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  • Improve Your Memory of an Event by Replaying the Scene in Your Head

    Improve Your Memory of an Event by Replaying the Scene in Your Head

    Via LifeHacker : Remembering the details of events seems easy enough. You’d think that when important things happen, we’d just think about them enough and the memory would sink in. Unfortunately, we still forget all kinds of things, but BBC points out that replaying a scene in your head immediately after it happens can help reinforce it. This might sound like common sense mixed with a bit of what we already know about memory, but research […]

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One of Kevin Carter contact lens designs, called Red Vamp
Eye-catching contact lenses by Hollywood special effects artist Kevin Carter, Oregon, America - May 2012
*Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/gnjo 
A special effects artist who works on Hollywood blockbusters has created a spooky new range of coloured contact lenses. Film fan Kevin Carter, 39, spends up to two days carefully hand-painting dye onto each lens with a fine brush. He charges £126-£380 for each pair of lenses, which can make wearers look possessed by demons or like a visitor from another planet. The soft contact lenses, which are 55 per cent water, have a fixed clear centre so the wearer can see through the design. Carter wanted to be a make-up artist but fell into his dad's optometry business. He later combined his interests and expertise to start his own business - 9mm SFX, which has been making lenses for films, drama groups and individuals for 10 years.

    This Simple Trick Can Improve Your Memory In 40 Seconds

    Via Yahoo News : Scientists say it doubles the accuracy of your memories If you struggle to remember exact details – even when it’s important – a new discovery might help you out. Researcher Chris Bird at the University of Sussex says that the secret might simply be to spend a few seconds replaying things you want to remember. Bird asked students to lie in a brain scanner and watch short YouTube clips – and with […]

  • Learning to be Assertive Instead of Passive-Aggressive

    Learning to be Assertive Instead of Passive-Aggressive

    Via PsychCentral : It’s so frustrating. It’s mind-boggling. It’s anger-provoking. It’s disingenuous. Passive-aggressive behavior is all of these things and more. So why do good people resort to such relationship-damaging behavior? And why is it so hard for them to change? Here are three reasons why passive-aggressive behavior continues to thrive: People have learned to express opposition indirectly. It’s not unusual for kids to be passive-aggressive when asked to do something they don’t want to do. When […]

  • The 14 Habits of Top Achievers

    The 14 Habits of Top Achievers

    Via LinkedIn : As a lead off to a post I am working on for the #BeTheBoss series, today I want to plant a seed about what it takes to be a Top Achiever. Success can be defined in so many ways and can mean something different to each of us. How we define success relies on the unique nature of each of us: our life purpose, our innate drive and our individuality. However, even though […]

  • Why Do We Resist Change?

    Why Do We Resist Change?

    Via LinkedIn : Because we’re deluded! We all delude ourselves about our achievements, our status, and our contributions. We Overestimate our contribution to a project; Have an elevated opinion of our professional skills and standing among our peers; Exaggerate our project’s impact on profitability by discounting real and hidden costs. Many of our delusions come from our association with success, not failure. We get positive reinforcement from our successes and we think they are predictive of […]

  • Following The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

    Following The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

    Via Lifehack : Geniuses are different for a reason. They think and act differently and create some of the most amazing, life changing inventions. Come with me as we explore the eccentric habits of 10 geniuses and see how their habits can make you smarter. 1) Shigeru Miyamoto: Analyze your world Shigeru Miyamoto is the video game director for Nintendo. He is credited with creating games such as Donkey Kong and Mario. Miyamoto is reported to […]

  • Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, Australian researchers claim

    Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, Australian researchers claim

    Via Mail Online : Crocodiles sleep with one eye open They believe the fearsome reptile probably rests half of its brain at once, leaving the other half alert and on the lookout for prey or predators. If this is proved, crocodiles will join dolphins and some bird species, which also shut down half of their brains at a time – known as unihemispheric sleep. Crocodiles may use unihemispheric sleep so they can keep one eye open […]

  • An Australian university has created a way to track endangered species using virtual reality

    An Australian university has created a way to track endangered species using virtual reality

    Via Science Alert : Avatar, come at us. It costs a lot of money to protect endangered animals. Not only is it expensive to implement conservation strategies, but before we even get to that stage, we need to pay researchers to monitor and track illusive species to figure out exactly where they live. But now researchers at Queensland University of Technology in Australia have come up with a way to predict, locate, and track endangered species […]

  • This 9th grader won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean

    This 9th grader won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean

    Via Business Insider : Hannah Herbst wants to bring renewable energy to the developing world. The 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, won this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for designing a probe to generate power and fresh water for developing countries by harvesting it from ocean currents. She was awarded $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” at a competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Herbst told Business […]

  • Imperial senior lecturer elected as Outstanding Young Scientist in Geosciences

    Imperial senior lecturer elected as Outstanding Young Scientist in Geosciences

    Via Imperial College London : Dr. Kaveh Madani, from Imperial’s Centre for Environmental Policy, will receive the the award in 2016. The Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists recognises scientific achievements in any field of the Geosciences, made by an early career scientist. Dr Madani receives this recognition for his “fundamental contributions to integrating game theory and decision analysis into conventional water resources management.” Kaveh Madani is known internationally for the successful integration of game […]