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Linda Wallin
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Introduction to Intelligence Test History
Google defines intelligence as “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills,” and lists the “synonyms: intellectual capacity, mental capacity, intellect, mind, brain(s), IQ, brainpower, judgment, reasoning, understanding, comprehension.” Most of u...

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Intelligence
I found the most interesting article on prodigies this month, thanks to the Brain Cafe on Facebook. Here's the link: http://nautil.us/blog/the-link-between-complicated-pregnancies-and-child-prodigies  The Link Between Complicated Pregnancies and Child Prodi...

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How Far We Have Strayed
In 1989, I moved to the suburbs to be near my parents. I worked as a substitute teacher with poverty level wages (yes, hard to believe) and at one point I was offered a job as a teaching assistant. When I said I could not support my family on the $8/hour sa...

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Two Excellent Resources for More Information on Poverty
I attend church most Sundays, so I wasn't aware that WNYC has a series on poverty. I listened today and was amazed. They investigated some of the myths surrounding poverty. Here is their web site if you'd like to catch up with the series. I'll be binge list...

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“Society doesn't like poor people.”1
The South Side , by Natalie Moore is a refreshing and penetrating look at the south side of Chicago. I have lived near Chicago for 80% of my life. I once visited my older brother, John, when he was a full-time substitute teacher in a school that painted the...

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Two Excellent Resources for More Information on Poverty
I attend church most Sundays, so I wasn't aware that WNYC has a series on poverty. I listened today and was amazed. They investigated some of the myths surrounding poverty. Here is their web site if you'd like to catch up with the series. I'll be binge list...

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Book Review: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, by Ruby Payne
Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. A Framework for Understanding Poverty Do you know “Which grocery stores’ garbage bins can be accessed for thrown-away food?” If not, you may not pass Ruby Payne’s quiz about hidden rules of the classes. I had noticed homeless men in my ...

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Sustainability and Poverty, guest blogger Roger Kuhns
Sustainability and Quality of Life: Moving to Eliminate Poverty By Roger Kuhns What is poverty? What comes to mind? Thousands upon thousands of images, sounds, smells, and experiences. And what is driving the poverty of people in the most developed countrie...

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Humanitarian Disasters
While reading " Operation Wetback Revisited ," by Jeet Heer, I was struck by the role that governments have in causing poverty. Heer's article revisits the deportation efforts of Eisenhower in the 1950s, dubbed Operation Wetback. Immigrants and even some ci...

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Men and Poverty
For a breakdown of poverty levels by gender, please access the Kaiser Family Foundation.  Men may be the most strongly affected by poverty. Men traditionally have been raised to be providers. Even though poverty is lower for men than women, most men feel he...
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