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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 02.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Sir Ken Robinson

2012-12-06-kenrobinsonpullWe're all born with deep natural capacities for creativity, and systems of mass education tend to suppress them. It is increasingly urgent to cultivate these capacities and to rethink the dominant approaches to education to make sure that we do.

Teach To Each Child's Intelligence

Thomas Fisher | Posted 02.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Thomas Fisher

Why do we make so many students wait until the last couple of years of college to finally find pleasure in learning? Why can't primary and secondary schools follow the model of colleges and teach to the intelligence of their students?

Rethinking How We Talk About the Bully: Defusing the Arch-Enemy of the Interconnected 21st Century

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The web has exposed humanity's most damaging tendencies to engage in cruelty and dehumanization.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are Humans Getting Less Intelligent?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

Are we humans really getting dumber and dumber as a species? I recently was asked to join HuffPost Live producer/host Alyona Minkovski in a discussion...

How Equal Are We Anyway? Different Illusions of Meritocracy in Chinese and United States Schooling

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

In China, the children of the privileged can sail off into lives made smooth by their families, always scoring highest, getting into the best programs, and ultimately finding their way to the top leadership of the nation. Sound familiar?

Is Human Intellect on the Downward Slide?

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Humans are complex animals. Our intelligence is a complex adaptation. And the diverse and surprising ways in which we use it today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios.

Benghazi Situation Now Clear: Republicans Attack Compromised (Breached?) U.S. Security

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One does not have to listen too carefully to understand what happened with the administration's reports on the Benghazi tragedy, and how Republicans, as they did in the outing of Valerie Plame, prioritized political gain over national security.

Beirut, a Novel Too Close for Comfort

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.

Droning on

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Few of those so heartbroken over Petraeus' fall indicated any concern over potential compromise of classified material until pressed, or that men in Petraeus' situation are often distracted by their infatuations as well as the need to continually cover their subterfuge.

WATCH: Brainy Bird Makes, Uses Tool To Fetch Food

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

By Virginia Morell Figaro may not be as talented an inventor as Leonardo da Vinci, but among Goffin's cockatoos, he's a prodigy. In their natural ha...

How an Arab Police Force Mends Its Ways

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Like other Arab states over the past two years, Morocco has seen demonstrations by young people demanding political reform -- yet in contrast to neighboring countries, calls for the toppling of the king are relatively rare.

A Safe Place to Be Smart: The Bronx High School of Science

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Whoever goes to Bronx Science today, or tomorrow, will discover that it is safe to be smart. They will see that learning, mastering knowledge and valuing thinking are gifts that keep on giving.

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

Swimming in the Educational Gene Pool? How Far Can Children Go With the Genes They Have?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Our educational attainment is a mix of our biology and what we do with it. Let's help all children reach their highest potential and not blame them for the genetic pool they swim in. Genes are not destiny.

How the Government Talks About a Drone Program it Won't Acknowledge Exists

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

Related Interactive: Stacking Up the Adminstration's Drone ClaimsDrones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.'s counter-terrorism strategy, wit...

Finding Reverse

Waldo Mellon | Posted 11.10.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

I won't burden you with the details that led to this highly improbable shame-fest. Just let me say that when the Famous Beautiful Woman climbed into my Jeep and went to fasten her seatbelt, I knew that the time had come for me to back out of my parking space.

Back to School, Use Music to Get Better Grades

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

This article is not about using music get smarter. Rather it is about how to use music to optimize some of your natural skills that already help make you smart, as well as more successful.

Are You Smarter Than an 18th Century 10-Year-Old?

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

John Adams learned Latin at the age most of us today are still learning the difference between "their" and "there." He entered Harvard at sixteen and was practicing law by his early twenties.

Creative Spaces: 10 Brands With Street Cred

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

How can big corporate brands earn street cred or a cool factor to get the early adopters on board? Here are 10 key tips.

That Makes No Sense! Your Security's a Joke (And You're the Butt of It)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the years since the 9/11 attacks, the Complex has made itself, if nothing else, utterly secure, and paranoia has been its closest companion. A superstructure of "security" has been endlessly expanded based largely on the fear that terrorists will do you harm.

Women May Be Brighter, But What We Need Is Balls

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Christina Patterson

The trouble is that you don't need to be able to put a toilet seat down to run a country. The trouble is that only 15 percent of board members of FTSE listed companies are women, and only about 2 percent of chief executives of the top 500 companies.

Opinion: Engineers Aren't Smarter Than English Majors

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade There are a million different types of intelligence, most of which are pretty difficult to quantify. Shocking, I know. But it’s ...

Cultural DNA: Bringing Civic Infrastructure to Life

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Harold A. McDougall

It is community -- not the market, not government -- that is the crucible of culture, and culture is the root of problem-solving, of intelligence itself.

The Mind of the Prodigy

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's true that many prodigies receive support, resources, and encouragement from parents and coaches early on, their support is typically the result of a demonstrated "rage to learn." The reason why they are so driven to deliberately practice in their domain requires explaining.

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.