It turns out that there's more to word search than just being able to brag about how fast you can find the words. Word searches are a fun and inexpensive way to keep busy and have fun on the go. They are also great for your health. Onward!

Don't worry, take it easy

We all know how hard it is to balance work and play, but taking a few minutes out of your busy day to do a puzzle or word search is a great way to relax and keep your brain sharp.

Change the way you feel.

Because what's better than finding a tricky word in a sea of letters, beating your own record, or getting a friend or loved one to compete with you? Sitting down to do a word search and the good feeling you get when you find a word has a big effect on your mood. It turns on the "reward molecule" in the brain, which makes you feel happy and motivated. Who doesn't want a quick win while dealing with life's problems? Score!

Who needs Alzheimer's?

Keep your mind busy to improve your memory and help your brain grow. Experts say that this can help you avoid or put off getting neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. Bring on the brain food and puzzles that make you think.

Social media cleanse

You've probably already read a few articles about how social media affects your life and health, so take a break and enjoy some of life's simple pleasures. It seems easier to pull out your phone and start scrolling, but try to avoid those loud alerts and pull out a word search instead. You'll pick up a few things without using data.

Word power

Word searches not only help you get better at spelling and solving problems, but they also help your brain learn a new language better. Everyone can use it to learn new words, expand their vocabulary, and feel smarter. Who would not want that?

YOU Word Search lets you join in on the fun of word searches. This popular magazine's sixth issue is now in stores, and you can find it easily online at Have fun with the word hunt!