While many prominent musicians famously shun any discussion of genres, the fact is that there are broad categories of music with shared origins, instrumentation, arrangements, and other characteristics that bind them together.
So what distinguishes the amateur from the professional, a study by partypoker set out to answer the question. Six players, two beginners, two intermediate and two experts were observed playing forty minute sessions of Texas Hold’em poker. All the participants wore electroencephalography (EEG) headsets by Emotiv and the data was then converted to colour coded brain maps. The brain activity of amateurs and experts were then compared at key stages of the game.
Here we explore some of the world’s lesser known sports, that for one reason or another have remained below the radar. Broadly speaking, you can place these alternative sports into three categories: First are modern-day developments of more traditional sports, with some rule changes or the addition of modern tools or equipment. The next group are the ones with a history and heritage every bit as long and rich than the established sports, if not more so. In some cases they may well have been the root from which the more familiar 21st century incarnations emerged. The final bunch are… well the final bunch are just plain bizarre. Let’s take a look!
One of the things that mark out a civilized society is the way those who are successful help those who are in need. The Middle East has more than its fair share of motivated people such as these, with a number of homegrown philanthropists having made and still making a very real difference to the lives of those who live in the region.
Addiction is a vicious cycle. Once you are trapped, you will struggle to escape. It does not help that as human beings we are creatures of habit, repeating learned behaviour, often to our detriment, only because we are familiar with it. Familiarity can be comforting. And yet, it can be crippling.
No discussion about legalization should end without the topic of children at least coming up as a part of the discussion. What should not happen is for children to be used as a weapon in a war of words.
Austin used to be a somewhat small, understated city in the center of Texas that was mostly known for music festivals. But lately it’s been on everyone’s radar. Now Austin is the fastest growing big city in the United States. Between July 2013 and July 2014 Austin’s population grew another 2.9 percent!
One thing that’s normally shunned by people, especially the younger generation, is the good old game of Bingo. Most tend to write this off as a boring past time that elderly take part in to stave off boredom. But it turns out that the older folks who play Bingo are actually better off mentally than the rest of us.