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Use of online brain training tools to improve 'manly skills'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Max Z Jul 8. 3 Replies

Does anyone out there has experience using online brain training tools (i.e. luminosity, elevate) to increase skills like concentration, comprehension, vocabulary, etc. Specifically, after staying…Continue

Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Jul 7. 18 Replies

I'm getting ready to start a new job in a technical/laboratory setting. Dress code is generally pretty lax, lots of jeans and polos, even t-shirts are acceptable. A typical day could include your…Continue

Steering wheel vibration a problem?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Specs Oct 19, 2014. 31 Replies

Hey all, I bought a used car a couple years ago with 70k on it and I've put another 20k on since then. The vehicle has had a bit of steering wheel vibration at highway speeds ever since I bought it.…Continue

Diagnosing foot pain brought on by running

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emerson Sep 16, 2014. 7 Replies

Hey all, over the last month or so I've been running a couple times a week. That's not really new for me but I did get out of habit over the long winter. Anyway, I've developed a bit of a foot issue…Continue

 

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Regular Joe replied to N Fan's discussion Use of online brain training tools to improve 'manly skills'
Jul 8
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"Then Khakis and a button down long sleeve shirt but wear a lab coat over that when working in the machine shop or oils, greases, or other chemicals.  Decent work shoes and keep a pair of dressier shoes for those (in)frequent meetings."
Jul 7
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"They do sell sneakers with steel toes as well as other footwear."
Jul 7
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"Was his name Tim Allen?"
Jul 7
David F. replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"Go with indgo blue jeans and a fitted suit shirt.  When the jeans fade you have to replace them.  Think about what you can wear with a blazer and look good.  That should set the tone."
Jul 7
Native Son replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"Then again, I once had a middle school wood shop teacher who routinely managed to drape his four in hand tie on the saw deck when using the classroom radial arm saw..."
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"I used to have a similar issue with being indecisive. Eventually, I pushed myself over the hump by forcing myself to make quick decisions on unimportant issues. Example from my own life: instead of standing in the cereal isle for five minutes trying…"
Jul 6
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"When working in the machine shop you don't want to wear anything that can get caught up in the machinery so I would nix the idea of rolled up sleeves.  Khakis with a polo should be acceptable as would jeans and a henley.  A professor…"
Jul 6
Native Son replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"Problem solved.  Dress like a machinist.  Jeans or khakis, tshirt and dress shirt. Short sleeved very acceptable.  "Service Oxford" shoes are a step up from tennis or running shoes.  NO white socks! If you get called…"
Jul 6
Lucas Fialho replied to N Fan's discussion Use of online brain training tools to improve 'manly skills'
"I think this type of training is almost bullshit. This site's loves to milk money from people... its hard to talk about personal experience because probably all good experiencies would be placebo effect... years ago i made some research and…"
Jul 5
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Use of online brain training tools to improve 'manly skills'

Does anyone out there has experience using online brain training tools (i.e. luminosity, elevate) to increase skills like concentration, comprehension, vocabulary, etc. Specifically, after staying with their program for awhile, do you notice yourself improving in those areas in the real world? I know research on the effectiveness of such tools is mixed and seems to come down on the unfavorable side, but I'd be interested in hearing any first hand accounts.See More
Jul 5
Gentleman Engineer replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"A waistcoat in absence of a coat does require backing, rather than a mere lining. In addition, a belt should fail combination about such. Instead, trousers should be supported by braces. Finally, the lower edging of the waitcoat should obscure the…"
Jul 5
Gentleman Engineer replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"The bowtie would fail to acquire contact undesired about machinery."
Jul 5
N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"I'm curious, what do people think of a casual button down vest? I'm thinking it might be a good way to make jeans/button down shirt more interesting. I feel like a vest would be less likely to get in the way of my work than a tie, and…"
Jul 5
N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"What do you mean by 'casual neat' clothes. I thought about the lab coat, but no one else around the place wears them and I'd like to avoid sticking out like that. I'm not expecting to get splashed with chemicals. More worried…"
Jul 5
Gentleman Engineer replied to N Fan's discussion Suggestions on wardrobe for new job in laboratory setting
"One would propose those garments which exist in a manner tailored to the figure of your possession. Such should allow for small purchase for elements of rotation &c."
Jul 5

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