24 Invaluable Skills to Learn For Free Online in 2014

heytherewolfgirl:

1. Become awesome at Excel. (x)

2. Learn how to code. (x) (x)

3. Make a dynamic website. (x) (x) (x)

4. Learn to make a mobile game. (x) (x)

5. Start reading faster. (x)

6. Learn a language! (x)

7. Pickle your own vegetables. (x)

8. Improve your public speaking skills. (x)

9. Get a basic handle of statistics. (x)

10. Understand basic psychology. (x)

11. Make your own music. Guitar (x) Voice (x) Songwriting (x) Music Production (x)

12. Learn to negotiate. (x)

13. Stop hating math. (x)

14. Start drawing! (x)

15. Make your own animated GIF. (x)

16. Appreciate jazz. (x)

17. Write better. (x) (x)

18. Get better at using photoshop. (x)

19. Take decent pictures. (x) (x)

20. Learn to knit. (x)

21. Get started with investing in stocks. (x) (x)

22. Clean your house in a short amount of time. (x) (x)

23. Start practicing yoga. (x) (x)

24. Tie your shoelaces more efficiently. (x)

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rexbasileus:

missdreamgirl32:

This GIF killed me

#I know he’s chasing Khan but like #all I can picture is the day McCoy just says something and Spock finally snaps and just starts chasing him around the Enterprise (tags via bonesbuckleup)

#run deforest run

whatamidoingeven:

sometimes I forget that someone I know in real life follows me on here

hi

how are you

hope your enjoying me talking about fictional characters fucking 

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lohrien:

Paintings by Christina Nguyen
lohrien:

Paintings by Christina Nguyen
lohrien:

Paintings by Christina Nguyen
lohrien:

Paintings by Christina Nguyen
lohrien:

Paintings by Christina Nguyen

thejunglenook:

So It Turns Out That Monkeys Are Pretty Good At Doing Math

George Dvorsky, io9

A recently concluded experiment shows that rhesus monkeys are capable of doing simple addition using numbers 1 through 25. But more interesting than that is the observation that they also make the same mistakes as us.

To test whether monkeys can represent and manipulate numbers in their head, neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone of Harvard Medical School and her colleagues set up a rather interesting experiment.

Prior to this, however, the monkeys learned to associate the Arabic numbers 0 through 9 and 15 select letters with the values zero through 25. This was done by having the monkeys choose larger numbers as a means to acquire greater quantities of a food reward.

But for the new experiment, the monkeys had to work a bit harder for it. They had to perform addition in order to correctly choose the larger reward. Specifically, they were given a choice between performing a sum calculation and a single symbol rather than just two single symbols. Eventually, they learned how add the two symbols and compare the sum to a third, single symbol.

To rule out the possibility that they were simply memorizing combinations of symbols, the researchers taught the monkeys an entirely new set of symbols. They were still successful, calculating previously unseen sets of combinations.

The monkeys weren’t perfect, however. And in fact, they committed an error often exhibited by humans. Aviva Rutkin from New Scientist explains:

The monkeys made more mistakes on problems involving numbers that were close in value – a fact which might ultimately prove more interesting than their success at small numbers.

Neuroscientists already know that the human brain is better at distinguishing between two low numbers than two high ones. For example, you could easily tell the difference between two and four birds sitting in a tree, but you’d be less likely to spot the difference between a flock of 22 and a flock of 24.

What we don’t know is why. Some think it is because the brain encodes numbers logarithmically, so that we perceive the distance between two small numbers as greater than that between two large ones. Others argue that the brain encodes numbers linearly, as on a number line, but that our concept of a number becomes less distinct as the value increases.

As Rutkin points out, the monkeys were biased towards a linear scale. More insight is likely to emerge if and when monkeys are asked to perform tasks involving multiplication. (io9.com)

 

Journal Reference:
Margaret S. Livingstone, Warren W. Pettine, Krishna Srihasam, Brandon Moore, Istvan A. Morocz, and Daeyeol Lee. Symbol addition by monkeys provides evidence for normalized quantity coding. PNAS 2014 : 1404208111v1-201404208. (x)

eatsleepdraw:

Odísse Mountain 

go check my Tumblr to see more of my artworks 

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How to color eggs with onion shells.

wewantwow:

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This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.

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zimmer404:

___ I finished this personal illustration yesterday. A parrot for a change. The girl and the woman again are based on some of my own childhood photos.
zimmer404:

___ I finished this personal illustration yesterday. A parrot for a change. The girl and the woman again are based on some of my own childhood photos.
zimmer404:

___ I finished this personal illustration yesterday. A parrot for a change. The girl and the woman again are based on some of my own childhood photos.
zimmer404:

___ I finished this personal illustration yesterday. A parrot for a change. The girl and the woman again are based on some of my own childhood photos.

zimmer404:

___ I finished this personal illustration yesterday. A parrot for a change. The girl and the woman again are based on some of my own childhood photos.

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PADD sexts from spock

  • spock: What is your current attire?
  • spock: Is the temperature elevated at your present location?
  • spock: Do you have horns?
  • spock: Correction, the terminology of the previous message was flawed. I revise my question to the following--Are you 'horny'?
  • spock: Today while conducting my daily sonic shower, one of the multiple topics I contemplated simultaneously was your physical presence. The other topics, for reference, were Mr. Scott's new proposal for dilithium chamber specializations, my next move in our game of chess, the yeomen group evaluations, and the soil samples collected on our most recent away mission.
  • spock: Send photo.
pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013
pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013
pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013
pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013
pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013
pleoros:

Martin Rietze - Sakurajima, 2013

Imam Mosque, formerly known as Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square.

Imam Mosque, formerly known as Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square.

Imam Mosque, formerly known as Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square.

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