15 science-backed tricks to instantly seem smart

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Some people are indeed smarter than others — intelligence, scientists believe, is the result of a combination of complex factors including everything from our genetics to the environments in which we grow up.

But that doesn't mean anyone can't appear to look more intelligent than they actually may be.

In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein as soon as you meet them.

We rounded up 15 of them, so you can impress your boss and your buddies with your seeming brainpower.

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