No matter what happens in the remaining months to come - the Winter of 2013-2014 will go down in the record books as one of those winters.  You know the type:  snow and cold;  Okay, lots of snow and lots of cold.  Contrary to what you might be thinking about our recent weather - it may be beneficial to you.

A recent editorial in Time magazine makes the case that cold weather makes us smarter.  It cites information that our brains actually work better when the temperature dips.

Whatever the case may be and even if the cold weather doesn't necessarily make us smarter - we all know that it keeps the "riff-raff" away - don't we?

Read the op-ed piece here.