intelligence

When Did It Became Impossible to Say, ‘I Don’t Know’?

In March, presidential candidate and noted table stander Beto O’Rourke delivered yet another ubiquitous political moment. When asked about how he would get U.S. troops…

How to Lift Your Way to a Bigger, Smarter Brain

Conventional wisdom — and that weird librarian from middle school — say reading books is the best way to become smarter. But new research shows…

The Inexplicable Shame of Being a ‘Mouthbreather’

“I was tripped by this mouthbreather Troy,” Mike Wheeler admits to Eleven on Stranger Things. “Mouthbreather?” Eleven asks, confused. “Yeah, you know, a dumb person,”…

How to Be Street Smart: Step One, Ask the Internet (Or Perhaps Don’t)

Being book smart is great and all, but being street smart — that is, having the ability to deal with whatever life throws your way…

What Makes Me… Smart?