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February 22, 2006

News & Opinion: Brain Puzzles

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 6:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Another subject I discuss in my book is brain fitness. Most people want their brain to work as well as possible for as long as possible. There are obvious things to do, such as oxygenating your brain with exercise, eating good foods that promote healthy cells, and avoiding bad things like cigarettes and recreational drugs that hurt your brain. Books and puzzles and social gatherings are all good for keeping your brain sharp, but it turns out the key is novelty. To keep those neural connections forming in your brain, do something you are not accustomed to doing. If you dont do crossword puzzles, start now. If you already do crossword puzzles, try sudoku instead. If you have never eaten Indian food, I recommend a glass of mango lassi and anything korma. If you are already an aficionado of Indian food, then switch to Thai! You get the idea. New experiences refresh your brain.
Here is a fun web site that is full of different brain games. It might make you feel really smart for about a minute!