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2012-01-25 08:00:00

With Valentine's Day around the corner, those in the market for a Valentine should look for a lefty. Lefties tend to have looks, brains, creativity and empathy - very important qualities in a lover. The lefthandstore.com shows how lefties are more romantic, and make better Valentines. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Anyone in the market for a Valentine should look for a lefty. Lefties tend to have looks, brains, creativity and empathy - very important qualities in a lover....

2012-01-17 22:39:49

What happens in the brain of right-handed people if their dominant hand is immobile for two weeks? This is the question addressed in the latest study led by Professor Lutz Jäncke and the Trauma Surgery Department at Zurich University Hospital. For the study, ten right-handed people with broken upper right arms were examined. Because of the plaster or sling, the test people's right hands were restricted to little or no movement for fourteen days. Therefore they used their left...

2011-11-20 08:00:00

Lefty's the Left Hand Store has created the World's Biggest Selection of True Left-Handed Scissors and Shears. With 46 different Left-Handed Scissors, Lefty's has at least one scissor for every cutting need, as well as for every age from the smallest Left-handed Kids to Lefty Adults. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2011 Lefty's the Left Hand Store has created the World's Biggest Selection of True Left-Handed Scissors and Shears. With 46 different Left-Handed Scissors, Lefty's has at...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

Just in time for the Holidays, leftyslefthanded.com introduces calligraphy sets for left-handers. At the request of its customers, Lefty's designed two elegant calligraphy sets, handsomely boxed with left-handed nibs in three sizes, real India ink, and an attractive long, hardwood nib holder. Now lefties can express their artistic flair by making beautiful handwritten Holiday invitations and cards. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Just in time for the Holidays,...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

Do Left-Handers Have More Fun? Leftyslefthanded.com Says Yes! San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 For the 2nd year in a row, leftyslefthanded.com is holding a short video contest to celebrate International Left-Handers' Day, August 13. This year's contest seeks the Most Hilarious 60 sec. video featuring one of Lefty's gag products - either the Left-Handed Dribble Mug or the Lefty Bicycle Playing Cards. Last year's contest was great fun, and the winners can be seen on...

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2011-04-20 09:16:43

Right-handedness is a distinctively human characteristic, with right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one. But how far back does right-handedness reach in the human story? Researchers have tried to determine the answer by looking at ancient tools, prehistoric art and human bones, but the results have not been definitive. Now, David Frayer, professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas, has used markings on fossilized front teeth to show that right-handedness goes back more than...

2011-03-10 16:12:30

Unconsciously, right-handers associate good with the right side of space and bad with the left. But this association can be rapidly changed, according to a study published online March 9, 2011 in Psychological Science, by Daniel Casasanto (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) and Evangelia Chrysikou (University of Pennsylvania). Even a few minutes of using the left hand more fluently than the right can reverse right-handers' judgments of good and bad, making them think that the left is...

2011-02-11 00:00:51

A child who dreams of being President has far better odds if they're a lefty. Leftyslefthanded.com's new research has brought to light an astonishing and diverse group of powerful people, especially political leaders, who are left-handed. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 A child who dreams of being President has far better odds if they're a lefty. Leftyslefthanded.com's new research has brought to light an astonishing and diverse group of powerful people, especially...

2011-01-22 00:00:39

For your Valentine this year, pick a lefty. Among their many advantages over the right-handed majority, left-handers may in fact be better lovers and life partners. Leftyslefthanded.com tells why. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 For your Valentine this year, pick a lefty. Among their many advantages over the right-handed majority, left-handers may in fact be better lovers and life partners. In "The Left Stuff: How the LEFT-HANDED Have SURVIVED and THRIVED in a RIGHT-HANDED...

2010-11-05 15:42:26

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, have identified a genetic variant which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand. The finding identifies a novel gene for handedness and provides the first genetic evidence to support a much speculated link between handedness and a language-related disorder. The majority of people worldwide are right-handed. Since the left side of the brain controls the right...