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Why Women Are Getting Smarter Faster Than Men Published: July 29, 2014

When it comes to smarts, women are catching up to men in some areas and outpacing them in others, according to The Huffington Post.

In particular, women, on average, are better than men at so-called episodic memory, which involves recalling and describing experiences and facts, while men's edge over women in numerical abilities has narrowed somewhat. The findings were drawn from a large study of older people from 13 different European countries.

Overall, humans have gotten smarter through time. That cognitive leap is thanks largely to better health, education and living conditions, the new study finds.

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