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Divergence

Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

The appeal of Divergent to the middle school crowd is obvious, given the pressure that many teens feel to conform to a rigid set of standards set by their peers, parents and schools. But I also see Roth's dystopia as a commentary on the adult world we live in.

21st Century Innovation

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

The brain is reshaping itself and reinforcing what it knows, perhaps at the expense of what is new and novel. Along these well-trodden paths, brain structure serves to link learning to behavior in predictable ways. Sadly, these tendencies also inhibit innovation.

The Australian Ballet's Infinity at the Koch Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Maybe TAB's dancers just needed to forget for a moment that they were ballet dancers, subject to ballet's oppressive standards -- because it was when they put on face paint and body paint, loincloths and headdresses, that they looked most like a world-class ballet company.