Will Eating A Half A Stick Of Butter A Day Make You Smarter?

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Mmmmmmmm butter

Will eating one of these fats improve your math performance?  Based on Seth Roberts’ butter and math study, recently presented at a Bay Area Quantified Self Show & Tell, during which Seth ate half a stick of butter each day and performed better in math, we expect the answer to be yes…

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Longmont, CO Company First to Sign Up for Smarter, Safer, Greener House Contest

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RidgeviewTel was in. But now the company is all in.

The Longmont-based wireless broadband network company that runs the citywide Wi-Fi system is the now the first team in DaVinci Quest’s planned green-renovation contest in Longmont.

 

 

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$500K Retrofit Housing Prize Competition Now Open for Team Registration

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Competition will range from community groups, to corporate teams, to int’l teams

On Tuesday evening the Longmont City Council gave the green light to DaVinci Quest CEO Karl Dakin to proceed with the 2010 Smarter, Safer, Greener House Competition where teams from around the world will compete to retrofit existing homes to maximum efficiency. DaVinci Quest is now issuing an open invitation for teams to sign up to compete for the $500,000 prize.

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Teams Compete for $500K Prize in ‘Smarter, Safer, Greener House’ Competition

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Global teams will compete for $500k prize in
the ultimate home makeover contest

On Monday, Colorado-based DaVinci Quest announced a global competition that would invite teams to design and renovate environmentally friendly smart homes in Longmont, Colorado, and win a cash prize of up to $500,000. Team competition details after the jump.

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‘Smarter, Safer, Greener House Contest’ Invites Teams to Design Environmentally Friendly Smart Homes

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Steve Elliott is the first homeowner to volunteer to participate in DaVinci Quest’s proposed Smarter, Safer, Greener House contest

It’s a new concept.  It’s a big contest.  And it could be a tough sell.

But Karl Dakin, CEO of DaVinci Quest, hopes he can get the Longmont City Council on board with his company’s plans to launch a contest in Longmont that would drive innovation — and, eventually, economic development — in the green-building industry.

 

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Why Are Some People Smarter Than Others?

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The fancier the cortex, the smarter the brain

Why are some people smarter than others? In a new article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Eduardo Mercado III from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, describes how certain aspects of brain structure and function help determine how easily we learn new things, and how learning capacity contributes to individual differences in intelligence.

 

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Latest Trend: Food That Makes You Smarter

Latest Trend: Food That Makes You Smarter

 Your brain wants you to be smarter

When it comes to food trends, losing weight is yesterday’s news. Consumers now want food that will give them sharper minds and tighten those wrinkles as well as help them shed a pound or two, a global report found.

Americans are looking to the cuisines of Japan and Western Europe for the secrets to better skin and digestion, the report by the Center for Culinary Development said.
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Pyramid Puzzle Claims To Make You Intellectually And Emotionally Smarter

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Twist and Contort Your Brain

The best puzzles are either masterpieces of complex workmanship or chunky, brightly-colored toys that can survive a nuclear explosion. Brando’s $15 pyramid puzzle combines both characteristics, by the looks of it, wedding Rubik-like tasteless design to LeMarchandine intricacy.

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