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Wise Words offers tips, perspectives and insight into topics of interest to the general public.

For a look at some practical applications of everyone's favorite irrational number, check out a previous post in Wise Words. It's hard not to like...

Those of us “of a certain age” can probably recall our English teachers – at least one stickler on proper grammar – telling us...

It’s a question that may be the ultimate brain teaser – how much of our brains do we actually use? You’ve probably heard – even...

They say opposites attract. And that is absolutely true when you are dealing with…say…magnets. Who doesn’t remember their elementary school science classes when you would...

Those of you who have read Part I and Part II of this 3-part series on cybersecurity may be tempted never to turn your...

In Part I of our 3-part series, Wise Words focused on the myth that hackers have no interest in the computers of everyday individuals...

Caution: What you’re about to read may make you want to turn off your computer, bury it, sprinkle it with holy water and return...

Oink, oink. It’s baaaaack! The H1N1 flu virus -- commonly known as the “Swine Flu” -- put a scare into U.S. public health and medical...

Happy New Year, everyone! It's hard to believe a year has passed since we launched Wise Words. Throughout the year, we explored a wide variety of...

If you're a college student, chances are you're busy this week studying for final exams. In fact, some of you may have taken at...