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Things You Can Do To Get Smarter

Things You Can Do To Get Smarter
You might be under the impression that intelligence is a fixed quantity set when you are young and unchanging thereafter. But research shows that you're wrong. How we approach situations and the things we do to feed our brains can significantly improve our mental horsepower. That could mean going back to school or filling your bookshelves (or e-reader) with thick tomes on deep subjects, but getting smarter doesn't necessarily mean a huge commitment of time and energy, according to a recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora. When a questioner keen on self-improvement asked the community, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?" lots of readers--including dedicated meditators, techies, and entrepreneurs--weighed in with useful suggestions. 1. Every online break doesn't have to be about checking social networks and fulfilling your daily ration of cute animal pics. 2. 3. 4. Board games and puzzles aren't just fun but also a great way to work out your brain. 5. 6.

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