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Left-Handers Apps

We had an email recently from LHC member Rose in Austria saying that she had been researching iPhone apps that have a left hand mode and we thought this information might be useful for you as well. There is a simple calculator called Southpaw on the ios App store that

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Left-Handed = Wrong-Handed (in Iceland Orvhentur anyway!)

Kristín from Iceland got in touch recently and told us that the word for left-handed in Icelandic also means “wrong-handed”.  We are not surprised, as it is common all around the world for language to discriminate against left-handers with words that also mean various bad things such as awkward, clumsy,

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Left-Handers and Allergies

Allergy Awareness Week runs from 23- 29 April 2018 and there have been various reports of left-handers being more susceptible to allergies.  Stanley Coren in his book Left-Hander reports a study in Glasgow, Scotland where lefthanders were found to be eleven times more likely than righ-handers to suffer from hay fever,

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Posted in Left handed life, Left handed life, Research

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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Posted in Fun and games, Left handed life

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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Posted in Left handed life, Newsletter articles

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
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