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Why Every Writer is Smart Enough

William Kenower | Posted 12.28.2015 | Books
William Kenower

It is impossible for me now to view anyone's intelligence the way I view computers, with their bigger and smaller hard drives and faster and slower processors. All I have ever done is asked questions. In this way, intelligence is more like Google and the Internet.

What's So Special About the Human Brain?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.28.2015 | Science
Garry Rodgers

What is it about the human brain that allows the cognitive ability for abstract reasoning and creativeness? What is it that makes the human brain so special? It comes down to one thing humans do that no other living creature does.

Forget About Designer Babies -- Gene Editing Won't Work on Complex Traits Like Intelligence

Cecile Janssens | Posted 12.07.2015 | Science
Cecile Janssens

This week, scientists gathered in Washington, DC for the International Summit on Human Gene Editing to discuss a technology called CRISPR-CAS9, which ...

Make Yourself Sound More Intelligent With These 10 Phrases

John Rampton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
John Rampton

No one wants to sound dumb. However, texting and emojis have taken over the world -- so it becomes difficult to remember how to use the English language to its fullest extent. I find this happening in the business world.

Spectre's Smashing Success Belies All the Nay-Saying

William Bradley | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In Spectre, Craig's rather tortured take on the role, while retaining the grit of the actor's canny interpretation of Ian Fleming's literary conception, relaxes a bit into a suaver sort of self-confidence. He even exhibits a newfound compassion and sense of proportion.

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 10.23.2016 | 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 10.22.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 09.30.2016 | 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 potential...

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

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2016 | 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 09.16.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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 09.09.2016 | 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 08.27.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 08.25.2016 | 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 the...

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

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 08.14.2016 | 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 agency...