The brain is much like a muscle – ‘use it or lose it’ – and in the case of puzzling, the more you do it, the more you create a positive mental domino effect – Behavioural psychologist Donna Dawson
No, I haven’t gone mad. I’ve been reading a survey which states that Brits who regularly play puzzles, crosswords and brain teasers not only earn more but hold down more senior positions at work.
Could this be true? Adult puzzle brand Wasgij reckon so. In fact, if the study they commissioned is to be believed, then the average income of Brits who do puzzles is £32,073 while non-puzzlers take home 7% less with an average salary of £29,923.
So does that mean being a parent could actually make you smarter? Have all those hours spent helping the kids with puzzles actually boosted our earning potential? Could kids be as much a financial boost as a financial drain? Probably not. But it’s a nice thought, eh?
When Jumbo Games sent us a 2-in-1 Thundercats puzzle recently, I held off reviewing it, thinking, “Hmm, how much can I say about a jigsaw other than that JD likes it and the pictures are cool?” – who’d have thought we actually spent the summer furthering our job prospects?
Disclosure: No payment was received for this post. Jumbo Games sent us a jigsaw to review and later sent us this survey. All posts are 100% honest.