Brains Behind It- Urban Sitter-Lynn Perkins

  ABOUT LYNN PERKINS: An Internet startup veteran, UrbanSitter is Lynn’s third startup experience. Previously, she served as founder and CEO of and VP of Business Development at As a mom of young children who raised $23M in venture capital funding for a female-led company, Lynn has also broken the Silicon Valley tech […]

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’

An alarming – and increasing – number of students are resorting to drugs to get better grades according to . Drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, intended for people with ADHD and similar ailments that makes focus and learning difficult are now being hawked on college campuses as ‘good grade pills.” In my opinion, this is […]

Do you suffer from Backpack Brain?

Did you know carrying too much weight in your backpack is actually hazardous to brain health? In addition to well-known warnings about the dangers to the spine, lower back and posture from carrying heavy backpacks to school, Bob Prichard of the Somax Institute, is warning parents about another potential danger–reducing the amount of oxygen going […]

Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode

Do you Know your Memory Mode? Students are always looking for new and better ways to increase their test scores. I’ve discovered that the answer to this is understanding the Memory Mode and how the brain triggers long term memory. When I teach my Memory Workshops we start by comparing Memory Modes to Learning Styles […]

What’s Your Name Again?

Throughout your life you meet a lot of people for the first time. If you’re like the average person, you’ll have a hard time remembering everyone’s name. This is especially true for college students, but once you leave college and embark on your career, again, you’ll be meeting a whole new set of people. In […]

Kid-Friendly Brain Hacks for Sharper Thinking

Kid-friendly Exercises to Work out Your Brain It’s well known that physical activity improves overall fitness, and that includes keeping the brain in shape. For people with busy schedules, using exercise as a brain-builder can also save time. Why not add brain-boosting activities to your exercise routine? Here are movements and activities that encourage brain functioning: […]