Month: October 2021

What the NSA is up to: Secret surveillance of top leaders

A recent report by the Washington Post, which covered classified and secret intelligence programs, shows how the NSA, a U.S. intelligence agency, is using a secret surveillance program to monitor senior leaders at the highest levels of government.The program, dubbed COVID-19, allows the NSA to eavesdrop on foreign leaders,...

How to make ‘The Great Gatsby’ lyrics more epic and dramatic

I have a feeling this is not the only song you have been looking for.It’s the lyrics to the song “The Great Gig In The Sky,” from George Michael’s 1971 classic.The lyrics of this song are pretty much what you might expect from an American song, but it’s the...

How to keep your attention for less than a second, a new study finds

Attention is a key ingredient in learning, and that’s why many students and adults in both the classroom and the workplace use it to focus their attention.But it’s not always the case.As research shows, students often need to get some help with their attention in order to learn or...

How ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ became icons for nerds

By LIZ SANTINAPOPRA, AP WriterIn “Star Wars,” a character called “Jedi Master Yoda” leads the galaxy to a new age of peace.In “Star Trek,” an alien race called the Borgs have invaded Earth.In an era of social media and instant gratification, a couple of people with the same name...

Watchdog questions Trump’s handling of his business dealings

The Trump Organization has been under scrutiny from the Justice Department and Congress since revelations surfaced last month that he and his associates were using the Trump Organization’s Trump Shuttle airline as a vehicle to move foreign government delegations.The company has been in the news for a number of...

Why does your visual attention depend on the situation you’re in?

Visual attention is the ability to pay attention to specific things.It’s something that can be used for a variety of tasks, from focusing on a subject, like an image, to a particular action, like a gesture.Here are some examples of what visual attention is used for: Recognition: Recognizing objects...

How to catch a sentence you miss in the headlines

Attention span: The longer you wait, the longer you will wait.For those of us with short attention spans, the idea of an extra half hour is tempting.But when you’re looking for an effective way to capture attention in a sentence, it’s helpful to know the difference between the two...

When to pay attention to a person with ADHD

FourFourSeconds ago, the world was transfixed by the story of Dr. James Randi, a psychologist who has become a symbol of attention-deficit disorder and the rise of artificial intelligence.Randi has become famous for telling a story about a guy who has a rare disorder that causes him to have...

What you need to know about standing at attention

Sitting at attention is a very important skill for anyone working in an office environment.It is a skill that every person needs to master, but for many it is difficult.Standing at attention in your workplace means taking note of your surroundings and how you feel about it.This will help...