Mar 012018

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowPower Causes Brain Damage
You know the old saying, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”? This is a fascinating article about how leaders lose mental capacities, most notably for reading other people, that were essential to their rise. As they become powerful, those abilities are no longer necessary. This isn’t just theory, it’s been observed and measured.

Creative Mess, Creative Clutter
Many years ago, I read that clutter gives rise to creativity, because creativity is actually creating something out of chaos. Now there’s some evidence to back that up. This article cites a study that ideas that emerge in a cluttered room are more innovative than those in a tidy one.

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think
This article cites various studies that are showing that silence may actually grow our brains by adding new cells. Quiet also allows you to process information more fully. Silence reduces stress and improves cognition, among other things.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jun 162015

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowThe Happiness Choice
Every day, you choose whether to be bothered by incidents that happen, or to let them go and be happy. Despite the beliefs that our moods are ruled by external factors, we have the power to control our reactions. This article includes 10 suggestions on how to make it easier to choose to be happy.

The Horrifying Truth About Multitasking And Productivity – 8 Truths
Research shows that multitasking undermines productivity and efficiency. But did you know it damages your brain? The good news is you can reverse it. This article explores 8 nasty truths about multitasking that will make you reconsider this pervasive habit.

Smartphones making children borderline autistic, warns expert
Young children today are less able to read human emotions than pupils four decades ago, an expert has said. He pointed to research done in the US within the last decade that shows a decrease in empathy among college students and at the same time a rise in narcissism. There are others who dispute his findings. But there’s interesting evidence that children aren’t getting enough one-on-one time with their family and relying too much on technology.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart