To Improve a Memory about 25%, Consider Cocoa!

By |2016-09-29T15:43:53+00:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Learning|Tags: , , |

Healthy people, ages 50 to 69, drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa flavanols for three months. And they performed better on a memory test than people who drank a low-flavanol mixture.

On average, they performed like people two to three decades younger on the memory task. They performed about 25 percent better than the low-flavanol group.

But you should remember that sugar hurt your memory. Thus you shouldn’t eat a lot of white chocolate but dark chocoalte.

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Creative potential will be greater upon completion of moderate aerobic exercise than when not preceded by exercise.

By |2016-09-10T11:43:58+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Learning|Tags: |

“Sixty college students participated in an experiment consisting of three regimens varying the time when a Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was taken in relation to exercise completion.

The results supported the hypotheses that creative potential will be greater upon completion of moderate aerobic exercise than when not preceded by exercise (immediate effects), that creative potential will be greater following a two hour lag time following exercise than when not preceded by exercise (residual effects), and that creative potential will not be significantly different immediately following exercise than after a two hour lag time following exercise (enduring residual effects).” (more…)

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Learn when you sleep

By |2016-09-03T01:25:17+00:00September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Learning|Tags: , |

A study in Science shows that wafting perfume under a person’s nose during slow-wave sleep helps the brain retain information learned during the day.

The study hints that odor cues could help with everyday mnemonic challenges, such as remembering names and faces.

First author Björn Rasch and colleagues had volunteers learn a 2D object location task (a card-sort test) while they got a blast of rose scent. Later, while they were sleeping, the volunteers were given two more shots of the fragrance at 30 second intervals. The next day all the volunteers were re-tested in the card sort test.

Those who smelled the roses during the initial training and later during SWS performed significantly better, remembering the location of 97 percent of the card pairs as compared to 85 percent for those who did not receive the scent or who only got it during training or during sleep alone.

But you don’t need to use a odor. You can use as well any sound and turn on it during SWS.

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You need seven to eight hours of sleep each night for optimal performance.

By |2016-08-30T08:43:41+00:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success|Tags: , , , |

Second, almost all successful people practice the old saying: “Early to bed, and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Early rising give you an opportunity to read, reflect, and meditate.

Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income” – Brian Tracy

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Once tissue [skin, organs] are removed from a human body, our connection with those removed parts ceases to exist.

By |2016-08-29T16:38:05+00:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , , |

The DNA sample was isolated and placed in a specially-designed chamber and taken to another room in the same building.

An extraordinary thing happened. When the donor’s measured responses registered emotional ‘peaks’ or ‘dips,’ the donor’s DNA showed a simultaneous electrical response that either spiked or dipped. The DNA acted as if it were still connected energetically to its donor at a distance.

Julie Motz, “Everyone an Energy Healer: The Treat V Conference” Santa Fe, NM, Advances: The Journal of Mind-Body Health, vol. 9 (1993).

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Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

By |2016-08-19T17:25:52+00:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Learning, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Researcher found that people who drank alcohol and had a blood alcohol level of 0.07 or higher were worse at completing problems that required attentional control but better at creative problem solving tests.

The bottom line is that we think being too focused can blind you to novel possibilities, and a broader, more flexible state of attention is needed for creative solutions to emerge,

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