Showing posts from November, 2016

If You Do These (20) Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

Although many people believe intelligence is limited to those with high I.Q.s, there are a number of potential methods to boost one’s cognitive abilities and become more effective at various professional and personal pursuits.
With enough motivation and determination, anyone can expand their mental capabilities and become smarter. Integrating new habits into your regular routine and providing proper stimulation can sharpen your intellect quickly and leave you inspired to take on new challenges each day. Brain health is an important key in complete physical health. The list below includes the best brain-engaging activities in daily life.

01. Inviting Novelty To create new neural pathways and strengthen the brain, it’s critical for people to continually incorporate new experiences and information into their lives. At first, these moments might feel useless, but eventually, you will find yourself looking forward to quiet moments alone.

02. Visit New Places Whether this means studying in a…

5 ways to handle your kid’s exams effectively

As parents, it is our responsibility to prepare and guide our children to perform to the best of their abilities. Therefore, we do everything in our power to make sure our child excels; every religious ceremony and blessing is done and received.

When we look after a plant, we make sure that for it to flourish and bear fruit, the correct elements of water and sunshine are provided. Therefore in the same sense, if our children’s brains are not healthy and nourished, the outcome is poor.

Studies have shown that 90% of a child’s brain develops during the first five years of his life. It is during that time that the stage is set for his intelligence, emotional stability and personality.

Here are 5 ways you can be better prepared to handle your kid's exams effectively.

1. Early bird gets the worm
We all know that end of the year exams are looming, so start revision early. Even if it is a month in advance get your child to revise maybe even for an hour a day. Last minute studying is more…

America's Choice


The non Americans' guide to US elections

The US presidential election. It's exhilarating, it's exhausting, but it's also inexplicably complicated -- even for us natives. Here's everything you need to know to become an insta-pundit.

When's the election?
Tuesday, November 8, for most Americans. Notice we say "most." Millions will have already voted by then. That's because early voting is a thing in the US. It's estimated more than 40% of all votes this year will be cast before Election Day -- a record. In some states, you can even vote early, change your mind and vote again. Yeah, we make democracy really easy.

Why is the turnout so pathetic?
All right, you got us with that one. Our country loves the hype surrounding the elections, but the actual election? Not so much. Just 53.6% of the voting-age population cast a ballot in 2012. Some can't. (Like felons. That's 6 million right there.) Some just don't feel like it. (We're looking at you Hawaii and your lowest voter turnout …

இலங்கை பற்றிய சுவாரசியமான தகவல்கள்

இலங்கை இந்தியத் துணைக்கண்டத்தின் தென்கீழ் கரைக்கு அப்பால் இந்தியப் பெருங்கடலில் ஏறத்தாழ 20 மில்லியன் மக்கள் வாழும் ஒரு தீவு நாடு ஆகும். இலங்கையின் ஆவணப்படுத்தப்பட்ட வரலாறு மூவாயிரம் ஆண்டுகளைக் கொண்டது. இலங்கை பல சமய, பல இன, பல மொழிகள் பேசுவோரின் தாயகமாகவுள்ளது. இது சிங்களவர், இலங்கைத் தமிழர், இலங்கைச் சோனகர், இந்திய வம்சாவளித் தமிழர், பறங்கியர், இலங்கை மலாயர், இலங்கை ஆப்பிரிக்கர் மற்றும் பூர்வீகக் குடிகளான வேடுவர் ஆகியோரின் தாயகமாகும். இலங்கையை பற்றி அதிகம் அறியப்படாத சில விடயங்கள் இதோஇலங்கையின் வடிவமைப்பை வைத்து அது இந்திய பெருங்கடலின் முத்து (Pearl of the Indian Ocean) மற்றும் இந்திய நாட்டின் கண்ணீர் துளி (Teardrop of India) என அழைக்கப்படுகிறது. கிரிக்கெட் தான் இலங்கையில் மிக பிரபலமான விளையாட்டாக இருந்தாலும், இலங்கையின் தேசிய விளையாட்டு கைப்பந்தாகும். இலங்கையானது உலகின் மிகப்பெரிய அளவில் தேயிலையை ஏற்றுமதி செய்யும் நாடுகளில் ஒன்றாக திகழ்கிறது.
இலங்கையில் உள்ள சிவனொதிபாத மலை (Adam’s Peak) மிக புனித மலையாக கருதப்படுகிறது. இலங்கையில் மொத்தம் பதினோரு பல்கலைகழகங்கள் உள்ளது.
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If You’re Not Measuring Quality of Hire, You’re Not Hiring the Best People

The big idea behind developing a quality of hire metric is to compare the candidate’s actual past performance to some predefined level of great performance. Few would argue that measuring Quality of Hire (QoH) is of critical importance for determining if a company’s hiring programs are effective. Unfortunately, most HR and recruiting leaders believe that this can only be done after the person is hired. I’d like to use this post to suggest that measuring pre- and post- hire candidate quality is not difficult. All it takes is a big dose of out-of-the-box rethinking. Here’s a realistic approach I suggest: Step 1: Make hiring managers responsible for the quality of the people they hire. Since most managers are not rewarded on how well they hire and build their teams, they are more interested in getting the work done. This means hiring more experienced people, rather than high-potential people. If hiring stronger people is a strategic objective, those that do the hiring need to be held acc…