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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?

Cool invoice design video | free graphic examples download | Easy Business Software In the sea of confusion regarding types of invoices, billing techniques and payment terms most often generated automatically by an accounting system, most company owners don’t give a second thought as to the actual graphic design of their invoices . Is it an issue worth fussing about? Invoices are an undeniable part of any company not only because it is a formal request for payment but also as a valuable marketing tool . Yes you heard me, marketing ! In most companies and businesses, the person that you’ve completed work for is usually not directly tied to the accounting department. It’s up to you to forward an invoice for the work you’ve finished to the designated contact so that they have a record of who you are, what you’ve done and most importantly, where to send the check to. Your invoice should be clear and proper, so that you can get paid by your clients efficiently. Invoce Design - Template Sample Invoice Form - Art Design Blue P.S. Let’s start with the bare structure.

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

Slavoj Zizek: Philosophy - Key Ideas • Key Ideas • Books: A Summary He was born the only child of middle-class bureaucrats (who hoped he would become an economist) on 21 March 1949 in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and, at that time, part of Yugoslavia. Zizek's interest in the films of Hollywood was matched only by a dislike for the films and, particularly, the literature of his own country. Disappointed by this rejection of his talents, Zizek spent the next couple of years in the professional wilderness, undertaking his National Service in the Yugoslav army, and supporting his wife and son as best he could by occasionally translating German philosophy. . Miller conducted open discussions about Lacan in Paris (and he still does), but he also conducted a more exclusive thirty-student seminar at the Ecole de la Cause Freudienne in which he examined the works of Lacan on a page by page basis. At all stages in Zizek's life, then, we can detect the insistence of a theme. Slavoj Zizek's Bibliography Photo credit: Kate Milford

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 Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender - Vern L. Bullough 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 The Promise Of Sociology · You cannot understand the life of an individual or the history of society without understanding both. · People do not see how the changes in history affect them. The do not see how the ups and downs they experience in their lives are affected by their society. · People do not see the connection that exists between the patterns in their lives and the course of history. · People need a quality of mind to use information to develop reason to make connections between what is going on in the world and what is happening to themselves. · Sociological Imagination allows us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. Three sorts of questions have been asked by sorts of questions asked by classical social analysts: 1. 2. 3. · The most important distinction is between the issues and the troubles. · Issues- have to do with the matters that transcend these local environments of the individual and the range of his inner life.