darkroom thing, so a lot of us are passing over the opportunity to learn about shooting in black and white. After all, why would we want to shoot in drab shades of gray? We live in a color world.
Secrets of the No-Sew Rag Rug « Little House in the Suburbs
Hello, I love this tutorial as its the only one I could find that truly has no sewing. I would LOVE, LOVE it if you would be able to do a video tutorial, as it would be easier for my mind to see you do it, than just from looking back and forth at the tutorial. =)
Oxford dictionary adds “twerk,” “derp,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and more voguish vocabulary
Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) is adding a slew of words that only recently came into general usage, many driven by fast-moving trends in technology and culture. Yes, "twerk" is now in the dictionary. The most relevant addition to the dictionary for Quartz readers is probably "phablet," a portmanteau of "phone" and "tablet" used to describe...
Words and Their Meaning
Using the power of typography, Indian graphic designer Arun Raj illustrated and explained the meaning of different words.
Learn new words through clever illustrations that are easy to understand.
Great for children and people who are trying to learn a foreign language.
Also check out: Logos with Hidden Symbols and Word Animals
Incredible Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Paintings from Google Art Project
If you feel like you haven’t spent enough time in the museums in your life, Google gives you a chance to catch up on your art education. Its new feature – eloquently titled the Google Art Project – allows you to virtually explore over 40 000 images, gathered from more than 40 countries. ...