Brighter Brains

Education, Humanism, Sustainability, Women's Equality


Liberating Egypt from Female Genital Mutilation

Posted: Fri, October 04, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier “That woman in Cairo,” I wonder as I stare at the dramatic photo in Washington Post, “the one with the Egyptian flag and the black headscarf… does she have a clitoris?” Perhaps my question is intrusive and impolite. Perhaps discussing clitorises is a more taboo… Continue Reading

“Brighter Brains” Lecture in San Francisco on September 15th

Posted: Wed, August 21, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

On September 15, 2013, there will be a lecture detailing the recent scientific, cognitive-enhancing discoveries listed in the book: Brighter Brains! - 225 ways to elevate or injure intelligence

The lecture will present an up-to-date report on 1,000+ neuroscience studies that examine social, environmental, dietary,… Continue Reading

Navigating the System: Oakland

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


Looking for a school in Oakland? Let us help by giving you the inside scoop.

By Hank Pellissier

Gertrude Stein’s statement “there’s no there there” describes Oakland’s sprawling, decentralized, and paradoxical environment — there are many lakes, hills, flatlands, ethnicities, languages, and cultures, with contrasting areas of luxurious wealth and… Continue Reading

The Finnish Miracle

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


No shoes but plenty of service: The surprising features of the world’s top-performing schools.

By Hank Pellissier

Can you name a famous person in Finland? Historical episode? Imposing landmark? Foodstuff? It’s not that Finland doesn’t have its share of Olympic athletes, brilliant architects, and technology moguls, but “Nokia” is all… Continue Reading

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