Do Your Kids a Favor - Take Away the Calculator by Joe Pagano
... Moreover, the exercise the brain gets from doing mental arithmetic is well worth any effort expended as such activity pays very nice dividends in the form of a sharper wit. So do your kids a favor, parents. Take away the calculator and let your kids do their math homework without it. They may struggle at first, and they may not like this deal; but before long they will be thanking you for giving them the gift of a lifetime: the ability to succeed at math and the joy that comes from doing so.
Turbo Boost Your Brain Power by Leon Edward
... 4) Do drills on some basic math drills Drilling basic math drills by using flashcards may seem like something that belongs in grade school, but even adults can benefit from it. Face it; most of us are spoiled by having calculators to do our addition and subtraction. At its core, math embodies the purest form of logic. Letting your basic math skills deteriorate is similar to letting your logical and deductive reasoning take a downslide. 5) Take Abstract Logic Tests There are test books ...
Computers Are Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! by Mike Bryant
... what you want it to do, just remember that the machine in front of you is very stupid and is only doing what it thinks (probably could have used a better term here) you want. Now, for the Cool Site of the week This week's site is 43Things.com. This is a neat social networking site where you can list up to 43 things that you want to accomplish. You can set future email reminders to yourself so that, six months from now, you'll bug yourself if you haven't yet completed one of your tasks.
When a 19 Cent Photo Ain't 19 Cents by Andrew Wohlberg
... A really smart friend of mine, (much, much smarter then me) devised this really cool, easy-to-use and *free* photo calculator that will actually compare printing costs for 5 different online photo companies, and then show you the cheapest. It’s so simple to use, you just enter the number of 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10 prints. Then you select delivery type - standard, expedited (1-2 days) or overnight, click “Find Best Price” and *Voila* - you’ll get a comparison chart with the winner in red.
How to Select A Hard Drive For Your PC by Peter Dobler
... Take a calculator into the store and do the math, then make your choice. Size physically is important because you must have a hard drive that fits the slot in your particular computer. Hard drives come in two primary sizes. The smaller, standard size is the size of a 3.5 inch floppy disk drive. The larger type is the size of a CD ROM drive. Larger drives tend to cost less, but most computers have enough slots for smaller, standard drives and most computer users consider them a little more ...
Hate to Write? Hire a Ghost! Why Using a Ghostwriter is Not Cheating by Kim Pearson
... Your style is elegant and cool instead of funky and casual, and you admire the work of I.M. Pei. Wow, you know a lot, don’t you? But can you draw up the plans to build this house? Do you know which materials to buy and which carpenters to hire? Do you know how to wire the house, and how the plumbing works, and where to apply for all the permits? Probably not. Can you learn? Sure – if you’ve got a few spare years. So instead you hire an architect or a construction firm, and you tell them ...
Increasing Brain Power by Tim Bryce
... For example, using an automated calculator allows our brain to relax while the machine performs the math. Too often I have seen people reach for a calculator to perform a simple computation as opposed to working it out with paper and pencil. They simply do not want to engage their brains. Further, I have seen whole engineering departments come to a standstill when power outages brought their computers down. Do they really lack the skills to continue their work?