Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ways to Increase your brain power

Seems interesting enough for a BLAH day!...

9. Use dead time. This is time that is otherwise wasted or just under-utilized. Driving time, time spent in waiting rooms, or even time spent raking your yard can be included in this. With a tape player and a trip to a public library, you can start to use this time to listen to books-on-tape. You may spend 200 hours a year in your car. What could you learn in that time?

10. Learn a language. Learning a new language has been shown to halt the age-related decline in brain function. It also introduces your mind to new concepts and new ways of looking at things (in English we are afraid, whereas in Spanish we have fear). It is one of the best brain exercises.

23. Imaginary friends. Talking to and getting advice from characters in your mind can be a great way to access the information in your subconscious mind. Imagine a conversation with a person who has a lot of knowledge in the area you want advice in.
---I love this one!!---

30. Do something you enjoy. This is a way to both lower stress and rev up your brain. The key is to do something active. Watching TV doesn't count. Whether it is playing Scrabble or building birdhouses, when you are actively engaged in an activity that you enjoy, you worry less about things and you start to think better.

34. Walk. Exercise has been shown to benefit the brain, and walking is one of the best exercises for many. It is low impact, and the rhythmic nature of it seems to put you in a state that is very conducive to clear thinking. In fact, carry a tape recorder with you to take notes, and a twenty minute walk can be a great way to solve problems.

37. Avoid unnecessary arguments. When you defend a position too vigorously, especially when it is just to "win" the argument, you invest our ego into it. This is not conducive to the easy acceptance and use of new information. In other words, you put your mind in a rut, and you dig it deeper with each argument. Debate can be a valuable thing, but when the ego takes over, the mind closes a little. This is not a recipe for better thinking.

56. Drink wine. In moderation, red wine can be good for the brain, it seems. It is rich in antioxidants, which protect brain cells. One glass per day for women and two for men is usually considered a safe and moderate amount.

57. Use alcohol in moderation. In a study at the University of Indiana School of Medicine, elderly light drinkers (fewer than 4 drinks per week) scored higher on tests of thinking abilities than non-drinkers. Those who drank 10 or more drinks per week scored lower. It is known that alcohol can kill brain cells, so moderation seems to be the key.

And a few other options:

Block one or more senses. Eat blindfolded, wear earplugs, shower with your eyes closed.

Reverse your assumptions.

Turn pictures or the desktop wallpaper upside down.

Draw. Doodle. You don’t need to be an artist.

Change clothes. Go barefoot.

Be childish!

Create a List of 100.
Have an Idea Quota.
Capture every idea. Keep an idea bank.

Turn off the TV.
--I agree with that one the most--

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mac & Milk Fashion Week SS2011

Mac & Milk Fashion Week SS2011 from Kalvin Lazarte on Vimeo.

Jason Naylor Beauty Manipulation

American artist/illustrator Jason Naylor would call himself a ‘creator’ – His works employs a lot of both illustrations and typography, working a lot on beauty trend illustrations, especially for Mac Cosmetics and their beautiful TrendZine - Here are some really inspiring beauty manipulation, that I’m sure you will enjoy as much as I do.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Googled thoughts - lifes journey... Ramblings of a mad woman!

Watching Eat, Pray, Love... I had thought to travel the world. - google: travel for 3 to 4 months - seems like an awesome idea. Is it true what they say? After college life is a drag? .. I don't want to believe it. -google:ticket around the world- what ever happens to our dreams and drive after a few years in the workforce? ... I need a plan.

I also want to start a business. - google: start a business - ... I have a business plan, an idea... I'm missing a team! -google: how to meet people who are passionate about life- the thought came across to get students, that would be nice, but you get what you pay for rite? ... I need to get out more -google: events happening in Chicago- ... If only google had a fool proof step by step to making dreams come true. -Google: How to get it ALL-

Seems Google is just a middleman for everyone else to answer your questions. -google found -Wikihow: How to get everything you want out of life ... Enlightenment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Someone Stole my domain name!!

Well I knew something was array when I went to register and it wasnt available... as they say, no idea is quite that original, we all find inspiration from somewhere. BUMMER!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Culinary Boot Camp

I have always wanted to go to Culinary School! This seems like a blast! @ The Chopping Block - Chicago