Day: September 14, 2023

Domino is a game in which dominoes are placed end to end in long lines. When the first domino is tipped, it causes the next domino in line to tip over, and so on, until all of the dominoes have fallen. Stacking the dominoes in different shapes and sizes allows for complex patterns to be created. Dominoes are also used for other games, such as the popular Five-Up. Lily Hevesh started playing with dominoes as a child. Her grandparents had the classic 28-pack, and she loved setting them up in straight or curved lines and flicking the first one to watch it tumble down. She now works as a professional domino artist and creates spectacular displays for events, movies, and even YouTube videos. Hevesh says the key to creating her amazing designs is understanding the laws of physics. The biggest challenge is getting the dominoes to fall properly. The best way to do this is by using gravity, which pulls the topmost domino down toward the floor, setting off a chain reaction that causes the rest to tumble over at just the right moment. She also considers the theme of her display when choosing dominoes, and brainstorms images or words that can be incorporated into it. She then makes test versions of the pieces and films them to ensure that they will work correctly. This is a lot like the process of plotting a novel. If you don’t have a clear idea of what will happen next, it can be hard to tell your readers. Another key to Hevesh’s success is technology. The company’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is filled with engineers and software developers, and Domino’s has been at the forefront of new ways to order pizza (including ordering by texting a Domino’s emoji). The technology behind these innovations can also be applied to other areas of our lives, such as improving our health habits. Whenever you make a positive change in your life, it’s important to understand that the effects can be as simple as a ripple. When you start making small changes in your everyday routine, it’s important to keep momentum going. This is the principle behind what Admiral William H. McRaven called “domino actions”: simple, high leverage actions that have a dramatic impact. For example, if you make the decision to start making your bed every morning, it will have an immediate effect on the rest of your day. You’ll feel more motivated and productive, and you’re likely to continue with the behavior because of the “domino effect.” If you want to achieve lasting change in your life, it’s important not only to try new behaviors but to commit to them and stick with them. By consistently committing to domino actions, you can achieve your goals and live your best life.

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