Nine Types of Intelligence

Nine Types of Intelligence

1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”) Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).  This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or …

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Ex-NFL Dolphins’ Mark Duper Arrested After Beating Son Unconscious

Ex-NFL Dolphins’ Mark Duper Arrested After Beating Son Unconscious

Former wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins Mark Duper (pictured) was recently taken in to custody and charged with one count of felony child abuse for allegedly beating up his 17-year-old son until he lost consciousness during a fight at his Jacksonville, Fla., home, reports The Florida Times-Union. Duper, who played for the Dolphins from 1982 to 1992 and who …

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"The Bible": Does Satan look like Obama in History Channel miniseries?

“The Bible”: Does Satan look like Obama in History Channel miniseries?

The History Channel miniseries “The Bible” has been a hit in the ratings, but it’s also grabbing attention because of the actor playing Satan — and the public figure some viewers think he resembles. After actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni’s first appearance as Satan in “The Bible” aired on Sunday, a number of viewers took to …

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U.S. Senate narrowly passes first budget in four years

U.S. Senate narrowly passes first budget in four years

(Reuters) – The Senate on Saturday narrowly passed its first federal budget in four years, a move that will usher in a relative lull in Washington’s fiscal wars until an anticipated summer showdown over raising the debt ceiling. The budget plan passed 50-49 at about 5 a.m. after a marathon voting session in the Democratic-controlled …

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Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) …

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Chinua Achebe death: 'a mind able to penetrate the mystery of being human'

Chinua Achebe death: ‘a mind able to penetrate the mystery of being human’

Nadine Gordimer on the fifty year career of the Nigerian author of Things Fall Apart, who has died in Boston aged 82. Taking the Irish poet WB Yeats’s despairing statement of destruction – things fall apart – for its title, Chinua Achebe’s first novel was a presentiment of what was to come in Nigeria during the end of the …

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Maggie Anderson 'Buys Black' For One Year, Publishes Book On Experiment (VIDEO)

Maggie Anderson ‘Buys Black’ For One Year, Publishes Book On Experiment (VIDEO)

Oak Park, Ill. mother Maggie Anderson entered 2009 with an ambitious goal: for her and her family to “buy black” for an entire year. Anderson hopes her effort to support African American-owned businesses will her inspire her community become more active their sometimes struggling neighborhoods. Anderson wrote about her experience in “Our Black Year,” a …

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Melissa Harris Perry - How black hair matters

Melissa Harris Perry – How black hair matters

This Sunday’s episode of Melissa Harris-Perry featured a roundtable discussion about the politics of black hair. “For me, black womens’ hair—the politics of it seem obvious,” said host Melissa Harris-Perry. “But I realize it may not be obvious to everyone, particularly, maybe, to our viewers who haven’t encountered these questions before.” What followed was a discussion of …

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