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Left-Handedness Cured In Schools

A 1922 newspaper story about schools in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA reported that: “An intensive campaign to cure left-handedness among pupils in local schools has resulted in a reduction from 250 to 66, which is less than one half of one percent of the total of 13,000 pupils.” Given that

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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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Notability App has a 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

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New format for our newsletter

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

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Left handed sign language for the deaf

We recently had a message from Scott Conlan that encouraged us to do a bit of research. Sign language is used by deaf people as a system of communication using visual gestures and signs and your handedness clearly has an impact on how it is used and understood. Hi, All!

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Language translation – newsletters

We often get emails asking if we can send our newsletter out in other languages. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to do a full translation to all the languages for the countries all round the world where we have members but we have set up a translation facility

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Using Coupon Codes to get a discount

A Coupon Code is a series of letters and numbers, for example ABC2,   that you can enter into the box in our Shopping Cart to get a discount on your order.   Members of the Left Handers Club receive coupon codes for discounts on a regular basis in our

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Preferential treatment for the left side

We had an email recently from Dave telling us that as a left-handers he naturally prioritises the left side of his body in all sorts of daily tasks as he feels it somehow deserves preferential treatment! This got us thinking as well and here are some of the things that

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