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Speaking Different Languages, Multilinguals Experience a Sort of Personality Switch

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Languages, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Science reveals the surprising effect speaking different languages has on one's personality. Being multilingual is something many of us have dreamed of achieving, but only a few manage to actually succeed. Being able to adapt to different languages and pick up the words and grammar of other cultures is something that is fascinating to those [...]

10 Perfect Words for Indescribable Emotions and Feelings You Never Knew You Had

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Different cultures from around the world have described emotions and feelings you never thought about. In this article, you will learn some of them. We live in an age where science is at its peak and we are making more amazing discoveries than ever before. This is especially true of neuroscience, which in recent years [...]

How Just Trying To Speak Another Language Improves Mental Agility and Social Skills

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

When you try to speak another language as an adult, it's a truly challenging and beneficial task for your brain, research shows. Have your travels taken you to a foreign country where you were unable to communicate with others because you didn’t know their language? Yet even the thought of quickly learning conversational phrases seemed [...]

5 Reasons Why Hobbies Improve Our Lives, and Some You Should Try

By | July 10th, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Think back to the time when you were young and you found yourself utterly lost in an activity. Perhaps you were drawing or coloring, immersed in an imaginary world with your toys, or lying on the floor putting together puzzle pieces, completely unaware of outside cares or distractions. Now remember how little stress you felt. [...]

Bilingual People’s Brains Work in a Different, More Effective Way

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: Education, Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Remember when schools used to mandate learning a second language? Sometimes they would go as far as bringing in the native speaking teachers to help with the process? Well, now we are starting to understand why learning a second language is so vital. Not only does it help increase the grey matter in our brain, [...]

10 Tips from a Person Who Knew 17 Languages

By | March 18th, 2013|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Languages|Tags: , , , , |

Kato Lomb, despite holding a chemistry degree, was one of the first simultaneous interpreters in the world and could fluently translate into eight languages, and in general knew and worked with 16. It is amazing that in her time there were no audio CDs with the voices of native speakers, Skype tutors, or language schools… So how did she manage to learn so many languages? In her best-selling book “How I learn languages”, she revealed ten simple rules for language learning: 1. It is necessary to practice a foreign language every day. It is like the gym: if you want to have impressive muscles, train them regularly! Dedicate at least 10-15 minutes a day to reading or repeating new words and phrases. […]

Top Ten Ways to Enhance Your Memory

By | February 19th, 2013|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you know why children easily learn new things? Because they are constantly training their brain. Memory is a very powerful tool, but it becomes weak if it is not used for a long time. What do you do to make your brain stay active and productive? We offer you 10 ways to improve memory and personal effectiveness. 1. Learn something new Think on what you would like to learn and start. It may be a new hobby, such as painting or horseback riding. Try yourself in writing a poem or a fairytale. Do something you have never done before, and let your brain actively participate in it. 2. Read good books When reading a book, your brain is “forced” to memorize information about the characters and events of the book. Images that arise in the brain stimulate the imagination. So, reading improves your memory, enhances your brain power and enriches your vocabulary. […]

10 ways to enhance your brain power

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are one of those people who are looking to increase their creativity and productivity, then this list of activities and ideas is for you. Probably, you might have already tried some of these things before, but perhaps some other ideas from this list will surprise you. 1. Learn a foreign language Mastering a foreign language is a fairly complex process, which we often encounter in childhood, when our brains are still developing. To re-create a similar development of your brain you can try to learn a new language. This will […]

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