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What's Wrong With Being a Smart Girl?

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

Don't wear a short skirt, you might get raped. Don't be a smart girl, you might get kidnapped. As crazy as these statements sound, there is more truth...

Benghazi ad Nauseam.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Sidonie Sawyer

As an American citizen, I feel lucky to be able to voice my concern and write about the issues haunting me as a human being. One thing in the news of late is the continuing debate over the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, in Libya.

The Metaphysics of Mothers Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

"God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers." -- Jewish Proverb While we know that in truth the Infinite One IS indeed everywhere because It i...

Intuition and Big Data Collide

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

When I started my career back in the late 80s, 'intuition' was a skill that was greatly valued. It was used in marketing, sales meetings, to help acqu...

On Being the Smartest Person in the Room

Tré Easton | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tré Easton

I shall never be the smartest person in the room. Heaven knows I don't want to be. I really want to be the best iteration of myself so that I may be of use to others.

Gov20LA Addresses Data Security Risks

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

After the alarming gap in one of the Internet's key security methods *Heartbleed* was announced, even organizations that have taken precautions ...

The CIA Must Remain a Secret Agency

Matthew Dunn | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Matthew Dunn

As a former British MI6 field operative who worked hand-in-glove with incredibly brave CIA officers, I don't understand why the U.S. Senate Intelligen...

House Dems to Obama: Hurry Up On Detainee Declassification

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the White House intends to fair, everything should be out in the open so Americans can make their own judgments.

The Power of K-W-L

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

The KWL is easy to use as it allows students to quickly add information into the first two columns. The paper can be left with them so that as new learning occurs, students can fill in the third column as well.

How To Get A Little Bit Smarter Each Day

Forbes | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

Learn. What could be more natural you ask? It was drummed into your head from the day your started kindergarten; the best companies make continu...

Open Diplomacy, Wartime, and the Modern Surveillance State

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

WATCH: The Dalai Lama's Simple Guide To Happiness That We Can All Practice

Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

Happiness isn't as difficult to find as it may seem. His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared two values to focus on which hold the key to a happy life ...

What The NSA Debate Misses

Adlai E. Stevenson III | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Adlai E. Stevenson III

The debate over the NSA's data collection should lead to a better balance between rights of privacy and requirements of foreign intelligence. But whatever the outcome of that debate, it has failed to acknowledge inherent deficiencies and risks in "foreign intelligence" and the transcendent role of foreign policy in the defense of our national interests. Our foreign policy failures and dilemmas reflect failures of a cerebral sort of intelligence, including a lack of experience in the real world away from Washington, its arm chair polemicists, its ideological think thanks, and too little experience in military ground forces where you learn to expect the unexpected. Policy has been driven by ideologues, militarists, and amateurs, including Members of Congress who are little noted nowadays for real world experience.

Intelligence Chief's Histrionics Hide Downgrade in Terrorist Threat

Ivan Eland | Posted 04.06.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

So after all the hysteria after the 9/11 attacks, drone wars in several developing countries, and two overseas quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, which allegedly attempted to "drain the swamp" of terrorists, the terrorist threat has been downgraded.

A War Isn't Over Till It's Over

Ivan Eland | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Any substantial threat to the United States that emanates from Afghanistan or Pakistan can be dealt with from outside either country by America's global intelligence and military capabilities.

Intellectual Growth in College: Try Slugging

Uloop | Posted 03.31.2014 | College

Why did soberly wearing sweatpants to a bar make me feel so superior to everyone else?

Why Obama Cares More About the Feelings of Foreign Leaders than Safeguarding Americans' Constitutional Rights

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

To overcome bureaucratic vested interests and revitalize U.S. constitutional checks and balances, however, Americans need to get a lot madder than they are about Bush and Obama's violation of sacred rights.

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

Report: Western Spy Agencies Approach Assad Gov't

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The intelligence services of some Western countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have visited Damascus to d...

Why Snowden's Disclosures of Foreign Surveillance Are Legitimate

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

If we live in a country that allows us only the official line about an extremely controversial story that involves torture and death, then we live in an authoritarian state, not a democracy.

Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? Hint: Not Cognitive Ability

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Until recently, very little research has looked at the effect of improving standardized achievement test performance. This is obviously a really important question, since we are so steeped in a standardized testing culture.

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014

Adam Grant | Posted 02.16.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Here are a dozen books with big implications for the world of work that are likely to make a splash in the coming year.

Humans AREN'T The Smartest Species?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

Think humans are way smarter than other animals? Not so fast, Einstein! Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia argue in an upcomi...