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Running Makes You Smarter - Here's How

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from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Vybarr Cregan-Reid, University of Kent

As far back as the Greeks and Romans, humans have documented the belief that there is a strong link between exercise and intelligence. But in the last two decades, neuroscience has begun to catch up with Thales and Juvenal's idea that a sound mind flourishes in a healthy body.

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What We Read Today 29 June 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Brexit Vote: Every Currency Gained Against The Pound

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Directly after the British public voted to leave the European Union, every currency in the world gained against the pound. Gold, silver and platinium also rocketed as investers put their investments in safer assets.

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Infographic Of The Day: British Slang - On The Money

British slang is fascinating; how can so many words mean the same thing and, more impressively, how can so many odd words make it into common use?

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Video of the Day:

On 5 December 2012, the car carrier Baltic Ace sank with more than 1,400 cars on board after a collision with a container ship near the entrance of the main shipping lane leading to Rotterdam port.


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29Jun2016 Market Close: DOW Closes Up 285 Points, Bulls Take Charge After Shocking Brexit, Indicators Are Bullish For Now



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May 2016 Pending Home Sales Index Declines

Written by Steven Hansen

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) seasonally adjusted pending home sales index declined. Our analysis of pending home sales is more positive than the NAR's, but we are forecasting relatively poor June home sales. The quote of the day from this NAR release:

... the notable increase in closings in recent months took a dent out of what was available for sale in May and ultimately dragged down contract activity ...

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