• AI Art Generators Face a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit From Artists

    A group of artists is suing Midjourney, Stability AI, and DeviantArt, the companies behind some of the most popular AI art tools out there, for having “violated the rights of millions of artists” by using billions of internet images to train their AI art tools without the consent of artists and without compensating any of them.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t AI art just a bunch of algorithms and code?” And to that, I say, you are not wrong.…

  • List of Month Abbreviations: Master the Calendar in No Time

    Whether you’re a busy professional, a student, or simply someone who likes to stay organized, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the months of the year and the abbreviations used to represent them. This knowledge can help you plan your schedule, set reminders, and communicate effectively with others.

    A comprehensive list of month names and abbreviations can serve as a handy reference guide, allowing you to quickly and easily check the spelling of a month, or confirm its abbreviation.…

  • The 80/20 Rule: Understanding the Pareto Principle

    As a college student, I always found myself feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do. I had a full course load, was involved in several extracurricular activities, and was constantly trying to balance all of these responsibilities with a social life. It wasn’t until I learned about the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, that things started to become a little easier for me.

    I decided to apply the 80/20 rule to my studies and identified the 20% of course material that I struggled with the most.…

  • Is AI Art Bad for Artists and Creators?

    I hated my university’s slogan. It was something along the lines of “Thinkers. Leaders. Doers.” It just rubbed my brain’s edges in all the wrong ways.

    Doers.

    Blegh. I’ve never been a doer. I’ve definitely been a thinker, though. Some might even call it chronic. “What are you thinking about?” is a phrase I’ll hear at least thrice a week. Sometimes even when I don’t leave my cave. Although those moments have the mirror worrying a bit more than usual.

    On a recent trip with friends, I confessed I had been thinking about where to park before we even left 2 hours prior.…

  • ROYGBIV: What Is the Rainbow Color Order?

    The colors of the rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. But could you have said that list by heart if I asked you to repeat it? Besides that, haven’t you ever wondered what forms these colors and why they’re always in the same order? If so, this article is for you!

    We’ll quickly go over how to remember the colors of the rainbow in order, touch on a few easy acronyms, and go over what creates these majestical rainbows in the first place.…

  • Understanding the Peter Principle: What It Is and How to Recognize It

    Samantha had always been a standout employee at her company. She worked hard and consistently exceeded expectations, and it wasn’t long before she was promoted to management. However, despite her best efforts, Samantha struggled in her new role.

    She found it difficult to delegate tasks and often micromanaged her team, causing tension and frustration among her employees. Despite her problems, Samantha refused to ask for help or admit that she might not be cut out for the role. She was simply used to always being the best in every work situation.…

  • How Many Pounds in a Ton? Everything You Wanted to Know About the Common Term

    In the US, there are 2000 pounds in a ton. “But wait, which kind of ton?” you might say. And you’d be right. Because there are 11 different versions of a ton in different fields and geographies around the world. Be sure to read the rest of this article just in case you ever hear the question, “How many pounds are in a ton?”, you’ll have the most elaborate and accurate answer known to humanity!

    Let’s dig in and take a look at all the different forms of the measurement of ton.…

  • The 22 Main Alchemy Symbols and Their Meanings

    Symbols are everywhere. You see them on billboards and in magazines and all over text messages from young whippersnappers. They’re even hidden in seemingly mundane things like labels or license plates. But today, I wanted to explore a subject that often pops up in the medieval and fantasy fiction books I used to read all the time as a kid.

    They’re called Alchemical symbols, and they’re definitely not a regular part of science class today.

    And yet, the study of alchemy was par for the course for hundreds if not thousands of years.…

  • Metric System vs. Imperial System: Differences, Conversions, and Use

    Growing up in Canada, I was always confused by the use of both the imperial and metric systems. I remember in school when my teacher asked us to measure the length of the classroom in meters, I accidentally used feet instead, and ended up giving a very wrong answer. This became a running joke in my class, but I learned quickly to always double-check which system I was supposed to be using!

    The metric system is a system of measurement used in many countries around the world.…

  • What is the Meaning of Hello?

    The word “hello” is a simple greeting, but it carries a lot of meaning. It’s a word used to express a variety of sentiments, from joy to surprise to curiosity, depending on the context.

    The most common use of “hello” is as a greeting. It’s often used to start a conversation or to show that you are friendly and approachable. It’s also used to express recognition. This is especially true if you are meeting someone for the first time. By saying “hello,” you are letting the other person know that you see them and that you acknowledge their presence.…