It's been awhile, Brain Babble -ers. But I have an excuse! A good one, I swear! I got married to the of my life on August 10Бwho I, of course, met in a lab a few years ago. Something inexplicable has been plaguing me the past few months, though. Getting married, including the months of stressful planning and leading up to the big day, was the happiest time of my life. I reveled in choosing dresses and shoes, booking vendors, and constructing centerpieces. I saw my family and friends a lot over the past few months. And, after all, I was celebrating one of the purest and most joyful things that can be celebrated in this crazy, mixed-up world: love. But, for some reason, I found myself crying a lot more. Not out of sadness or frustration or hopelessness, though. I mean, I couldn't even keep
Memory Card Write protection switches make it possible to prevent the memory card from being erased or wiped. Not all types of memory cards will feature these; SD and Memory Sticks often include the write protect switch. SD Cards have a physical switch on the side of them which sets the write protection of the card. If the write protect switch is in the locked position, then it will not be possible to write to the card. It will, however, be possible to read the photographs from the card if they are already there. Mini and Micro SD cards do not feature a switch, however, when they are placed in the SD card adaptor to fit into your computer, there is a lock switch. Some people mistakenly believe that this is to lock the card in position, however, this is actually a write protect switch.
Does looking at this image of a person yawning make you yawn? About half of adults yawn after someone else yawns due to a universal phenomenon called Бcontagious yawning. Б Contrary to popular belief, a new study from Duke University suggests that contagious yawning isбnotбstrongly related to variables like empathy, tiredness, or energy levels. Previous studies have suggested that there is a connection between contagious yawning and empathy. However, researchers at The Duke Center for Human Genome Variation found that contagious yawning may decrease as people age and may not be associated with empathy. Theб, titled БIndividual Variation in Contagious Yawning Susceptibility Is Highly Stable and LargelyбUnexplained by Empathy or Other Known Factors,Б was published March 14 in the journalб
There are many causes of this behavior but the main reason behind any type of digging behavior goes back to their instincts. Wolves and the wild dogs of their ancestors dug for various reason such as to build a den to protect pups from predators and extreme temperatures, to create a soft resting area, to bury items that they want to retrieve later, and during hunting of small animals. So this instinctual behavior is built into a dog. P Modern dogs may not need to protect each other from predators or extreme colds like their ancestral lines once did but some instincts are stronger in some dogs. ...
Reading a blog post or a web article should be easy. Some web pages have large blocks of text with very few breaks between them. When I see those, my brain does the TMI (too much information) dance and my eyes move on until they find something easier to look at. When you try to process an unbroken block of text, it s like trying to eat a whole apple pie in one gulp. You may be able to do it, but you ll probably get indigestion or choke in the attempt. That s why paragraphs are important. Getting Attention Web readers have a short attention span. ...
The simple answer is that ice is less dense than water. The question then becomes: Why is ice, which is water in solid form, lighter than water in its liquid form? Something must be happening to water when it freezes. One molecule of water has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, or H2O. The hydrogen atom is slightly positive, and the oxygen atom is slightly negative. At room temperature, these water molecules are loosely linked and free to move around easily, which is what defines the liquid state of matter. Once the temperature hits 32 F, or 0 C, the molecules line up in a rigid six-sided honeycomb structure, with water moleculesБthe more positively charged hydrogen attracting the more positively charged hydrogenБlinking up with each other in a process called hydrogen bonding. This
If you have and youБre feeling tired, youБre not alone. Fatigue is a symptom thatБs often associated with the condition. There are many possible causes, including everything from to underlying conditions. Simply managing diabetes on a daily basis can zap your energy from time to time. However, the most common cause, by far, is uncontrolled blood glucose, says, director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at the University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, New York. With type 2 diabetes, poor blood sugar control typically results in or high blood sugar, which can cause fatigue among other symptoms. But Dr. Zonszein notes that high blood glucose isnБt the only cause. БSome people Б especially the elderly Б get dehydrated because their
Menstrual cramps are painful sensations that affect many women before and during a menstrual period. The pain, also known as dysmenorrhea or period pains, ranges from dull and annoying to severe and extreme. Menstrual cramps tend to begin after when an egg is released from the ovaries and travels down the fallopian tube. Pain occurs in the lower abdomen and lower back. It usually begins 1 to 2 days before menstruation and lasts from 2 to 4 days. Pain that is only associated with the process of menstruation is known as primary dysmenorrhea. If the cramping pain is due to an identifiable medical problem such as, uterine, or, it is called secondary dysmenorrhea. Over-the-counter medication is available to treat most cases of menstrual cramps. Anti-prostaglandins reduce cramping in the
Do you know how tall you are? Many people, especially older ones, think they re taller than they really are. Sometimes it s wishful think ing, but often it s lack of awareness of the shrinkage that almost always comes with aging. In a, for instance, researchers measured 8,600 women over 60 and found that they overestimated their height by an inch, on average, and had lost about 2 inches from their tallest recalled height. No one wants to shrink, of course, but it s a normal part of life if you live long enough. Here are five things to know about shrinkage and what you may be able to do to prevent it. How much do people shrink as they age? Estimates vary, but on average people lose to inch every decade after age 40 or 50, with losses increasing in later years, and women generally losing
1. A world language More than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. The OIF, an international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 77 member States and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. France operates the biggest international network of cultural institutes, which run French-language courses for close on a million learners. 2. A language for the job market The ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the