Swords and knives have historically played a significant role in African culture, with their creation seen as tied to magic, mythology, and history all at once.
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I wasn’t supposed to yank this wailing woman out of a La-Z-Boy, wasn’t supposed to get clubbed in the head with a bottle of Beefeater by an uncle who thought I didn’t know enough to care. I wasn’t supposed to celebrate my 40th birthday in Buffalo General’s room 720.
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If you feel like the pace of life is speeding up, that news, information and new technologies are moving faster and faster, you’re not alone. A new global survey on financial, political and social issues reveals future-shaping divides.
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People magazine has hailed teenage Mensan Natalie Hampton as one of the "25 Women Changing the World in 2017" for her work to deter bullying.
We spoke with with the author of all 365 puzzles in this year's Mensa calendars, Fraser Simpson, to learn more about what makes a good brain teaser and how one becomes a creator of conundrums.
Enter to win an American Mensa Life Membership, courtesy of our friends at GEICO.
Join a few hundred new and longtime board-game friends at Mind Games at the Crowne Plaza Denver for a weekend of playing new-to-the-market games. After a weekend of nonstop game play, you decide which games earn the coveted Mensa Select® seal.
For decades now, manufacturing has been evolving, driven by macro- and micro-economic forces as well as advances in technology. We'll examine the economic, technological, educational, and geopolitical ramifications of how things are made and distributed.
If your impression of Indianapolis is racetracks and cornfields, get ready to be amazed. Downtown Indy has been lauded by USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Zagat, and The New York Times (among others) for its cultural attractions, walkability, great food and nightlife, museums, and so much more.
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Dive on in! Join Club Med SIG this February for more than ten program tracks, SCUBA trips, and guided sightseeing tours in the Lesser Antilles.
Join Greater Los Angeles Mensa Feb. 16-19 in beautiful Southern California for speakers, games, a pub crawl, and more.
NHRG: Silly Walks to the End of the Universe
Join us for our 2018 Regional Gathering. We'll have all the things you have come to expect: great hospitality, speakers, games, tournaments, music, our movie room, and lots and lots of conversation!