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6 Surprising Benefits of Boredom, Backed by Scientific Studies

By |2019-10-24T13:57:04+03:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

You may not remember the last time you were bored. Probably because many lifestyles barely give you the chance for breathing space let alone the opportunity to feel bored. However, scientific studies suggest that we may be missing out on the benefits of boredom which can facilitate greater productivity, imagination and better mental health. Let’s [...]

Presque Vu: An Annoying Mental Effect You Have Probably Experienced

By |2019-09-24T15:14:22+03:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Déjà vu is a common experience, but presque vu is another mental phenomenon you may have experienced, even if you don’t know it. Déjà vu is a familiar phenomenon, which, translated literally, means ‘already seen.’ We feel as if we've been to a place before. Or, we've experienced a situation before. No one knows exactly [...]

How to Train Your Visual Memory with These 8 Fun Exercises

By |2019-08-14T18:08:57+03:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you stressed up by exams or by task lists that you have to remember quickly? Your visual memory may need a boost. An efficient visual memory will speed up tasks tremendously, and you will be relieved that you can train yours with simple exercises at home. What Is Visual Memory? Very simply, it is [...]

What Is Planning Fallacy and 4 Ways You Can Avoid It

By |2019-08-23T13:40:56+03:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

If you feel your organization skills are somewhat lacking, you may be falling victim to the planning fallacy. We are all guilty of mistaken planning, leaving us rushing to meet deadlines and finish tasks we thought we had plenty of time to finish. However, it happens to some of us more than others. If you [...]

Niksen: How the Dutch Fight Stress and Handle a Hectic Lifestyle

By |2019-07-26T13:31:43+03:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Stress is all around us and can take over our lives. But what if there was a way you could fight back against it? Niksen might be a new word to you, but it's one that you should get familiar with. This is an approach to deal with stress, and hecticity, the way the Dutch [...]

The Art of Divided Attention and How to Master It to Boost Your Productivity

By |2019-07-09T19:51:53+03:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

We view divided attention or multitasking negatively, but it can be greatly beneficial to boost productivity. Divided attention has a negative connotation of not giving tasks your full focus. Although this can be true, there are ways to hone your multitasking skills to increase your productivity. All it takes is a little bit of practice [...]

What Is Change Blindness & How It Affects You without Your Awareness

By |2019-06-17T22:12:17+03:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

I was watching an episode of Air Crash Investigation the other day and investigators stated that the cause of a fatal aeroplane crash was change blindness. My ears pricked up. I thought I’d heard of every psychological trait in the book, but I’d never come across this one. What on earth was it and how [...]

Essential Oils for Focus, Productivity and Cognitive Functions

By |2019-07-23T15:42:14+03:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know that essential oils can help you boost your cognitive functions, such as focus and memory, and improve your productivity? In the modern, hectic world that we inhabit, many of us will have had moments in our day where our frame of mind does not match what is needed at the time. It [...]