Archive for September, 2018
There is a scene in A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles that would make anyone who has ever made the decision to buy rare wine cringe. Although the book is based on facts from Russian history, the part where the wine bottles are stripped of their labels is fiction. In its effect to explain one of the theories of Communism, making all of the wines the same is an unforgettable scene. The rare wines are no longer discernible from the less expensive sparkling wines, white wines, and red wines. The main character in the novel, an expert on everything that has to do with food food and good wine, is especially distressed.
People who buy rare wine know that understanding the label, the region where the wine comes from, and the age are key to knowing if this is the kind of wine that you want to invest in. Some people, for instance, might be partial to fine white wines with a certain kind of mea
Not everyone gravitates to puzzling. In the age of online games and technology, many people have eschewed old-fashioned hobbies like puzzles. However, taking the time to do a 2000 piece puzzle at the end of a busy day can be both calming and delightfully challenging, allowing you to have fun while you problem solve. Don’t believe it? Here are three scientifically-proven reasons that puzzles are like good for your mind.
Puzzles are Good for Brain Development
Working on a puzzle every day helps with memory recall, increases attention, and improves problem solving skills. An unsolved puzzle appears to have many different solutions, but only one is correct. Puzzlers, particularly those working on difficult 1000 or 2000 piece puzzles, must remember what pieces fit where and analyze each piece to put together a cohesive picture. In addition, working on a puzzle combines body movement with logic, which actually works your mind even more. This is especially good for children, ev