I have no idea how you got your 1q to 100%, do tell because I have tried and have never been able to do so.
Pb solving: play chess, make crosswords or cryptos in the broadsheet newspaper, visit the puzzle site on your laptop
Knowledge (IQ): watch the news on tv (you’ll need to do this regularly, otherwise the IQ level drops quickly)
Logic: play sudoku, play games on the games console
Reasoning: follow the political debates on your laptop
I have never noticed any difference in frequenting highly intelligent people.
Strategy: I usually start with sudoku, because it is cheap and it reduces tiredness and stress. Chess is my 2nd focus (also a good strategy to acquire a new friend who likes to play chess as well, as it is one of the few activities you can do with other people for free). Later on I usually buy the newspaper and do some puzzles but it is not really necessary for your IQ if you play chess regularly. When I can afford it, I buy a games console, more to eliminate stress than to raise IQ. Playing a game eliminates stress totally for a least 2 days. At the end of the game, when I have more money (supposedly…) I buy the laptop and follow the political debates. At that time I also start to watch the news on tv. For some jobs your IQ is important, but the knowledge level drops quickly. It is easier to keep your IQ at a certain level with the other 3 sections. It is of little use to keep your knowledge high in the beginning of the game as the info becomes outdated all the time and you have to watch tv again to keep it up.
Knowledge (Culture): you watch the Arts Show on tv
The Arts: go to the theatre, ballet, opera etc. (I’m not sure if going to the movies increases this as well)
Literature: read novels, that is literature and not pulp fiction
Playing an instrument is supposed to slightly raise culture as well, although I’ve never actually seen it happen… I haven’t seen any change when going to a concert (pop, rock, jazz…). Perhaps listening to music isn’t considered as culture in this game?
I have never experienced any difference in frequenting highly cultured people.
Strategy: I start with the cheap books (which also contain less pages, but you can sell them once read at half the price). Reading makes your stress and tiredness level go down. The Arts section cost a lot of money but you will raise this level throughout the game when socializing. Halfway though the game I start looking at the arts channel on tv, (but by that time my Knowledge already is pretty high, so I think it is raised by some other factor as well).
It would be nice to have an indication of the daily expenditures (newspaper, cleaning service, gym, bus etc.). I regularly have unpleasant surprises in the weekend when I use up a lot of money on socializing. I never know if what is left over is enough to cover my daily expenditure. If it is not some of the goods or services disappear (at half the price…).