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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 | World
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 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

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.