31 ways to get smarter

Check out Newsweek’s Daily Beast 31 easy ways to get smarter in 2012. I don’t know if I even agree with them all. I mean, #14 is play violent video games!

Here’s my favorite for songwriters:

#24: Write by hand. Remember what that feels like? Brain scans show that handwriting engages more sections of the brain than typing. Bonus brain boost: it’s easier to remember something once you’ve written it down on paper.

Most of us are already doing #23. Here’s what they say.

#23 Play an instrument. Strum chords, tickle the ivories, play a jug. Learning an instrument boosts IQ and increases activity in parts of the brain controlling memory and coordination.

I guess for musicians, I would change that to, learn a new instrument.

Some other easy ones are eat yoghurt, hydrate and drink coffee. So are you supposed to drink water instead of coffee, or drink coffee instead of water or just drink more of both?

More of my favorites:

#2 Eat turmeric
#6 Sleep. A lot
#7 Download the TED app
#11 Eat dark chocolate

Read them all in detail here.

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