How can you increase your IQ?
The easiest change that is likely to improve cognitive performance is in the area of diet. In particular, a proper ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids in the diet is needed for proper cortical brain function. While these benefits have been proven in clinical trials only in young children - incidentally likely accounting for part of the 7 IQ point advantage of breastfeeding, which has also been proven - they likely apply to adults as well.The ideal ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s is about 1:1 or 1:2. These days, most people get most of their dietary fat from vegetable oils which have an unbalanced ratio in the range of 1:20 or 1:30. Getting rid of the vegetable oils in favor of animal fat from pastured animals is ideal. Failing that, getting some omega 3s from fatty fish, the best source, can partially offset the poor fatty acid balance of vegetable oils.For people older than the onset of metabolic syndrome, typically in the 40s, excessive blood sugar levels and swings tends to become an issue. A reduction in dietary carbohydrate intake - less sugar and starch - can help avoid this issue. There may be some additional benefit to going to a ketogenic diet, which provides an alternative source of energy to the brain - ketones instead of glucose - especially as ketones provide more usable energy per unit of oxygen.The next easiest change is exercise. For older adults - again, roughly those of us past the onset of metabolic syndrome - exercise is useful, probably because it helps burn off excessive blood sugar levels and stores. Anaerobic exercise is especially effective since it burns blood sugar less efficiently, and thus uses more of it.Then, there are changes in intellectual habits. In particular, it’s likely worthwhile to do a lot of reading. This is partly because reading builds vocabulary, which contributes to most peoples’ definition of intelligence and also is an element in many IQ tests. In addition, though, critical reading - thinking about what is read and its implications - helps one practice logical and rational analysis. Don’t worry about reading things that you think are good for you, just read what you enjoy enough to think about analytically. Find quiet, undisturbed time to do your reading.Learning math through calculus is probably also useful. Math at these levels - arithmetic through algebra to calculus - is applicable to all sorts of everyday issues. Do you have enough money to make it through payday? Arithmetic. What combination of potluck dishes do you need to make sure everyone has enough main course and dessert at that party? Algebra. Can you make it through the yellow light before it turns red? Calculus. I’m not saying you should break out the pencil and paper and write down equations for all these things, but if you’ve fully learned the math, you should be able to apply the concepts to these and many other everyday problems, even if your goal is not an exact numerical answer.Edit: Finally, there are other people. The more time you spend in the company of people smarter than you are - but not so much smarter you can’t understand them - the more opportunity you have to learn things from them, including thinking habits. Perhaps this one should have been first.Don’t expect an overnight change. Even babies take years to demonstrate the benefits from that initial year of breastfeeding. Keep up the good habits year after year, though, and you’ll likely see some benefits.
How can you find out if there is a GPS tracker on your car?
This has actually happened and is not just some conspiracy theorist musing. Here's a little story to go with it.You find some interesting things working as a diagnostic technician at a car dealership. Firearms, sex toys, dog crap in surprising locations, drugs, cash, a full trunk of porn in a preacher's car, a dustbuster stored on someone's engine, all manner of dead animals wedged into panels, but there was one new one to be had.A vehicle came in for a dead battery, so no alarm bells went off. The client stated it kept needing to be jump started and had a fairly new battery. So, we did a parasitic draw test and found an out 300ma draw. This was usually a seat control module issue on that model, so still nothing out of the ordinary. Then we started disconnecting fuses to the most likely suspects and retesting. The draw remained. Now it got fun, and yes I mean expensive. We narrowed down the circuit with the draw and traced it back to the culprit. With the control unit disconnected the draw remained, so we backtracked the harness.Spliced into a circuit 15 line was the typical stereo shop hack splice connector and some extra wiring, which sadly is not anything new. But then we found a little box that was not connected to anything but power and ground. It was rather warm to the touch so it was drawing power. We disconnected it and brought it up to the customer. Thay sated they had never seen it before and figured it may be from the previous owner.A couple days later a couple agents stopped by the service center and retrievedthe little box. More than likely they saw the vehicle on the move without tracking and went back to the last signal they recieved.Anywho... if it is wired in, there may be an excesive draw on the vehicle. If it is battery operated you can always run an RF scanner around the car with the battery unplugged and see if you get a hit. Most amateurs won't have access to the inside of the car so it should be fairly obvious when something is stuck under the floor or a fender.
Will they suspend my B-1 visa if my husband fills out an I-130 form?
Usually no. Typically your B1 is not affected if any relative, including a husband, files a I130 Form. There is no system to notify officials with authority to cancel a visa that a I130 has been filed.An interesting point is that a relative, including a husband, can file an I130 petition without the consent of the beneficiary and even without the knowledge of the beneficiary. Therefore it is entirely possible that a B1 visa applicant can be asked if an I130 has been filed on their behalf and can truthfully answer ““not that I know.” Ignorance can be bliss.
How can I find out if a link sent to me has an IP address tracker?
How can you know if the link someone sent you was to track your IP?If the link is for a common site (eg http://www.google.com/) and there are no extra parameters on it, then it won’t help them link your IP to your email address.If there are parameters on it(eg ?id=MN0ks93S&trk=98126), or the url has a value encoded into it (eg http colon //some.site/interesting-article-name/MN0ks93S), then one of them may be unique to your email, in which case it is possible, but not certain that will use it to track your ip, but definitely technically doable. All web sites know the public IP# of all requests, because that is part of TCP/IP protocol - what they do and don’t do with that is a different matter.So for instance, a quora link I received by email like: https colon //www.quora.com/qemail/track_click?al_imp=eyJ0eXBlIjogMzMsICJoYXNoIjogIjEzNzQ2MjMxMjgwNjI3Nzg3NTl8N3wxfDY0NTEyMjk3In0%3D&al_pri=ReadMoreLinkClickthrough&aoid=32LaCuX4ZDB&aoty=1&aty=4&click_pos=7&ct=1528011250886612&et=2&id=143cc27f74fc4c2d991fbaee57e76539&request_id=1374623128062778759&source=1&src=1&st=1528011250886612&stories=1_a0lc9rmcvM6%7C1_Fu1zK4MQpxx%7C1_47ChVVBnEcr%7C1_8m0ek8NGqdP%7C1_9WtKF3Clte7%7C1_YQy3Bfy081A%7C1_32LaCuX4ZDB%7C1_3E7ufsDs31H%7C1_oWXgxaOt41S%7C1_aVAg4yhtPVr&ty=1&ty_data=32LaCuX4ZDB&uid=oF3zih4mmnW&v=0definitely could be used to associate my IP# to my email if one of those parameters is related to my email address. [Note - this doesn’t mean quora does this, even though the name “track_click” suggests they do, it just means with so many parameters it could be done](Which is why clicking on SPAM email links because you are curious is a BAD idea - doing so confirms the email address is valid and so they send MORE SPAM).Update:the same applies to images - A beacon image (1x1 transparent image or similar with a parameter encoded in the url) as part of a html email is a common way of tracking if an email is viewed, unless your email reader doesn’t show images by defaultIf you received the link by some other means than email, then they would only be able to confirm your IP address matches the method they used to send you the details. For example, if it was sent as a TXT message, then they could link your IP to your phone number, if they sent it as a physical card to a postal address, then that would link your IP to that postal address (assuming the link was actually tracking the IP and was unique to you).