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Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

One commonly held belief is that gifted students don't need help and will do fine on their own. This perception may be due to the empirical evidence showing that many gifted students do end up quite successful later in life.

Murder and Militias--Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.

Can Science Help You to Become Wise?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg Krista Tippett explores the scientific inquiry into what makes us wise. Krista Tippett is the creator and host of the award-win...

Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.

What No One Tells You About The Benefits Of Napping

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

Of course, we'd all be better off with 8 or more hours of sleep a night -- but that's probably not going to happen for most of us. So a daily nap can buoy us up when we're not getting quite enough winks at night. Remember this: napping is not a character defect!

Is Hillary Too Short To Beat Trump?

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Throughout history, the taller candidate has had an advantage in presidential elections. Why is that? Does the advantage of taller stature make it m...

Positive Results From Brain Games May Be Just A Placebo Effect

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.21.2016 | Science

The brain-training apps that promise to improve memory and boost your IQ may have nothing more than a placebo effect, according to a new study. The st...

Truly Smart People Have One Skill That Others Often Don't

Quora | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Quora

Why are some very smart people so quiet? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

The FBI 'Missed' Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen. What Should We Do?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If I had to choose one phrase to sum up America's efforts against terrorism since 9/11, it would be that lay definition of mental illness, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

Orlando Shows That ISIS is Today’s Cold War Moscow

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

The National Review’s headlines might lead one to believe that we are at war. In the common struggle against the single enemy of ISIS they say, we h...

10 Research-Proven Tricks To Seem Smarter Than You Are

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Intelligence (IQ) is fixed at an early age. You might not be able to change your IQ, but you can definitely alter the way people perceive you. When it comes to succeeding in the real world, perception is half the battle.

Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Chris Williams, University of the Witwatersrand On Saturday June 4 2016 the United States embassy in Pretoria issued a warning to its citizens in Sou...

5 Signs You're Much Smarter Than Average

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 06.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Class clowns rejoice! Research shows a strong connection between being funny and having high scores in both verbal intelligence and abstract reasoning.

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Though HRV may play a role in wisdom, Grossman thinks that there isn't a lot one can do to change it--it's more a matter of individual differences. But, he says, we may want to consider training people in impartial, third-person perspective taking to help them be wiser in life, whether they have high HRV or not.

Congressman Unsure About Sharing Classified Info With Reality Star

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, doesn't sound particularly comfortable with sharing c...

Paleo-Happiness and the Social Lives of Intelligent Urbanites

Jess Carson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jess Carson

After a week of eating like a Tyrannosaurus Rex with red meat, leaves, oddly textured collagen bars, and thick, buttery coffee littering my desk, I was over the whole thing and promptly found some dessert.

Why Having a High I.Q. May Soon Be Irrelevant

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Quora

What is the relationship between intelligence and wealth? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

How Tech Is Helping Us Fight Terrorism

Philip Kushmaro | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Philip Kushmaro

Lately, a week doesn't pass without reports of a terrorist attack flooding the news -- there is a sinking realization that terrorism and martyrdom are...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Interrogative Love: On Faith and Academia

Jacob J. Erickson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Jacob J. Erickson

Asking someone about faith can be a dangerous exercise because, for one thing, they might actually tell you something (whether you actually wanted to ...

CIA Left Inert Explosives On School Bus After Exercise

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The CIA left behind inert explosives in a Virginia school bus used for a canine training exercise and students were transported in it befo...

The Right Approach to Terrorism

William Astore | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Military strikes and raids generate collateral damage and blowback, arguably creating more enemies than they kill.  We're helping to sustain a perpetual killing machine, a feedback loop. 

U.S. Frustration Simmers Over Belgium's Struggle With Militant Threat

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly after last November’s attacks on Paris by a Brussels-based Islamic State cell, a top U.S. counter-terrorism official ...

If America Can't See Hillary Clinton's 22 Top Secret Emails, Democrats Must Nominate Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When the FBI votes, Democrats must rally around Bernie Sanders, especially since Americans won't elect a person under indictment.

Children's 'Intelligence' Can Fluctuate Much More Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

Humans are dynamic beings -- the result of a complex web of inherited traits and environmental factors. So does nature or nurture ultimately dominate...