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Will Your Children Be Able To Get A Good Job In The Age Of The Smart Machine?

Edward D. Hess | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Edward D. Hess

According to research teams at MIT, IBM and Oxford, the skills that today's young people need to develop in order to compete for the jobs of the future are higher-order critical and innovative thinking and high social and emotional intelligence -- skills that technology can't easily replicate now.

Is Racism Just a Form of Stupidity?

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

A small cadre of psychological scientists have continued over the years to explore the controversial connection between low intelligence and prejudice, and at this point they have overcome most of the methodological barricades, allowing them to rigorously analyze and answer this important societal question.

Kids' Drawings May Predict Intelligence Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

They may look like random doodles and smiley faces, but a new study suggests that children's drawings are an indicator of their intelligence -- and no...

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

Conundrums of Our Complex Minds and World

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Our human minds often complicate simple matters and simplify complex ones. Take the example of the stock market. It goes up until it goes down. Bu...

Music to Your Students' Ears

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Of the most underutilized educational techniques are music and song. We know that musical intelligence is one of the eight identified intelligences of Harvard researcher Howard Gardener but we may not appreciate the role that music and song can play in deepening student learning and promoting memory.

Pop A Pill To Learn A Language?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

What if learning Mandarin or Arabic were as simple as popping a pill? The idea may sound like a sci-fi movie plot point, but one well-known tech vi...

#sorrynotsorry: How the CIA Could Think More Strategically About Their Twitter Content

Mark Drapeau | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology
Mark Drapeau

This isn't a challenge confined to spy organizations or governments, but rather one for any high-profile organization wading taking social media seriously for the first time.

Bring Your Brain to Work

Edward Muzio | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

My wife, my infant son, and I arrived at the boarding door, baby in arm and bags in hand. That's when we found ourselves caught in an example of one of the biggest workplace problems of our time.

Like Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills, Foreign Governments Fight the Wrong Enemy Post-Snowden

Stacy Baird | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. What is the essence of introversion? Let's explore the core of the extraversion-introversion dimension of personality.

I'm Not as Smart as You Think I Think I Am, Part 1

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I have tried to explain all of this to students, without success. The further you proceed in any competition, not that life is a tournament, the more formidable your rivals. That's both a sign and a means of progress. You have to face the challenge.

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 ...