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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.

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 ...

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.

The Donald's Defect: Why EQ Trumps IQ

Alex Budak | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

With the attention Donald Trump has been attracting the last few weeks, many people fall into one of two camps: outrage and embarrassment or mocking and derision. I suggest there's a third, more productive, way to examine things.

Super Egos Without Superegos: Continuing Corruption in Corporate Compensation

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Neil S. Greenspan

Those executives who claim that their rewards are conferred by the logic of the market are either lacking in economic understanding or are being disingenuous. There is no honest market for corporate leadership.

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Steve Nelson

Let's have a lawsuit where all the "different" learners, visionaries, poets, iconoclasts, artists and musicians come together and sue Harvard for giving illegal preference to applicants who brandish their relatively unimportant test scores. That's a lawsuit I'd join.

Beyond IQ and EQ, How Are Human Networks Connected?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.

Evolution's Deadly Tradeoffs? Diseases That Can Kill Us May Also Save Lives And Increase IQ

Jon Entine | Posted 05.21.2015 | Science
Jon Entine

Harmful mutations usually disappear because people who carry mutant genes often die at an early age or have difficulty in finding mates. But there are exceptions to the grinding work of nature: when a mutation offers some survival benefit.

Is Your Child's Creativity Going Unnoticed?

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Intelligence is of course an important part of the equation but what of creativity, of identifying and measuring divergent thinking, and fostering its development?

Are Humans Getting More Intelligent?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

Is human intelligence declining, or are IQs on the rise? A new study conducted by psychologists at King's College London suggests that we're getting s...

Giving Up Music for Lent

Trevor Cox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Trevor Cox

Incidental music is also everywhere; turn on the TV, go to the restaurant, or watch a soccer game and you'll hear music. What effect does this widespread consumption of music have on us?

Yagana Shah

The Age When You're The Smartest, According To Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

Ever wonder if you've passed your peak? No, we're not talking about the current state of your physique or even your hairline. We're talking about your...

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

Lynne Peeples

The Household Threat To Children's Brains

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green

Tiny amounts of lead, chemical flame retardants and organophosphate pesticides, among other toxins, course through the blood of nearly every American....

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to b...

Why We Should Stop Worrying if Other People Like Our Kids

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

It is not our job to make our kids likable by conforming to others' expectations but to help them blossom within their own uniqueness. Think about that.

The Stupidity of the 'Smart Gene'

Jessica Cussins | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

All "genes of the week" have something in common: they never actually live up to their billing. For starters, it is never true that a single gene just does something.

What Is Your Curiosity Quotient?

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

When I engage my Hult business students on elements of strategic influence, I first ask them to think about those in their life who have deeply influe...

Time Travel with Einstein, Just Around My Corner: Princeton's Einstein Museum

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.29.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

Down in Princeton, there is a shop that holds a true gem--the only Einstein museum in America. Einstein at his citizenship ceremony in Trent...

The Varieties of the Prodigy

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Ruthsatz and colleagues investigated the cognitive profiles of 18 prodigies: eight music prodigies, five math prodigies, and five art prodigies. Math and music prodigies had a significantly higher total IQ score than the art prodigies. In fact, the art prodigies had about an average IQ score.

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

TEDTalks | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

angela duckworthNever give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.

Dare to Be 100: The Flynn Effect -- Smarter and Older

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

James Flynn is a New Zealand psychologist who proposed in 1987 that the world is getting smarter. (1) He based his summary statements on observations ...

Is Bill O'Reilly Just a Complete Imbecile? Or: the Sociology of Intelligence

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

People who don't test well defend themselves by saying they're "street smart." I'm not sure what that means. If they take the SAT exam in the middle of the street, I suspect their score would still be pretty low.

The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Instead of an index of how "genetic" an IQ test is, it's more likely that in Western society-- where learning opportunities differ so drastically from each other-- heritability is telling you just how much the test is influenced by culture.

The End of IQ (and the Dawn of Working Memory)

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

If you are proud of your high IQ, stop reading now. Your IQ is an anachronism, and its reign is coming to an end.