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The Price of Brilliance: My Uncle's Life

Quora | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living

What is the most annoying thing about smart people? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn f...

The Intelligence Community Does Need A Shake-Up

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Ivan Eland

Originating from the dispute over whether the Russians hacked the U.S. election and tried to influence it, rumblings have come from the Trump transition team about reorganizing the intelligence community or parts thereof. That's not a bad idea at all.

7 Reasons The Russia Controversy Just Got Much Worse For Trump

Seth Abramson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Seth Abramson

1. The BBC, generally considered the gold standard in international journalism, now says that “multiple” intelligence sources—not just one—all...

Wish You Were Smarter? Here are Four Activities You Need to Try

Quora | Posted 01.05.2017 | Education

What are the top hobbies that make you smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

The Power of Intelligence

Gunjan Sinha | Posted 12.21.2016 | Technology
Gunjan Sinha

As you read this, data volumes across the world are exploding at an unprecedented rate. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp alone process 60 billion messa...

Emotional Intelligence

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.02.2016 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

How good are you at picking up on the emotions of others? Whether you're the type of person who only has to take one look at a friend to know they're ...

Have We Learned Nothing From History?

Brad Schreiber | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

The electoral college should have been immediately abolished after the disaster in the year 2000. Here we are again, with Hillary Clinton winning an election but Donald Trump winning the presidency.

Report: FBI Examining Fake Documents Targeting Clinton Campaign

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign ...

Men Love Smart Women Until They Actually Have To Talk To Them

The Cut | Posted 10.24.2016 | Women
The Cut

(Photo: Hero Images/Corbis) By Dayna Evans As the tides of history and gender change, it would be easy to assume that men -- recently unseated as t...

Do We Inherit Our Intelligence From Our Mothers?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science

Is it true that intelligence is inherited from the mother? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

In A Twist To Years Of Research, Women's Spatial Skills May Actually Be Fine

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 10.18.2016 | Science

There’s an enduring stereotype that women tend to be worse than men when it comes to spatial reasoning. Mentally rotating an object, coming up with ...

Do Humans Need Meat?

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.14.2016 | Science
Nigel Barber

Environmentalists encourage us to cut down on meat consumption in favor of vegetable foods that are less damaging to the environment. Given that our ancestors likely had plenty of meat in their diet, is going meatless a good idea?

Putin's Challenge For The Next US President

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Dr. Ariel Cohen

When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump address security challenges to America and its allies in the next four years, Vladimir Putin's Russia will loom large.

The U.S., Russia And A History Of Meddling

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Bianna Golodryga

The DNC email hack "could have significant foreign policy consequences," as Edward Snowden tweeted in July, especially if similar operations target U.S. political elections or those of allied nations in the future.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Writing is the Opposite of Thinking

William Kenower | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
William Kenower

Writers often behave like smart people. When they're not reading a lot of books, they're sitting alone somewhere staring at a blank piece of paper or a computer screen or a wall.

Everyone Has What It Takes

William Kenower | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
William Kenower

Several weeks ago I published an essay in The New York Times about how my son, who'd been diagnosed on the autism spectrum when he was seven, taught me that no one is broken.

Adaptability: The True Mark Of Genius

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 08.17.2016 | Science
Tomas Laurinavicius

What then, is the universal signature of genius? Rather than trying to define it through the narrow band of human uniqueness, it might be better to think of genius as a concept existing independently of humanity.

Does My Dog Love Me?

Carl Safina | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

All of the emotions we know of just happen to be emotions humans feel. But our emotions help us understand other animals' pleasure, pain, sexuality, hunger, frustration, self-preservation, defense of territory and of young.

Marry Someone Smarter Than You Are

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Entrepreneur Jim Rohn famously said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." While I am not convinced by the math behin...

It's Time to Stand Up for Truth and Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | Posted 07.24.2016 | Media
John W. Traphagan

In a time when the American news media focused on reporting facts, rather than entertaining the public, iconic broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite made a comment about American values and education that seems even more powerful today.

Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?

The Conversation US | Posted 01.11.2017 | 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 | Home
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.