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Tuesday 29 September 2020
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Having A Beer In The Shower Isn’t Just Relaxing — It Might Make You Smarter

There’s nothing quite like the simple pleasure of enjoying a cold, refreshing beer while you’re luxuriating in the shower.

It’s fun, relaxing, and, frankly, gives you a pretty nice buzz while you’re scrubbing away all the worries of the world in your own warm, comfortable bubble. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten through a terrible day, grabbed a beer out of the fridge, hopped into the shower, and practically felt my stress melt away with a few swigs. All that is pretty great enough, but get ready for some even greater news — it can also help you become more creative!

Every once in a while when I need to kick my imagination in gear and get those creative juices flowing, I pour myself a drink, and I’m definitely not the only one.

In fact, a University of Illinois study, which tested 40 men on their ability to solve brain-teasers, found that those who drank a couple of pints were able to solve 40% more of the problems than those who didn’t drink anything.

But as psychologist Jennifer Wiley points out, having a cold one doesn’t make you smarter at everything. “We found at 0.07 blood alcohol, people were worse at working memory tasks, but they were better at creative problem-solving tasks,” she said.




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