Happy Friday Readers!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to be much more motivated in the Fall (Autumn) than any other season. I am usually excited about having an excuse to grab a great novel, make some hot chocolate and cover up. It is also a great time to pick up (start) a hobby or focus on learning something new and preparing to host (have/invite people to) dinners at home since it gets dark and cold so early!

So this post is about learning, listening and becoming just a little smarter.

Listening                                                             http://explore.brainpickings.org/

Want to know the benefits of knowing a second language? Watch this video: The benefits of a bilingual brain

Fascinating article from The Guardian on making ourselves more intelligent. Did you know we only use 15% of our neurons? Read this article: Can we make ourselves more intelligent?

and for fun, test yourself on how smart you are: Personality Test

And the director, Luc Besson speaks about his film last year on Lucy. Watch a video on him explaining his reasons for the movie: Luc Besson’s celebral sci-fi   

Finally, if you want to get into a great book, but prefer to listen to it. Try audio books. A great way to listen and even read at the same time: Audio Books 

Online Articles 

Or try my favorite, Podcasts. These two are on my top list: The Hidden Brain and Ted Radio Hour

Have a wonderful Autumn weekend!