He makes eye-contact. Darn it! You know his face, but — like so many others — you have forgotten his name. Oh no! He’s coming over. You put on an exaggerated smile, which probably has more of a deer-in-headlights look, and dive straight in: “Heeeeey! How aaaaare you!?” Still blank. No name. Was it James? Michael? Hmmm. In fact, you don’t even know where you’re...

Your brain is the most powerful computer on the planet. It's also squirrel somewhat distractable. For instance, it only takes squirrel you a moment to recognize the word that does not belong. However, you still squirrel cannot stop yourself from: Slowing down, to make sense of the unusual word Actually reading the squirrel word, and creating a mental image of...

Comms R Changing: A friend of mine -  teacher - mentioned how one of her students wrote an English essay in SMS-language. To the student, it's just "language" - it's how he communicates every day.  Apparently he cldnt evn recognize th differenc btwn what he wrote&th basic grammar & rules we were held2, just a few yrs ago. Spellcheck has replaced the...

Peter Pan has become somewhat of a mascot for the 21st century. We've turned into a society obsessed with our youthfulness, and 'grossed out by old people'. Healthcare companies, marketing-ploys, pharmaceutical giants and researchers spend billions of dollars annually to discover, create, or at least simulate the 'elixir of youth'....

During a lunch-date, my friend once mentioned how she tries to raise her 6-year old son to be ‘human' before he goes out into the world. She said that she doesn’t guard him from external influences, but attempts to raise him in this world, dealing with the ups and downs of human interaction, before the digitised virtual reality sucks him...

Apparently we cannot multitask. Some research has shown that our minds are designed to focus on one thing, and one thing only. This is not entirely true - so we’d like to qualify this statement. You can multitask, sometimes, but first, we need to explain how your brain works: Your Brain: Geography: Firstly, your brain is divided into several geographic territories. You...

One of the best ways to get people to read your content, is to start a title with ‘3 tricks’ or ‘How to’. That may be how we got you to read this. But, don’t feel cheated!

You hit the alarm, get up, and get going, They say “I can’t do it”, you say “I’ve already done it”. They say “I’m not sure it will work”, you say “I fixed it.” They say “I need a break”, you say “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” If this sounds like you, and you don’t want to risk your health & life, then you may need to take 5 minutes just to read this blog.

"I used to travel all across the US, to find the latest rides…I looooved the adrenaline-rush!! But, since my kids were born, something changed...I became more fearful of those kinds of activities… in fact, it’s so bad now, that I’m actually petrified of heights! I never used to be this way..."

Yesterday, we mentioned the 2-minute pause button. One of the challenges with this tool, is that we often don’t have a list of diverse emotions. If you are highly driven, it’s possible that your list simply looks like this: Stressed Stressed Stressed Tired Angry Tired Stressed Stressed That’s part of the exercise : it trains you to think in a problem-solving way, but it also shows you on what...