Researchers Link Processed Food To Lower IQs In Kids

Researchers Link Processed Food To Lower IQs In Kids

It could be that munching on processed foods packed with fat and sugar may make kids a bit less intelligent. British researchers have found 3-year-olds who munch on such grub tend to have a slightly lower IQ when they reach age 8. Meanwhile, 3-year-olds with healthier diets were shown to have higher IQs five years later. [More]

How To Raise A Smarter Kid

How To Raise A Smarter Kid

It turns out kids in wealthier homes have higher IQs, not because of genetics but because of environment. Surely you can be frugal (or just plain poor) and raise a smart one? A psychology professor suggests you focus on praising effort over achievement, and teach delayed gratification—something that also helps when it comes to financial responsibility, so it’s a win/win skill. You should also explain that IQ is expandable, not inherent: “Students exposed to that idea work harder and get better grades.”

Chocolate Makes Us More Mensa

Chocolate Makes Us More Mensa

When we reported that squirting the fudgy nourishment from the chocolate teat into your mouth by the gallon counter-intuitively , many of our readers, cramming a last 100 Grand Bar in between their cavity-laced teeth, immediately defenestrated themselves. This led to a marked plunge in our readership, so much so that we were commanded from on high to find something good and quasi-scientific to say about our pal the cocoa bean.