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What is the best Jigsaw Puzzle to buy as a present?

 What is the best jigsaw puzzle to buy as a present? A question that’s often asked is ‘what is the best jigsaw puzzle to buy as a present for a family member or friend’. A guaranteed way of giving a present, that someone will appreciate, is to give a gift they will actually enjoy or find useful, and this is no different when buying jigsaw puzzles. To give a gift they will really appreciate is to make sure the subject matter of the jigsaw puzzle is something that the person is interested in. Giving a gift, of something a person is interested in shows that you have given the present some thought. To take an example, if the person you’re...

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Jigsaw puzzle methods, the best and easiest way to do jigsaw puzzles

 The Best & Easiest way to do Jigsaw Puzzles Every puzzler has their own preferred way of doing jigsaw puzzles There are various jigsaw puzzle methods and while some puzzlers choose to do jigsaw puzzles alone, others prefer to do a puzzle as a relaxed family activity or joint effort. There are even competitions, for experienced puzzlers, to see who can do a puzzle first or who can complete the most pieces in a puzzle!! You can use several techniques to make the experience less frustrating and a quicker process, if that’s what you are looking for, though it has to be said that many people prefer to do jigsaw puzzles as a relaxing hobby and pastime, and are in...

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Why are jigsaw puzzles relaxing, calming, soothing & even pleasantly addictive?

Why are jigsaw puzzles relaxing, soothing and even a pleasantly addictive pastime? People often ask, just why are Jigsaw puzzles relaxing, soothing, calming and even pleasantly addictive. Well, one of the main reasons are that they can sometimes have that ability to take us away from the everyday hubbub and stress of modern day living. Doing a jigsaw puzzle of something like your dream house can help to relieve daily tensions & pressures They have the ability to concentrate the mind on the actual puzzle, thereby giving you that much needed break from the everyday trails and pressures.. Never has this more true than in 2020, with the covid19 pandemic, though to be fair that was not the only time...

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How are Jigsaw Puzzles made?

How are Jigsaw Puzzles made? How are jigsaw puzzles made? Well, the earliest Jigsaw puzzle was made by the engraver and mapmaker John Spilsbury around 1767. He made the puzzle by mouthing a map onto a sheet of hardwood and cutting around the national boundaries, by using a marquetry saw. The puzzle was then given to a local school, by John Spilsbury, to assist the children with their geography lessons. The story of, what were eventually to be called, jigsaw puzzles, had begun.  John Spilsbury created the first jigsaw puzzle by mounting a map to hardwood and then cut around the borders of individual countries So, How were jigsaw puzzles made after this? Following on from this, the early jigsaw...

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Jigsaw Puzzle Health Benefits

Jigsaw Puzzle Health Benefits It may surprise some, how many jigsaw puzzle health benefits there can be from doing jigsaw puzzles. We have summarised some of them here, for you. The human brain works in a linear way and in a logistical manner. The left side of the brain thinks logically and the right side of the human brain is creative, intuitive and deals with your emotions. Many studies have found that when you do a jigsaw puzzle, both sides of the brain are active and in effect by using both sides of the brain at the same time, you harness the full extent of your brains power, giving the brain a mental workout. Cognitive ability & critical thinking are...

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