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Introducing Justapedia. Shuichi Tezuka reviews the problems with Wikipedia and the attempts that have been made to create alternative. He then examines the newest alternative that has been created, Justapedia. The author draws an analogy between Wikipedia and the Roman Catholic Church during the medieval period, arguing that both became corrupt due to lack of competition.
Individual differences in general intelligence correlate with brain function during nonreasoning tasks. In a classic article from 2003, Richard Haier and colleagues examine whether intelligence correlates with activity in specific brain areas during non-reasoning tasks. They find evidence that it does, suggesting that individuals high in g process information differently in general, not just on reasoning tasks.
Socio-Demographic Indicators, Intelligence, and Locus of Control as Predictors of Adult Financial Well-Being. Adrian Furnham and Helen Cheng examine compare intelligence and parental social status at birth as predictors of financial well-being in adulthood. They find that although both variables have an effect, the effect of intelligence is larger. This is true among men and women.