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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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Fixed Or Grown? How Your Mindset About Intelligence Determines Your Success

Fixed Or Grown? How Your Mindset About Intelligence Determines Your Success

BY BRIANNA WIEST Of all the beliefs we carry about ourselves, Carol Dweck argues there is one that stands out among the rest. After 20 years of research, she concluded that the way we approach the acquisition of intelligence actually carves out whether or not we’ll be successful. There are two particular mindsets people have, “incremental” or “entity.” Incremental is the belief that intelligence and skill can be grown and developed; entity is the belief that intelligence and skill is…

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7 Everyday Ways You May Be Lowering Your Intelligence

7 Everyday Ways You May Be Lowering Your Intelligence

1. Saturated fat reduces cognitive flexibility A high-fat, high-sugar diet causes significant damage to cognitive flexibility, a new study finds. Cognitive flexibility is the ability to adjust and adapt to changing situations. The research was carried out on laboratory mice. They were given either a normal diet, a high-fat diet or a high-sugar diet. After four weeks the mental and physical performance of mice on the high-fat or high-sugar diet began to suffer. 2. Multimedia multitasking shrinks the brain Using…

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10 Smart Studies that Help Unlock the Mysteries of Intelligence

10 Smart Studies that Help Unlock the Mysteries of Intelligence

The benefits of being smart are hardly a mystery. Clever people have all kinds of advantages in life: they have better educations, better jobs, earn more and even live longer. Naturally, then, if you could set your child’s intelligence, you’d probably opt for smart (although maybe not too smart). Still, being smart is more of a mixed blessing than many imagine. Here are ten studies that provide vital insights into the psychology of intelligence. 1. The myth of a single intelligence Some…

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