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Different Strokes

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.

How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

What students decide to create cannot be graded. No ifs, ands or buts. By not applying a grade to it, students are allowed to fail. They learn the power of failing forward

Rick Rubin Explains How Kanye Wrote His Newest Song

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

Rick Rubin has worked with and produced some of the most iconic artists in history -- Kanye West, Jay Z, Adele, Johnny Cash and Beastie Boys, to name ...

A Lot Of People Wanted To Know The Lyrics To 'Drunk In Love' Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

Rap Genius has revealed the most-viewed songs and artists on its site in 2014. In terms of songs, the top spot went to Beyonce and Jay Z's "Drunk In L...

Sasha Frere-Jones Is Leaving The New Yorker To Annotate Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

The New Yorker's veteran music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is leaving the magazine to join Genius, a website devoted largely to annotating popular song l...

Daily Meditation: You're A Genius

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Defining 21st Century Success: Are You Expert 2.0 or Hero 2.0?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

I want to be clear: I'm not 100 years old. But when the twelve year old girl sitting next to me at the Broadcom Masters awards started talking about what to do with Raspberry Pi, the first answer that came to my mind was: "eat it?" No.

Knotes From Asimov: Creativity Comes When It's Not Your Job

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Amol Sarva

Unearthed! Isaac Asimov's private letter to a U.S. military research project back in the 1950s -- how can the military be creative and come up with the best fresh ideas to help defend America from a ballistic missile attack?

Take Compliments Seriously

Samantha Bennett | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

It may not be true for you, but it's true for them. If they think your story is the best one they've ever read or that your church solo moved them or that you look nice in that sweater, that's their business, and they get to be right.

Who Is a Genius?

Pontish Yeramyan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Pontish Yeramyan

One of our most surprising and intriguing findings is that Genius can be shared. Once a leader understands their genius, and others on the team know theirs, it opens the possibility for an exchange. Everyone's Genius becomes available to everyone, with potentially dramatic benefits.

You Don't Have to Be a Genius to Work at Subway...

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

...but 59-year-old mathematician Yitang "Tom" Zhang is now living proof that a former Subway worker can be an official genius: He's one of the winners of the 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant. Curiously, five of this year's 21 awardees used mathematics or statistics in their work.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

Meshell Ndegeocello, a Master of Her Craft and Destiny

Diriye Osman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

Whether it's publically acknowledged or not, Meshell Ndegeocello's sound is everywhere.

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

The Psychopathology of Genius

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

This fine-tuned connection helps us understand the pedigree isolated to the genius. Evidently, inheriting just the right amount of psychotic and manic proclivity can enhance the odds of the creative.

How to Make a Creative Genius

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Let's leave the hype about how "you too can be talented, rich and famous" to the P.T. Barnums of our world and the "everyone is creative in their own way" consolation for your Sunday school lesson.

10 Music Apps You Need To Download Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

At this point, most people have downloaded Spotify, Pandora and Shazam on their smartphones. They are the three basic apps needed to stay musically re...

Secrets From The Brains Of 13 Creative Geniuses

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

In 1963, Nancy Andreasen was the first female tenure-tracked English professor at the University of Iowa. Soon after, her first book about the poet Jo...

There Is No Competition

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Miriam Ava

Perfectionism stifles creativity. Pressure to achieve kills innovation. Productivity on steroids becomes mass production.

Scans Show How Injury Turned Jock Into Math Genius

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder. But ...

WATCH: Child Prodigies School You On Pi

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fresh off his lecture at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, 10-year-old college student Tanishq Abraham stopped by HuffPost Live to talk all things pi, a...

In Defense of Brainstorming

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

I'm all for people thinking on their own in their dorm room... or Starbucks... or the zoo. That's a good thing. But as a replacement for a well-run brainstorming session? Why the either/or syndrome? Why not both?

Top Ph.D. Programs Eye Genius Black Boy

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Considered a free agent in the world of academia, award-winning McNair Scholar Juwan Z. Bennett prepares for the signing of a lifetime. "How does it ...