Category Archives: Beyond Academics

Three ways on How to Stimulate Curiosity

By | September 3, 2014

Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement — it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, and keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others? George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed an answer in the classic 1994 paper, “The Psychology of Curiosity.” Curiosity… Read More »

Boost cognitive performance of your children

By | August 11, 2014

Exercise for children may do far more than improve physical fitness. It may also stimulate brain growth and boost cognitive performance. The definition of cognitive performance  - Refers to processes such as memory, attention, perception, action, problem solving and mental imagery capacity. Let’s have a look at how - Exercise can boost cognitive performance of your… Read More »

Brain exercises to improve creativity and problem solving

By | December 19, 2013

If you thought that the brain doesn’t need a work out to improve its performance than you are mistaken because just like the body needs exercise to function efficiently so also your brain requires a workout to function at an optimum level. If one wishes to enhance their creatively and problem solving skills than exercising… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Gap Years

By | November 27, 2013

Graduation from high school is one of the most important moments in a student’s life. It is a moment to shine, to rejoice with friends and to look not only backwards at ones accomplishments but forward as well to that which is yet to come. It is a moment of change, to say goodbye to… Read More »

Inspiring Gap Year Ideas

By | November 22, 2013

Many graduating high school seniors are of the view that a break from the usual grind of schoolwork and assessments is the best thing to do as it will refresh them and clear their mind. A gap year or as it is popularly known as “time off”, can be defined as a considerable amount of… Read More »

Guidelines for Taking a Break from College

By | November 22, 2013

Entrance exams, recommendation letters, college projects, late nights before exams and months of sleep deprivation in college students, are enough reasons to contemplate taking a break from college. After spending four consecutive years in college for graduating, the mental load can be quite taxing. These are probably the primary reasons to go on a break.… Read More »