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10 Healthy Habits For Your Brain

Back in March, Lifehack published the following guide to 10 daily tips for keeping your brain sharp, written by productivity and communication expert Kyle Robbins. We really liked Robbins' list and have reposted it here. If you'd like to se--- Continue reading

Why You Learn Best in the Zone of Proximal Development

This post was written by Ellen Newman, an adjunct professor of psychology at IE University in Spain. A veteran student and teacher of psychology, having earned a BA in the field from Harvard and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Michi--- Continue reading

How people improve their cognitive functions with Brain Training on BrainGymmer.com

The following is a guest post by Louis Kinsbergen, CEO of Dezzel Media, the creator of BrainGymmer and co-writer and Marketing intern Bram Valkenburg.  Louis (49) is a serial entrepreneur from Amsterdam, Netherlands who worked in the onli--- Continue reading

Four Steps to Managing Stress: Part Four

Guest Series by Kathy McGurk: Congratulations, you have made it to the fourth and final step for managing stress. Good news, in this step you will learn to have fun! In Step 1, you successfully identified the major stressors in your life--- Continue reading

Four Steps to Managing Stress: Part Three

Guest Series by Kathy McGurk: If you’ve been advancing through the 4-step process to better manage your stress, you have officially made it half way! You have identified the major stressors in your life and begun to avoid the unnecessa--- Continue reading

Four Steps to Managing Stress: Part Two

Guest Series by Kathy McGurk: Hopefully after following step 1 of the 4-step process to managing stress, you have adequately pinpointed the real triggers of stress in your life, and are ready to continue moving on in the process. If you --- Continue reading

Four Steps to Managing Stress: Part One

Guest Series by Kathy McGurk: We’ve all been there. The moments when we feel in over our head—when our job, our family, our education, or our lives seem like too much to handle—when we are stressed! While stress can often times be --- Continue reading

Memorization – It’s Not a Dirty Word

We have extolled the virtues of rote memorization many times on this blog. From its benefits for your brain to improving your long term retention, memorization is all sorts of awesome. Unfortunately, in recent times, schools and teachers ha--- Continue reading