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Move Brainpower into Reconfigured Learning

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It’s no secret that secondary schools stunt teens’ talent, yet where is the stir for strategies to boost brainpower they bring to class daily? Sit through a university lecture, and you’ll agree that brainpower remains untapped, even for faculty. Learners hold amazing segues into mental reserves, yet educational organizations look… Read more »

Expect More Memory by Outsourcing Key Facts

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In spite of great books about memory and the brain’s amazing ability to remember, we still search frantically for keys as we fly out the door. It doesn’t have to be that way. Books such as, How to Develop a Perfect Memory, by Dominic O’Brien, work well for those interested in remembering… Read more »

Expect Calm Under Pressure?

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Experts tell us that when the going gets rough – brain chemicals get going. My question is, Do they move you into calm or chaos? If you’ve ever felt your amygdala heat up when a person upsets you – or if you’ve basked in inspiration of genuine encouragement, you also… Read more »

Expect to Bypass Bullies and Cynics at Work

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Susan Boyle  shut down because of bullies in her youth.  New York Times tells us bullies and cynics are on the rise. Any stomped out innovation because of cynics or bullies where you work? Sometimes we tend to take cynicism, rage and intimidation of bullies in stride. Other times, we… Read more »

Expect Peace in Brain Based Bits

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Imagine a climate of peace, with language that inspires, and people who cheer on your talents. Would you agree that peace would have been a better plan than war in most cases you’ve observed? Not a passive peace, but a robust plan where many angles from different viewpoints move forward… Read more »

Plastic Tricks for Brain-Powered Classes

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Did you know that your brain’s equipped to change rapidly and to biologically reshape itself through chemical and electrical activity? Or that  plasticity will sizzle brain power into any task? This brain trick can speed up learning or jump start successes most  people crave, and yet too often miss out… Read more »

Question to Refuel Finances Past Media Fears

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If you listened lately to the media’s constant streams of financial fears, you likely fail to shop much for loved ones over giving times such as Christmas. Not that buying less detracts from the magic of Christmas. Yet sadly,  gloomy news turns into poor proceeds for business, just as fear… Read more »

Tone Kills or Cultivates Brainpower!

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Watch your tone, or prepare for a fight with cynics the next time a disagreement arises! Have you noticed how highly successful people use  tone to advance their lives and communities? Or how ineffective people clobber brainpower all around them? It’s no coincidence since tone is the fuel that drives… Read more »

Lighten Up – the SAD Story

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During my two years on Baffin Island, up near Greenland, while teaching for McGill University, I both slept more and ate more during dark months where we saw no sunlight at all. Likely your shifts from light to dark are less extreme, but nevertheless, the brain’s reactions to daytime darkness… Read more »

Frantic or Focused? A Brain’s Choices

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You start your day with fresh coffee aromas, serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response, and a warm muffin tops off your shot at winning on another day.  Energized by a good sleep,  creativity stoked,  you’re set for career adventures people only dream of attaining. Life is good…. Read more »