Welcome to the Anything Left-Handed Blog

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This blog section is where we post all the latest information about left-handedness that we come across ...Read more

Notability App has a Left-Handed Mode

Notability App with left-handed mode

We were very impressed to see that the Notability app from Ginger Labs includes a left-handed mode that changes the way the “palm rest” works. This feature allows you to drag up an area at the bottom of the screen where you can rest your palm while making a handwritten note to stop your hand making unwanted marks on the screen. In left-handed mode, you can drag the ...Read more

New format for our newsletter

Read our newsletter on mobile devices

More than 50% of the Club Members who receive our newsletter now view it using a mobile device – their smartphone or tablet.  Our previous format was designed to be viewed on a desktop computer and was very difficult to see on a phone screen so we have completely changed things and moved to a “responsive” design that should work really well on both large and small screens, ...Read more

Left-Handed and Proud

Left Handers DayWe are so excited about this year’s Left-Handers’ Day on August 13! We’ve been gearing up for it this year with a brand new website, and we would love you to be involved, spreading the word online to everyone you know about how proud you are of being left handed. You’ll probably discover lots of new left-handed friends you never knew you had!

Here are some of the ways you’ll be able ...Read more

Inconvenience stores

We had this comment from Enid recently on our website

Have you noticed the right-handed 4 pint milk containers? Makes life quite awkward. They’re in Lidl and Farm Foods so far but I’m sure they will spread to other suppliers in due course.

Right handed milk bottleWe decided to do some research ourselves and found that Enid was right. The 4 pint containers are rectangular (nothing unusual in that) but by putting the handle in one corner ...Read more

New format for Left Handers Club newsletters

We are experimenting with a new layout at the moment so that hopefully your newsletter will be delivered on more email services without being filtered and also will show properly on all types of devices including mobile phones.

It may take us a couple of months to get everything working properly and we would appreciate your feedback, so do let us know if anything doesn’t work quite correctly, or if anything can’t be seen – just add a comment to this ...Read more

Left Handers’ Day is coming – August 13th 2014

Lefty Zone - no right hands allowedLeft-Handers’ Day is a great opportunity to celebrate being left-handed with millions of other left-handers all over the world. All year long, we lefties have to fit in with a right-handed world, but on August 13th it is time to demonstrate our left-handed solidarity and superiority.

Here at the Left Handers Club we are preparing some great ideas and special offers to celebrate the day, but why not share ...Read more

James May left-handed science

This fantastic video from BBC’s James May (as part of his YouTube ‘Head Squeeze’ series) looks into the science behind why people are left-handed. Is it genetic? Is it a disadvantage? These questions and more are covered in his video below:

From the James May video post:

Once thought to be in league with the devil, left-handed people, while not especially evil, are indeed special in many ways. James May explains all in this Head Squeeze video.

In mediaeval times lefties ...Read more

Why do sports go anti-clockwise?

We had a comment on our sports page recently that got us thinking…

As far as running round a track is concerned, having watched the olympic speed skating where the athletes go around the track with their left leg on the inside, I feel disadvantaged because I would like my right leg to be on the inside. Do you know what I mean? A.S. LEACH

We had a think about this and did some research and it is true that most sports, ...Read more

Are there lots of left-handers in your family?

We have been asked by our friend  Professor Chris McManus (University College London) to see if we can help find families with a lot of lefthanders for some new research that is being conducted.  This is what he said…

Left- and right-handedness are almost certainly determined by genes in some way or another, as left-handedness undoubtedly runs in families. The genes have however proved elusive to find using standard methods, probably because there are a number of different genes which can ...Read more

Positive left-handed sayings

We often see so many negative things said about lefthanders and language often works against us so we thought we would start this newsletter by focussing on some POSITIVE quotes and sayings about lefthanders. Here are some of the best ones we have seen and you can use this link to see this article online and add any more you know by commenting there.

“If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, ...Read more