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Seven sharp riddles to celebrate Thanksgiving in perfect harmony

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Q: What’s far more harm­ful to your health than NOT keep­ing up with the news?
A: Keep­ing up with the news and dis­cussing the lat­est over Thanks­giv­ing din­ner.

Q: What is a sure way of sus­tain­ing a friend­ly and socia­ble feel­ing towards the whole world?
A: Con­sort only with strangers.

Q: What beats regret­ting what you DID say?
A: Trea­sur­ing what you DIDN’T say. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Halloween with nine great riddles about Life and Death

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Q: Who cre­at­ed the uni­verse?
A:  Mama!

Q: What is full of hope, often thought of, but doesn’t exist?
A: Tomor­row.

Q: What is it that you can fear, antic­i­pate, even cause, but will nev­er be able to expe­ri­ence?
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On Awe, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Ethical Neurotech, and more

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Time to wrap-up anoth­er very active month with our Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter sum­ma­riz­ing excit­ing devel­op­ments in brain research, health­care and tech­nol­o­gy — plus a cou­ple fun brain teasers to spark curios­i­ty and inno­va­tion 🙂

New brain research:

New thinking about brain & mental health:

Emerging neurotech and digital brain health:

Finally, a couple fun brain teasers:

 

Have a excel­lent Hal­loween…

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Quick brain teaser to stretch (and retrain) your mind

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This is Ellen, a sin­gle and bright woman. When she was a stu­dent —in high school and in col­lege too— Ellen was deeply involved in envi­ron­men­tal issues, and also par­tic­i­pat­ed in social jus­tice protests.

Now it’s 2019, and Ellen is 31-year-old.

Ques­tion: Which of the fol­low­ing state­ments are more prob­a­ble regard­ing Ellen’s occu­pa­tion today, and in what order?

A) Ellen is a bank teller;

B) Ellen works as a TV reporter;

C) Ellen is a bank teller at a small com­mu­ni­ty bank; she remains active fight­ing cli­mate change.

 

Quick, what’s your answer? In what order would you rank those 3 options? Read the rest of this entry »

Quick brain teaser: Which train is going the wrong way?

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In the image above –cour­tesy of Heathrow Express– you can see 27 trains on the tracks.

Quick. Can you spot the  out­lier?

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