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How to develop your learning strengths

The 300 trillion connections between your brain cells have an amazing amount of processing power. The way your brain processes information is as unique to you as your fingerprints. All of your life experiences, thoughts, memories, your ancestry and a considerable amount of your future isin the connections inside your head. The brain cells called [...]

Kids Praised for Being Smart are More Likely to Cheat

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and researchers in the U.S. and China has found. OISE's Jackman [...]

Higher IQ in Childhood Linked To A Longer Life

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a new study. It is the largest study to date reporting causes of death in men and women across the life course, and the findings suggest [...]

7 Ways To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Pixabay Images Howard Gardner argued that instead of intelligence being a single ability, humans have the ability to develop multiple intelligences, nine to be exact. Some people have a natural proficiency in emotional or interpersonal intelligence; others have difficulty with this. Although this article focuses on one type of intelligence, I suggest for each [...]

Being Lazy Could Mean You’re Highly Intelligent

Pixabay Images Need a new excuse for binge watching Stranger Things and living off Uber Eats? Research published in the Journal of Health Psychology, suggests that people who spend more time lazing around tend to be more intelligent than than those who are more active. The study conducted by the Florida Gulf Coast University found [...]

People Who Like “Pseudo-Profound” Quotes Are Not So Smart, Says Science

(AP Photo/Dan Balilty) “By maturing, we self-actualize.” “We dream, we vibrate, we are reborn.” “Choice is the driver of purpose.” If you found yourself rolling your eyes at the above quotes, congratulations: Your cynicism may be a sign of intelligence, according to a study published in November in the journal Judgment and Decision Making. Researchers [...]

How Great Australian Spelling Bee Made Spelling and Being a Nerd Cool Again Forget bathroom reveals and mystery cooking challenges, there's a new show in town, and it's all about the nerds. Over the past month, Ten's Great Australian Spelling Bee has shown we're a country of terrible spellers while elevating a number of brainy kids to rock star status. The quiz show pitted pint-sized geniuses against each other and on Tuesday [...]

Intelligence, Creativity and Bipolar Disorder May Share Underlying Genetics

Irises by Vincent van Gogh. The new study suggests that the advantageous genes which confer creativity or intelligence may express themselves as illness when other risk factors are present. Photograph: Alamy Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity. That’s according [...]

How My Learning Difficulties Affected My Mental Health In the 63 years that I have been part of the learning difficulties world, I have both experienced and witnessed the suffering that is living with a learning difficulty. Learning difficulties are commonly considered a school-based issue; but struggling in school means struggling in life. This makes learning to be confident and acquiring a healthy mental attitude [...]

Birth Order Has No Meaningful Effect on Personality or IQ, Massive Study Reports

For those who believe that birth order influences traits like personality and intelligence, a study of 377,000 high school students offers some good news: Yes, the study found, first-borns do have higher IQs and consistently different personality traits than those born later in the family chronology. However, researchers say, the differences between first-borns and "later-borns" [...]

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