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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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Azalea Something, Right?

A contestant on Jeopardy committed a hip-hop faux pas, confusing Azealia Banks with Iggy Azalea.


Ordinarily, that wouldn't be a big deal. Easy enough to confuse them based on the common-sounding names.

Except the two are sworn enemies. Maybe that's a bit extreme.

Let's just say they don't like each other much.

At all...

The contestant, Nicholas Berube, must have felt bad about it, because he created a Twitter account and used his first tweet to apologize.
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Simply Woww...

Some people are meant to have children.

And then there's JWoww - aka, Jenni Farley, Snooki's Jersey Shore pal.

Last week, she and her husband thought it would be cute to figure out which of them their daughter Meilani more closely resembled.

So the hubby gave Meilani a mohawk, a muscle shirt and a beard that seems to be spaghetti sauce smeared all over her face, and took her picture.

JWoww decided to give Meilani hair extensions and a pair of sunglasses. Oh, and a set of boobs. Picture taken.

Then both were posted on JWoww's blog.

Twenty years from now, when Meilani writes her tell-all book, this will be chapter 1, without a doubt!

Meanwhile, you can be sure JWoww and her hubby are in the running for Parents of the Year!
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Fashion Statement or Fashion Victim

Olivia Culpo, who represented the USA in the Miss Universe Pageant in 2012 and who took home the crown, was in attendance for the 2015 pageant this weekend.

She was on the arm of her boyfriend, singer Nick Jonas, and he posted this picture to his Instagram page of the two of them together.

The picture - and others like it of Olivia - have set the internet on fire.

Well, sort of. Entertainment Weekly calls it the "most cleavage-baring dress we've ever seen."

Others are wondering how the dress is able, seemingly, to dey the law of gravity.

The Daily Mail in London says that Olivia was "a stand out donning a strapless frock that left many jaws on the floor."

Personally, I think like she's lucky to have survived that encounter with the shredder...


A photo posted by @nickjonas on

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Best No School Announcement Ever!

Moses Brown is a college prep school in Providence, Rhode Island.

Yesterday, as Blizzard Juno bore down on the Northeast, promising up to two feet of snow and more for the region, MB's Head of School, Matt Glendinning, announced that there would be no school today.

But he didn't just call the local radio and TV stations.

He went all out and produced a no school announcement to beat all no school announcements, and posted it to the school's YouTube account.

To the tune of "Let It Go," ladies and gentlemen, I give you "School Is Closed!"

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Tell Us What You Really Mean

The Dropkick Murphys, the Irish punk rock band out of Boston, made their feelings very clear on Twitter yesterday.

Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, used one of their songs, "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," as his introduction music at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday.

And they simply do not want him to do that.

Ever again.

Because they "literally hate" him.

But their tweeted message at least expressed a little love for the guy, so maybe they're just busting his chops... Right?
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The Winner of Super Bowl XLIX is...

For the 12th year in a row, the folks at EA Sports - makers of the Madden NFL video games - have played out the Super Bowl on their game.

They plugged in the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, and the winner is...

Well, maybe I shouldnt say. Why spoil the fun?

Watch the highlights and game summary, if you like.

Or, just wait until this Sunday for the real deal.

All too silly for you? Consider this. In the past 11 years, the Madden NFL team has gotten the outcome right 8 times...

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Warning: Extreme cuteness ahead

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!

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Valentines Day dessert ideas!

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!
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