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FemCode symposium promotes STEM women

Baruch College’s FemCode, an organization that promotes the inclusion of women in science, math, engineering and mathematics-related fields, hosted “Diverse Women Symposium” on March 15 for Women’s History Month. The event celebrated female accomplishments in technology with intimate TED Talk-styled lectures from women who are leaders in their industries, followed by a luncheon that allowed…

Daydreaming linked to increased intelligence and creativity
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Daydreaming linked to increased intelligence and creativity

A study conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology reports that daydreaming is actually an indicator of increased intelligence and creativity. The psychology department at Georgia Tech suggests that people who catch themselves daydreaming in class or zoning out during a conversation are smarter than their focused counterparts. Eric Schumacher, a Georgia Tech associate psychology…

Use of self-defeating humor linked to greater satisfaction with life
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Use of self-defeating humor linked to greater satisfaction with life

University of Granada researchers from the Mind, Brain, and Behaviour Research Centre in Spain report that self-deprecating humor is indicative of stronger scores in psychological well-being scales, including happiness, satisfaction with life and hope. The study was conducted with 1,068 participants. The participants ranged from 18 to 65 years old. Five different samples were drafted…