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How Parents Needlessly Lower Their Children’s IQ

How Parents Needlessly Lower Their Children’s IQ

The parental behaviour that lowers children’s IQ. Children who were spanked in childhood have lower IQs, a study finds. The more children were spanked, the lower their IQ, the research also found. The probable reason is that spanking is highly stressful for children. It can leave them with post-traumatic stress disorder. An ongoing fear of terrible things happening — being easily startled — is linked to a lower IQ. Parents who continue to use corporal punishment into the teenage years…

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Higher IQ Linked To This Type of Fitness

Higher IQ Linked To This Type of Fitness

Study of 1.2 million people finds links between fitness and verbal comprehension and logical thinking skills. Young adults who are fitter have a higher IQ and are more likely to go on to higher education, research finds. Higher IQ is linked to a higher heart and lung capacity, not to muscular strength. Heart and lung capacity was most strongly linked to verbal comprehension and logical thinking skills. Professor Michael Nilsson, one of the study’s authors, said:  “Being fit means that…

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How Your Smartphone Can Make You Smarter

How Your Smartphone Can Make You Smarter

Researchers tested how the mere presence of a smartphone affected cognitive capacity. The mere presence of your smartphone makes you more dumb, even when it is on silent, new research finds. It doesn’t even matter if it is turned off! So, leaving your smartphone in another room actually makes you smarter. The study found that when people had their smartphones with them, their cognitive capacity was reduced. Cognitive capacity is the ability to hold and process information in the mind….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Clinomania is the excessive desire to lay in bed all day. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. People don’t listen to the smartest person in the room, they listen to whoever acts as if they know what’s right, according to a study. The older you get, the less people you trust. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

A healthy diet as you’re growing up may help you have a higher IQ, while a diet high in processed foods, fat and sugar may result in a lower IQ, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in February 2011. Many of the same foods typically recommended for a healthy diet may also be good for your IQ. Fish and Omega-3 Sources Omega-3 fats, found in many types of fish and seafood, walnuts and…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

A pizza that has radius “z” and height “a” has volume Pi × z × z × a. According to psychologists, exposure to nature allows us to remember and value important things like relationships, sharing, and community. Girls who mature early in life are more likely to be delinquent and emotionally aggressive later in life.   Eating chocolate while studying will help the brain retain new information more easily, and has been directly linked to higher test scores. Shy people…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

The downside of being shy is that people misjudge you as thinking you’re better than others just because you’re quiet. 91% people skip the first slice of bread, just because it’s ugly. Popcorn is by far the healthiest snack. It builds bone, muscle, tissue, aids digestion, and is good for the teeth. Generally, you should never forget what a person says to you when angry because that’s when the truth finally comes out. According to a study, wishing someone luck…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

A survey says that those who wear black are seen as serious and reliable — almost 50% women and 64% of men agree that black exudes confidence. Treadmills were created to punish English prisoners in 1818. Loneliness increases a person’s risk of mortality by 26 percent, an effect comparable to the health risks posed by obesity. Bees are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. Strawberries actually…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You can actually be addicted to cheese. When your body digests it, opiates are released, triggering the addictive element. Bees are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.   Crying…

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Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Glimpse a revolutionary future enabled by neuroscience Recently, while preparing to deliver a TED talk on Broadway, “What Will Be the Next Big Scientific Breakthrough?,” I thought a lot about the impossible. Once, human flight was impossible. Instant communication anywhere, anytime was impossible. Leaving Earth was impossible. Seeing farther than the naked eye was impossible. Scientific revolutions have turned a long list of impossibilities into everyday possibilities. And science is far from finished transforming absurd fantasies into everyday realties. Nowhere…

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