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These 10 Genius Cats Will Inspire You

These 10 Genius Cats Will Inspire You

As any cat person will tell you, cats are more of an independent family member than a pet. They are cunning, light on their feet, and although they can make some incredibly stupid choices and make a fool of themselves, some of them are true geniuses that we can learn a thing or two from. Whether you are a cat person or not, these kitties will definitely make your day and inspire you too.

1. Faucet kitty

Despite what some people say, cats are not always the evil geniuses we’d like to believe. But they can be darn funny when they want to. At least it understands the importance of moisturizing your fur.

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2. Hypno kitty

Cat and dog friendships can sometimes be real. Just try and remember, when did someone give you this heartfelt massage? Or it could be brainwashing the dog – who can tell?

3. Jumping kitty

A deadly predator in the night, eons and eons of evolution have lead to…this? It makes the same mistake, not once but twice,expecting different results – so they might not be so different from humans after all.

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4. Roaring kitty

This is not a cat video, this is a test whether you are human or not. This kitten can awaken motherly instincts even in Arnold Schwarzenegger (I just now realized how complicated his name actually is). Please do not try and hug or pet the screen, as we will not be responsible for any damage that occurs.

5. Snuggle kitty

Looking at this video more carefully, I am not sure whether the cat is in love with this chihuahua, or just trying to eat it. Who knows what happens when the camera turns off? The dog is confused to say the least.

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6. Mirror kitty

Despite common belief, cats also like dancing naked in front of mirrors, like some humans. Or so I’ve heard. It’s either this, or it’s preparing for a charade championship.

7. Cannonball kitty

Hey, let’s be honest, this must be a lot harder than it actually looks. The reason behind this behaviour remains a mystery. Like most things that cats do. Five points for agility, but -10 for intellect.

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8. Snowy kitty

When someone tells you that cats are evil masterminds who are controlling us, just show them this video. It is obvious that something this cute and clumsy cannot be evil. Or this can also be a part of their plan. My cat is sitting next to my laptop, judging my laughter and thinking of suitable ways I should be punished. It’s probably going to pee in my shoes again. No, Mr. Fluffles, no!

9. Ninja kitty

I am just interested to see what happens when cats find out that snow is actually water. This cat is actually quite good at digging snow, which could be useful if they weren’t so lazy.

10. High five kitty

I had troubles potty training my own kid  and this cat learns to do this? They might be evil masterminds after all.

I think that this is more than enough proof that our furry little friends are genius minds who like to play the fool to make us lower our guard, clever minds on par with Detective Colombo, or are they perhaps incompetent goofballs who luck their way through life like Jacques Closeau in Pink Panther? It’s probably just best to play it safe and keep them happy.

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Ivan Dimitrijevic

Ivan is the CEO and founder of a digital marketing company. He has years of experiences in team management, entrepreneurship and productivity.

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Last Updated on August 12, 2019

12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

Nutrition plays a vital role in brain function and staying sharp into the golden years. Personally, my husband is going through medical school, which is like a daily mental marathon. Like any good wife, I am always looking for things that will boost his memory fortitude so he does his best in school.

But you don’t have to be a med student to appreciate better brainiac brilliance. If you combine certain foods with good hydration, proper sleep and exercise, you may just rival Einstein and have a great memory in no time.

I’m going to reveal the list of foods coming out of the kitchen that can improve your memory and make you smarter.

Here are 12 best brain foods that improve memory and brain power:

1. Nuts

The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study linking higher intakes of vitamin E with the prevention on cognitive decline.[1]

Nuts like walnuts and almonds (along with other great foods like avocados) are a great source of vitamin E.

Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain an amino acid that reduces stress by boosting serotonin levels.

Walnuts even resemble the brain, just in case you forget the correlation, and are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which also improve your mental magnitude.

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2. Blueberries

Shown in studies at Tuffs University to benefit both short-term memory and coordination, blueberries pack quite a punch in a tiny blue package.[2]

When compared to other fruits and veggies, blueberries were found to have the highest amount of antioxidants (especially flavonoids), but strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are also full of brain benefits.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are packed full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has shown to help protect against free-radical damage most notably seen in dementia patients.

4. Broccoli

While all green veggies are important and rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, broccoli is a superfood even among these healthy choices.

Since your brain uses so much fuel (it’s only 3% of your body weight but uses up to 17% of your energy), it is more vulnerable to free-radical damage and antioxidants help eliminate this threat.

Broccoli is packed full of antioxidants, is well-known as a powerful cancer fighter and is also full of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function.

5. Foods Rich in Essential Fatty Acids

Your brain is the fattest organ (not counting the skin) in the human body, and is composed of 60% fat. That means that your brain needs essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA to repair and build up synapses associated with memory.

The body does not naturally produce essential fatty acids so we must get them in our diet.

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Eggs, flax, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring are great natural sources of these powerful fatty acids. Eggs also contain choline, which is a necessary building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, to help you recall information and concentrate.

6. Soy

Soy, along with many other whole foods mentioned here, are full of proteins that trigger neurotransmitters associated with memory.

Soy protein isolate is a concentrated form of the protein that can be found in powder, liquid, or supplement form.

Soy is valuable for improving memory and mental flexibility, so pour soy milk over your cereal and enjoy the benefits.

7. Dark Chocolate

When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better. Try to aim for at least 70% cocoa. This yummy desert is rich in flavanol antioxidants which increase blood flow to the brain and shield brain cells from aging.

Take a look at this article if you want to know more benefits of dark chocolate: 15 Surprising and Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate

8. Foods Rich in Vitamins: B vitamins, Folic Acid, Iron

Some great foods to obtain brain-boosting B vitamins, folic acid and iron are kale, chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens.

B6, B12 and folic acid can reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine increases are found in patients with cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s, and high risk of stroke.

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Studies showed when a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment were given high doses of B6, B12, and folic acid, there was significant reduction in brain shrinkage compared to a similar placebo group.[3]

Other sources of B vitamins are liver, eggs, soybeans, lentils and green beans. Iron also helps accelerate brain function by carrying oxygen. If your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, it can slow down and people can experience difficulty concentrating, diminished intellect, and a shorter attention span.

To get more iron in your diet, eat lean meats, beans, and iron-fortified cereals. Vitamin C helps in iron absorption, so don’t forget the fruits!

9. Foods Rich in Zinc

Zinc has constantly demonstrated its importance as a powerful nutrient in memory building and thinking. This mineral regulates communications between neurons and the hippocampus.

Zinc is deposited within nerve cells, with the highest concentrations found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for higher learning function and memory.

Some great sources of zinc are pumpkin seeds, liver, nuts, and peas.

10. Gingko Biloba

This herb has been utilized for centuries in eastern culture and is best known for its memory boosting brawn.

It can increase blood flow in the brain by dilating vessels, increasing oxygen supply and removing free radicals.

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However, don’t expect results overnight: this may take a few weeks to build up in your system before you see improvements.

11. Green and Black Tea

Studies have shown that both green and black tea prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine—a key chemical involved in memory and lacking in Alzheimer’s patients.

Both teas appear to have the same affect on Alzheimer’s disease as many drugs utilized to combat the illness, but green tea wins out as its affects last a full week versus black tea which only lasts the day.

Find out more about green tea here: 11 Health Benefits of Green Tea (+ How to Drink It for Maximum Benefits)

12. Sage and Rosemary

Both of these powerful herbs have been shown to increase memory and mental clarity, and alleviate mental fatigue in studies.

Try to enjoy these savory herbs in your favorite dishes.

When it comes to mental magnitude, eating smart can really make you smarter. Try to implement more of these readily available nutrients and see just how brainy you can be!

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