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Brain Workshop Interview for Straight Shooter!
By BrainCoach Derik
10/10/2014 12:06:00 PM  
"Straight Shooter"- Straight from our Product Development Team to You   We're lucky here at Marbles: The Brain Store to have such a creative, innovative, and hard working product development team in our Brain Workshop. A lot of hard work and planning goes into creating our exclusive Marbles branded products. Here's an interview with the Brain Workshop to get an inside peek of what happened with the production and developement of "Straight Shooter," the rootin', tootin', disc shootin' fami Read More

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Categories: About Marbles, New at Marbles, Visual Perception, Coordination, Brainy Fun, BrainCoach Recommends
Brain Workshop: Four Square Kit with a Wonky Bit
By Austin Call
3/13/2013 1:14:00 PM  
Back when you were a kid, you didn't need iThingamijigs to keep you entertained. You were quite content spending an entire Saturday afternoon playing Four Square with your friends (or at least my friends and I were). If anyone told you that one day you'd be zealously "checking in" to trendy restaurants on a mobile app of the same name, you would've laughed them off the playground. Here in the Workshop we've decided to bring Four Square back to the pavement. From my research, Four Square has no Read More

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Brain Benefits of Working Puzzles
By Paulette
11/12/2012 12:00:00 AM  
Puzzles were a prominent part of my childhood. During the winter months, our dining room table often held a large piece of leftover wall paneling covered with jigsaw puzzles in progress. I would sit with my mom and try to find pieces that would fit. It was a little daunting as a child, but something that made me feel grown up. Im sure I had my own puzzles to work, but I enjoyed the social aspect of sitting at a table with family and doing them together. My mother still does puzzles today. She ha Read More

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Marbles University - Build Logic
By Jeff
8/8/2012 10:00:00 AM  
It's that time of year again when kids will be heading back to school. Whether you are in school or just a lifelong learner, our Marbles University featured products are fun and interesting products that will keep your brain sharp for school or the University of Life. Strategic Thinking is a cognitive skill that will help strengthen your frontal lobe; we have some exciting new products designed to boost, strengthen, and challenge those important Strategic Thinking skills. Fans of card-based stra Read More

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Build a Better Brain with Meditation
By Paulette
5/14/2012 11:50:00 AM  
Benefits of Meditation 1. Reduces stress 2. Lowers blood pressure 3. Decreases anxiety 4. Relieves insomnia 5. Lessens the effects of PTSD 6. Improves attention and focus 7. Enhances learning Can Meditation Increase your Gray Matter? Thousands of studies have been done in the past 40-50 years that show the many benefits of practicing meditation. A study published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in February reports a pronounced difference in the amount of gyrations, or folds in gray matter Read More

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The Brain Benefits of Crossword Puzzles
By Paulette
4/4/2012 3:51:00 PM  
Four Ways Crossword Puzzles Benefit Your Brain 1. Enhance vocabulary 2. Strengthen word recall and memory 3. Stimulate problem solving skills 4. Improve focus and attention There has been a lot of debate over the years about whether or not working crossword puzzles can prevent Alzheimer's Disease. It's all a little confusing. Here's the scoop: Crossword puzzles are great as a cognitive workout, but they cannot prevent Alzheimer's Disease. Unfortunately, nothing can prevent a person from developi Read More

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Brain Fitness on the Go: iPhone Apps
By Marbles Blog
1/18/2010 3:57:00 PM  
I am a busy person, as I am sure you all are, so I find it handy to have things I can accomplish while on the subway, waiting for coffee, or walking home. After a Twitter followerer (@adeyemiking) suggested I look into iPhone apps for the brain, my fellow Brain Coach, Devon Blandin, helped me compile the list of our top suggestions. I have broken them down into the parts of the brain that you can easily work on to improve and enhance. Memory GeoMaster - this game quizzes you on world geography a Read More

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