Archive for June, 2010

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Card games attract players from around the world for centuries but in the last decade, thanks to the internet, the poker game became a recreational sport played by millions every day. The history of poker game is not very clear, but one thing is certain: playing card started to be used in the late fourteen century.

When it comes to the design of the cards there is one major dispute: do the four kings represent great historic rulers and who are they?

Is a common belief that the four royal cards represent David (King of Spades), Alexander the Great (King of Clubs), King Charlemagne (King of Hearts) and Caesar Augustus (King of Diamonds). This belief seems to be contradicted by the history itself. (more…)

Do the students learn mathematics better using the computer?

Do the students learn mathematics better using the computer?

Do the students learn mathematics better using the computer?

The computer became an essential asset in the everyday life of students. The computer is mainly used for research and homework, but everyone thinks that the computer will eventually replace the teachers. Some companies and universities even developed software that teachers use every day in math classes.

Mathematica Policy Research Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey conducted a two years study to determine if the special software helps students to learn better mathematics. The total cost of the study is about $14.5 million, but the money comes from the U.S. Department of Education. (more…)

Greece struggles to recover

Greece struggles to recover

Greece struggles to recover

The Greek government was forced to impose a series of austerity measures in return for the huge bail-out of 110 billion euro from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

Because of those drastic measures, Greece is under a siege of protests and strikes for weeks now. The number of violent clashes reduced considerably in the last few weeks inducing a more calm and relax atmosphere.

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Bad eating habits

Bad eating habits

Bad eating habits

Wrong eating habits can have a disastrous effect on your weight and also on your health. The first step to a healthier life is to find out all those bad habits, and after that, removing them from your daily routine. The most common bad eating habits are:

Skipping over breakfast

You don’t have the time or the mood to eat a good breakfast? Think again! Your body needs the food to get through the next few hours. If you don’t eat your blood sugar will lower and you will feel tired and with no mood to work. (more…)

Top five oldest celebrities

Top five oldest celebrities

Top five oldest celebrities

We all want to think that we are going to live forever. Especially the celebrities that hope to live forever at list in the fans hearts. It is a common belief that famous people die younger. There are a lot of stars that contradict this belief.

Let’s take a look at the top five oldest celebrities that are contemporary with us:

Jack LaLanne (born September 26th, 1914) is the fitness guru that helped us losing weight and taught us how to live healthier in decades of TV shows. (more…)