A Few Pointers

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on May 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

Thursday is a Great Day to list a few positive quick bits — so here they are…

A Few Pointers to point you in the right direction::

Surprise! Sleepiness Revs CREATIVITY

Good news for those with endless to-do’s: A study in the journal Thinking & Reasoning found that creativity peaks when you’re tired. When night owls and early birds were given problems to solve at daybreak and then in the late afternoon, subjects scored 18 percent higher during their respective “slumps” ran at more optimal times. Fatigue seems to limit the brain’s control of inhibitory processes, prompting thoughts to wander in a way that encourages “Eureka!” insights.

The Power of GIVING CREDIT even when it isn’t due

Next time your husband burns dinner, thank him for trying. A study at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, found that embracing a spouse’s attempts to improve their behavior– even if the efforts fall short– results in more harmony and relationship satisfaction. Researchers explain that celebrating small successes and believing your partner is capable of positive change will actually make his sincere efforts more effective and foster greater trust and respect between you.

Six WORDS that make GOOD DEEDS Sweeter

Including a note that says “I made this just for you” with the cake you bring to your new neighbors can heighten their enjoyment of the treat. According to a University of Maryland study, food tastes better when people perceive that it’s made with love. When subjects received candy with the note “I picked this just for you,” they rated the goodies as significantly sweeter than identical candy that had the message “I just picked it randomly.” Psychologists theorize that the intentions of others guide the mind’s interpretations of physical experiences.

A compelling reason to IGNORE SOCIAL PRESSURE

There’s a reason we find it so difficult to say no to the brownies at the neighborhood block party: Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland found that people with a strong desire to please others tend to munch more in social situations in order to put those around them at ease. To avoid over indulging, try responding to food offers with a polite “Not right now.” This stalling tactic appeases social pressure while allowing you to tune in to real hunger cues.

85% of Women report feeling ANNOYED BY FaceBook FRIENDS

Secret Ingredient to Lasting SUCCESS

If your goal of getting to bed earlier often gets edged out by extra time spent surfing the Web, take a few seconds to reflect on your faith or recite a favorite prayer. A study at Queen’s University in Canada found that brief exposure to religious words prompted subjects with depleted self-control to demonstrate significantly higher levels of patience and self-restraint during subsequent tasks, compared with participants who weren’t shown spiritual words. Researchers believe that calling to mind the strength and power of an omniscient God helps replenish the resilience needed to resist temptation.


Every now and then, everyone needs a hug and a kiss.
Every now and then we need a lil guidance thru quick bits.

Every now and then we need to read a magazine so —
it was a First For Women Mag that yielded us this info.

KNOWLEDGE is KEY and my name is Qui.
I will be utilizing these pointers on me! (-:

  1. Great pointers! You’ve really crafted a unique cyber home here, young woman…

  2. These are some really good pointers to live by. I don’t read First for Women personally, so I appreciate you posting this.

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to read “the pointers”. lol! I know you’re not a FIRST FOR WOMEN Mag subscriber, (you just don’t fit the profile) — But you gotta admit these are awesome bytes to incorporate in your daily routine.

      So “SWEETS FOR THE SWEETS” – take as many as you like… and definitely come back and vibe us again. We love the “LIKE” company. (-:

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