Ray Smith

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Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

A Princeton psychology professor told me a truth about human behavior that's both fascinating and sad

There's the halo effect, which explains why we think physically attractive people are generally wonderful. And there's the endowment effect, which explains why we value something we're selling more highly than the person who's buying it from us.<p>But if you believe, as I did but a few weeks ago, that …

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Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right

Tech & Science cognitive science swearing language<p>When Benjamin Bergen was working on his new book about profanity, the reaction he would most often …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like a SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that’s that. Turns out that’s wrong. …

Israeli researchers prove headphones can be used as covert listening device

Millions of us don headphones each day. Few, if any, have ever given much thought to the possibility of someone listening on the other end.<p>Researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel have created a piece of code designed to prove it’s possible to hijack a user’s headphones and turn them into a …

Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'

Today — 11/11 — is "Singles Day" in China, the holiday when online retail giant Alibaba encourages single people to celebrate and buy presents for themselves.<p>And boy, did they buy.<p>Alibaba says that over the course of 24 hours, Chinese shoppers spent $17.79 billion on the site. That's a bit short of …

This Beer Contains Yeast From a 200-Year-Old Shipwreck

The beer, called Preservation Ale, could be a window into the diet and health of people living 200 years ago.<p>If you've ever wondered what beer from the 18th century tasted like, well now's your chance to find out.<p>A group of researchers have developed a new beer, called Preservation Ale, with yeast …

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Dandy dozen: 12 players who could win World Series MVP award

One thing is certain Wednesday night: The Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will finally end a long championship drought.<p>Much harder to predict is …

Orgasms activate a powerful type of unconscious learning

The experience of an orgasm can act as a Pavlovian reward that influences our future behavior, according to a review article published in the journal</i> …

WTF is cacao?

<i>Our “WTF is” series will focus on one elusive health term that maybe you’ve heard of but never fully understood. So, please, allow us to clear things</i> …

The Simple Logical Puzzle That Shows How Illogical We Are - Facts So Romantic

In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason …

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There are constant bank runs. The bond markets panic, and governments along its southern perimeter need bail-outs every few years. Unemployment has sky-rocketed and growth remains sluggish, no matter how many hundreds of billions of printed money the European Central Bank throws at the economy.<p>We …

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Emmett Till was brutally slain in 1955. Now, a sign marking where his body was found is riddled with bullet holes.

Working on a film about Emmett Till, the African American teen brutally slain in 1955, had already been an emotional experience for Kevin Wilson Jr.<p>A graduate film student at New York University, Wilson set out to document Till’s life earlier this year, speaking with one of Till’s cousins who was …

Black History

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Is the Savory Drink You’ll Be Sipping All Winter

If there’s one we thing we love more than chocolate, it’s wine — yes, even Hello Kitty wine. Errrr… maybe it’s the other way around (we DID go on a chocolate cleanse, after all). Moral of the story? Don’t make us choose!<p>According to <i>Refinery 29</i>, we don’t have to. A simple recipe from IMMAEATTHAT …

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8 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer

Justify that post-run pint with any of these health benefits of beer.<p>There may only be one National Beer Day, but don't let that keep you from celebrating this beverage year-round.<p>Think of all the reasons we run for beer (and sometimes run with beer). There’s the obvious—after a hard run, it tastes …