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Build Brain Power with these 21 Resources

Build Brain Power with these 21 Resources
Multiple readers have written in requesting more articles on boosting brain power and concentration. This subject has been covered on PickTheBrain before but it doesn’t seem to get old. After all, who doesn’t want to be a little sharper? In an effort to put all the brains in a row, I’ve compiled the web’s best articles on brain power. They come from a wide range of sources including some old favorites and several new sites. From PickTheBrain The Rest of the Web Want to feel great every single week?

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What Is Intelligence, Anyway? What Is Intelligence, Anyway? By Isaac Asimov What is intelligence, anyway? When I was in the army, I received the kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100, scored 160. 101 Most-Read SixWise Articles in Past Decade 101 Most-Read SixWise Articles in Past Decadeby What an amazing decade. Much, if not most, of the mass media has again focused on celebrities and other topics that are often meaningless to our day to day lives -- or worse has not shared in-depth insights necessary to get the real truth and facts about important issues.

50 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power 1) Meditate — Meditation has been known to increase IQ, relieve stress, and promotes higher levels of brain functioning. Meditation also activates the “prefrontal cortex” of the brain, an area responsible for advanced thinking ability and performance. 2) Draw A Picture — Drawing stimulates the right-hemisphere of the brain and inspires creativity.

Build Your Own Brain Gym: 100 Tools, Exercises, and Games Posted by Site Administrator in Health Tools May 28th, 2009 By Meredith Walker Stay on top of your game mentally and slow the effects of aging on your brain by keeping it in excellent shape. It’s easy to do and costs little to no money with all the resources available on the Internet.

Stages of Learning to Say "No" Your rating: None Average: 4 (1 vote) One of the most important skills we can learn that will help us manage and fulfill our priorities is to say "No." Once we get there, it becomes easier and easier, but initially it can be extremely awkward and unpopular with others. Knowing the stages we’ll go through can help us realize that what’s happening is natural and that its not just that we can’t seem to do it. Stage 1: Identifying Opportunities In this initial stage we have identified our need to learn to say "No" and have made it a goal.

How to Think Like a Genius Edit Article One Methods:Metaphorming: The Official "Think Like a Genius"® Method There are many ways to classify a genius. But if you look at the historical figures whom most people would consider geniuses, such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Beethoven, you can see one thing they all share in common: they were all able to think in a way different from the mainstream, and thus made connections that no one else did. Based on that pattern, this article will address some of the ways you can think like a genius. Ad Is Aging an Accident of Evolution? Stanford Scientists Say "Yes" "Everyone has assumed we age by rust. But how do you explain animals that don't age? Some tortoises lay eggs at the age of 100, there are whales that live to be 200 and clams that make it past 400 years." Stuart Kim, PhD, Stanford University professor of developmental biology and genetics Prevailing theory of aging challenged by Stanford University Medical School researchers. Their discovery contradicts the prevailing theory that aging is a buildup of tissue damage similar to rust.

How To Boost Brain Power and Memory Until just a few years ago, doctors believed that the brain stopped making new neural connections - meaning that the memory began to get irreversibly worse - when the body stopped developing, usually in the early 20s. And doctors knew that, like any other part of the body, neurons weaken as people age. Loss of brain function due to neural breakdown was assumed to be a normal, unavoidable part of aging. It turns out they were wrong. In the past few years, it has become clear that you can, in fact, make new neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age.

Dairy products in adult diets improve cognitive function Adults who consume dairy products at least once daily have higher cognitive function than those who rarely or never drink milk or eat dairy foods, according to a new study by researchers from the University of South Australia and University of Maine. Those who consumed the most dairy products had the highest scores in an extensive cognitive test battery that included multiple measures of visual-spatial ability, verbal memory, working memory, reasoning ability and executive functioning (the ability to plan, organize and integrate cognitive functions). Those who seldom or never consumed dairy performed lower than average for this study population.