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7 Gadgets That Should Be in Your Emergency Kit

Relatively speaking, the last few years have been tame on the hurricane front. But according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

Gear & Gadgets

50 Small Acts That Make Your Partner Feel Loved In A Relationship

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Self-help

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

The Brain

Is Virtual Reality the “empathy machine”?

Is Virtual Reality (VR) the “empathy machine”? What are the best practices of VR, a technology that is taking off in 2016?<p>Mark Atkin, curator of VR …

Virtual Reality

20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Impact The Way You Think

Sometimes we need a little push and reminder that things are not so bad in our lives, and we have the ability to make ourselves happy. We control our mood and our outlook, and sometimes we just need a little extra help to be content and happy. Here is the ultimate list of happiness quotes that can …

The search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of human longevity | The Star

Our life expectancy at birth has risen from roughly age 50 to 80 in the past century, a dramatic increase considering that for hundreds of years the …

Setting Your Mind in the Right Direction: 5 Mindsets of Successful People - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

We all know that becoming a successful person requires changes in our daily habits, cultivation of some superior skills and learning to behave …

Depression Vs. Perfectly Hidden Depression: The Difference In The Diagnosis

Perhaps you, or someone you love, has taken The Beck Depression Inventory.<p>It's a very well-known questionnaire, that's often used to determine if someone meets the criteria for depression.<p>It's self-scored. It's easy to understand. It covers the mental, emotional and physical aspects of depression, …

Hiking Hagues Peak, Estes Park, CO

The steep and winding trail begins in the forests of Endo Valley and rises above tree line to the alpine heights of 13,530-foot Hagues Peak, the …

Hiking

New Body, New Mind, New Medicine

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Since one of us (Deepak) began advocating the mind-body connection thirty years ago, a time of great …

Marriage of six-year-old girl in exchange for a goat sparks outrage

The marriage of a six-year-old girl to a man more than nine times her age in exchange for a goat has sparked shock and outrage in Afghanistan.<p>The …

The Surest (and Trickiest) Way to Get Healthier

Forget about willpower. You can’t rely on it. Willpower won't help you eat less, add more veggies to your meals, put down the cake you think you …

Research suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence

New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts.<p>Findings from a US-based study …

Here's The Best Way To Learn To Play Guitar On Your Own [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: Get the most potential out of every second you spend playing.

Why millennials aren't having sex, according to a relationship expert

The study, conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University, found that 15% of millennials aged 20 - 24 said they had no sexual partners since turning 18; for people the same age who were born in the 1960s, just 6% said they hadn't had sex.<p>While some experts believe that better sex education …

A lot of people have asked me how I make my mindmaps, the only trouble is I have lots of different styles (especially as I take both English and Maths, which are polar opposite), and I couldn’t explain them all in one post because It’d probably end up looking like a murder scene knowing me, so I’ll start with how I make English (and other essay-based subjects) Mindmaps. In English it’s important that you link quotes thematically for your exam. The main reasons for this is so that you can A) Recall and remember themes/quotes easily and B) So you actually write about things that are relevant to the paper. It works the same way for History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology etc, but obviously with things such as Events, Case Studies, Time Periods, Key dates, Key terms and so on, instead of just Themes and Quotes. Even in English it’s useful to produce historical mindmaps on literary periods, so hopefully in the future I can post something similar to help out History students a little more. There are three components to my mindmaps; The Centre - This is where you outline what the whole thing is going to be about. In my case ‘Prose and Themes’. Other examples may be titles focussing on one; text theme technique period case study quote/piece of evidence concepts person(s) The Offshoots - Here, I have divided up the main themes for my course, i.e. ‘Unrequited Love’ or ‘The Geography of Love’. I like to plan these out before I start my mindmap, so that I know how evenly I am going to space them out, and thus know how much space each section needs be by mentally dividing my page. I also nearly always start my mindmap in the spot where ‘The Geography of Love’ is placed, and work clockwise around, fitting my text/pictures into all space as I go. This is the best advice I would give in trying to fit in everything you want, as a lot of people will draw out all the arms before they start, and it ends up looking more sparse than you would like. Doing it in this way doesn’t just benefit you in not wasting space, but also makes you finish them, because they look so naff unfinished. Other things you can put in instead of key themes could be any of the title focusses listed above, it all depends on what you put in your centre, and what you’re choosing to link it to (for example you could have a text in the middle and be linking it to themes, or a theme in the middle and be linking it to texts) For each one of my offshoots, I like to do a little drawing to help me remember it in the exam and think ‘Ahh, when did I draw that? Oh it was for such and such!’ The Offshoots of the Offshoots - This is the most variable part of the mindmap, and the part that can get most messy, so it’s very helpful to colour code like I’ve done above with my quotes. It’s difficult to explain exactly what to put here, as it is so specific to what you are studying, but you could include some of these things; quotes/evidence diagrams drawings and doodles themes/concepts/ideas case studies key people graphs/charts (if applicable) As you can see, I underline within the offshoots, so that I can refine what I need to know down even further, in this case the most important part of the quote to remember in relation to the theme it is linked to. Within the offshoots, it’s also useful to link between themes to make further connections. I haven’t done that here because I wanted to categorise very definitely and keep it simple, but if you struggle with making links, a simple line between two items can really help you. I would usually illustrate my mindmap more, most of the time in this way, but because it was very tightly packed, (and it was just quotes) I stuck with a few little drawings. I hope this helps you guys out! Best of luck with everything! A post on how I do my maths mindmaps with follow soon (she says with hope).

A lot of people have asked me how I make my mindmaps, the only trouble is I have lots of different styles (especially as I take both English and …

20 Tweets That Sum Up Married Life

Married life isn't all as glamorous as it might seem. Once you marry someone, you and your partner don't become men and women. You are still children …

How to Make Hanging Basket Liners With Wool Sweaters

How to Make Hanging Basket Liners With Wool Sweaters<p>Updated on March 8, 2018<p>A Hanging Basket filled with Petunia<p>A Hanging Basket filled with Herbs …

Sewing

How a personal finance failure can be a good thing

Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you’re born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you’ll probably go through many trying financial times over the course of your …

We Need To Save Large Mammals From Extinction Before It's Too Late

Elephants are majestic, amazing creatures, but they could be in trouble, along with other species of large mammals. If they disappear, we’d be robbed …

The Rio Olympics opening ceremonies, in spectacular photos

Brazil emphasized its identity as a diverse mosaic in its opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games.<p>The ceremonies offered a colorful look at the music and culture of the host country with numerous dance numbers, an appearance of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and the big reveal of the …

Rio Olympics

This Weekend's Can't-Miss Amazon Deals

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August</i> …

Shopping