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This brain teaser drove our staff nuts – can you solve it?

Fifteen straws are laid out to make the mathematical expression: I + II + III = 4 By moving only one straw, how do you make that expression mathematically correct? You can’t add or remove any straws – you can only move one. Give up? You’ll be kicking yourself once …

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50 Secrets Your Brain Wishes You Knew

50 Surprising Things About Your Brain We Bet You Didn’t Know 1. You use way more than 10 percent of your brain 2. No one is either “left-brained” or “right-brained” 3. Men and women don’t learn differently 4. Size doesn’t matter—or does it? 5. The size of our brains cause …

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Scientists slam ‘exaggerated’ benefits of brain games

The benefits of so-called brain games are “exaggerated” and evidence they improve cognitive ability are “weak to non-existent”, a group of experts has said. Consumers “naturally think these products will be helpful”, a report by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) found. But it warned that while the games …

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Can You Figure Out This ‘What Has 4 Letters’ Riddle?

On July 11, 2017, Lacey Fernandez saw a sign outside with a puzzling statement on it, so she snapped a picture. She posted it online, claiming that it messed with her head, and the post immediately blew up. People couldn’t figure out the riddle, which seems like it ought to be really …

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Harvard Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Improves Cognitive Function

Preliminary evidence from a new study led by Harvard Medical School Affiliate McLean Hospital’s Staci Gruber, PhD, suggests that medical marijuana (MMJ) may not impair, and in many cases, may actually improve executive functioning in adults. Splendor in the Grass? A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on …

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You’re Going to Tear Your Hair Out Trying to Find a Cell Phone in This Optical Illusion

Math puzzles can drive anyone crazy, but optical illusions are a whole other level. If you lost your mind over this brick wall illusion a few months ago, you’re about to give up on everything after trying to find a cell phone in this photo. Facebook user Jeya May Cruz …

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