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Science Confirms: Oldest Siblings Are The Smart Ones

Perhaps all the pressure your parents put on you as the oldest to set an example for your younger siblings is finally paying off - or maybe all the researchers at the University of Edinburgh are first-born children.

Either way, in a new study recently released by the University, First-born children are found to be smarter than their siblings.

Birth order effect is a phenomenon that tries to explain why some children born first grow up to have a higher-level of education and better paying jobs.

The suggestion is that parents received more intellectual support with tasks that improved their thinking skills.

Sure, parents went easier on younger children, but they were also more likely to take more health risks after having their first baby such as smoking while pregnant.

What do you think? Is this legit?

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