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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.

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Though HRV may play a role in wisdom, Grossman thinks that there isn't a lot one can do to change it--it's more a matter of individual differences. But, he says, we may want to consider training people in impartial, third-person perspective taking to help them be wiser in life, whether they have high HRV or not.

Congressman Unsure About Sharing Classified Info With Reality Star

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, doesn't sound particularly comfortable with sharing c...

Paleo-Happiness and the Social Lives of Intelligent Urbanites

Jess Carson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jess Carson

After a week of eating like a Tyrannosaurus Rex with red meat, leaves, oddly textured collagen bars, and thick, buttery coffee littering my desk, I was over the whole thing and promptly found some dessert.

Why Having a High I.Q. May Soon Be Irrelevant

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education

What is the relationship between intelligence and wealth? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

How Tech Is Helping Us Fight Terrorism

Philip Kushmaro | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Philip Kushmaro

Lately, a week doesn't pass without reports of a terrorist attack flooding the news -- there is a sinking realization that terrorism and martyrdom are...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Interrogative Love: On Faith and Academia

Jacob J. Erickson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Jacob J. Erickson

Asking someone about faith can be a dangerous exercise because, for one thing, they might actually tell you something (whether you actually wanted to ...

CIA Left Inert Explosives On School Bus After Exercise

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The CIA left behind inert explosives in a Virginia school bus used for a canine training exercise and students were transported in it befo...

The Right Approach to Terrorism

William Astore | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Military strikes and raids generate collateral damage and blowback, arguably creating more enemies than they kill.  We're helping to sustain a perpetual killing machine, a feedback loop. 

U.S. Frustration Simmers Over Belgium's Struggle With Militant Threat

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly after last November’s attacks on Paris by a Brussels-based Islamic State cell, a top U.S. counter-terrorism official ...

If America Can't See Hillary Clinton's 22 Top Secret Emails, Democrats Must Nominate Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When the FBI votes, Democrats must rally around Bernie Sanders, especially since Americans won't elect a person under indictment.

Children's 'Intelligence' Can Fluctuate Much More Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

Humans are dynamic beings -- the result of a complex web of inherited traits and environmental factors. So does nature or nurture ultimately dominate...

Scheer Intelligence: William Binney and Blowing the Whistle On the NSA

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Binney spent over 30 years at the National Security Agency as a high-ranked official and left in 2002 after criticizing the agency's system for collecting data on Americans.

Fighting Autocracy with Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

We need to name and advance resources for democracy these days. Deborah Meier, in our blog conversation in Education Week about democracy in schools (...

Israel's Edge: The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

This week the United States European Command and Israel held joint exercises. A big part of the mission was to test the reliably of Israel's three ti...

We Assume Beauty Also Means Brains

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living

Beauty and brains are the oft-citied qualities of a true catch. And whether or not it's true, when a person exhibits the former, we tend to think they...

Intelligence vs. Intellect

Michael Neill | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The only advice I can offer, from one recovering intellect to perhaps another, is that the moment you turn away from your thoughts and allow them to settle, the intelligence that exists beyond the intellect will be waiting for you, right there where you left it...

Arrival: The Post(Modern) University, Secret Agents, and the Value of Discretion

John Stroup | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
John Stroup

Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more nuanced curriculum, and I...

The U.S. Had A Cyberattack Planned If Iran Nuclear Dispute Led To Conflict

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

BERLIN — In the early years of the Obama administration, the United States developed an elaborate plan for a cyberattack on Iran in case the diploma...

Writing and Limitless Intelligence

William Kenower | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I used to think of a person's intelligence like a computer. Just as some computers have bigger hard drives and faster processors and more RAM than oth...

Did A Spy-Turned-Congressman Just Out His Role In Cyber War With Russia?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA operative who now serves as a member of Congress indicated at a recent public event that the U.S. has engaged in "offensive...

REPORT: The U.S. Has Been Spying On Israel For Over A Decade

The Intercept | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

American and British intelligence secretly tapped into live video feeds from Israeli drones and fighter jets, monitoring military operations in Gaza, ...

Emotional Intelligence -- IQ vs. EQ

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.05.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

There's a world of difference between book smarts and street sharps -- between braininess and savvy. The first has its place, but the second is more u...

The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Anne Sobel

Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.