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Heartwood Creations Blog

The perks of a puzzle

2/25/2016 3:26 PM Posted in Useful Tips by Jaime Hollander

Looking to stay sharp? Look no further than a puzzle. Not only do puzzles and puzzle-based games activate both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, but the simple act of solving these hands-on problems exercises the brain cells and pushes them to maximize both their efficiency and their capacity—and that’s a win/win for puzzlers of any age.Read more

Keeping Your Brain Sharp

3/5/2015 10:33 AM Posted in Useful Tips by Mike Fisher

It’s unavoidable. As we age we will encounter things that will just start giving out on us: our joints, our hairlines, and maybe even our hearts. Those we expect. However our brains need to have the same attention other parts of our body get. To keep your brain sharp, there are quite a few things that you can do.Read more

History of Puzzle Boxes

3/25/2014 10:50 AM Posted in History by Mike Fisher

The creation of puzzle boxes originated in the Hakone region of Japan in the 1800’s. These boxes were originally created for workers who needed to safeguard their tools. Each box required a set of twists and turns to open. The trick was to determine the correct set of movements to open a specific box.Read more

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