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CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

Book Review: Pinnacle Event

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Pinnacle Event is a thriller by Richard A. Clarke, someone who has had a diverse career -- including three decades of U.S. government experience. The story is centered upon South Africa's clandestine nuclear weapons program

Make Sure There Is Sunshine in Your Word Cloud

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Today I'm hoping that you, too, can see all that is right and wonderful about yourself, and that you can choose the words you think and say accordingly. With love. Build a beautiful word cloud. I promise it will help to build an even more beautiful you.

The Highly Intelligent, Creative, Self-Destructive White Male in Literature and Film

Steven Petite | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.

Surveillance Reform: The Congressional-Intelligence Complex Strikes Back

Patrick G. Eddington | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Patrick G. Eddington

Despite the revelations provided by Edward Snowden about the scope and illegality of the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs, the Intelligence Community's power to fight back remains potent -- especially when its ostensible watchdogs are its biggest supporters and apologists.

How To Become The Smartest Person In The Room

Fast Company | Gwen Moran | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

We all like to think we’re smart. But are you as smart as you could be? There’s a debate among some experts about how much general intelligence ca...

Know Your Competition With Digital Intelligence Strategies

Brett Relander | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

When it comes to gaining an edge over the competition, businesses today need to leverage every advantage possible. Whether you want to admit it or not, regardless of the industry in which you are involved, your competitors are out there.

Tech Entrepreneur Uses Intel Background to Help Ordinary People Secure Email

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Renny McPherson

Will Ackerly, the founder and CTO of Virtru, left the NSA in 2012 to solve a big problem: securing personal digital communications.

What We Know Now

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Patterns of Performance: What We All Can Learn From the Practices of Elite Athletes

Brad Stulberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Performance is performance, whether it is a ballerina perfecting a pirouette, a pitcher throwing a flawless curve-ball, or an author devising the perfect prose. While narrowing focus within a particular field is required to gain expertise, looking across domains -- in this case, from intellect to athletics -- is useful to unlock novel performance insights.

Visualization vs. Visioning: The Difference

Tova Payne | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tova Payne

Instead of having a picture in your mind of what you want to see manifest in your life, you get internally still and quiet so that you are able to see the vision that comes to you.

Do Intelligent People Worry More?

Slate | David Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance ...

Beyond IQ and EQ, How Are Human Networks Connected?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.

Enough With the 'Is My Child a Genius/Gifted?' Nonsense

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Laura Lifshitz

Remind your child today what being a kid is all about. Finding joy in the everyday adventures and realizing that there is adventure in the every ordinary, below-average day, because to a child nothing is truly ever ordinary.

Wealth, Health and Love: Science's Prescription for Having It All

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

There are people in the world who, outwardly, seem to be doing quite well, and yet inwardly are living an unhappy life encumbered by stress, health problems, and family dysfunction. Conversely, there are people who are far from wealthy, yet they're joyful, at peace, and buoyed by the love they give and receive.

The Rhythm of the Business Dance: 6 Essential Steps of Pattern Recognition

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Business and dancing seem like two pretty different animals, don't they? But, they really have more in common than you realize. It can not only help you transform your happiness in the workplace, but focus your mind to recognize patterns and then identify and pursue relevant opportunities.

15 Ways to Increase Your Intelligence

Quora | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Read at least one 'serious' book per week, and diversify your reading: This will improve your vocabulary and verbal intelligence, and increase your general knowledge and conversational repertoire.

Think Fido Remembers That Fun Game Of Fetch? Think Again

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.04.2015 | Science

Sorry to break it to you, but your dog probably has no recollection of that fun game of fetch the two of you played yesterday. And that yummy treat yo...

4 Ways the Drug War Harms National Security

James Carli | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
James Carli

Just think of where we could be as a nation if some of the people spending years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense could have, instead, studied sustainable architecture or climate change adaptation?

Turing: The Myth of the Heroic Soloist

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

I fully appreciate that the narrative of the heroic soloists is easier to write and dramatize; it just isn't true. Great achievements invariably require the collaboration of other smart, engaged, vibrant minds. To suggest otherwise flies in the face of fact and justice.

Sound of Intellect: The Psychology of the Elevator Pitch

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder believe there is something about speech that conveys not just the content of a person's mind but the capacity for reasoning, thoughtfulness and intellect. If they are right, job seekers should appear more thoughtful and intelligent when given the opportunity to speak, rather than write, about themselves. That's what they set out to test.

Smarts, With a Side of Grits

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Katharine Rose

According to a 2014 paper by the Australian psychology professor Arthur E. Poropat, research has shown that "conscientiousness" and "openness" (i.e. creativity and curiosity) are more important to student success than intelligence.

7 Ways to Appear More Intelligent On a Job Interview

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Either consciously or unconsciously, we tend to make judgments about a person based on first impressions. And the best way to make a positive first impression on a job interview is to embrace uncommon common sense.

Takeaways From Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groover's Talk on Innovation and Perception

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Last semester, I got the chance to listen to one of the best talks I've heard on campus during the launch of the PennVention Innovation Competition. A few days back, I got to listen to the recording I took and the talk was just so inspiring and energizing.

We Need Free Speech Because We Are Ignorant

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We are all ignorant; none of us have all the answers. That fact is not only a strong argument in favor of free speech and against those who would suppress it -- it is a spur toward greater wisdom.