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  • 12 facts you didn't know about... THE DESERT

    FACTSlides.com
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
  • Memory : Verbal vs Visual

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Many of our mnemonic systems rely on making visual associations. Visual associations are very effective in recalling concrete material that can be easily pictured in the mind. Abstract material is often difficult to visualize, although the phonetic system does do a good job at making numbers concrete. For abstract material, verbal associations are much more effective. Verbal associations are things like rhymes, acronyms and acrostics. You should never rely on one mnemonic system for all of your learning. When you are studying something, try to determine if the material is abstract or concrete…
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Jul 03, 2015)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Greek Gods How much do you know about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece? Do you know who's who? Do you know their origins? Well in the interest of time I'll stop there and let you get to it. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • 11 Books Steve Jobs Wanted Everyone To Read NOW!!!

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    Rudie Obias
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Steve Jobs was one of the most iconic and innovative people in modern history. If you want that kind of success, maybe you should start with these books. Here are 11 books Steve Jobs wanted everyone to read now. “1984” by George Orwell. It follows a man who went up against an all-knowing and all-watching government that was trying to control everyone’s thoughts and actions. It was also the inspiration from Apple’s iconic “1984” Macintosh commercial. “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. It follows a man who separated from society to become a world-class innovator and…
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Question for July 2, 2015:The school setting for the TV show "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" was named after which US president?Previous question and answer:What former MTV VJ worked as a correspondent for "TV Nation"?A: KAREN DUFFY
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Jul 03, 2015)

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Jangle in the Jungle Add a different set of three letters to each of the following words to create a list of new words. The three-letter additions all have something in common. What are the new words, and how are the three-letter additions related? EASE GIN HEM ICE ON OPUS RILE TIC Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Jul 02, 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A Batter I am used to bat with, yet I never get a hit. I am near a ball, yet I am never thrown. What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Credulity

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    cre-du-li-ty noun :: Readiness of belief; a disposition to believe on slight evidence. "If we wish to know to what daring lengths cunning can go, to what pitiable self-delusion credulity can consent, we must watch the proceedings--even while we shrink from them--of a Mercy Merrick and a Julian Gray." --Collins, Wilkie
  • Memory : Verbal vs Visual

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Many of our mnemonic systems rely on making visual associations. Visual associations are very effective in recalling concrete material that can be easily pictured in the mind. Abstract material is often difficult to visualize, although the phonetic system does do a good job at making numbers concrete. For abstract material, verbal associations are much more effective. Verbal associations are things like rhymes, acronyms and acrostics. You should never rely on one mnemonic system for all of your learning. When you are studying something, try to determine if the material is abstract or concrete…
  • Creativity : Draw It

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    One technique that will help you improve your creativity is to start expressing your ideas visually. Using words to describe your thoughts allows you to see them in only one way. If you can diagram, map, or sketch your ideas, you will see them from different perspectives and be better able to communicate them to others. Drawing your ideas also helps you to refine your ideas or find better solutions. You may find that in drawing your solution you notice a flaw that you never would have discovered otherwise.. An investment in a good drawing book (we recommend Drawing on the Right Side of the…
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    Question for July 3, 2015:The 2012 eco-horror film “The Bay” takes place during what holiday? Previous question and answer:The school setting for the TV show "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" was named after which US president?A: GERALD FORD
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Question for July 2, 2015:The school setting for the TV show "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" was named after which US president?Previous question and answer:What former MTV VJ worked as a correspondent for "TV Nation"?A: KAREN DUFFY
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Question for July 1, 2015:What former MTV VJ worked as a correspondent for "TV Nation"?Previous question and answer:According to a song sung by Ado Annie in the musical "Oklahoma!," what is her favorite food?A: KISSIN' in "I Cain't Say No"
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    Question for June 30, 2015:According to a song sung by Ado Annie in the musical "Oklahoma!," what is her favorite food?Previous question and answer:Actress Ann B. Davis was a two-time Emmy winner for her work on what sitcom?A: "THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW"
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Question for June 29, 2015:Actress Ann B. Davis was a two-time Emmy winner for her work on what sitcom?Previous question and answer:Who was the prom date of an up-and-coming high school basketball player named Kobe Bryant?A: BRANDY
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    Mental Floss

  • 12 Time-Bending Words from 'Back to the Future'

    Angela Tung
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Thirty years ago today, Back to the Future blasted into theaters, sending one Marty McFly back 30 years himself to 1955.
  • Strange States: South Dakota's Wall Drug

    Rob Lammle
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you want to learn about someplace, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little deeper. And what you find there might be a little strange. The Strange States series will take you on a virtual tour of America to uncover the unusual people, places, things, and events that make this country such a unique place to call home. This week we’re headed to South Dakota, home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, famous Lakota Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, and that big statue you might remember from Alfred Hitchcock’s North by…
  • 14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Forrest Gump’

    Garin Pirnia
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    ‘Forrest Gump’ facts are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get.
  • What's the Right Way to Make a Daiquiri?

    Clair McLafferty
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Named for a Cuban beach, this mixture of lime, sugar, and rum is a pre-Prohibition bar staple.
  • 15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Cat’s Cradle'

    Michael Arbeiter
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Get familiar with the tale behind one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved stories.
 
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    Family Life Magazine

  • Why it is necessary to seal the granite countertop

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the past, granite countertops were a luxury that was forbidden to the average public due to the high costs. Nowadays they are found in almost any home and more and more people have chosen to install them is the fact that the material lasts for a long period of time. After having purchased granite worktops in Essex, people need to make sure not to forget to seal the countertop so as to resist to factors such as dirt and drips. No matter the fact that you are buying this type of countertop for aesthetic reasons, it is important to remember to seal it. The nature of granite Granite is a type…
  • Why a private orthopaedic clinic is the answer

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    No one can argue the fact that the field of orthopaedics has grown greatly in the last few years, becoming a highly appreciated medical field. Surely, if you have ever needed the services of a specialist part of this domain, you would have certainly noticed that the dedicated market is highly rich in options. Irrespective of what you might be looking for, whether this is a shoulder or knee orthopaedic surgeon Sydney, your options are simply countless. Of course an adequate detailed search is always requested, but in this particular case it is advisable to conduct one, in order to choose the…
  • The main learning points of sports lectures

    admin
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
      Nowadays, more and more people have become aware of the importance of physical activity and thus have started to go to the gym or practice a sport. However, if spot is more than just a passion and it becomes a profession and something you do for a living, then you will have to invest a lot in it. This investment is not necessary related to the financial part, but rather to your time and effort. Being a professional sportsman involves not only intensive trainings, camp activities and a lot of travelling, but also a complex background and varied knowledge. For some people, it may be…
  • Reasons to take your family to a trip to Cancun

    admin
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:41 am
    Cancun is definitely one of the most popular tourism attractions in the world, and people come from all over the globe to spend here the time of their lives. Even if the area is known for its luxurious facilities and tumultuous atmosphere, once you get there you will see that the place has much more things to offer than you would have ever imagined. The amazing beaches and clear turquoise waters attract all types of visitors, and even if there are people who think the contrary, Cancun trips can be perfect for families. There are so many things to do and see in the most popular city of the…
  • Make your flower business more successful with ribbons

    admin
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    When offering flowers to a loved one, all people look for a beautiful bouquet, one that expresses exactly what they feel for that person. There are several factors that influence their choice, the most important ones being the price and the way it looks. While the price is often times set by the market, the look is something that a florist can work with, as there are many ways to combine flowers to obtain something beautiful. In addition, many florists forget about ribbons and how much they can change the aspect of a bouquet. To this extent, this is how beautiful ribbons can help you sell…
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    Phactual

  • Amazing Conspiracy Theories

    Olivia James
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    There are some conspiracy theories that everyone knows about. The moon landing was faked, 9/11 was an inside job. But some conspiracy theories are just too amazing to believe. Here are the more outlandish of the conspiracy theories out there. 1. In 2014 there was snowfall in the south of the U.S., which is a little weird but hardly news worthy. But some residents said that this snow didn’t melt. They would try to melt the snow and it would turn black and start to smell. A theory cropped up that it was a chemical attack, or the government trying to control the weather and testing out…
  • 11 Books Steve Jobs Wanted Everyone To Read NOW!!!

    Rudie Obias
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Steve Jobs was one of the most iconic and innovative people in modern history. If you want that kind of success, maybe you should start with these books. Here are 11 books Steve Jobs wanted everyone to read now. “1984” by George Orwell. It follows a man who went up against an all-knowing and all-watching government that was trying to control everyone’s thoughts and actions. It was also the inspiration from Apple’s iconic “1984” Macintosh commercial. “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. It follows a man who separated from society to become a world-class innovator and…
  • Charlie Brown and More: Fun Facts About Wes Anderson Films

    Olivia James
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Wes Anderson is well known for his whimsy and eccentricity, and the stories behind his films hold true to his reputation. Check out these cool facts about the man and the movies. 1. Bill Murray has been in every single Anderson film except for the very first, Bottle Rocket. Anderson’s second film, Rushmore, was strapped for cash, and Murray took the part at a cost of merely $9000. He even out of pocket paid for the helicopter scene, which came at the tune of $25,000 when Disney wouldn’t foot the bill. 2. Owen Wilson was a co-writer for Bottle Rocket, and originally didn’t…
  • Amazing Babies: Facts About Young Animals

    Olivia James
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    Here at Phactual we’ve had tons of articles about animals of all shapes and sizes, but there’s one class of animals missing: babies. Young animals have all kinds of distinctive, adorable, and amazing behaviors. Don’t miss these cuties. 1. Most puppies play with their litter mates or any other pups they can find, but scientists have found that male puppies will often let female puppies win when they play. 2. While still in the egg, chicks can communicate with each other and mom by cheeping through the egg. 3. If one squirrel finds a squirrel baby that has been abandoned, it…
  • Gone With the Wind: A Disastrous Success

    Olivia James
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    Gone With the Wind is one of the most iconic movies in history, with sweeping landscapes, epic love stories, and a backdrop of the American Civil War. But the creation of the movie was far from the glamorous, effortless feel of the final product. Check out these facts about the movie. 1. The movie went through a full 3 directors before it was completed. George Cukor was involved in the planning and the development of the movie and spent 2 years working on it before shooting. There are rumors that he left because Clark Gable refused to work with an openly gay man (or at least as open as it was…
 
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