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The Benefits of Being Curious

THE BENEFITS of BEING CURIOUS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT CURIOSITY: THE TRAIT IS IT'S SHAPED BY OUR NOURISHED BY OUR Instinctual Ideas Inquisitiveness Innate Experiences Interests Powerful Environments Passions FAMOUSLY CURIOUS PEOPLE BEN FRANKLIN ISAAC NEWTON JANE GOODALL CURIOSITY ISN'T JUST WHO YOU ARE, IT'S WHAT YOU DO LEARN TASTE EXPLORE More than 600 computer Varieties of cheese in the The US alone has more than 55,000 caves with more than 1,000 new programming languages of world: 2,000 note exist, and about 6,900 human languages ones discovered each year CURIOSITY: GOOD FOR THE MIND AND SOUL According to a 2007 study on curiosity by Todd Kashdan and Michael Steger, "those who frequently felt curious on a given day also experience the most satisfaction with their life - and engaged in the highest number of happiness-inducing activities." Studies published in Neuron and Journal of Personality have shown the connection between curiosity and improved memory, as well as IQ and other measures of cognitive ability. CURIOUS PEOPLE: Possess improved cognitive abilities (curiosity is strongly Have stronger memories Experience more (29% better short term satisfaction with their life memory function) correlated with IQ and general intelligence) FEED YOUR CURIOSITY FEED YOUR BRAIN JUNK FOOD VS BRAIN FOOD AVERAGE TIME AMERICANS SPENT IN DECEMBER 2013: 147 HOURS 27 34 HOURS HOURS Board game players Puzzle game players have a 15% LOWER are 60% BETTER RISK of developing at blocking out On a mobile device Online Watching TV dementia distractions PEOPLE VWHO PLAY BRAIN GAMES HAVE: self confidence improved recall better focus THE CURIOUS MIND, ON OVERLOAD PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO USE THEIR SMARTPHONES: 35% 33% In a movie theater On a date 19% 12% In church In the shower 72% OF SMARTPHONE USERS SAY THEIR DEVICE IS WITHIN FIVE FEET OF THEM THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME GET DELV V: Delvv is building the next generation of tools to make your smartphone easier to use. Download Delv on Android or iOS so you can spend less time searching and more time discovering. Available on the iPhone ANDROID APP ON ·Google play U App Store WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES THAT OUR MOBILE DEVICES ARE TOOLS designed to help us live better lives, not take over our lives. Technology should help us cut through the clutter and noise of the web so we can: Focus on Find new Discover our interests experiences new connections deluu Sources: • State of Create study, Adobe 2012 executive functions Adam C. Oei, Michael D. Patterson, 2014 • Life magazine, A. Einstein 1955 • ICT use and mental health in young adults. 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The Benefits of Being Curious

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Scientific evidence continues to emerge about the benefits of being a curious, interested person. Curious people tend to experience greater satisfaction with their lives, have greater cognitive abili...

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