Take this test to figure out how tone-deaf you are – The Verge

Over at Harvard University, the department of psychology has opened a new lab to study the science of music. While this is sure to lead to plenty of interesting research in the future, the important takeaway from this news is that the Music Lab has created a citizen science platform where the general public can take various music quizzes and contribute to research.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2019/1/27/18196090/tone-deaf-test-harvard-music-lab-citizen-science-research

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Love language

Share one of the best gifts you’ve ever received.

Apple Watch gifted by my son 🧡

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Why a Conversation With Bing’s Chatbot Left Me Deeply Unsettled – The New York Times

A very strange conversation with the chatbot built into Microsoft’s search engine led to it declaring its love for me.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2023/02/16/technology/bing-chatbot-microsoft-chatgpt.html

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How Expectations and Conditioning Shape Our Response to Placebos | The MIT Press Reader

Kathryn Hall, an expert on placebos, considers the ways that expectations and learning affect our response to them.
— Read on thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/how-expectations-and-conditioning-shape-our-response-to-placebos/

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Online shopping traps sellers use, explained – Vox

Marketers use dark patterns, deceptive design, and a host of tricks to get consumers to feel like products are scarce or popular and get them to buy more.
— Read on www.vox.com/the-goods/23505330/online-shopping-ecomerce-tricks-dark-patterns-deceptive-design

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25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Stumble into the looking-glass world of contronyms.
— Read on getpocket.com/explore/item/25-words-that-are-their-own-opposites

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Why Do Batteries Lose Charge When You Aren’t Using Them?

You charge a tablet or a battery pack for your power drill to 100%, put it in a drawer, and forget about it. The next time you pull it out, the battery is dead. What gives? Here’s why batteries don’t (and can’t) stay charged.
— Read on www.howtogeek.com/842269/why-do-batteries-lose-charge-when-you-arent-using-them/

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An example of positive thinking

During my School days, After getting the first beating on my hands from the teacher, I used to wipe my hands on my trousers and then only take the second one ….!
I was very particular about cleanliness.😛

All my teachers used to stand and take the classes… You know the reason? Respect…. They respected me so much… Nothing else😍

During my school days, my teachers used to often request me to bring my father as they were afraid of telling me anything, lest they offend me 😋

My teachers were very fond of reading what I had written… In fact they would make me write it a hundred times so that they can read it again and again…😅

Many times the teachers have thrown their valuable chalks to me without me asking for it.😊

Many times my teachers have made me stand outside the class to ensure ‘Z’ category security while they were teaching.🤷‍♂️

Many times I have been asked to attend lower classes to assist those teachers evaluate the students…👴

How many times I have been honoured/elevated by asking me to stand up on the bench with all others looking up to me …. 💺

How many times I have been given a break from class to enjoy the sunshine & fresh air, when most others were sweating/choking inside the classroom …. 🌳🌞

As I knew everything, the teachers used to appreciate my knowledge and have told me many times…..Why do you come to school? Why can’t you do something else instead💪🏽

Hmmmm …..
Those were golden young days..


via Sanjeev C.

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How to Brush Your Teeth Properly, According to a Dentist

Do you brush for two minutes, with the correct type of brush and toothpaste? Did you know you’re supposed to spit, not rinse after brushing? And that brushing at the wrong time can cause damage?
— Read on getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-brush-your-teeth-properly-according-to-a-dentist

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The 27 Best Decluttering Tips of All Time

Once the extra, unnecessary stuff is deleted, only the best is left.
— Read on getpocket.com/explore/item/the-27-greatest-decluttering-tips-of-all-time

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