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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!

Drawing on nearly one hundred interviews with creative people in every field and thirty years of research on the subject of creativity, Professor Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous "Flow" theory to explain the creative process and show how creativity can enrich all of us.

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adjective :: Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses.

noun :: One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions.

"I shall relate my wrongs, the persecutions that I endure--I, a helpless mortal, a penitent, an unoffending poet." --Bierce, Ambrose

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There is no evidence that significant learning can occur if you are not consciously aware of the process. Thus, learning while in deep sleep is not possible. Learning when you are barely asleep is possible, but it isn't very efficient because it's difficult to avoid waking up or falling into deep sleep. In any case, learning during light sleep only works for simple facts and the facts must be reinforced while awake.

Some studies show that you remember less if you study shortly after waking up, so it might be a good idea to give yourself some extra time in the morning before doing any memory-intensive tasks. Other studies show that people can remember information better if they go to sleep immediately after studying it. Perhaps this is because the mind continues to process the information during sleep.

Additionally, numerous studies have shown that you cannot remember material if it is presented in a subliminal manner. So, subliminal learning and subliminal advertising is not effective. When it comes down to it, there is no shortcut to learning the old fashioned way.

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