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Smarts, With a Side of Grits

Katharine Rose | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.14.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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...

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to b...

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

Going Against the Flow: Bastiaan Janmaat, CEO & Cofounder of DataFox

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Bastiaan is the CEO and Cofounder of DataFox Intelligence, a company and sector intelligence platform backed by Google Ventures. Prior to launching Da...

The School of Life

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.25.2014 | Impact
Catherine Nagle

Regardless of how we begin our lives, where we've been, what we've done or with whom we have studied, we all have something of value to share with the world.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

Obama's ISIS Strategy Resembles Benghazi

Kevin Price | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Recently President Barack Obama was on CBS' 60 Minutes discussing the problems the U.S. has had in dealing with the Islamic extremist organization, ISIS.

How To Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up." The same is true of criticism.

The Stupidity of the 'Smart Gene'

Jessica Cussins | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

All "genes of the week" have something in common: they never actually live up to their billing. For starters, it is never true that a single gene just does something.

The One Habit That Can Make You Richer, Thinner, Smarter And Happier

Alex Goldstein | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Goldstein

The one habit that can greatly impact all these areas of your life is sleep. Deep, restful sleep can spur fast improvements, and poor quality sleep can cause damage quickly. It's important to understand the effects of sleep, and what we can do to improve it.

Four Key Ingredients in the Recipe for Creativity

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.