May 29th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddy with.
The longer a child can resist eating a sweet, the more successful he tends to be later in life.
In the 1960s, a Stanford professor ran a test on 4-year olds
in which he put a marshmallow on the table and told each child he could either eat it right away or, if he waited 15 minutes, he would get a second marshmallow.
The researcher noticed the longer a child held out, the better he was doing in school. By the time the participants took the SATs, the average score of a 15-minute holdout at age 4 was 210 points higher than a 30-second holdout. Adult success followed that pattern.
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