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Like a virgin… be an elephant: remember what the first time feels like

When was the last time you did something for the very first time?  Something you’ve never done, experienced, learnt before?  How did that make you feel?  Nervous?  Excited?  Silly? A bit impatient or frustrated?  Ignorant?  Angry, even? The science of how your brain learns something new can be explained simply. […] Read more »

What’s on your list? And have you checked it twice?

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you write something down, you find it much easier to remember, even without looking? There’s a good reason for this: your brain quite likes the action of writing stuff down; it helps it to remember what’s on it.  List-making is very popular […] Read more »

Hold back to get where you want to be.

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change.” (M Jackson, Man in the Mirror)  What would you like to make better in your world?  This doesn’t necessarily have to be something big: just something that will make a difference […] Read more »