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How To Focus On Becoming Smarter

If you’d like to learn how to focus on becoming smarter, then you may wish to read A.J. Jacobs’ Drop Dead Healthy where he examines the brain’s “neuroplasticity”.  This is the term given to how malleable our brains are.  Alternatively, this excerpt from the book is an informative and amusing read where you will learn a few simple exercises to boost your brain power.

According to the metaphor du jour, the brain is like a muscle. You can build its strength. You can keep it from withering with age. You can create new connections and carve new pathways among the brain’s 100 billion neurons.

The key is to keep the brain active and challenged: do crossword puzzles, memorize poems, learn new languages. Meditation helps thicken the cerebral cortex. And make sure to eat the right brain food — namely, the good fats from nuts, olive oil, along with omega-3 fatty acids in fish. With these strategies, you can improve the brain in all areas — memory, creativity, attention, and reasoning. Click here to view the original source of the article

Who’d have thought that being belligerent could play a part in becoming smarter? Of these six methods on how to focus on becoming smarter, I’d have to say that this method may not go down too well with your partner/friends/family or colleagues.  Intriguing nonetheless!

Here’s a link to Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs in case you’re interested:

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