Monday, August 27, 2007

Another 2 Unique Ways to Increase Your IQ

Ride a unicycle

You can buy a unicycle from E-bay for as cheap as $40 - Not bad for something that will exercise both your body and mind.
Unicycles are great for increasing your balance and balance is key to many activities. It will also help to align the left and right hemispheres of your brain which is important since in most people one side is very dominant. Unicycling will also improve your coordination and your reaction times. And of course as with any other physical activity it will get you fitter, increasing blood-flow to the body and brain.

It takes about a week or so to learn to unicycle and you should probably invest in some knee pads, but it's another great way to impress your friends AND get fitter and smarter!

The Oxford English Dictionary contains more than 615,000 entries, but the average English vocabulary is as low as 10,000! Even the most educated linguists have a repertoire that only stretches to around 100,000 or so. By adding to your lexicon of words you can increase your intelligence, your ability to communicate and entertain people and hold their interest easier.

Words have physical effects on people and are an important aspect of life. For example if you said to your friend
"Make the badness come out of your body and your mood will get better." he'd understand what you meant but it wouldn't have much of an effect.
Instead, if you were to say
"Allow your anxiety to drain from your body your outlook will enhance." you'd probably have a much more positive reaction. This is because people identify with certain words and become more engaged and connected to you on a subconscious level if you are more articulate and can describe what you mean well.

Check out 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know and other lists at
Use it in conjunction with (which has a neat Thesaurus function too) for maximum effect.

Here are 2 to get you started:


1. an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose a character's innermost thoughts): Hamlet's soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”
2. the act of talking while or as if alone.

n. A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

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