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Four Weird Things That Make You Seem Smarter


Here are four weird things that make you seem smarter, according to science:



1. Walk at the same speed as other people. A study in 2007 found that when you walk faster OR slower than the people around you, you're seen as being less intelligent and competent than when you walk at the same pace.


2. Avoid alcohol. And not just because you're dumber when you've been drinking. A 2013 study found that just HOLDING a drink makes you seem less intelligent.


3. Use your middle initial. In a study last year, people's writing samples were rated more favorably when a middle initial was included in their byline.


4. Avoid using big words. Which is weird, because you'd think big words would make you seem smarter. But a study in 2006 found the opposite is true. SIMPLE writing makes you seem more intelligent than jamming in a bunch of words no one knows.
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Kardashian Klone Faktory?

Take a look at this Instagram picture at the bottom of this post...

That's Bruce Jenner sort of in the middle, surrounded by his three step-daughters and two actual daughters.

Unless you're an actual student of the K-Klan or a devotee of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, I imagine you're having trouble sorting out who's who.

Me too.

Okay, here's a tutorial, numbering the girls one through five, from left to right.

The one thing they all have in common is their mother, currently known as Kris Jenner.

Girls 1, 3 and 4 are not full sisters.

Girl 5 actually does belong in the picture.

Girls 2 and 4 are half-sisters.

Girl 3 is not actually a clone of Girl 1, but she sure looks like it, doesn't she?

Okay, here's your decorder ring: (1) Kim Kardashian; (2) Kendall Jenner; (3) Kylie Jenner; (4) & (5) Kourtney and Khloe, or vice versa. I'm not 100% sure.

I'm glad we took the time to straighten this out... Almost.
 
 

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A photo posted by Kylizzle (@kyliejenner) on

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Better Call Jimmy McGill?

The creative team and cast of Better Call Saul, the prequel to AMC's Breaking Bad, sat down to chat a little bit about the show's birth.

It's a pretty informative piece, describing the time and place captured in the show. For instance, Saul Goodman (the character you know from Breaking Bad) is really Jimmy McGill?

The executive producers are promising something different than Breaking Bad, but something exciting and full of surprises.

AMC's banking big on this one, with a two-night premiere, February 8 and 9.

Will you be watching?
 
 
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Some of the Best Juno Memes

When weather strikes, you can always count on the internet for some fun memes.

Blizzard Juno provided a great opportunity for so many folks to have fun as a genuine nor'easter dropped a thick blanket of snow on southern New England.

Here are three, for your consideration - a little frozen fun.
 
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Marshawn Lynch, Skittle Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, is notorious for avoiding the press and press conferences.

But put a bowlful of Skittles candies in front of him, he's a veritable talking machine.

It looks like a long-form commercial on the Skittlesbrand YouTube page - no word on whether it will be condensed to a more broadcast-friendly length.

Until then, Marshawn wants to thank Skittles - after fielding a bunch of interesting questions - "for making the game day more awesomer."

 
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And the MVP of the Day Goes To...

Taylor Swift may not be plastered all over the social mediascape the way that Kim Kardashian is, but she does have a very strong presence. Something like 51 million followers, making her Twitter's fourth largest account. And there's 20 million on Instagram.

Yesterday, Taylor's Instagram and Twitter accounts were hacked, making it one of the largest hacks to date.

Not a distinction anyone wants, but it looks like it was caught quickly - thanks to a fan and fellow musician who let Taylor know something wasn't right... And after the fact, Taylor had a little fun with the whole thing...
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You Think They'd Know This One

Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House, celebrated his birthday last weekend, and an impromptu partial cast reunion happened.

Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on the show, posted this video to Instagram, capturing the cast singing the show's theme song.

Well, attempting to sing it, anyway.

Andrea's hashtag says it all - #onlyknewthechorus.

Check it out and see if you can help them at all...
 
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Sasquatch Plays in the Boston Snow

If it's on the internet, it's got to be true, right?

A strange snow creature was pictured wandering the streets in and around Boston during Blizzard Juno.

Sasquatch? Yeti? Bigfoot? Abominable snowman? He's calling himself the Boston Yeti, and he's got a Twitter account and he's the latest storm-related viral sensation.

Nothing to worry about. Some local news outlets are saying it's probably a guy in a costume.

Whew! That was close!
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Four WEIRD things that make you seem smarter

Here are four weird things that make you seem smarter, according to science:


1. Walk at the same speed as other people. A study in 2007 found that when you walk faster OR slower than the people around you, you're seen as being less intelligent and competent than when you walk at the same pace.


2. Avoid alcohol. And not just because you're dumber when you've been drinking. A 2013 study found that just HOLDING a drink makes you seem less intelligent.


3. Use your middle initial. In a study last year, people's writing samples were rated more favorably when a middle initial was included in their byline.


4. Avoid using big words. Which is weird, because you'd think big words would make you seem smarter. But a study in 2006 found the opposite is true. SIMPLE writing makes you seem more intelligent than jamming in a bunch of words no one knows.
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HollyWooWoo Report

HollyWooWoo Report
January 27th 2015

Good Snowy Tuesday! Hope you are having a great day ... LOVING this snow. Wish we had more of it. Maybe on Sunday? I heard that more could be heading our way. YEH BABY!

Here's what's happening HollyWood ...

Blink 182 has split up ... well, more like 1 of the guys quit! After 23 years together, Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker released a statement last night that Tom Delonge had quit the band. Tom however claimed via Instagram that he had not quit. It's basically a HE SAID/HE SAID ... 2 of the guys say Tom is hard to work with & not willing to record new material in the studio. Tom says that's not true & he looks forward to touring again. For now ... it's just Blink 2. Not 3.

Speaking of music - British Pop Star Sam Smith has settled a complaint with Rock icon Tom Petty. Tom claims Sam ripped off his 'Won't Back Down' song for the 'Stay with Me' jam. Both sound eeeeeerily similar. They do! But Sam said it's just a coincidence. I guess it was more than that ... and some attorneys were involved ... because Tom is now listed as a CO WRITE on Sam's song. #Awkward

Kim Kardashian sat down for a One on One interview with 'Entertainment Tonight' and she alluded that her step-dad Bruce Jenner might be revealing 'he is a she'. The interview will air tonight. Kim hints that Bruce is "on a journey ... in a really happy place ... and will share his truth soon". All signs point to maybe he will admit he is into dressing as a woman? I really don't care or care to judge. Whatever makes you happy BJ!
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