Author: Jackie Edwards

Now working as a writer, Jackie started her career in finance and banking, but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she's not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also is passionate about gardening and the environment.

Ever wondered how your results would turn out if you took an IQ test? The main purpose is to measure intelligence as the test focuses on a variety of skills and aspects.

According to IQ research, Australia is ranked #9 in the world IQ ranking, with an average IQ of 98. Take six-year-old, Joshua Madugula, for example. Considered as one of the smartest children in Australia, the Baulkham Hills boy has an IQ of 153, which is only a few points lower than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

All IQ exams include mathematical skills, visual understanding, verbal skills, memory, analytical thinking, pattern recognition, and spatial orientation. For some people, knowing what level your IQ is at can help to boost confidence and morale, while others may have adverse effects on learning that one’s IQ square is below average. They may withdraw themselves from future motivation and prevent the opportunities for success. However, it is important to keep in mind that having a high or low IQ does not predict your outcomes in life.

Here are 5 reasons to take an IQ test right now.

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We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, yet how often do we consider the air quality of our homes? Polluted air is often linked to traffic filled streets and coal burning factories, but pollutants released outside will disperse easily. Our homes lock in dirty air and contribute to the onset of asthma and even lung cancer. You can improve wellbeing by spending time in nature, but for when you are home, here are some steps you can take to clean up the air.

Remove Toxic Chemicals

The list of products that pollute the air in your home is endless: cookers, cleaning products, moisturisers and air fresheners all mean that the air indoors is dirtier than outdoors. Luckily, there are natural alternatives for most of these things.

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We live in a society in which we connect with technology hourly, but sadly don’t have much time or inclination to connect with nature. We’re missing out! Being in nature is good for the mind, body, and spirit, with research showing how it can make us happier and boost physical recovery from illness. Best of all, reaping the benefits of nature doesn’t require a weekend getaway in the mountains. You can achieve them with some light gardening. Here’s how gardening can help you reconnect with nature, which will make you a better person.

Have you ever experienced being in nature and feeling better about life and yourself? Perhaps feeling the sun on your shoulders and watching the beauty of the sun filtering through the trees made you feel more alive? It’s not your imagination to experience these things. Here’s how gardening benefits you.

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