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Do You Really Understand How Calendars Work?

Image: Photo: Shutterstock Graphics: Vicky Leta‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. As we all sign up for gym memberships or invest in a Peloton that will just gather dust by March, I resolve to work out your brain this year. January 1, 2024 is a Monday. So what day was January 1 last year? Because of the regularities in how we slice and organize time, you don’t need to consult a calendar or count backwards from 365 to answer that question.Will You Click Windows’ New Copilot Button?Legendary mathematician John

Same again? 1996 calendars reused for 2024! Ebay selling Star Wars to Barbie themes; sets Internet abuzz

It is a radical form of recycling. Calendars from 1996 are being reused for 2024 as both are leap years that begin on a Monday. The quirk has sparked a flurry of interest on the internet, with 1990s nostalgia fans chasing down vintage calendars nearly 30 years old. As last year came to an end, people began posting about how the 1996 calendar works neatly in 2024, with one TikTok clip garnering over 1.5 million views. Another viral post, this time on X (formerly Twitter), playfully reminds people to start reusing their…

Spirals Carved Into Colorado Rocks Thousands of Years Ago Could Be Ancient Calendars : ScienceAlert

The Castle Rock Pueblo settlement complex on the Mesa Verde plateau where Colorado borders Utah is well-known for buildings within cliff-side hollows and rock art dating from thousands of years ago.A research team from Jagiellonian University in Poland has reported back on new findings from the area, including a variety of previously undiscovered rock carvings covering a distance of some 4 kilometers (about 2.5 miles).Considering how extensively experts have studied this part of the world in the past, the new carvings or…

Best Holiday Advent Calendars 2023: Chocolate, Food, Liquor, Gifts

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Tis the season to be merry, and to gift yourself a daily dose of positivity. Research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience linked enhanced happiness and other positive emotions with new, diverse experiences, and found that this connection is related to a greater correlation of brain activity in the hippocampus and the striatum (a.k.a. the brain zones associated…

Bob Marley biopic teaser is out, block your calendars for date with the legend | Hollywood

Get ready to jam with the icon! Bob Marley x One Love(NPR) The highly anticipated trailer for the cinematic biopic "Bob Marley: One Love" has been unveiled, providing a glimpse into the inspiring life and music of the legendary Bob Marley. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, known for his work on "King Richard," this film promises to captivate audiences with its portrayal of Marley's extraordinary journey. The biopic showcases the life and struggles faced by legendary Jamaican musician and also includes the…

Do paper calendars help us plan better than digital calendars?

Design of survey flow for Study 2. Credit: Journal of Consumer Psychology (2022). DOI: 10.1002/jcpy.1297 The popularity of digital calendars over paper calendars has grown significantly due to instant access to appointments, meetings and dates. But which type of calendar leads to higher efficiency? Jay Yang, assistant professor of marketing at Cal State…

Mark your calendars: first Supermoon of 2023, the Buck Moon, approaching!

This week, get ready to witness July's full moon, also known as the buck moon. It's the first supermoon of the year, which means the moon will look a bit larger and brighter than usual.The best time to view the buck moon is during its rise in the southeastern sky on the evening before July 3. It will also be bright and full on the nights of July 2 and 4, appearing in the constellation Sagittarius. The buck moon is named after male deer, also called bucks, because this is the time when their antlers grow. Interestingly,…

Microsoft to add its AI-powered 365 Copilot to OneNote

Image Source : MICROSOFT Microsoft to add its AI-powered 365 Copilot to OneNote Microsoft has announced that it is set to add its new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered 'Microsoft 365 Copilot' assistant to its OneNote. Greg Mace, a Product Manager for OneNote said, "As your notetaking partner, Copilot uses your prompts to draft plans, generate ideas, create lists,…

Icelandic Christmas Folklore Is Horrifying

My condolences to the children of Iceland. While many Christmas celebrations around the world are full of tidings of comfort, joy, and rampant consumerism, for young Icelanders it’s a time of terror, where you’re lucky to escape with your life… or a potato. At least, that seems to be the case according to this fascinatingly frightening folklore.Let’s begin with Grýla, a giant part-troll, part-animal creature who lives in the Dimmuburgir mountains and comes down at Christmas to look for naughty children to abduct. When she…

I Made ChatGPT Plan My Christmas

The authorPhoto: Thomas GermainChristmas time is great, but it can also be a little melancholy. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I get depressed during the winter sometimes (and during the Spring, Summer, and Fall, for that matter). One thing that always helps is being a little playful and weird. So in the spirit of open-mindedness, I asked ChatGPT for help.The suggestions it gave were pretty standard, but they’re probably all good ideas. “Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs during the