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New neuroscience research shows that distractions can drastically decrease your fluid intelligence. In fact, this research demonstrates that distractions can literally make you dumb! Other research shows that certain interruptions (distractions) can change fluid IQ as much as 13 to 14 points. This is huge! It represents an increase in intelligence from average to superior or a decrease from average to borderline deficient. Remember a time when you were continually distracted — did you feel at your brilliant best or less than that? By TC North

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All you hear these days is “gluten, gluten, gluten.” I hear it and see it so often that it is ringing in my ears as if being spoken by The Swedish Chef from the Muppets in a Fake Scandinavian accent: “Gluten. Gluten. Gluten.” And it all seems as silly as The Swedish Chef, really, in that it has gone way beyond a legitimate and serious disease (celiac) to a multi-billion-dollar fad. By Jeff Rundles

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