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A strong brain means a healthy brain, (Bellingham Distance Project) 0

Does Talking To Yourself Make You A Genius?

Does Talking To Yourself Make You A Genius? Odds are you’ve been told to avoid people that talk to themselves. They are considered crazy. Well, a study published in 2012 hypothesizes that in fact those that talk to themselves might actually be in good company alongside Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla. Presented by psychologists Daniel Swigley and Gary Lupyan, the study claims that talking to yourself holds many benefits including improving brain efficiency, helping to organize your thoughts, and helping to achieve your goals. The Supermarket Experiment One experiment had 2 groups of people remembering the name of a generic grocery item. The first group...

Competitive 'speed eaters' devour bowls of pasta. (Reuters/Daniel Munoz) 1

Obesity Linked Metabolically to Eating Speed

Ever told as a kid to slow down and chew your food? There may be a good reason. Japanese researchers have found a strong correlation between the speed at which someone consumes food and metabolism, concluding that faster eaters may contribute to the obesity epidemic. In short, faster eating could lower your metabolism and come with more than a few steep health risks. The study took place over the course of three years. Participants included 8,941 residents of Soka City, aged 40 through 75, both with and without diagnoses of metabolic syndrome. Eating speed was measured in form of questionnaire. Is it eating speed...