Is it just me… or is it a left-handed thing?
As a result of our question on Left Handed Kissing Confusion, we got loads of responses about other things left-handers find awkward but have never really connected with them being left-handed. Apart from the problem of greeting people with a kiss and getting it wrong, we also received comments on other things that made us think….is it just me or is there more to it? Some of the things that were...
The effects of making a left-hander write...
Natural left-handers should always be left to develop in their own way and be allowed to write left-handed if that is their choice. Forcing them to change hands and write right-handed can have very bad effects in later life as well as being traumatic at the time and ruining their handwriting! The dominant writing hand is not just a physical thing to do with controlling a pen but a mental...
Small left-handed leather wallet??
I’m a lefty and wasn’t aware a wallet could be left or right handed…hmmm.
Chances of having a left-handed child
Two right handed parents, 9% Left handed father, 12% Left handed mother, 16% Two left handed parents, 20%
Sinister and Rich The evidence that lefties earn...
It’s well-known that many societies hold lefties in low esteem. In Christian tradition, the devil is generally associated with the left hand; the word sinister comes from the Latin for left, sinistra. Arabs have historically used the right hand for eating and the left for, er, activities at the other end of the alimentary process. More scientifically, left-handedness is related to a number...
Do left-handers make better drivers?
Left-handers have a big advantage over their right-handed peers when it comes to learning to drive, research suggests. Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/262406-do-left-handers-make-better-drivers#ixzz25w9YpCQP
Did you know?
If you grab a coffee mug with your left hand, the picture will be facing away from you. (Righties get to look at the picture while they drink.) Bike gears are on the right side of the bike. This means that if you carry the bike on your right shoulder, the gears face outward. If you put the bike on your left shoulder, you’ll get grease stains all over your clothes. Lefties have to get their...
Left Handers Day is coming - August 13th 2012
Studies show that the left side of your face is...
Next time you’re posing for a photo, keep this in mind…Showing the left side of your face can make you look more attractive. In a new study, people rated photos of the left side of the face as more attractive than the right side. Why the weird preference? It could be that the left side communicates more emotion, because it’s controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, which is considered more...
For the teachers out there...
Over many years we have been encouraging teacher training organisations to give more consideration to the requirement of left-handed children and providing information to help raise teachers’ awareness of the issues. There are a few simple things teachers can do in the classroom to make a dramatic difference to left-handers in their early years at school and avoid problems as they develop...
Manicure set 6 piece left handed in leather case... →
The Health Risks of Being Left-Handed Lefties Face...
Left-handers have been the subject of curiosity, stigma and even fear over the centuries. Researchers now, however, are recognizing the scientific importance of understanding why people use one hand or the other to write, eat or toss a ball. Modern lefty lore says left-handers are smarter, more creative and have an advantage over righties. But is it true? WSJ’s Christina Tsuei looks into...
Lefties vs. Righties: How we decide differently
We like to think that we make decisions based on our ideas of right and wrong — and we do, to an extent. But according to recent research, our choices may also be influenced by something as simple as whether we’re right or left handed. That’s because right-handed people are more drawn to things on the right side of a screen or page, while left-handed people look to the left....
Left handed cartoon characters
While most cartoon characters are either right-handed or change hands to fit whatever makes the best pose for a particular frame, we have noticed that there seem to be quite a few cartoon characters that are clearly and consistently left-handed. Examples include: Bart Simpson, Ned Flanders and Mr Burns from The Simpsons (and, occasionally, Marge) (The show’s creator, Matt Groening, is himself...
The Right-Hand Path and the Left-Hand Path →
The Left handed Compliment
This is one of those phrases where “left-handed” is used in a negative or abusive way without any real reason. This expression uses left-handed in the sense of “questionable ordoubtful,” a usage dating from about 1600 according to dictionary.com. Another explanation is that a left-handed compliment is an insult concealed in an apparent compliment and thus is the reverse of a real compliment, as...
the-lionhearts asked: sending some left-handed love <3 :)
Dear scholarships, We only make up 15% of the world population, so that makes...
Left Hand Works First in Double-Hand Transplants
When patients had both hands transplanted, their brains re-established connections much more quickly with the left hand than the right, a team of researchers in France reports. The sample was small, just two patients, but both had been right-handed before losing their hands, and both followed a pattern of reconnection with their brain that was quicker for the left hand. The study, led...
Unique Left Handed Facts
People who are left handed make up about 5 to 15 percent of the population. Left handed people are more prone to have allergies, insomnia, migraines and a whole host of other things more than people who are right handers. Maybe it’s from living with us right handed people. Left handed people are three times more likely than right handed people to become alcoholics and scientists speculate...
Left Handed Books →
Most plants are left-handed, study says →
92 per cent of vines have been found to twist in a left-handed, anti-clockwise direction.
The term ‘sinistrality’ used to refer to left-handed people...
Knit Tips for Lefties: How to Knit Left-Handed ...
Lefties face many challenges in this righties’ world. Knitting does not have to be one of them. Do Knitting Lefties Need to Mirror Righties? Many left-handed individuals have been told, or believe, that in order to learn to knit, they must mirror right-handed knitters while sitting opposite to them. While this technique may be helpful to some, it is not absolutely necessary. In fact, it...
So you think you have adapted?
Would you wear your right shoe on your left foot? You could, but it would hurt. And why would you? - Your left shoe fits so much better! And yet, everyday, everywhere we lefties are forced to suffer through the discomfort and extra effort of using the range of right handed products - from scissors, to can openers, to pens - because they are designed for everyone but us. We lefties, being nice...
All these years, I’ve been threading my sewing machine incorrectly because I am left handed. Now that I know how to consciously thread the machine, it works…go figure!
The Top 20 Reasons the World is Against the Left... →
The Top 20 Reasons the World is Against the Left... →