Ed­i­tor’s Note

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WHEN MOST OF US were grow­ing up, the “brains” in the class were the most ad­mired—or dis­liked. They were the in­di­vid­u­als who were go­ing to go fur­thest in life. But many psy­chol­o­gists now be­lieve that “emo­tional in­tel­li­gence”—how we are able to per­ceive and man­age emo­tions in our­selves and in oth­ers—is more im­por­tant to the suc­cess of our day-to-day lives. Don’t miss “Choose the Path to a Happy Life”—and find out how man­ag­ing and im­prov­ing your emo­tional in­tel­li­gence will lead you to a health­ier and hap­pier life.

Emo­tional in­tel­li­gence can also help us when deal­ing with ex­treme sad­ness or dis­tress. When seven-year-old Ni­cholas Green died trag­i­cally in Italy in1994, his par­ents had the gen­eros­ity of spirit to see that oth­ers could ben­e­fit from their son’s death. Do­nat­ing his or­gans saved sev­eral lives, in­clud­ing then fif­teenyear-old An­drea Mon­gia­rdo, who had end-stage heart fail­ure. With Ni­cholas’ heart, An­drea lived more than 22 good years, un­til suc­cumb­ing to a side ef­fect of an ag­gres­sive can­cer treat­ment. Don’t miss “The Fi­nal Beat of a Golden Heart.”

When it comes to straight-out smarts, it’s hard not to ad­mire a dog and his nose. In “Smart Dogs” we learn how they are trained to sniff out bombs be­fore they can hurt in­no­cent peo­ple—and have fun do­ing it!

We hope you en­joy your “sum­mer read­ing” and take away some inspi­ra­tion from the wide se­lec­tion of ar­ti­cles in this is­sue.

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