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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Uncut Interview with Nancy Snow (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Nancy Snow, PhD is a philosopher and the director of the Institute for the study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She is also co-director for the Self, Motivation, and Virtue Project which supports research to open avenues of inquiry into...
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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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  • Grandma’s wisdom a great gift

    By Michele Parente, The San Diego Union-Tribune The old adage “with age comes wisdom” isn’t just a warm and fuzzy way to look at the aging process — it’s a biological function that could provide clues to behavior, brain function and even human evolution itself, according to a top researcher at UC San...
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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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  • Researchers find way to measure wisdom

    By Karla Tecson, International Business Times Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland are designing a new measure that would "accurately and objectively" capture an individual's level of wisdom. The new psychological measure of wisdom might be able to tell whether you make...
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  • Older Really Can Mean Wiser

    By BENEDICT CAREY, The New York Times March 16, 2015 Behind all those canned compliments for older adults — spry! wily! wise! — is an appreciation for something that scientists have had a hard time characterizing: mental faculties that improve with age. Knowledge is a large part of the equation, of course...
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  • Finding Wisdom Without a Wake-up Call

    March 24, 2014 By Deepak Chopra, Huff Post I appreciate the four pillars that Arianna Huffington advocates in her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder , but one of them - wisdom - will have a hard time thriving. She defines wisdom...
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  • What is wisdom? Understanding of oneself is part of it

    BY ROGER WALSH / UC IRVINE, Orange County Register “Happy are those who find wisdom… She is more precious than jewels. And nothing you desire can compare with her.” – Jewish Proverbs What is wisdom, and how can we cultivate it? These are two of life's most crucial questions, and our future – as well...
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  • The Wisdom of Youth

    Paul Lamb, Huff Post Impact My 13-year-old daughter and I attended a portion of this past week's Wisdom 2.0 conference held in San Francisco. If you've never gone, it's a kind of Burning Man meets Facebook, where spiritualists and new agers collide with the tech worlds to explore mindfulness...
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  • Madness and Wisdom in South Asian Religions, February 14, Chicago

    Madness and Wisdom in South Asian Religions Co-ordinators: Steven Collins (SALC), Wendy Doniger (Div School) Friday Feb 14, 2014, 8:45am – 6:00pm Swift Hall Commons,1025 E 58th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637 The conference will hear papers on medieval Bhutan and Tibet, Indian Philosophy and Hinduism past...
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