Average or High IQ — Who Is More Wealthy?

“If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” Being smart has almost no relationship to wealth, research reveals. Smart people are no more wealthy than those who are considerably less smart, on average, a study has found. Perversely, very clever people are actually at a slightly higher risk of financial problems. Dr Jay Zagorsky, the study’s author, said: “People don’t become rich just because they are smart. Your IQ has really no relationship to your wealth. And being very smart does not protect you from getting into financial difficulty.” The

An Easy Way To Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts

Psychologists have been using variations on this technique, but this is the first study to show it works. To get rid of negative thoughts, write them down on a piece of paper and literally throw them away. While it might sound too easy, psychological research shows it can be effective. People in the study who did this found they also mentally discarded the thought as well. Professor Richard Petty, study co-author, said: “However you tag your thoughts — as trash or as

What Your Walk Says About Your Personality

Two personality traits are most strongly linked to walking quickly. Fast walkers are more likely to be extraverted, conscientious and open to new experiences. Naturally, though, with age, people tend to walk more slowly. However, those high in extraversion, conscientiousness and openness to new experience did not slow down as much as they got older. The study’s authors conclude: “This study provides robust evidence that walking speed in adulthood reflects, in part, the individual’s personality.” The results come from over 15,000 people between 25 and 100 years old. They were

Mental Health Therapy for Frontline Workers

None of us were prepared for the global pandemic...