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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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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.

Dare to Be 100: Get Smart, Live Long

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a geriatrician, a physician who studies those things that get in the way of any of us living all of our fully allotted 100 years. Numerous risk f...

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid challenges, fearful that they won't look smart.

Dealing With the Stasi

John Feffer | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
John Feffer

Today David Crawford reports for The Wall Street Journal from Berlin. When I met him 23 years ago, he was one of the most knowledgeable researchers into the Stasi. Through careful investigation, he put together a series of lists that exposed the inner workings of the organization.

Will Your Children Be Able To Get A Good Job In The Age Of The Smart Machine?

Edward D. Hess | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Edward D. Hess

According to research teams at MIT, IBM and Oxford, the skills that today's young people need to develop in order to compete for the jobs of the future are higher-order critical and innovative thinking and high social and emotional intelligence -- skills that technology can't easily replicate now.

Is Racism Just a Form of Stupidity?

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

A small cadre of psychological scientists have continued over the years to explore the controversial connection between low intelligence and prejudice, and at this point they have overcome most of the methodological barricades, allowing them to rigorously analyze and answer this important societal question.

Kids' Drawings May Predict Intelligence Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

They may look like random doodles and smiley faces, but a new study suggests that children's drawings are an indicator of their intelligence -- and no...

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas: