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December 19, 2014
MENSA SELECTS SAN DIEGO FOR MIND GAMES 2015

This year, Mensa Mind Games will be hosted by the San Diego Mensa Chapter at the Town and Country Resort Conference Center, in San Diego, Calif. on April 30 - May 3.

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December 18, 2014
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FROM AMERICAN MENSA

The American Mensa 2014 Holiday Gift Guide provides unique gift ideas for those last-minute gift exchanges. And in the spirit of giving, Mensa is giving the gift of free prior test score reviews until Dec. 31, 2014.

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October 16, 2014
MENSA MEMBERS RANK THEIR TOP 10 HALLOWEEN FILMS — HITCHCOCK SLAYS THE COMPETITION

Zombies, a momma’s boy, and a crazed author each secured a spot in American Mensa’s top 10 Halloween films, just in time for the bewitching holiday.

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October 13, 2014
MENSA ASKS “WHAT IS THE BEST ALBUM ART?”

For the past five years, American Mensa has created the ultimate face-off in its bracket challenge. Just like NCAA basketball tournaments, the Mensa Bracket Challenge starts with four regions, each seeded 1 through 16 with the lower numbers more highly regarded. Past subjects included toys, heroes and inventions.

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September 26, 2014
MENSA CELEBRATES ITS INCEPTION THIS OCTOBER

American Mensa is inviting people to take the official admissions test for just $20. Currently, there are 140 test sessions scheduled in October across the United States.

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September 16, 2014
MENSA MEMBERS RANK THEIR TOP 10 SIMPSONS CHARACTERS

We asked our membership to rank their favorite characters from the longest-running scripted show in television history.

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August 8, 2014
Mensans Top-10 Favorite Children’s Books, Ranked

School is almost back in session and to celebrate, American Mensa has selected its top 10 children’s books that every child should read.

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July 31, 2014
MENSA FOUNDATION HONORS BOSTON DOCTOR
MENSA FOUNDATION  HONORS BOSTON DOCTOR

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has named Dr. Jessica Reyes of Boston, Mass., the recipient of the 2014 Laura Joyner Award.

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July 31, 2014
NEW YORK RESIDENT HONORED BY THE MENSA FOUNDATION
NEW YORK RESIDENT HONORED  BY THE MENSA FOUNDATION

Mensa member recognized for his creativity

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July 31, 2014
LINCOLN RESIDENT ELECTED TO MENSA FOUNDATION BOARD

Jane Hanson selected as Foundation Trustee

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July 30, 2014
MINNETONKA RESIDENT ELECTED TO MENSA FOUNDATION BOARD

Joan Hiller selected as Foundation Trustee

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July 14, 2014
MENSA MEMBERS RANK THEIR TOP 10 VIDEO GAMES

Members Pick Atari Classic

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June 27, 2014
ANNUAL MENSA EVENT COMES TO BOSTON, JULY 2-6

Public invited to test for membership in high I.Q. organization.  

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June 26, 2014
THE MENSA FOUNDATION INVESTIGATES CRIME SCENE INTELLIGENCE

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will host its most popular colloquium yet, “Colloquium 2014: Crime Scene Intelligence,” on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, Mass. from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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June 23, 2014
MENSA AND MATCH.COM ARE DATING
MENSA AND MATCH.COM ARE DATING
High IQ Organization and Relationship Giant Develop Partnership for Members
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April 21, 2014
2014 Mensa Mind Games® Winners Announced
2014 MENSA MIND GAMES® WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Five board games earn Mensa Select® status at the 2014 Mensa Mind Games.
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April 10, 2014
American Mensa members selected their top 10 national parks in conjunction with National Park Week.
MENSA MEMBERS RANK THEIR TOP 10 NATIONAL PARKS

American Mensa members selected their top 10 national parks in conjunction with National Park Week.

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April 4, 2014
MENSA HEADS TO AUSTIN FOR ANNUAL MIND GAMES COMPETITION
MENSA HEADS TO AUSTIN FOR ANNUAL MIND GAMES COMPETITION

High IQ Group To Play and Judge New Board Games for 40 Straight Hours

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March 13, 2014
MENSA MAKES MR. PEABODY THEIR TOP DOG WITH HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
MENSA MAKES MR. PEABODY THEIR TOP DOG  WITH HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

American Mensa, the high IQ organization, presented Mr. Peabody with an honorary Mensa membership at the premiere of the animated film, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.”

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March 7, 2014
MENSA MEMBERS RANK THEIR TOP 10 AMUSEMENT PARKS

Just in time for spring break, American Mensa has selected the top 10 amusement parks in the country. Mickey Mouse and friends lead the top of the survey.

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February 20, 2014
MENSA MEMBERS PICK OSCAR ® FAVORITES AND WINNERS “American Hustle” and “Dallas Buyers Club” among favorites

Movies rank highly as a favorite pastime for members of American Mensa, the high IQ organization. With Oscar season upon us, American Mensa recently polled a random selection of its members for their predictions of who will ultimately take home the statue in six major Academy Awards categories, as well as their favorite picks.

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January 31, 2014
AMERICAN MENSA TACKLES THE SUPER BOWL

Those memorable commercials are just one of the things to look forward to during this weekend’s big game. In the spirit of the festivities, members of American Mensa participated in a poll ranking the top ten Super Bowl commercials. 

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January 9, 2014
CHECK YOUR BRAINS FOR A BUCK

American Mensa offers Practice Test for only one dollar. While making resolutions for a healthier body, don’t forget to include your brain.  American Mensa, the High IQ organization, is encouraging the public to make a resolution to check their brain.

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January 8, 2014
American Mensa Celebrates the Beatles

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles American debut album “Introducing The Beatles.”  Mensa members took this opportunity to rank their favorite Fab Four songs.  

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January 8, 2014
2014 MENSA MIND GAMES® CALL FOR ENTRIES

Mensa Mind Games ® is one of the leading board game showcase competitions in the United States. This year, Mensa Mind Games will be hosted by the Austin Mensa Chapter at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas on April 18-20.

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November 29, 2013
American Mensa’s Top 10 List of Board Games

Members of American Mensa have ranked the top 10 classic board games just in time for the gift-giving season.

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November 27, 2013
UNIQUE GIFT GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AMERICAN MENSA
UNIQUE GIFT GIVING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AMERICAN MENSA

Consumers looking for fun and quirky gifts this holiday season will find a variety of ideas in the American Mensa 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

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November 20, 2013
AMERICAN MENSA IS INVITING INTELLIGENCE!

Celebrate Mensa Membership month by finding out why Mensa matters. Throughout the month of October, American Mensa will share historical facts, membership myths and other facts about this quirky, quizzical and quintessential organization for the intelligent.

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November 15, 2013
Distinguished Teacher Award Winner Honored By The Mensa Education & Research Foundation
Distinguished Teacher Award Winner Honored  By The Mensa Education & Research Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has named John Otterstedt of Ridgewood, N.J., the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award.

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November 13, 2013
MENSA ASKS WHO IS THE TOP FICTIONAL VILLAIN OF ALL TIME

For the past four years, American Mensa has created the ultimate face off in its Bracket Challenge. Past subjects include toys, heroes and inventions.  This year, the challenge turns to the dark side. Sixty-four fictional villains compete head to head in the Mensa Bracket Challenge 2013.

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November 13, 2013
Turning the page with American Mensa

Members of American Mensa have ranked the “banned books” they think are must reads. Justin Stanley, the founder of The Uprise Books Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through literacy by providing banned books to underprivileged kids, selected his 30 top banned books.

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November 13, 2013
GIFTED YOUTH INVITED TO JOIN AMERICAN MENSA

Gifted youth play an important part in all 132 chapters of American Mensa. There are more than 3,000 Mensa members under the age of 18 in this respected organization.

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September 9, 2013
Blending American Heavy Metal With American Mensa
Blending American Heavy Metal With American Mensa

Just in time for the 2014 car models coming out, American Mensa members took a stroll down memory lane and were asked to choose their favorite classic car.

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August 20, 2013
2013 Intellectual Benefits to Society Award Winner Honored By The Mensa Education & Research Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has named Matthew Guggemos of Vallejo, Calif., the recipient of the 2013 Intellectual Benefits to Society Award. He received the award for developing an app that assists children on the Autism Spectrum improve their social communications with others. 

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August 16, 2013
ARE YOU MENSA SMART? FIND OUT FOR JUST A BUCK! American Mensa Offers Online Prep Test

Beginning Aug. 19 through Sept. 15, American Mensa is offering the online Mensa Home Test for just ONE DOLLAR! 

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August 13, 2013
2013 Grosswirth–Salny Scholarship Winner Honored by The Mensa Education & Research Foundation

Twenty-year-old Marshall Bustillo of North Richland Hills, Texas, is the recipient of the 2013 Grosswirth–Salny Scholarship awarded by the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.

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July 10, 2013
Mensa members share their top ten favorite golf courses

Par for the course isn’t good enough for American Mensa. A selection of Mensa members were asked to share what they think are the best golf courses in America as golf is the leading sport that members of American Mensa enjoy, and in recognition of the PGA’s “Family Golf Month,”.

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July 10, 2013
AMERICAN MENSA ANNOUNCES 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

American Mensa recently announced their new Board of Directors including the organization’s new chairman of the board, Dan Burg from Portland, Ore.

Tags: American Mensa, Board of Directors, Kinky Friedman, Top 2 percent
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June 28, 2013
The Mensa Foundation Explores How Science Meets Science Fiction
The Mensa Foundation Explores How Science Meets Science Fiction

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tags: Mensa Education & Research Foundation, Colloquium, Science, Science Fiction, Robotics, Dave Goldberg, Robert J. Sawyer, Todd Johnson McCaffrey, David Brin, Rick Lynch
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June 14, 2013
American Mensa’s Top Ten Favorite Science Museums

As families across the nation gear up for summer vacation the challenge of finding fun and engaging activities for everyone can be frustrating. American Mensa shares its ideas on how to best spend your time this summer

Tags: American Mensa, Science Museums, Summer, National Air and Space Museum, summer vacation
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June 14, 2013
American Mensa’s 2013 Annual Gathering taking place July 3-7 in Fort Worth, Texas

Mensa members will meet in Fort Worth, Texas at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, July 3 - 7. The 2013 Keynote Speaker for the event is “Governor of the Heart of Texas,” Kinky Friedman. This five-day event happens every year during the Independence Day holiday and, is an opportunity for members of the high IQ organization to connect with colleagues and friends.

Tags: American Mensa, Annual Gathering, Kinky Friedman, high IQ organization
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April 24, 2013
2013 Mensa Mind Games® Winners Announced
2013 Mensa Mind Games® Winners Announced

Five MENSA SELECT® winners seal the deal at the 2013 Mensa Mind Games.

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April 17, 2013
American Mensa's Gifted Youth Specialist keynotes bullying

The Mensa Foundation’s Gifted Youth Specialist, Lisa Van Gemert, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) conference at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa, on April 18 and 19.

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April 17, 2013
The Gateway to Gaming Mensa awards St. Louis its annual Mind Games competition

American Mensa selects St Louis, Missouri, “The Gateway City”, as the site for the 24th annual Mensa Mind Games®.

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March 11, 2013
What Will Mensa Members Drink This St. Patrick's Day?

America’s Smartest reveal their 10 favorite brews and just in time for a St. Patrick’s Day pint!

Tags: Mensa Pulse, St. Patrick's Day, beer
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January 1, 2013
Resolve to improve your brain’s health with some help from American Mensa.

Challenging your mind has been linked to cognitive well being. American Mensa, the High IQ organization, is encouraging the public to start off 2013 with a resolution to do better by their brains. American Mensa is offering their online home test for free in the month of January so the public may test their brain’s capabilities. 

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December 11, 2012
Mensa Shares Intelligent Gift-Giving Ideas for Those Last Minute Shoppers

Avoid the mall crowds and discover all of the amazing, oh-so-smart gifts this Holiday Gift Guide has to offer. Mensa has selected some of the smartest gifts, for those hardest to find the perfect gift for, and compiled them into one list, www.us.mensa.org/giftguide.

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November 12, 2012
Mensa and the National Association of Gifted Children Address the Need for Engagement Among Our Gifted Youth

American Mensa’s Gifted Youth Specialist, Lisa Van Gemert, will attend the National Association for Gifted Children Convention (NAGC), Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Tags: Gifted youth, NAGC, Mensa, Lisa Van Gemert
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October 29, 2012
One Special, Special Education Teacher Receives Mensa Foundation Award

Arthella Starke of Sherwood, Oregon was selected as the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award recipient. Starke, a Special Education teacher at Sherwood High School was nominated by the parent of a student.

Tags: Mensa Foundation, Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Distinguished Teacher, Arthella Starke, gifted youth, Mensa
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October 5, 2012
Psychology Pioneer Honored with Mensa Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has announced Dr. Franz Mönks of Munster, Germany, as the recipient of the Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award for his immeasurable influence on the education and psychology of the gifted and talented

Tags: Mensa Foundation, Dr. Franz Monks, Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award
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