• The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: A Brief History

    The city of Babylon was one of the most important cities in all of ancient Mesopotamia. It dates back to at least 4,000 B.C. and remained a major metropolis for many centuries after that. Not only was Babylon the capital of the Babylon empire, but it was considered the largest city in the world twice in its history, around 1770 BC and then once more in 610 BC.

    And what does one do with the grandest largest city in the world?…

  • What Does “The” Mean?

    It’s not often we think about the things we’re totally used to in life. So when was the last time you stopped to ponder the most frequent word you say every day? Surely, you know what the hell I’m talking about, it’s used 7% of the time we ever say a word in the English language. Even this paragraph has included seven iterations of the word.

    I’m talking about the word the.

    What is the meaning of the word “the”?

    The word “the” is an article used in English grammar, meaning things already mentioned, being talked about, implied or presumed for anyone listening, reading, or speaking.…

  • Midjourney: How to Use Bot Commands, Settings, and Features

    Midjourney is a fantastic AI art generator I’ve been using for almost half a year. Since the beginning, I have been extremely impressed. While it didn’t quite stand up to DALL-E or some versions of Stable Diffusion, it was an open beta and you could use the images commercially if you wished to. But since then, they’ve come out with version 3 and more recently, version 4 of Midjourney, which has blown my socks off.

    In all honesty, I can’t wait for Midjourney’s version 4 (which you can see in the “/settings” denoted as “MJ4”) to be finished with its beta, as I have a lot of silly plans to use the added features in the future.…

  • How to Fix Midjourney Errors

    “Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.” — Isaac Newton

    If you’re here, you must be having problems with the amazing AI art generator software called Midjourney. I’ve pumped out over 3,000 images with the amazing tool in the past half year and am absolutely loving it. But if you’re familiar with the software, it still has a long way to go. I do have to hand it to them, though, with just a small team they’ve accomplished an astounding feat with Midjourney.…

  • Hook Writing: 20 Great Hook Examples and Strategies to Write an Awesome Hook Essay

     

    Do you ever wish readers were more hooked on your phonics? I did. So I researched, practiced, and found a whole bunch of new ways to write a great hook for essays.

    And guess what?

    It works for me!

    Well, most of the time anyway. Other times, not so much. Those are usually the occasions I free-write and don’t follow any proven tactics. And, as expected, those are the time the articles usually flop because they had no proper hook in writing.…

  • What is Gyotaku Fish Printing?

    “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” — Henry David Thoreau

    For almost 150 years, Japanese fishermen have been practicing the art of gyotaku fish printing. Every year, massive fishing contests would be held. But, as this was before the time of photography, judges sought out a better more accurate way of determining who could catch the biggest fish.

    That’s when gyotaku fish printing first came along.

    What is gyotaku fish printing?…
  • What is Self-Serving Bias? Examples, Definition, and Experiments

    Self-serving bias is where people have a strong tendency to feel positive events in their life were the result of their own hard work, whereas negative events were caused by something out of their control.

    I’ll make you a bet.

    I bet you feel:

    You’re better at your job than most co-workers You’re a nicer person than the general public You’re probably more intelligent than a lot of your friends You’re at least more attractive than average That you can even drive better than most, too

     

    And if you don’t agree—what, do you think you’re more honest than most people too?…

  • The 100 Largest Cities in the USA 2022

    The largest city in the USA is currently New York, located in the state of New York, as of 2022. Lots of people are curious about which cities are the biggest, whether its to answer a trivia question, win a simple bet, or even write an essay for geography class. Well, here are the 100 biggest and most populous cities in the United States in 2022!

    Due to the realities of collecting information, the most recent data we have on the total number of people living in cities of the USA is from July 1, 2021.…

  • The Largest Shopping Center in the World

    The largest shopping center in the world is currently the Dubai Mall, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The massive complex’s size is 1,124,000 square meters (12,098,635 square feet), which is equivalent to more than 200 football fields. It first opened in November 2008 and has constantly been running since then. There are over 1,200 retail outlets inside and just in case you’re hungry, more than 160 restaurants! There’s also an aquarium, a full-size Olympic ice skating rink (in the desert!),…