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.
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!
If you know ANYTHING about me, it's that I'm obsessed with my cat. Maybe I'm just being biased, but I am pretty certain I have the most adorable cat on the planet. So since I haven't posted any pictures of her in a while, I figured, why not? Below are a few recent pictures of Nova. She is the funniest little girl and has such a big personality. Note the one picture where she has just a TINY BIT of tongue hanging out haha! And the picture with me giving the look of "what is this weirdo doing," is right before she attacked my hair. She loves to chase it and chew on it. She's not quite all there sometimes, but I love that about her, because let's face it, neither am I lol. Oh, and the cutie patootie guy on the couch is my sexy boyfriend, Matt. Hope these pics can brighten your day!
Valentines Day is right around the corner, and whether you're single or in a relationship, everyone can benefit from these AMAZING dessert ideas! You may want to grab a napkin or beach towel, because these recepies will have you drooling at your desk. CHECK THEM OUT HERE! You're welcome!