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Woman With Brain Seeks Better

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Cassie Premo Steele

By opening myself fully to the way the patriarchal institutions of marriage and academe saw me as a woman, wife, and mother, I embraced that identity so wholeheartedly that I knew I deserved better. Women with brains deserve better.

Why a Refugee Could Be the Next Hercules Mulligan

Asha Rangappa | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Asha Rangappa

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, more than half the country's governors have declared that their states will be off-limits to Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war raging in their country.

Can Movies Make You Smarter?

Quora | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts

Books and movies are both learning vehicles that use visual and audial devices to communicate information, but movies are direct and intense, with books providing a more detached learning cocoon.

Losing Essential Skills to Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The internet is rife with sites that bemoan technology-induced death of skills needed for tying knots, converting pounds and ounces, knitting, identifying trees, baking bread and ironing trousers.

Unlock Brain Potential to Protect Against Decline

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

While our ability to improve brain health is becoming more widespread in the neuroscience community, the general public is still largely unaware of pivotal steps that can be taken to make the brain more resilient to decline or injury and regenerate after cognitive losses.

When a Dictator Falls

Todd Moss | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Todd Moss

From inside the thick walls of the State Department headquarters on the western edge of Washington DC, I watched a country I love come within a whisker of democracy. The southern African nation of Zimbabwe was on the brink of finally getting rid its longtime dictator.

10 Daily Habits Of Successful, Intelligent People

YourTango | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Successful people value the importance of productive relaxation, which allows them to recharge and reconnect with themselves and their goals. We're sharing 10 habits that will aid in your goal-getting.

Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potenti...

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

IQ Might Be a Predictor of Success, But So What?

Quora | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education

If you take a "real" IQ test (see comments below), then the result is a strong statistical predictor of multiple future life outcomes - income, education level, health, even longevity. There are hundreds of studies that confirm these correlations. So in that sense, it "predicts" your future "success."

How to Make Intellectual and Emotional Intelligence Work for Each Other

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.15.2015 | Education
Gurdeep Pandher

Needless to say, everyone wants to be considered an intelligent and charismatic human being, fluent in emotional intelligence and a lover of intellectual pursuits. However, the truth is, in most people, only one type of intelligence is dominant.

There Is Nothing That Can Make You Smarter, But There Should Be

Abilash Gopal, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Abilash Gopal, M.D.

Americans want to be smarter, and there's nothing wrong with that. It is human nature to seek self improvement, and the United States is the most comp...

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Supercompressor | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: iStock/kupicoo Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are lite...

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

If Iran Cheats, A Mapping Company In Northern Virginia Will Know

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Alex Cacioppo

Vricon was formed out of a partnership between Saab and DigitalGlobe, the premier mapping company with its own dedicated satellites, in order to become the go-to source for the most advanced imagery anywhere.

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Joel Peterson

Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.

The Potential of the Aging Mind

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

If you continue to stay active mentally by challenging yourself to think more deeply, avoiding constant distractions and information overload, and learning new skills and information, chances are your best brain years are still ahead of you, not behind you.

Here's The Real Reason Smart People May Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.18.2015 | Fifty

If you're gifted in the brains department, you can thank your genes -- not only for your intelligence, but also for what may be a longer life. A team ...

CIA: OK, So Maybe We Work With Bad Guys

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The CIA is willing to overlook some of its shadier partners’ human rights records if they can still get the goods, according to a...

Climb a Tree for Working Memory

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

The great thing about working memory is not just that it helps us in so many different ways, but research has suggests that it can be strengthened much like a muscle. And, in contrast to conventional anaerobic exercise, certain physical exercises can improve working memory.

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

Book Review: Pinnacle Event

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Pinnacle Event is a thriller by Richard A. Clarke, someone who has had a diverse career -- including three decades of U.S. government experience. The story is centered upon South Africa's clandestine nuclear weapons program

Make Sure There Is Sunshine in Your Word Cloud

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Today I'm hoping that you, too, can see all that is right and wonderful about yourself, and that you can choose the words you think and say accordingly. With love. Build a beautiful word cloud. I promise it will help to build an even more beautiful you.

The Highly Intelligent, Creative, Self-Destructive White Male in Literature and Film

Steven Petite | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.