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How to Improve Your Memory: Tips and Exercises to Boost Brainpower

How to Improve Your Memory: Tips and Exercises to Boost Brainpower
Harnessing the power of your brain They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this old adage simply isn’t true. The human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change—even into old age. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways. The brain’s incredible ability to reshape itself holds true when it comes to learning and memory. Improving memory tip 1: Don't skimp on exercise or sleep Just as an athlete relies on sleep and a nutrition-packed diet to perform his or her best, your ability to remember increases when you nurture your brain with a good diet and other healthy habits. When you exercise the body, you exercise the brain Treating your body well can enhance your ability to process and recall information. Improve your memory by sleeping on it Laughter is good for your brain

70 Things to Do with Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend Instead of Sex Mary Jo gives a list of 70 things to do with your significant other besides having sex. These things will bring you closer to each other and not expose you to possible pregnancy or STDs. I was fascinated when I surveyed teens asking why they had sex. The top three answers for Boys were:1. The top 3 answers for Girls’ were:1. As I reviewed the answers I was struck with a very real awareness. Deep and meaningful relationships are important in adolescence, but many teenage couples turn to sex as a last resort. Here is a list of 70 things that you can do with your boyfriend. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. Before you have sex, you should ask yourself a few important questions:1. why am I doing this?

How to See the Beauty in this World (again) Remember when you were a kid, you could spend hours playing with simple things? When the world was a constant source of wonder? Well you still live in the same world so it must have been you that changed, right? BUT that does not mean we cannot revert to a state of being able to appreciate the immense beauty that we usually take for granted. 1) Stop Stop thinking. 2) Become Present Begin to notice your surroundings. 3) Center Your Attention Pick one thing close to you and study it intensely. You might have to use a bit of imagination to get going, but once you’re there it’s difficult to stop. Have you seen ‘American Beauty?’ I’ve been attempting (and succeeding!) What beautiful yet simple things can you find? I leave you with this beautiful song about the beauty of the world – Peng 33! Photo by gomophotography

Mnemonics and memory improvement / Build Your Memory Online Drum loop Machine Drumbot is the next best thing to a real drummer. Full song loops and tons of grooves. Designed specifically for non-drummers for use as backing tracks during song composition. We've partnered with real drummers, (can you think of a better beat maker?) who've created entire songs, from intro to outro, then organized everything to help you discover that perfect groove. Each of the hand-crafted "songs" consists of a collection of loops (loop set) that all run at the same BPM and are all inter-related. Most loop sets have multiple intro's, verses, chorus', fills, crashes and outros. You can organize these basic building blocks into a unique arrangement that suits your needs. Each of the loop previews (on the left-hand side of drumbot) are about 5-10 seconds -- just long enough to give you a feel for the groove. When you find a groove you like, double-click on it, or click the "Test Drive" button to load the "loop set" into drumbot. Keyboard Shortcuts

Pay Attention to Your Attention! “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung I just came back from a holiday (holy-day) with my parents for a week. When I was at the Monastery in Nepal, one of the people in the course asked a senior monk, “Why do the monks learn philosophy, moral conducts and monastic life rules for years and then start meditating, and we, ‘westernized people’, have to meditate right from the bat?” First is the sickness of distraction. Second is our environment. Now, I believe there are some ‘free’ medicines to cure the neurotic digesting of life. 1) “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Nietzsche Take a walk, preferably in nature, in the morning and on a warm day. 2) “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Reading can be a distraction, but the big difference is, you can decide the pace and pause any minute. Meditation is the opposite of distraction. Photo by ryantron

How to Teach Handwashing to Kids Teaching Hand Washing Information and Resources For Parents & Caregivers Teaching kids about hand washing is not just important to keep them healthier in childhood... but all through life. The sad fact is that many, many adults don't seem to believe that hand washing is important, including the adults who prepare our food! But many teachers, and parents, have had their own experience with lapses in hand washing hygiene, including the huge absentee problem that is generated by the unchecked spread of germs. Tips for Getting Young Children To Wash Effectively The best way to teach anything to young children is by making it fun, making a game out of it -- and by teaching and modeling what to do through your own behavior. Make It Kid Friendly and Fun Try some of these... Make It Into A Game Teaching Tips for GoodHygiene Instruction Learning Principles To Keep In Mind Modeling What to Do-- And When to Do It Always remember that small children are impressed by what we do (enjoy it while it lasts!)

nature sounds 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain... #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully. "SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit!

5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School One of the biggest reasons that people are denied the privilege of education is because they can’t afford it. However, today we live in a world where knowledge and information are at our finger tips like never before. Technology has leveled the playing field so that anybody with an interest and an internet connection can receive a world class education. Bloggers, podcasters, search engines and digital content creators of all types of have made it possible for us to learn virtually anything we want to even if we don’t have the money. If you want to learn anything chances are there is somebody creating content about the subject and sharing it with the world at no cost. Self Motivation is Not Optional Taking this kind of approach to educating yourself requires an extremely high degree of self motivation. 1. 2. Want to learn how to get in shape? 3. 4. 5. Education as we know it is changing rapidly.

please don't fall, cloud by =P0RG on deviantART 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.

Ten Ways to Find Free Textbooks Online Going to university is expensive, and textbooks can make the bill go even higher. However, you don't have to break the bank to finance a good education; there are plenty of places on the Web where you can find and download free online books for nearly any class available. Here are ten sources on the Web you can use to find free content for many college classes, all freely available to either download and print offline or view online in your browser. 1. Use Google The first place to start when looking for a textbook is Google, using the filetype command. filetype:pdf "history of anthropology" If you don't have any luck with the book's title, try the author (again, surrounded by quotes), or, you can also look for another type of file: PowerPoint (ppt), Word (doc), etc. 2. Open Culture, a fascinating repository of some of the best content on the Web, has assembled an ongoing database of free texts ranging in subject from Biology to Physics. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Top 5 Harmful Beauty Habits that Cause Skin Problems Our skin is the first thing people notice about us. And no makeup can help if you suffer from various skin problems. It is absolutely essential to find out and eradicate the reason that causes pimples, irritations and other skin problems. The reasons can be really diversified starting from unhealthy diet to our own beauty habits. Let’s find out which of your usual yet harmful beauty habits cause skin problems and how to quit them. Harmful Beauty Habit #1: Sleeping with your makeup on Sleeping with your makeup on is an absolute no-no if you want to have beautiful, healthy skin. Harmful Beauty Habit #2: Using expired cosmetics Very often we don’t even think that our fave mascara has a very limited lifetime. Harmful Beauty Habit #3: Reapplying your makeup Never reapply your makeup during the day. Harmful Beauty Habit #4: Overexfoliation Although exfoliation is a key point in your daily beauty routine, you shouldn’t try too hard. Harmful Beauty Habit #5: Using dirty makeup brushes Leave a Reply

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