From a recent study’s author: “What we found was that people on paper started to ‘know’ the material more quickly over the passage of time. It took longer and [required] more repeated testing to get into that knowing state [with the computer reading, but] eventually the people who did it on the computer caught up with the people who [were reading] on paper.”
Overall, it seems clear that whenever we face situations where we’re particularly concerned about the impression that we’re making, we may literally have difficulty thinking clearly. In the case of men, thinking about interacting with a woman is enough to make their brains go a bit fuzzy.
Kafka remarked that beyond a certain point a writer might decide to finish his or her novel at any moment, with any sentence; it really was an arbitrary question, like where to cut a piece of string, and in fact both The Castle and America are left unfinished, while The Trial is tidied away with the indecent haste of someone who has decided enough is enough.
Devolution of governance to the school level has been a defining development in schools policy in Australia and internationally in the last 10 to 15 years. The breadth and momentum of these reforms around the world has led education researcher Brian Caldwell to label it a “megatrend”.
If every single sentient being in the galaxy pulled a facepalm at the same time, generating a wave of contempt, confusion and shame that destroyed planets and extinguished the stars, it would still not be a facepalm powerful enough to fully indicate what a phenomenally stupid idea this is.
Does the viral campaign, and reactions to it on the continent, up the risk for aid workers, I asked? "It's more that, historically, military offensives v. LRA (as the campaign calls for) triggered retaliatory atrocities against villages," she replied. Too bad those ugly, complicated realities don't easily fit into Invisible Children's 140-characters-or-less narrative.
Psychedelics were promoted by psychiatrists in the 1950s as having a range of medical uses — to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, for example — before political pressures in the United States and elsewhere largely ended the work. “Alcoholism was considered one of the most promising clinical applications for LSD,” says Johansen. Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson is said to have espoused the benefits of LSD in the book Pass It On: The Story of Bill Wilson and How the AA Message Reached the World.
Radiation and nuclear annihilation have suffused Japan’s subculture since the film “Gojira” (the Japanese Godzilla) in 1954. The two themes crop up repeatedly in manga and anime cartoons. Over the past decade or so Takashi Murakami, Japan’s best-known artist, has explored consumerism and the fetishisation of sex in “Superflat”, work that draws on the flattened forms of fine art and cartoons to... highlight the mindless Utopianism of Japanese shopping culture. Mushrooms and mushroom clouds are frequent motifs and he recently travelled to Qatar to unveil a 100-metre painting inspired by Fukushima.
According to the company’s terms of service, when a user pins something, she is claiming to be the “sole and exclusive owner” of that content, and she is granting Pinterest the right to use it on their website (alternatively, she is claiming to have the consent necessary to grant Pinterest said right).
In contrast, pharmaceutical companies invest heavily in new drug innovation and developments are focused on maximising profits from patents. They have extensive resources behind their manufacturing facilities, so patented drugs are almost never in short supply.
In a reply to Pantalony, the University's general counsel denied that the poster infringed LV's trademarks, describing the laws that establish the public right to parody—especially for noncommercial and educational purposes. He also invited Pantalony to attend the symposium so that he may learn more about intellectual property.
This ability to synthesize overwhelming amounts of information isn't only a challenge in public affairs and politics — it's also an increasing problem in organizations. For example, a division president for a consumer products company recently told me about dozens of reports that she and her team have to sort through every week in order to see how the business is doing. By the time they get an... aligned picture of performance, it's too late to take action. Similarly, in a technology firm, the leadership team described getting inputs from so many sources that they often could only react to what they learned last, rather than seeing trends or distinguishing reliable sources from one-off complaints.
iPhones and iPads are the easiest systems to make accessible in the history of computing. iOS, moreover, is the funnest accessible development environment there ever was.
Who says no one wants to watch paint dry? In an effort to find out how easy it is to buy YouTube views, The Times posted two identical videos of a wet streak of blue children's paint. The 1-minute 47-second videos were given similar titles with deliberately misspelled words to lower the chances they'd be found in regular searches by Web users.
Von Schönwerth was a historian and recorded what he heard faithfully, making no attempt to put a literary gloss on it, which is where he differs from the Grimm brothers. However, says Eichenseer, this factual recording adds to the charm and authenticity of the material. What delights her most about the tales is that they are unpolished. "There is no romanticising or attempt by Schönwerth to interpret or develop his own style," she says.