31 Ways To Get Smarter in 2012 (page 5)

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13) Wipe the Smile Off Your Face

Experiments have shown that the simple act of frowning makes you more skeptical and analytic in your thinking. It also makes you look like a big sourpuss that no one likes. So… your choice.

14) Play Violent Video Games

Various studies have found that video games quicken reactions, improve multitasking, and reduce hostile feelings after a stressful task. Anything from the “Grand Theft Auto” from GTA3 and beyond will do just fine.

15) Follow these people on Twitter

Economic genius Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel), online show host Jad Abumrad (@JadAbumrad) and author Colson Whitehead (@colsonwhitehead). Those guys are smart. Reading their tweets MUST rub off on you in some positive way.

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