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More from this wonderful little book someone sent me on Increasing your I.Q.!


Increase Mental Capacity 100%

Mental capacity is your ability to reason, plan and problem solve, the use of language, and to learn. This is just one part of your total intelligence. As with the physical human body your brain can be worked like and muscle making it stronger. One way to strengthen the brain is by12 putting yourself just outside your comfort zone. Putting yourself and your brain in different kinds of setting that are not the norm allows your brain to strain a little and grow stronger.

There are a few things you can do to help this process in everyday life. Next time you’re hungry try a different kind of food you have not tried yet. Just a simple tweak in the day can make a huge impact on you. The list of things you can do is endless and varies with every person. That is what makes the human brain one of the most amazing creations ever. All humans are genetically and physically the same for the most part but yet our brains are one in a million.

Some other things you can do if you feel you have hit a wall, go back to school, and learn to play an instrument, or simply just do something that stimulates your brain. Doing things that you enjoy is a huge benefit for obvious reasons. When doing an activity you enjoy your brain is rewarded and you grow mentally from that. A bad influence would be watching television. since watching it does not use your capacity and it does not let you regain the mental energy. If you are going to watch television watch something educational or something that will make you think. Use of the brain instead of just letting it vegetate will benefit you in the short term and long term of your life.

As we all get older we tend to forget about our minds. It gets harder to keep the brain stimulated when as we age due a lack of social stimulants or just being lazy. All is not lost though you can teach old dogs new tricks. There are ways to keep the mind sharp even at older ages. One of the easiest ways out there is crossword puzzles. Puzzles of any kind are very good for you mental health. If you are more adventurous and think you can take a challenge give juggling a try. This increases your hand eye coordination and mental acuity.

IQ Benefits of Exercising and Sleep

I’m sure we’ve all met that one person who just happens to score higher than everyone on their tests, and just seems to always get higher grades than the average. We’ve all had our moments of envy for the person who happens to have a higher IQ than everyone else, and we wonder, how do they do it? There are many factors that fall into your IQ and the different things that can increase or hurt your IQ level. In fact, some of these can be done in your own home, at no cost to you at all!

Worry no more! A quick way to increase your IQ would be to try exercising. It’s something that everyone can do in his or her own home for just a few minutes each day. There are many factors that can help with your IQ, but exercising is a great way to start, and is something that can be adjusted to fit the level of any particular person that would want to add it to their daily schedule. Whether starting out at a beginner level or being an advanced trainer, exercising can help increase your IQ and can also open your mind to learning more. The implementation of physical activity can be seen as a manner of waking up your mind. Not only will it wake up your mind, but it can also give your body more energy to continue throughout the day, whereas you would usually be tired. This can range from walking early in the mornings or taking a light jog to3 intense cardio exercises in your home or at the gym. Any form of exercise can serve as a means to increase your IQ

Another easy way to increase your IQ would be to get sleep on a regular basis each night. As we get older, our daily schedule changes and our habits vary on a day-to-day basis. Due to these changes, we are sleep deprived and we end up cheating our bodies out of its rest. Well, in addition to cheating our bodies, we actually are depriving our minds of what it needs. In addition to the quantity of rest, the quality is important as well. If you sleep for 8 hours, but are uncomfortable for 5, then it’s just like sleeping for 3 hours. In order for this to be effective, your quality of sleep is highly important.

What is the Brain All About?

The brain is the super computer of the human body. Human brains are extremely complex. They consist of millions of neurons and up to ten thousand synaptic connections. Think of your brain as a huge muscle that controls almost everything in your body. Keeping in top condition is a priority in life. The brain controls all the major systems of the body, making the most important part of lives. Development of the brain is essential to becoming smarter and more capable of controlling it. Working it out just like you would lift weights plays a major role in the advancing of your intelligence. Eating properly, taking care of your body, and continuously training are keys to staying smart.

Just like the human body, your brain needs to be worked out every day to stay in shape. You also need to keep your body in good shape as they are one in the same. Taking walks, lifting weights, and eating properly are all helpful to being able to advance your intelligence. If you have no energy your brain will not function properly. Ever try to do homework super late at night. It is hard isn’t it? Simply getting a full nights rest will increase your abilities. Sleep deprivation plays a major role in whether or not your brain will be functioning correctly

Another simple and enjoyable way to help the process of training the brain is eating good foods. There are three key neurotransmitters in the brain and they are Acetylcholine, Dopamine and Serotonin. Acetylcholine is responsible for memory, focus, and concentration. A few foods you can eat to boost this are, egg yolks, peanuts, meat, fish, liver, dairy products, and vegetables. Dopamine is responsible for intelligent learning. The simplest way to boost your dopamine levels with food is eat any proteins. Serotonin is responsible for learning and memory. Carbohydrates contain the building blocks for the serotonin. Pastas, potatoes, breads, cereals and starchy vegetables are all very good to boost your serotonin levels.

A good way to keep your brain in shape is to use it. As simple as it sounds many people do not do this properly. Instead of dreaming or thinking of that pointless thought, take that energy and focus it on something else. Doing something you enjoy also helps with this process. The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. It’s easy to keep care of if you want to put the time in.

4 Memory Retention and Retention Strategies

For the majority of humans trying to remember the hundreds of thousands things taught to us in school is near impossible. Retention of information can be broken down into three stages. If you practice and follow a few simple steps you can improve you retention abilities.

The first stage in the remembering process is acquisition. Where did you learn this or what event took place? It is crucial in the first stage to pay very close attention to what is being taught or taking place. The second stage of retention is the consolidation phase. This is when the memory or information is sent for storage in your long term memory. At this point in time the more you focus your concentration on the information the easier it will be to extract at a later time. It is also helpful to link the memory to an older memory as it will be easier to recover.

The third and final stage is the retrieval process. This is when you actually need to pull the information out and use it. The more you think about that thought before trying to retrieve it the easier it will be to actually retrieve it in the future. If you are still having troubles trying to retrieve a certain memory it helps to be in the same place you learned what you are trying to remember. This is just one simple way to help improve your memory and there are many others.

There are also a few strategies you should take while trying to retain knowledge. Contrary to popular belief paying attention really does help a whole lot. In order for something to store properly in your brain you must actually learn what it is. Also people are very different in all sorts of ways especially in the way we learn. Many of us learn in a particular way. It is best to figure out how you learn the best and use that to your advantage. When delving into very hard studies it is best to try and learn the basic of it then associate the more complex ideas with the basics, as it will allow for better comprehension and retention. Taking new information and linking it to older information is a useful trick when trying to remember lots of material.

As with anything to do with your body, being healthy is a major key. Eating nutritionally and getting plenty of exercise play a major role in your ability to remember. Getting plenty of rest and avoiding stressful situations are easy ways to help yourself out.

Be Intelligent By Being Active

Intelligence is such a subjective thing. Everyone wants to be smart. But how is the best way to go about it? Here are some tips you can use to help increase your own intellect.


Adrenalin can give you a temporary increase to your intelligence. Regular exposure can promote long-term benefits to your I.Q. as well as increase your ability to think coolly under pressure. Bungee jumping, extreme mountain climbing, skate boarding all the high-octane15 sports require quick thinking and good judgment. At least they do if you intend to be any good at them. Just look at Tony Hawk who boasts a 144 I.Q.

Avoid Repetition

Repetitive tasks dull the mind. Activities like Farmville or assembly line work require little thought and your mind enters a state of autopilot for hours on end. When challenged with a new situation that requires critical thinking your mind must shake off the fog of autopilot. The longer one engages in mindless repetitive activity the harder it becomes to shake off that fog afterwards

Proper Diet

Put down that Big Mac. It is literally numbing you down. Junk food clogs more than your arteries, it clogs your brains capacity to think. Your diet contributes to mental state just as much as your physical state. Try brown sugar or raw sugar over bleached white sugar. Drink some orange juice instead of soda. Eat more salad. Poor diet leads to poor thinking; so don’t sell yourself short when choosing what to eat. If you eat well you will think well.

Try Hypnosis

There are a variety of hypnosis programs you can down load or view on YouTube to increase your reading speed, memory, perception etc. etc. In the comfort and safety of your own home you can use these hypnosis programs to improve your thinking process. It is not so much a magic bullet as much as it is a tool like any other one can use and the more you use it the better your results.

Use the Internet

Online you can find websites that will teach you new languages, provide binaural beats, and offer philosophical discourse and so much more. Utilize it to the fullest extent. And if you really just want the question answered for you the Internet can do that too. The point being, is that their are so many folks the web willing to provide tips and tools to help out their fellow man for little to no cost, it’s just dumb not to use it.

This is just the short list. There are many more things you can do to nudge your noggin in the right direction. If you start off with these small steps first then you should be more than capable of taking the BIG steps on your own. And don’t rush it. Great minds are not made over night. It takes time. One salad and skydiving lesson will not turn you into Stephan Hawking. However, if you keep at it you will find yourself as smart as you want to be.

to be continued next week…

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My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
I love jazz. I call it freedom music. It promotes special values. I love intelligent people and good conversations.

Some people ask me how music relates to art. Personally I find they go hand in hand. Music is what turns me on to painting. It makes me see colours