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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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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.

Will the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Kill Intelligence Reform in the United States?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Just as the gruesome beheadings in Syria rallied a once war-weary public to support the deployment of US troops in both Iraq and Syria, the brutal assault at Charlie Hebdo could have the effect of convincing more Americans that US intelligence should keep the power they have in order to detect a similar act of violence.

Yagana Shah

The Age When You're The Smartest, According To Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

Ever wonder if you've passed your peak? No, we're not talking about the current state of your physique or even your hairline. We're talking about your...

Worrying About Stuff Is A Sign Of Intelligence

Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl The tendency to worry about stuff could be a sign of a certain kind of intelligence, according to a paper i...

Soul Search: Why Pope Francis Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have this conundrum of who has a soul and who goes to heaven because the basic premise on the question is rather absurd. The concept of a soul is fatally flawed, just as is the idea of dualism.

Great Gift Ideas for Gifted Kids and Adults

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

People who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!).

The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

There is a wealth of solid science demonstrating that cruel forms of interrogation do not elicit good intelligence. In fact, this kind of interrogation often leads to resistance and falsehood.

Tom Clancy, 'Full Force and Effect': A Talk With Mark Greaney

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Mark Greaney, co-author with the late Tom Clancy, of three previous Jack Ryan novels, now has written Full Force and Effect, a novel demonstrating prescience about world events.

Kate Sheppard

The Inside Story Of How The CIA Actually Caught The 9/11 Mastermind, But Nearly Didn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buried in the 500-page Senate report on the Bush administration's CIA torture program, made public for the first time on Tuesday, is a d...

Why Determination Matters More Than Smarts In Getting Ahead

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

If you are constantly told you’re a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Would it make you work harder because you know your ability, or mak...

Fox News Story On House Benghazi Report Ignores House Benghazi Report

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

Fox's headline is "CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria: Benghazi report." What the hell does that even mean? That's not burying the lede. That's changing the lede into a word salad.

Ali Watkins

The CIA And NSA Should Be Happy That Mark Udall Is Gone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He wasn't vocal about promoting his work on civil liberties and intelligence. But over time, astute national security wonks learned to w...