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How winning the lottery affects happiness, according to psychology research

You know what sounds pretty great? Finding out that you’ve won the US$700 million Powerball jackpot.The lump sum minus taxes yields about US$293 million to play with, depending on where you live. Divide that by two or three to account for multiple winners, and it’s still a ton of money. Source: How winning the lottery affects […]

Why paper is the real ‘killer app’

But instead of spreadsheets and fancy smartphone apps, the Melbourne, Australia-based founder of public relations firm Flourish PR, uses notepads, an old-fashioned diary, coloured pens and a stack of magazines. With these, she brainstorms, makes lists and creates a vision board. Source: BBC – Capital – Why paper is the real ‘killer app’

How older people learn: Learning at an advanced age makes the brain fit but age-related brain changes cannot be undone

As a person ages, perception declines, accompanied by augmented brain activity. Learning and training may ameliorate age-related degradation of perception, but age-related brain changes cannot be undone. Rather, brain activity is enhanced even further, but for other reasons and with different outcomes. Source: How older people learn: Learning at an advanced age makes the brain […]

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