Thursday, July 9, 2020

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

Nowadays, a lot of people are obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. They eat wholesome food, workout at the gym, and all that jazz. 

But they tend to forget that our brain needs exercise too. Especially if you've started having memory lapses more often. 

Um, what did I just say? Oh yeah. So, if people keep saying you have the memory of a goldfish, don't fret! Just try these simple brain exercises to help you out. 

1. Read books aloud 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

In 2017, the University of Waterloo conducted an experiment where they asked 95 participants to read silently, listen to someone else read, listen to a recording of themselves reading, and read out loud in real-time. 

Later, participants were required to repeat the words they read. It turned out, the word recall was greatest in the group that read aloud to themselves. 

When you speak and hear yourself speaking at the same time, it helps the brain to store the information. 

You can practice this exercise with your friend or child. Also, you can try to switch to audiobooks. 

Listening to them engages the imagination and brain regions in a different way than silent reading. 

2. Switch hands during daily activities. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

Only 1% of the world population doesn't have a dominant hand. Everyone else uses either the right one or left one to write, cut food, paint, and so on. 

But if you try to switch to your “other hand”, it’ll strengthen neural connections in your brain, making your mind and memory sharper. 

Use your opposite hand while brushing your teeth, cleaning, or washing the dishes. 

But, hey, please don’t try this exercise while you’re driving, or doing brain surgery! 

It might seem really hard the first time you do it, but it’ll give your brain the perfect kind of stimulation by adjusting. Just keep practicing this exercise regularly! 

3. Elevate your heart rate 3 times a week. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

Regular aerobic exercise may increase the size of the hippocampus—no, that’s not the University of Hippo –it’s the part of the brain responsible for transforming information into new memories. 

A study published in 2011 backs up the idea about the positive impact working out has on our memory. 

According to it, aerobic exercises that pump up your heart rate help the brain store long-term memories. 

But even if breaking a sweat at the gym isn’t exactly your thing, you can just take a brisk walk for 20 minutes, 3 times a week, and still get the same effect! 

4. Eat with chopsticks. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

It’s one of the most effective ways to make your brain perform better. And here’s how it works: using chopsticks grows new dendrites, which are extensions of nerve cells. 

They help to transmit impulses from cell to cell. This means that these dendrites have a positive impact on communication between brain cells. 

What’s more, involving the concentrated areas of nerve cells at your fingertips in this activity boosts the circulation in the brain. 

And, as a bonus, switching to chopsticks improves your digestion and helps control calorie intake. Because it’s so hard! 

5. Wear earplugs. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

Blocking a major sensory route by wearing plugs helps revive the way our brain functions. 

Because when we go about our day, we only half-listen, since we know what to expect. 

Experiencing the world without sound is a great booster for our cognitive abilities, including memory. 

You can try this technique, for example, during a family breakfast. But don’t forget to warn your family about it, or they’ll think you’ve decided to ignore them for no reason. Huh? 

6. Create word pictures and puzzles. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

This is hands down, the easiest exercise that you can perform anywhere.

Think of any word you like and visualize its spelling in your head. After you’re done with this task, try to come up with any other words (as many as you can) that begin or end with the same 2 letters of your first word. .

This kind of mind game challenges your brain to stay active and sharp. 

7. Do the 4 detail observation exercise. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

This is what scientists call “passive memory training.” You can practice it while you’re out and about. 

All you have to do is observe any 4 details about someone you encounter during the day and then recall them later. 

Let’s say, the barista who made your coffee. He or she could have had deep dark hair, a gold watch, a beauty spot on their right cheek, and a yellow t-shirt on. 

Start with noticing these little details on just one person a day, and gradually increase that number, or add more details to remember. 

The thing is, while we go about our day, we don’t observe as much as we should, failing to receive information. 

Besides, being more observant of the people who surround you is a great social skill. 

8. Blast some tunes 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

If you have to cram for an exam or read and remember some stuff that’s related to your work, you’d better do it with pleasant background music. 

Listening to music helps our brain to retain information. It’s best to make a playlist with some instrumental melodies you like since songs with lyrics might hinder the process of remembering. 

If you’re a real fan of music, consider learning to play an instrument. This kind of activity not only enhances your memory, but also helps relieve stress, and makes you smarter! 

9. Clench your fist 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

It’s as simple as that! In 2013, psychologists from Montclair State University carried out an experiment. 

Their findings suggest that clenching the right hand for 90 seconds helps in memory formation. 

If you do the same with your left hand it can improve your memory recall. In the mentioned experiment, 50 adults were asked to remember words from a long list. 

The word recall was higher for those participants who carried out these movements. 

The researchers believe that clenching a fist triggers specific brain regions responsible for memory processing. 

10. Doodle 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

Remember how you sometimes started to sketch during a school lesson? Turns out, doing this helps you store the information you hear! And in 2009, researchers from Cambridge decided to prove it. 

A group of 40 participants was asked to listen to a recorded tape that described a short story about a party. 

Also, half of the participants were told to doodle whatever they wanted on a piece of paper while listening to the tape. 

After the listening was over, all 40 members of the experiment had to remember the names of people and places mentioned in the story. 

The doodlers recalled 29% more information than those who didn’t draw. Researchers explained these results by the fact that when we listen to something, we tend to daydream, and daydreaming distracts us from grasping the information. 

A simple task, like doodling, is efficient enough to stop the daydreaming, making us more perceptive of audial information. 

11. Have a good laugh. 

11 Quick Exercises to Boost Your Memory by 90%

Ah, this is my favorite one! If you keep forgetting where you’ve put your keys or phone, maybe all you need is a short giggle sesh. 

At least, this is what the results of a 2012 experiment carried out at Loma Linda University suggest. 

Researchers had two groups of participants, with an average age of 74. 

The first group had to watch a 20-minute comedy; the other one – humorless video. 

Laughter helps lower levels of cortisol - the stress hormone which can have a negative impact on the University of Hippocampus. Heh heh. 

And as I’ve already told you, this part of the brain plays an important role in the process of retaining information. 

That’s why the first group in that experiment showed significantly better results in delayed recall and visual recognition later. 

So, never miss an opportunity to giggle! If you learned something new today, then please upvote this post and share it with a friend. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How to Spot Network Marketing? | Pyramid Scheme

How to Spot Network Marketing? | Pyramid Scheme

In 2004, a new company called Vemma Nutrition started offering a life-changing opportunity to earn full-time income for part-time work. 

Vemma’s offer was open to everybody, regardless of prior experience or education. 

There were only two steps to start earning: purchase a $500-600 kit of their liquid nutrition products and recruit two more members to do the same. 

Vemma Nutrition Company grew quickly, becoming a global operation that brought in 30,000 new members per month at its peak. 

There was just one problem while the company generated $200 million of annual revenue by 2013, the vast majority of participants earned less than they paid in. 

Vemma was eventually charged with operating a pyramid scheme: a common type of fraud where members make money by recruiting more people to buy-in. 

Typically, the founder solicits an initial group of people to buy in and promote the scheme. 

They are then encouraged to recruit others and promised part of the money those people invest, while the founder also takes a share. 

The pattern repeats for each group of new participants, with money from recent arrivals funneled to those who recruited them. 

This differs from a Ponzi scheme, where the founders recruit new members and secretly use their fees to pay existing members, who think the payments come from a legitimate investment. 

As a pyramid scheme grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for new recruits to make money. That’s because the number of participants expands exponentially. 

Take a structure where each person has to recruit six more to earn a profit. The founder recruits six people to start, and each of them recruits six more. 

There are 36 people in that second round of recruits, who then each recruit 6 people— a total of 216 new recruits. 

By the twelfth round of recruiting, the 2.1 billion newest members would have to recruit over 13 billion more people in total to make money– more than the entire world population. 

In this scenario, the most recent recruits, over 80% of the scheme’s participants, lose all the money they paid in. And in real life, many earlier joiners lose out too. 

Pyramid schemes are illegal in most countries, but they can be difficult to detect. 

They are presented as many different things, including gifting groups, investment clubs, and multi-level marketing businesses. 

The distinction between pyramid schemes and legitimate multi-level marketing can be particularly hazy. 

In theory, the difference is that the members of the multi-level marketing companies primarily earn compensation from selling a particular product or a service to retail customers, while pyramid schemes primarily compensate members for the recruitment of new sellers. 

In practice, though, many multi-level marketing companies make it all but impossible for members to profit purely through sales. 

And many pyramid schemes, like Vemma Nutrition, disguise themselves as legal multi-level marketing businesses, using a product or service to hide the pay-and-recruit structure. 

Many pyramid schemes also capitalize on already existing trust within churches, immigrant communities, or other tightly-knit groups. 

The first few members are encouraged to report a good experience before they actually start making a profit. 

Others in their network follow their example, and the schemes balloon in size before it comes clear that most members aren’t actually profiting. 

Often, the victims are embarrassed into silence. Pyramid schemes entice people with the promise of opportunity and empowerment. 

So when members don’t end up making money, they can blame themselves rather than the scheme, thinking they weren’t tenacious enough to earn the returns promised. 

Some victims keep trying, investing in multiple schemes, and losing money each time. 

In spite of all these factors, there are ways to spot a pyramid scheme. 

Time pressure is one red flag— be wary of directives to “act now or miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Promises of large, life-altering amounts of income are also suspect. 

And finally, a legitimate multi-level marketing business shouldn’t require members to pay for the opportunity to sell a product or service. Pyramid schemes can be incredibly destructive to individuals, communities, and even entire countries. But you can fight fire with fire by sharing this article with three people you know, and encouraging them to do the same. 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

What if Social Media is Your Family...

Ever imagined, What if Social Media is Your Family. I wonder you might have not. But hey, there's no limitation for imagining. If so, then what would be there roles?

"Whatsapp" will be "mother"

"Instagram" will be "Sister"

"Facebook" will be "Brother"

"LinkedIn" will be "Dad"

"TikTok" will be "Member that we've lost recently"

"YouTube" will be "Grand Farther"

"Telegram" will be "Grand Mother"

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Best alternatives to Chinese apps | India bans 59 Chinese apps

China has been among the top concerns of India right now. India is not only battling with a Chinese originated virus but, is also dealing with Chinese infiltration at our borders. 

While on one side as a nation we are defending ourselves in hospitals and battlegrounds, we allow Chinese apps to compromise our digital security daily. 

We are heavily dependent on many Chinese applications, and since India is a booming country with internet users, we are funding the Chinese government indirectly by using such compromised apps. 

Let’s see the top alternatives to popular Chinese apps that we use on our phones. 

1. Cam scanner 

Best alternatives to Chinese apps | India bans 59 Chinese apps

Cam Scanner is a popular photo-scanning app that allows users to create PDF, and also has OCR (optical character recognition) capabilities. Despite having more than 100 million-plus downloads on the play store, Cam scanner has been found as a front for distributing malware on smart devices. The popular alternatives to this app are Adobe scan, Microsoft lens, and scan pro

2. UC Browser 

Best alternatives to Chinese apps | India bans 59 Chinese apps

With more than 500 million-plus downloads on the play store, it is one of the most popular browsers in India. UC browser is among the oldest browsers on Playstore, but lately many reports have claimed UC browser for leaking the data of millions of Indian users. Some safe and secure alternatives to this are Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox

3. Share it / Xender

Best alternatives to Chinese apps | India bans 59 Chinese apps
Share it which now has more than 1 billion downloads, started as a basic file sharing app, but now it has become a complete mess of ads, which again affects our privacy. Xender which also has more than 500 million downloads Some alternatives to share it and xender are Share All and Google files go

4. App lock 

Best alternatives to Chinese apps | India bans 59 Chinese apps

It is a very popular app for locking apps on your mobile phones with more than 50 million-plus downloads on play stores. 

Although most apps have some sort of locking available, many people still use app lock, but since it’s a Chinese app it has its share of concerns. 

The alternatives to this app are Calc Box & App lock – Fingerprint

5. Beauty plus 

Best alternatives to Chinese apps | India bans 59 Chinese apps

Beauty plus is an app used for photo editing. It offers a variety of filters to basically make you look more pretty. 

From social media posts to our profile pics, many people use this app daily. 

It has more than 100 million-plus download on play store. Some safe and secure alternatives to this Chinese app are picsart, snapseed, photoshop, and lightroom

While we have covered just 5 apps, there are still many apps like tik-tok and Helo which are widely used by Indians and everyone around the world but, we are not suggesting any alternative apps for them because no one should use these kinds of apps in the first place. 

Whether we like it or not, but people are heavily dependent on such Chinese applications. 

We might not be able to completely remove every app from our lives, but we can definitely reduce their use and help our nation to maintain its security digitally. 

If you know any other Chinese apps that affect our security, then let us know in the comment section below. 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

11 optical illusions that will reveal your personality type

You might be familiar with the type of optical illusions that hide several images within one but did you know that what you first see in such an image can speak a lot about your personality? 

1. What do you see first 

a frog or horse

A frog? most people see a frog right away if this is about you then you have a straightforward personality you try to be honest and direct with others no matter what you're perceived as confident trustworthy and reliable there are no hidden messages in your words. 

Which is why people can trust your opinion and advice. A horse? not so many people manage to spot a horse from the get-go. If you still can't see it try tilting your head to the right there you go. 

What a beauty right those whose attention is first drawn to the horse are thoughtful individuals. If you're one of them you have an analytical mind you don't take things for what they seem to be.

You have a critical approach to life and prefer to read your own conclusions about a situation. 

2. What do you see first 

Three bears? if the first thing that caught your eye was three big gray bears you have an analytical way of thinking you prefer a logical and stepwise approach to solving problems.

You try to break an issue up into separate parts this helps you understand the main problem and solve it efficiently.

Mountains? if you saw mountains first and only then recognize that they look like bears your style of thinking is intuitive.

You often rely on your gut feeling and it rarely lets you down. You use your experience to solve problems fast and efficiently.

You can notice common patterns in different situations and they help you figure out the necessary solutions.

3. What did you see first 

Two squirrels on a tree branch? in this picture, most people immediately notice a couple of squirrels sitting on a tree branch.

These are the types of individuals who can see the big picture effortlessly. If you're one of them your abilities help you correctly assess situations at first sight and thus solve subsequent problems efficiently.

A woman's face? very few people manage to see a woman's face at all. Let alone notice it at first glance. if you still can't find the face tilt your head to the left. 

One squirrel will turn into the woman's lips and the other into her eye. However, if the face was the first thing you saw in the picture, Congrats.

You're a unique individual with outstanding observational skills this can help you in both your work and your social interactions with others 

4. What did you see first

A man with a pair of binoculars? you're a person who prefers to concentrate on the big picture. If the first thing you spotted in this image was a man holding a pair of binoculars several glances are not for you to collect all the information you need that's why you aren't a big fan of thorough analysis.

A car? if you instantly saw a car your co-workers and friends must appreciate your ability to notice fine details. 

You always like when everything goes according to a detailed plan at the same time you may occasionally overanalyze things that can prevent you from making quick decisions. 

The letter A? Are you one of the very few who noticed the letter A first of all? If so then your strong intuition is enviable. On top of that, you're a person who always suggests creative ideas and non-standard solutions.

5. What did you see first 

2 faces? If the first thing you paid attention to was a couple looking at each other then you're a romantic at heart. 

You really value the people in your life love and understanding mean a lot to you. Not to mention you have a positive and friendly personality. 

Your inborn reasoning abilities can calm down even the most nervous or agitated people. 

A tree? If your attention was instantly drawn to a tree you're the type who occasionally needs to be on their own.

You love nature and solitude but don't mind spending time with your loved ones as well. Besides you're a tactful person who avoids hurting other's feelings by all means.

6. What did you see first 

A girl's face? If you're one of those who notice the face of a young woman you're always aware of your surroundings.

What's more, you see patterns around you, and this helps you draw the right conclusions and make correct assessments.

Flowers? If you saw only flowers in this image you probably really love nature. You appreciate the world around you but also manage to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle when you need to.

7. What do you see first 

A mouse? If you spotted a mouse first you're an optimist. You prefer to look for advantages in every situation. You sometimes might not be practical enough and people often say that you have your head in the clouds. 

But in fact, you're well aware of the world around you you simply prefer to concentrate on its vivid sides. 

A cat? If you saw a cat as soon as you glanced at this picture you're a realist person. 

You know what you need from life and you don't naively build castles in the air. 

You see the world as a whole and this helps you plan your subsequent actions. 

8. What do you see first 

A woman looking out the window? If you notice the woman looking out the window first you may tend to overlook dangers. 

You might even risk your life without realizing it. You're sometimes too spontaneous and a bit naive that's why you may often find yourself unprepared for unpleasant consequences. 

A skull? Was it a skull that you first noticed? If so then you're a realist rather than an idealist. 

You probably come off as a bit cynical to people who don't know you well enough. But your line of thinking is simply that all good things may come to an end one day. 

9. What do you see first 

A man playing the saxophone? If the first thing your eyes landed on was a man playing the sax then you are left-brained. 

This means that your forte is analytical thinking. You're also good at numbers and languages. 

Your friends often ask you for advice because your logic helps solve any problem. 

A woman's face? If you first notice the face of a woman you're a right-brained individual. And since your right hemisphere is more developed than the left one your main trait is creativity. 

You use different forms of art to express yourself besides you have a high level of emotional intelligence and your imagination helps you deal with problems in an outside-of-the-box type of way.

10. What do you see first

A squirrel? If the first animal you saw was a squirrel this means that the left side of your brain is more developed. Again this hemisphere is responsible for logical and analytical thinking as well as mathematical skills. 

A duck? If you notice the duck the right hemisphere of your brain is dominant this means that you're really good and everything connected with arts and creativity. 

11. What do you see first

A seal? If you notice the seal in this picture your attention to detail is astonishing. your logic is sound and it can help you out in any argument.

You are great at calculations and mathematics. On top of that, your analytical abilities help you master languages with these.

A donkey? You're a highly intuitive person. If the first thing you saw in this picture was a donkey, you value your freedom and prefer to work without any supervision.

You often anticipate something that may happen to you when you make plans. You consider all alternatives and opt for the best one.

Did you learn anything new and unexpected about yourself tell me about your results in the comments below.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Escape The Rat Race - Reach Your Potential

Escape The Rat Race - Reach You Potential

Escaping the rat race is the farthest thing from an average mind. Sadly, only a few from the majority of the population figured out how to escape the rat race. 

Those that did escape, understood how their time is precious. They understood the way we spend our time defines who we are and how we live. 

Take a look at how many people get themselves into this so-called rat race. 

This may very well be your very current life being depicted here. Here we have a child who is born raised and a couple years later he goes to school. 

The proud parents are excited because the child excels gets fair - good grades and is accepted into a college. 

The child graduates perhaps go to a graduate school and do exactly as programmed afterward - looks for a safe and secure job. 

This child now as an adult finds that job maybe as a doctor or a professor or joins the army or works for the government, but now as an adult, money is finally being made. 

Having money to burn the young adult goes to places where other young people like to hang out. 

They meet people, they date, and sometimes they get married. Life is wonderful now because today both of them work with a decent income. 

They feel successful! Their future looks bright and they decide to buy a house, a car, a television, take vacations and eventually start to have children. They achieved the perfect life bundle and it seems perfect. 

Except without realizing it. They caught themselves in the discrete notorious rat race and so comes the greater demand for money that grows bigger every month and every year. 

The happy couple decides that their careers are vitally important and begins to work harder. Seeking promotions and raises. 

The raises come and so does another child and a need for a bigger house. They work harder, become better employees, and become even more dedicated. 

They go back to school just to get more specialized skills so they can earn more money. Maybe they take a second job. 

Their incomes go up. But so does the real estate taxes on their new large home and all the other taxes. 

They get their large paycheck and wonder after a while where all that money went. 

Now their children reach five or six years of age. The need to save for college for that increases as well as the need to save for their retirement. 

Exhausted, having to wake up early, get up to work, finish that 9:00 to 5:00, punch out, come back home and crash and repeat. 

For this is the same cycle for about 6 days a week Wishing along that next weekend would just come faster! 

This is the life of an average educated hard-working person. This is the path of the rat race trapping the happy couple for the rest of their working lives, working for the owners of their company, for the government paying taxes, and for the bank paying off a mortgage and credit cards. 

What's astonishing most families work from January to mid-may for the government just to cover their taxes! 

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that they advise your own children to the only study hard, get good grades, and find a safe job or a career. 

Many of the time leaving them with little financial education so their kids will work hard all their lives. 

This rat race continues on into another hard-working generation Despite all of that, is there a way to escape the rat race? 

According to one of Robert Kiyosaki's book called Rich Dad Poor Dad, yes! There is! 

This man who has been living in financial freedom explains that there's hope for those that are tired, who are willing to get out of the rat race. 

I'll say this there isn't a magic formula to jump out of it but there are proper skills that will be required to prove your proficiency in both accounting and investing. 

Arguably two of the most difficult subjects to master. But there is hope for learning how to achieve financial freedom by changing your own perspective to that who has been successful. 

As mentioned before in the book Rich Dad Poor Dad majority of the people's lives are controlled forever by two emotions. Fear and Greed

This will keep them to get up for work, focusing solely on paying their bills in an ongoing continuous cycle. 

Sadly, people will always believe this will always be their reality. I highly advise you to read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

Escaping the rat race, Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad mentored him with great lessons like focusing on investing in assets, minimizing liabilities, understanding the difference between active income and passive income. 

Realized this. You could be in the rat race that's preventing you to see the bigger picture of your life's potential! Ask yourself. How long will you be in the rat race? I say get out! Your time is now!