There can be substantial trade-offs between seeking happiness and seeking meaning in life
Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
It's a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing
Introversion is one of the most misunderstood (yet most widely recognized and talked about) dimensions of human personality. Here's a video that summarizes the latest science of introversion
Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.
New research suggests that we may be actively penalizing our most creative students.
New research shows why narcissists become less popular over time.
Mindful daydreamers, imaginatively gritty, passionately introverted, openly sensitive, playfully serious, logically intuitive and more.
Do you often act first and then worry immediately about the consequences of your actions? Do you say whatever enters your mind but then immediately regret what you’ve just said? Are you often not quite sure whether you are actually happy or really existentially troubled? Don’t fret: you may just be a neurotic extravert.
Power corrupts, but power doesn't corrupt everyone equally
If you seek high well-being, your best bets are gratitude and love of learning.
We spend so much time on standardized testing and measuring learning ability that we don’t track how much we’re developing the key competencies that enable us to imagine what could be
Today would have been my mentor's 80th birthday. Happy Birthday Nick and thanks for showing me that mentors really do matter.
Autism and schizophrenia are related to different forms of creativity
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
Three time bestselling author and human guinea pig Tim Ferriss discusses how to become top 5% in the world with a new skill in just 6-12 months.
Best selling author Ryan Holiday discusses how Stoicism can help us transform trials into triumph. It's a pragmatic episode, full of strategies to invert obstacles and wrest opportunity from adversity.
Daydreaming often gets a bad reputation. While yes– researchers have associated “lapses of attention” with memory loss and depression, here’s the thing: not all daydreaming is a lapse of attention.
Award-winning education writer Anya Kamentez provides practical guidance for parents looking to understand standardized testing. She and Scott roll up their sleeves and delve deep into the nature, origins, drawbacks and future of our high-stakes testing culture.
Here's to the kids who are different, The kids who don't always get A's The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers, And noses that go on for days .