I always feel vulnerable about loss of my memory. Irrational fears (I like to believe that they are irrational) like having Alzheimer’s keeps me taking up mnemonics tutorials. That’s how I stumbled to this 2-minute youtube video about 5 ways to boost your memory.
I then came across this wonderful Web site that enlightens me how my brain works. It is book called Brain Rules written by molecular microbiologist, John Medina, in an accessible language. It details 12 ways that work for brain. One of them is that “exercise boosts brain power”. It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s by 60%. Visit this Brain Rules, illustrative Web site. Surf the slides, chart and videos.
Presentation about 3 Brain Rules
So maybe now I should do these office exercises not only to avoid occupation hazards of a 9-hr job, but also to exercise my brain.
I came across wonderful animation of Ninjai: The Little Ninja. It has 12 chapters of Ninjai adventure videos that are created in flash. All movie clips have awesome graphics and are a must see. They downloaded quite fast on my machine. 🙂
Now that we are at animation, it is always intriguing to know how making of an animation show goes. You can read about making of Creature Comforts, a animation show about voices of American public. I only wish that Web site had used a better font. Original format of the show, though belongs to UK, pioneered by Nick Park.
If that were not enough, I came across an article in Mental Floss magazine about a guy who took a polaroid of his life every day from 1970 to 1997, until the day he died. This photographer’s name was Jamie Livingstone. He used his Polaroid SX-70 camera to click everyday for 18 years, till he died of cancer. His one-of-its-kind visual chronicle of his life can be seen here at Photo of the Day.
I surfed more through Mental Floss magazine, and stumbled across this article about hilarious epitaphs on tombstones of celebrities. It also lists Edgar Allan Poe‘s creepy epitaph. 🙂
In case, you want to read ebooks at work without being detected, visit Read at Work. The site resembles Windows XP OS and ebooks are in business presentation format. Have a look even if you don;t want to read the few classics it offers, it is worth a smile. I got this link from Amit Aggarwal’s Digital Inspiration.
Back to work, here is an engaging, untraditional resume that Jeff Widman uploaded on slideshare. He also answers the usual interview questions in his resume. No more answering repeated questions. I am thinking of creating one such untraditional resume, that is just me. But why does it seem like I have not appeared for a job interview for a longtime. 🙂
Before I sign off, here is another cool presentation by Garr Reynolds about Dan Pink‘s graphical book about career advice.