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He's so ... creative; peace for women; and the odor of fear

(Wesley Bedrosian for the Boston Globe)
By Kevin Lewis
February 1, 2009

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He's so ... creative Being a nerd has not traditionally been associated with sex appeal. Nevertheless, a team of psychologists in California decided to see if intelligence is really sexy. Fifteen college men were given verbal intelligence tests and then videotaped reading news headlines, responding to challenging questions, and playing Frisbee. The videos (but not the tests) were shown to ... (Full article: 871 words)

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