Shades of Poul Anderson...
Reading this article in New Scientist, I flashed on Poul Anderson's Brain Wave. (Who can explain how memory works?) The article, "11 steps to a better brain," traces eleven things you can do to increase your mental acuity.
Hmmm... doesn't praise coffee highly enough (or really, at all). Oh, well, it was a pleasant thought. As a country, however, we could substantially raise the IQ of our society as a whole by throwing out all professors of education and public school administrators.
It'd be a start...
h.t. to Ed, a correspondent on Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor in Perspective, Current Mail.