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'Trashy' films are considered to refer to low budget movies, badly made flicks and those which include explicit features within.

Think 21 Jump Street, John Tucker Must Die, Sharknado and pretty much any films featuring Adam Sandler.

For a long time, it has been assumed that people who enjoy watching films such as these were of low intelligence… rude much?

Luckily for us 'trashy' flick fans, a study published in Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts has reversed the idea that only uncultured souls binge watch Mean Girls all day.

The research carried out investigated how the phrase 'trashy movies' in terms of pop culture could be utilised in a better way.

The online survey collected data from regular viewers of films considered trashy, and measured their intelligence and IQ. The result? They're darn ACADEMICS.

One reason why these films appealed to people with high IQ's was the ironic value of the badly made films, as well as the culturally subversive elements.

Trashy films can be less cautious with its use of plot-lines and execution, less rigid in structure, which is enjoyable for smart folk allegedly.

More original ideas and less clichés seemingly feature in badly made movies…interesting. *strokes chin* Trashy dramas with absurd plots and terrible acting can also be plain GAS to watch, it's so bad that it's good. 

There's a reason why the world and it's mother watched A Christmas Prince, and it ain't because of the acting lads.


We all know that sleep is needed for our well-being, but scientists are just figuring out how important it is for our brain power.

According to a new study, a good night's sleep can help increase women's brain function, but the same cannot be said for men.

A study, which was carried out in the Munich Max Planck Institute found that sleep can give you major intelligence capabilities. However, as we all know, having a good night's sleep is easier said than done.

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The study monitored the sleeping patterns of a group of 160 adults.

The scientists used intelligence tests to evaluate the participants' problem solving skills and reason abilities.

They also paid close attention to the candidates' 'sleep spindles' which are small bursts of brain activity which occur during sleep.

'Sleep spindles' are often linked to high IQs, and large amounts were recorded when the female participants entered a dreamless sleep state, which in turn boosts brain power when awake.

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However, 'sleep spindles' were only found in males when they napped.

Head researchers of the study, Professor Martin Dresler told Grazia: "Our results demonstrate that the association between sleep spindles and intelligence is more complex than we have assumed until now.

"There are many factors involved in intellectual abilities, and sleep is just one of them.

"This large study of men and women gives us a more accurate framework for the next face of research, which will involve differences in individuals’ sleep patterns."


A very high number of women have started to freeze their eggs as they are unable to find an equally intelligent partner.

In a study by researchers at Yale University, it found that fewer men are entering higher education, and therefore, educated women are finding it difficult to find their perfect partner.

According to The Independent, there is an "over-supply" of highly educated females, and the intelligence gap between men and women is becoming wider.

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The study examined 150 women in the US and Israel, who have had their eggs frozen throughout eight clinics.

90 per cent of them said that they were "preserving" their eggs because they have not found a partner yet.

81 per cent of the women said they have a college degree.

Author of the study, Professor of Anthropology Marcia Ihorn, said: "There is a major gap – they are literally missing men.

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"There are not enough college graduates for them. In simple terms, this is about an over-supply of educated women."

To further that, a fertility doctor who took part in the study explained: "[Straight] women tell us frequently that they are freezing their eggs because the men they meet feel threatened by their success and so are unwilling to commit to starting a family together."


If you're often mortified by the state of your office workspace, we're here to tell you that your messiness is actually a sign of intelligence and creativity.

According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, those who opt to work at a desk littered with papers and cups are often more creative, productive and precise.

Testing the hypothesis that there is value to be found in a chaotic workspace, researchers recruited participants and requested that they complete questionnaires in a variety of different work environments.

Some tended to the task in well-ordered office while others did so in a messy office, and findings indicated that those who completed the task in the messy offices came up with more creative and interesting ideas than those in the cleaner space.

Commenting on the findings, psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs said: "Prior work has found that a clean setting leads people to do good things: Not engage in crime, not litter, and show more generosity,” .

“We found, however, that you can get really valuable outcomes from being in a messy setting," she added. "Being in a messy room led to something that firms, industries, and societies want more of: Creativity."

And if you're wondering whether researchers have an insight into why a messy room sparks the imagination, they do.

"Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights,” Kathleen reasoned. "Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe."

The findings have been published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.


Ladies, as if we needed a bloody excuse, at least now we have one. 

According to a recent study carried out by the London School of Economics, the more educated women are, the more likely they are to drink more.

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The study focused on the link between drinking habits and intelligence, and found that "University educated women in the UK drank 86 percent more than women of the same age who did not go to university".

Probably because they're stressed AF! 

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Anyway, while this kind of seems like a blessing, this study also reported that college educated women are more likely to be heavy drinkers and alcoholics.

So it's not all unicorns and rainbows, unfortunately! 

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Basically, booze won't actually make you more intelligent' but if you are intelligent, you'll drink more booze. 

Cheers, so.