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Creating Healthy Habits That Last

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, writes, “All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision.” By just reading this article, you are already one small step closer to creating healthy, lasting habits! NOTE: See links to several additional sources at the end of the article.

Writing by Hand Boosts Brain Activity and Fine Motor Skills

When handwriting, fine and precise hand movements are involved. These sensory experiences create contact between different parts of the brain and open it up for learning so that we both learn and remember better.

Why People Who Doodle Pay More Attention

Contrary to popular belief, there are many benefits to doodling. Doodling helps you retain information, express creativity, & improves wellbeing.

16 Facial Expressions Most Common to Emotional Situations Worldwide

“This study reveals how remarkably similar people are in different corners of the world in how we express emotion in the face of the most meaningful contexts of our lives.” NOTE: For those who may be interested there is a link at the end of the article to read the full study.