A small rectangular block used as a gaming object. Dominoes are made of rigid material such as wood or bone, and have a line in the center that divides them visually into two square ends that may be either blank or marked by spots resembling those on dice. Dominoes are also known as bones, men, cards, or pieces and have a variety of functions, but they are primarily used for positional games.
Domino has a long history of use in various cultures throughout the world, including the Philippines, where it was used as a means of keeping track of debts. It was also popular among Muslim prisoners in Europe, as it was a way of passing time.
The most popular type of domino game is called a layout game, which involves creating a chain or grid of tiles in which each tile has one of several different values. The value of a domino is indicated by its pip count, which ranges from six to zero or blank. Most sets of dominoes include a suit of six pips (or dots) and a suit of four pips, though larger sets exist.
Most dominoes are arranged in a zigzag pattern, with the first tile on the left or right side of the grid being called a “sleeper.” A player then places a domino on top of it and begins to form a chain. Each subsequent tile that is played must be placed perpendicular to the previous tile and touch it fully on three sides — or, as is more commonly done with doubles, on all four sides. This allows for the development of a snake-line shape.
Hevesh’s grandparents had a classic 28-pack of dominoes, which she played with as a child. As a teen, she began building elaborate domino setups and posting videos of them on YouTube. By the age of 20, she was earning a living as a professional domino artist. Her domino setups have been used for movies, television shows, and events, including a music video for Katy Perry.
When you make a habit of doing something, that change can spread like a domino effect, making it easier for you to keep doing the behavior. That’s why Jennifer Dukes Lee makes her bed every morning — it’s a small commitment that has created a ripple of new behaviors in her life.
Domino’s has many job openings, with the company seeking to hire employees at its stores and headquarters, as well as delivery drivers. The application process includes a career website where you can submit your resume and personal information as well as links to your social media profiles. You can also apply to a Domino’s outlet as a walk-in applicant if the store is looking for staff.
The company’s culture is based on the principle of listening to its customers and workers. Former CEO David Brandon put this philosophy into practice, implementing changes such as relaxed dress codes and new leadership training programs. His successor, Dominic Doyle, has continued to stress this value. In the past year, the company has developed new ways for customers to order pizzas, such as using emoji and voice-activated technology.