Archive for May, 2009

Brainy Boxing Babes

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Red hot boxer!

Red hot boxer!

C’mon sock it to her. Punch, jab, pummel. Throw that uppercut!

Do it. For the sake of your bod; for the sake of your brain. Feel the ecstasy of the well-aimed hook; feel the energy surge.

Do it. You’ll feel smarter, stronger, happier! Your IQ will soar into the stratosphere!

7 Ways to Give Your Brain an Instant Buzz

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Wow, what a buzz!

Wow, what a buzz!

Want to give your brain an instant buzz? And do you want to have fun doing it? Yes, fun is important. Because if you don’t enjoy an activity, chances are that you won’t do it regularly. So pick one or more activities from the list below—and feel your brain sparkle!

These are the fun activities that have been shown to have the most positive effect for the brain. You may be jazzed to discover that things you love to do, and do often, are considered real brain boosters!

Does Space Travel Add Brain Power?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Have you ever dreamed of traveling through galaxies?

Bet you have. And I bet too that you’ve heard or read about the effects of space travel on the human body. But have you considered the impact it might have on your brain? Does it boost brain power?

Today’s Lunch Menu–the Brain!

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Have you ever been to a brain lunch? I went to my first one ever just before spring.

You mean they're not cooking up brain cell?

You mean they're not cooking up brain cells?

Okay, “Brain lunch” isn’t quite the right term. I didn’t eat the brain of an animal (ugh!) or anything like that.

The human brain—or more precisely, how to boost your brainpower—was the topic of the luncheon meeting for Women in Consulting (WIC) at Walnut Creek.


Poverty Impoverishes Your Brain

Friday, May 15th, 2009

News flash: poverty is bad for your brain.

Maybe this doesn’t come as a complete surprise to you. I’m sure you could come up with all sorts of reasons why poverty can reduce your intellectual capacity. What researchers have newly discovered though, is that stress affects two particular parts of the brain. It’s a brain-related answer to how poverty passes from generation to generation.