BrandPost: Eight Intellectual New Year’s Resolutions

Another year, another batch of the same old New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight. Hit the gym. Sign up for a yoga class. Those are great goals, to be sure, but they’re all about your body. What about your brain? It needs nourishment too. So this January, resolve to exercise your mind, not just your abs. You can do that by leveraging modern technology, which makes it easy to connect with friends, consume engaging media, and learn new things – all excellent ways to show your brain some love. Make it happen with these tech-powered resolutions. Read for pleasure A few years back, neuroscientists discovered that reading a novel can improve brain function in a variety of ways: empathy, creativity, stress management, even quality of sleep. Fortunately, it’s ridiculously easy to keep books on hand for everyday moments of down time, like in line at the post office or riding the train to work. Just install an ebook app like Kindle on your favorite device. Or subscribe to an audiobook service like Audible to absorb a book while you walk, jog, or drive. Resolve to read a book a week – or just one per month – and you’ll be surprised how quickly you form an enjoyable habit.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

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