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Jigsaw Puzzles Improve your Health?

Jigsaw Puzzles Improve your Health?

Recent studies have come out sharing that jigsaw puzzles refine visual-spatial reasoning and cognition. Putting together a puzzle is proven to better short-term memory and improve one’s concentration for problem-solving. Jigsaw puzzles help connections between the brain cells in your short-term memory, enhancing one’s mental speed. You can complete jigsaw puzzles with others, or you can work on one yourself.... View more
History of the Jigsaw Puzzle

History of the Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles have been around for years. The earliest form of jigsaw puzzles is believed to have been created by an engraver and cartographer, John Spilsbury, in 1760. Puzzles were created initially as a way to teach history to kids. Puzzle creators would place maps on slabs of hardwood and cut along national boundaries. This way, kids could have the... View more
Puzzling in a Pandemic

Puzzling in a Pandemic

Jigsaw puzzles have always been a popular activity for individuals and families. It wasn’t until our worldwide pandemic hit where jigsaw puzzle sales flew through the roof. This sudden demand for puzzles didn’t seem to surprise puzzle historians, as this was a similar trend during the Great Depression.  Under quarantine order, families were forced to spend most days inside and... View more