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Blogger Dumb Little Man says that being ambidextrous with the mouse can increase your brain power:

By switching the side of your mouse-pad you will force yourself to use your non-dominant hand. This, in turn, will stimulate the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres on your brain. Scientific research confirmed that people that use both hands equally have 10% more nerve fibers joining the two sides of the brain.

Mousing "goofy" can also help you stop RSI. Here's how to train yourself to mouse with the other hand.

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


The Color Fields Colr Pickr webapp searches Flickr for images using only a colour wheel, and no other search fields. Simply click on the colour you're interested in and Flickr images made up of mostly that colour surround the wheel. The Color Fields Colr Pickr is extremely accurate and can immediately identify images that closely match your selection. If you're looking for another way to search for background images, try Wallpapr.

Color Fields Colr Pickr


You're trying out a new Word template and need to quickly stick a few paragraphs of test text in it: instead of copying and pasting the old boring "lorem ipsum," type =rand() and hit Enter. Older versions of Word will fill in a few lines of "The quick brown fox" automatically; Word 2007 will insert random text. You can even specify the number of paragraphs and sentences in each paragraph substituting p and s variables with numbers using =rand(p,s). Pretty programmer-friendly feature for a non-geeky word processor—go ahead, you know you want to fire up a new document and try it yourself.

How to insert sample text into a document in Word