You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
Deferring Judgment is a vital rule to adhere to when conducting a Brainstorm. To defer judgment, don't stop to evaluate any ideas during the brainstorm and never ever say that an idea is stupid or won't work. This rule will keep the momentum going and keep the group coming up with new ideas. Nothing kills the energy in a brainstorm faster than criticism. Not to mention that the person who offered the idea will feel embarrassed and will be less likely to continue contributing. There will be plenty of time after the brainstorm to go through all the ideas and weed out the gems.
Shooting down other people's ideas is just a cheap way to demonstrate your own superiority. In reality, it shows your inflexibility and will make people not want you to participate in their future brainstorms.
noun :: Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.
"The cronyism of the CEO filled the company's top positions with incompetent people, and the company failed."
B vitamins are not naturally produced by the body and must be obtained from external sources in order to remain healthy. B vitamins include B12, B6, Thiamine, Roboflavin, Niacin, folic acid and others. These vitamins can be found in supplements as well a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish and eggs. Poor diet, drinking and smoking can contribute to deficiencies in these vitamins.
Studies show that a deficiency in B vitamins can cause greater age-related memory decline, as well as an increased risk factor for developing dementia later in life. Low levels of folic acid, may also contribute to depression. Vitamin B is also important for the breakdown of homocysteine.