AuthorStanley C Loewen

Does Lumosity Work?

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Brain training games have recently become all the rage. Arguably beginning with Nintendo’s Brain Games on the Nintendo DS, they are now found everywhere – from the Apple and Android App stores to the internet. And perhaps the biggest success in all of this is the sprawling website and franchise of apps and software ‘Lumosity’. But what is Lumosity, and does it really do what it...

5 Stages of Grief and Loss

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Losing a loved one is an incredibly painful and distressing experience and there are few feelings worse in the world than knowing that you will never see someone who meant the world to you again. At the same time though, if this person was close to you, then there are many other implications and complications too, and it’s something that affects your life in a vast majority of ways. We will...

Chasing Your Dreams

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Living our dreams is something that we all want to do in theory. Most of us have some kind of ideal future and have some kind of dream that motivates us, that gives us hope and that gives our life meaning. But what happens when that dream starts to slip away and ‘real life’ starts to take over? When most of us are younger, we start out meaning well. We have goals and plans and we know...

Characteristics of a Controlling Personality

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We have all dealt with controlling people in the past and few of us will remember this experience fondly. Controlling people are people who like to be in control, and who in particular like to control other people. These people have codependency issues meaning that they rely on their ability to control you in order to feel safe confident and secure, but in doing so they unfortunately end up often...

How Role Models Can Influence Lives

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When we were younger, most of us looked up to someone. For the majority of us that would mean our parents, but on top of that it wasn’t unusual to also find ourselves looking up to heroes on television and in films. Maybe we wanted to be Arnold Schwarzenegger or Optimus Prime or Britney Spears. These were figures who seemed to embody everything that we thought was good, all of the ideal...

Becoming More Observant

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Being observant is something that can make you look like the smartest in the room, and something that can be highly beneficial to you in other ways too. Noticing little details gives you more information to work with and thus helps you to make better more informed decisions. Being observant can help you to avoid an accident if you are able to spot a potential hazard – an oncoming vehicle, someone...

Memory Improvement Techniques: Visualization, Sentences, Drawings, Songs

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We joke about our memory and it seems that everyone we know has a chronically bad recall whether it’s in maths or for faces. Particularly when we get older there is a sense of inevitability about losing our memory and we tend to accept it as though it is part and parcel of aging. However bad memory needn’t be something that we are forced to accept, and actually there are many ways we...

Managing Workplace Conflicts

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Most of us wake up not wanting to go into work, and overcome by an overwhelming urge to just roll over and get back under the covers – that’s completely normal and expected. What’s less normal though, is when you genuinely dread going into work, and when you really can’t face the idea of it. There are many things that can make you feel this way though, and it’s not...

Defining Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking is a term used a lot and is even a subject now in many schools and colleges. However it’s such a broad sounding term that it can be tricky to understand precisely what is meant by this term. So here we will apply a little ‘critical thinking’ to the term itself and see precisely what it entails. What Is Critical Thinking? Critical thinking is essentially what it...

Surviving the Midlife Crisis

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There are many different maladies that expose themselves as we head into middle age. We start to find ourselves struggling with new joint aches, spare tires and generally not being as fit and healthy as we once were. However in some ways the physical ailments are second to the psychological ones that so often accompany them, and if you’re experiencing a midlife crisis then you will know...

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