What is the Best Type of Music for Concentrating While Working and Studying?
Posted by Elebra on 6/14/2012
There are many studies and debates over the validity of background music as a tool for work and study. After doing research for this article, we found there are multiple schools of thought.
Is it Easier to Concentrate When Lighthearted?
Posted by Elebra on 5/29/2012
When someone is lighthearted, or when someone says that he has that feeling, it often indicates a level of happiness. The important thing to remember is most people who are lighthearted have made the conscious choice to be this way. Generally, they will have decided that they will approach challenges in a playful manner, find inspiration or use curiosity, and will be extremely flexible. They may appear "care free" or without any worries, but it is usually due to the fact that they are not allowing their cares to negatively impact their conscious life.
Do People Who Expend More Mental Energy Need More Sleep?
Posted by Elebra on 5/22/2012
We don't often see any sort of connection between how our brains "learn" and our sleeping patterns, but this is a serious oversight. Consider a recent study that showed that our brains should probably be "kept awake" after some sort of traumatic incident because sleeping (whether naturally or via a medical intervention) causes the emotional turmoil of the event to be cemented in the mind.
Is There a Connection Between Dreaming and How Restful Sleep Is?
Posted by Elebra on 5/11/2012
In order to discover if our dreams have any impact on the benefits of sleep, we have to learn about the sleep cycle itself. This is quite interesting because it involves both the mind and the body.
Energy Shots for Athletics?
Posted by Juwan Mimes on 5/2/2012
Although many collegiate and high school sports leagues prohibit the use of any form, energy drinks can do little more damage than an espresso to competitors when used correctly. The problem among athletes is not the drinks themselves, but the possibility of addiction and dependency. Like anything else, binging on energy drinks for any extended period of time is unhealthy and can lead to illness and severe “crashes”. Relying on these energy drinks consistently as in lieu of proper diet and sleep is never a good choice.
How Can an Adult Get Better at Abstract Thinking?
Posted by Elebra on 4/23/2012
If you are hoping to get better at abstract thinking, it is very important to understand the difference between abstract and concrete thinking. Concrete thinking is what our brains tend to do all of the time, and it is a "fact based" approach to life. Moving away from this method, however, is a lot more challenging than you might think.
Can Listening to Music Increase Concentration?
Posted by Elebra on 4/12/2012

In the popular and award winning film "Broadcast News" there is a hilarious scene in which the hero of the story is proudly talking, singing and reading all at the same time! This does beg the question, however...can background music actually help our brains focus or concentrate? Is it possible to listen to the music AND absorb different information?

How to Create a Productive Workspace
Posted by Elebra on 12/20/2011
How to Create a Productive Workspace
Take a step back and examine your workspace to make it more conducive to a productive day. Whether you’ve snagged a corner office, welcome clients at a reception desk or call just one of a maze of cubicles your own, apply similar methods to improve your efficiency.


 What is the Best Type of Music for Concentrating While Working and Studying?
 Is it Easier to Concentrate When Lighthearted?
 Do People Who Expend More Mental Energy Need More Sleep?
 Is There a Connection Between Dreaming and How Restful Sleep Is?
 Energy Shots for Athletics?
 How Can an Adult Get Better at Abstract Thinking?
 Can Listening to Music Increase Concentration?
 How to Create a Productive Workspace

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