Monthly Archives: December 2010

Who Are the Smartest People in the World?

The verifiability and practicality of IQ tests is hotly debated in academic and popular circles: Does it really measure intelligence? Is it racist, sexist, and/or ageist? What kinds of people benefit from them? What’s a modern-day genius, anyway? We’ve taken all these considerations in mind, and come up with the following list of “the smartest …

Janitors With PhDs?

With debt levels soaring, tuition costs on the rise, and record unemployment rates for recent college graduates (4.4% — the highest in since 1970), are college degrees becoming less relevant? Here’s a surprising look at the state of higher learning: You Need a Degree For That? Source Good Education writes that 17 million college graduates …

How To Retrain for the Gig Economy

The “Gig” Economy. That’s what Daily Beast editor Tina Brown calls our new, recession-based economic environment. Instead of full-time jobs with benefits, legions of underemployed people — even high-earning-potential “creative class” types — are turning to part-time and freelance work out of frustration and impatience. CNN reports that, as of 2009, 26% of the U.S. working population report …