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Are lefthanders better at puzzles?

We were contacted recently by a company that produces visual puzzles because their analysis was showing that left-handers were better at solving them than right-handers. They found that left handed people scored higher AND also were more adept at finding the hidden items that have proven overall to be more

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6 Things Left-Handers Really Should Know

We have produced a short report based on feedback from the 140,000 members of our Left-Handers Club that gives you fast access to the most important content across the thousands of pages on our websites.  It includes: The results of our huge survey on left-handedness Resources for left-handed children (and

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The Story of Left-Handed Billy

We recently came across an interesting bit of history that demonstrates the general attitude to left-handedness in the America of the 1850’s.  It is a story called “Left-Handed Billy” that appeared in a popular children’s magazine of the time called “Robert Merry’s Museum”.  Here are a few extracts that give

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Posted in Left handed life, Left-handed stories, Newsletter articles

Diary Of A Lefthander

We had an email recently from Divine in The Phillipines suggesting that we should publish real people’s day-to-day experiences with being left-handed and she sent us an entry from her diary…   Dear Diary,        Today I was really nervous. It was my first day at school! Can

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Old books on left-handedness

We were recently sent the names of a couple of books that got us thinking about how things have changed and how much more positive the attitude to left-handedness is now than it was in the past.   The Prevention And Correction of Left-Handedness In Children by J.W. Conway was

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Positive Left-Handed Emojis!

Emojis are the small icons you can add on your phone to text messages and other places and I notice the other day that on my iPhone the icon for a “thumbs up” is left-handed and for a “thumbs down” is right handed! It is more normal for anything with

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Advice for Left Handed DIY and Gardening

Confession time: In the past I have been guilty of thinking that left handed tools were just a ‘nice-to-have’ rather than being essential. Surely us lefties are skilled enough to muddle through with cheaper right-handed tools right? Anyway, we recently moved into a new house that needs a lot of

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Posted in Left handed life, Left handed life, Left-handed stories, Uncategorized

Things that are awkward for left-handers at Christmas

As we were putting together some fantastic offers to kick off the Christmas season here at Anything Left-Handed, we got to thinking: What are some of the traditional Christmas activities that are sometimes made difficult for left-handers? Here are our ideas so far: Christmas cards opening the right-handed way. Except

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Can a dog be left-handed?

It turns out that dogs do show a clear preference for their left or right paw and there’s roughly a 50:50 split between left-pawedness and right-pawedness across all dog breeds. Here are a few tests you can do to find out whether your dog is a ‘southpaw’: Have your dog

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Posted in Fun and games, Left handed life, Research

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. We decided to do some research ourselves

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