Brain

How to know if your brain is healthy

One simple question tells you everything you need to know. If I were to ask you how old you feel, your answer will reveal whether your brain is healthy…. or not! If you feel younger than your biological age, you’re in luck! Chances are that you’ve got increased grey matter, particularly [...]

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How to boost your IQ by 10% (in 30 seconds)

Wanna boost your IQ? If you or people you love are taking exams and feeling overwhelmed by the pressure; if you’re feeling anxious and are afraid you’re going to fail; if you have any sort of intellectual challenge and you want to do your best, here’s a genuine way to [...]

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Are you aware of your brain?

Did you know there’s such a thing as Brain Awareness Week? Are you, like me, wondering why we need to dedicate a week to pointing out the blinkin’ obvious? I mean, it is obvious, isn’t it? You’re aware you have a brain, right? Job done then! I’m sorry, what? I’ve [...]

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How to manage your mind

And why you should! If you can’t manage your mind – you can’t manage anything! Or at least, that’s how it appears to me. Maybe you agree? Whether it’s coping with the day-to-day ups and downs of life, or trying to motivate yourself to achieve a goal, maybe to muster [...]

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We’re getting stupider!

Average IQ is 7 IQ points less each century We’ve often heard (and probably more than likely due to improvements in social conditions like public health nutrition and education in wealthy nations), that IQ scores have been rising by about 3 points every decade. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true. Maybe [...]

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Happy music makes you more creative

Hey! Imagine that! It’s official… Happy music makes you more creative – if you’re engaged in some activity that requires you to generate new ideas (divergent thinking), you’re more likely to come up with unique ideas, and more of them, than if you don’t listen to happy music. Of course, [...]

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What’s in a name? How we describe something influences our experience!

Notwithstanding the terrible devastation going on in certain parts of the globe at the moment, how we describe something affects our experience of it. And astonishingly, people tend to put themselves in harm’s way when the storm, or hurricane, if you’re in the States – has a female name! Because then it seems, we [...]

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How to stop your mind wandering

You’d have thought, wouldn’t you, that to stop your mind wandering and get anything done, especially in this fast-paced environment we live in today, you’d need to strengthen your ‘focus muscle’? Failure to focus – fast-track to miserable failure After all, distractions are all around us, and the experts say that [...]

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Zap your brain to increase your intelligence

I don’t think I would, but would you put yourself through this on the off chance it might increase your intelligence? For a while now, thousands of people of the Baby Boomer generation, in order to achieve eternal life… well OK maybe not eternal, but a desire to live longer and healthier, [...]

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Don’t think of a blue elephant!

Ha! Got ya! You did, didn’t you! Of course, that’s the way our brains process information. You can’t deliberately not think about something. Because, in order to do ‘not blue elephant’ you have to do ‘blue elephant’ first! So? Well, that’s a problem when you tell yourself not to eat [...]