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  • Teaching Wisdom

    By Linda J. Kobert, UVA Today Walker Redd remembers distinctly his first encounter with a patient as a University of Virginia medical student. This was not, however, the typical first-year assignment, to get a simple medical history from a hospitalized patient. This was a house call, for starters. And...
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  • New book puts readers on the path to wisdom

    By Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle Say you’ve got some money to invest and you’re trying to figure out if the stock market will go up or down. Should you ask one expert’s advice? Or should you ask lots of people what they think? Although it may seem counterintuitive, you’ll likely get the best estimate...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Amishi Jha (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Amishi Jha is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. The Jha lab explores the stability and mutability of attention and working memory. With large contributions to the field of contemplative practice, her research...
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  • Schools for Wisdom

    By David Brooks, The New York Times Friends of mine have been raving about the documentary “ Most Likely to Succeed ,” and it’s easy to see what the excitement is about. The film is a bold indictment of the entire K-12 educational system. Greg Whiteley’s documentary argues that the American school system...
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  • Mindfulness practices buoy students in Sacramento’s Einstein Middle School

    By Loretta Kalb, The Sacramento Bee Minutes after the opening bell at Albert Einstein Middle School in Sacramento, a quiet calm swept across a classroom of eighth-grade students who listened, eyes closed, as U.S. history teacher Thomas McKenna guided them to a mindful state. “An emotion comes in. You...
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  • Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.

    By Robert J. Sternberg, The Chronicle of Higher Education Over the course of my career, I’ve given and received a lot of advice. Much of it was wrong. Sometimes it lacked the perspective that comes with age and experience. So now, as an official "oldster" at 65 (proof: thanks to my age, I just...
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  • Starving for Wisdom

    By Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.” That epigram from E.O. Wilson captures the dilemma of our era. Yet the solution of some folks is to disdain wisdom. “Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists?” Rick Scott, the...
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  • The (Paradoxical) Wisdom of Solomon

    By Wray Herbert, HuffPost King Solomon, the third leader of the Jewish Kingdom, is considered the paragon of wisdom and sage judgment. It's said that during his long reign, people traveled great distances to seek his counsel. Yet it's also true--and much less well known--that his personal life...
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  • 3 Simple Reasons Google Doesn't Hire the Top College Grads

    By Zak Cheney-Rice, News.Mic The news: After years spent recruiting some of the best and brightest young people in the world, Google has learned an important lesson: GPA doesn't matter. In a June 2013 interview , Laszlo Bock, the tech giant's senior VP of people operations, told the New York...
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  • TEDxUIowa Brought Wisdom and Surprises

    By Grace Haerr , The Daily Iowan If someone told me I would climb to the top of the rock wall at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center with one of the speakers following the TEDxUIowa event on Feb. 28, well, I would have worn something a little different. But I'm not sure anything could have...
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