Andrew LaSane, Big Think

Andrew LaSane

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Past articles by Andrew:

Home libraries boost child cognition. These are the best books for every age.

Having a library at home has been shown to boost children's cognition. Here are the best books for children, toddlers, and teens of all ages. → Read More

Workout from home: 12 products to help you stay active during self isolation

Studies have also shown that exercising can enhance creativity, relieve depression, and is overall great for the brain. Your gym may be closed due to coronavirus, but that doesn't mean you can't still workout during self isolation. These products will help you build a gym in your home. → Read More

10 things you did as a kid that you should start doing again

Studies have shown that playing and being creative have numerous health benefits for people of all ages. Here are 10 things you did as a kid that you should start doing again. → Read More

10 essential purchases that'll help you hit your reading goals

Reading books are a great way to exercise your brain, build intelligence, and prevent mental decline. These fun and affordable products will help you reach your reading goals this year. → Read More

This tech subscription box can rewire your brain for the better

Creation Crate is a tech subscription box that sends monthly projects, with all the components, right to your door. Each project in the STEM curriculum teaches new lessons in electronics and C++ programming. Working with your hands changes your brain's neurochemistry to reduce stress and increase learning. → Read More

New York Public Library's 10 most checked-out books of all time

The most popular books of the past 125 years, and where to get them. → Read More

13 essential travel products available under $30

A major key to planning a fun and successful trip is packing the right stuff. These essential products from Amazon will help travelers be more organized and prepared for any of the small obstacles that might get in the way of their getaway. → Read More

These video games can help mature gamers unwind — and increase their gray matter

About 21 percent of gamers in the United States are over the age of 50. → Read More

7 of the best games and toys invented by women

From iconic dolls to STEM kits, these gift ideas were all created by female designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives. → Read More

9 of the best Star Wars gifts not named Baby Yoda

Star Wars fans and others around the world are obsessed with Baby Yoda thanks to the new Disney Plus series, The Mandalorian. Merchandise of the cute creature may not be ready in time for this holiday season, but there are plenty of other cool Star Wars-themed gifts that you can shop for right now. → Read More

10 of the best new games according to geniuses at Mensa

There are so many games out there, so how are you supposed to know which ones are good? These 10 new games were selected by members of Mensa as the best board, card, and party games that everyone should be playing. How many of these titles will find a home on your gaming shelf? → Read More

5 perfect gifts for fans of Nikola Tesla and his inventions

Nikola Tesla fans are still inspired by his inventions and innovative designs decades after his death. From themed socks to scientific models, the products on this list are perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate Tesla as one of the most important scientists and engineers that ever lived. → Read More

10 must-have STEM toys that are backed by science

From geode and fossil kits to cute coding robots, these are the best STEM toys you should buy to inspire children and help them build important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. → Read More

Watch 10 Celebrities Read Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven"

Edgar Allan Poe's classic—and kind of creepy—narrative poem has been inspiring artists for nearly 175 years. → Read More

10 Amazing Facts About Stan Lee

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on → Read More

15 Things You Might Not Know About Pizza Hut

Because even after BOOK IT!, you still want a personal pan pizza. → Read More

What's the Worst Movie of All Time?

The Tomatometer doesn't lie. → Read More

The Best Cities for Millennials, According to Millennials

Two recent surveys explore the attributes that young people value most in a city. → Read More

The Most Searched for Pokémon in Each State

This map uses search data to reveal where Pokémon Go players are searching for rare monsters. → Read More

10 Fantastic Facts About 'Fantasia'

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on → Read More