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Leopoldo Gout: From Immigrant to Hollywood Power Player and Author

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Being an immigrant is something that could hold a lot of people back in life and yet for Leopoldo Gout, it was the force he needed to shape all of his...

Real Genius: Indulge Your Curiosity

William Kenower | Posted 05.16.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I was having coffee with Frank, a childhood friend. We hadn't seen each other in many, many years, and so there was a lot to catch up on. For instance, since the last time we spoke he'd become a tenured American History professor and I'd written a few novels.

Shakespeare at 400, Jack London at 100: Genius Lives

Jonah Raskin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Jonah Raskin

In William Shakespeare's comedy, "As You Like It, a traveler named Jaques waxes poetical in lines that have achieved literary immortality.

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler on Creating Crowdfunding

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.11.2016 | Technology
92nd Street Y

"Could there be a world where a great idea can happen just because other people thought it was cool? Isn't that a universe we should live in where tha...

The Power of Pairs: Mentor + Protégé = Genius

Lily Liu | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Lily Liu

When I hear the word genius, my thoughts turn towards divine gifts bestowed only upon a lucky few; That it was written in the stars for geniuses and us regular folk just weren't destined for such great feats.

Where Genius Lies

Connor Franta | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Connor Franta

Arguably the most difficult part of creating something "genius" is having a genius idea in the first place. Every great novel, hit record, and innovative business model began with an idea. In fact, every single thing you see in this very moment came into being after a person had an idea.

Ordinary Genius: Why it's Hard to Recognize What You've Always Had

William Kenower | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
William Kenower

Like anyone else, writers are likely to take for granted their most valuable creative asset -- namely, their curiosity. After all, everyone is curious about something. Being curious does not require any particular talent. Nor does being curious require hard work or dedication.

Calling Forward

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We spend years in classrooms regurgitating either something we heard in a lecture or something we read. If the teacher approves of what we present, then we receive grades and points allegedly suggesting some measure of success

If You Could Invent A Religion, What Would It Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion

If you could start a new religion that would change the world for the better, what would it look like? If some ideas are bubbling to the surface, then...

WATCH: Be Brave Like Bowie

Brad Yates | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

We lost a phenomenal artist this past week... and one of my greatest heroes and inspirations. I made this video a few years back, but it seemed only ...

The Current State of Total Madness

William Spear | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
William Spear

"Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could." Sting We are all mad. Not just angry, crazy or furious; we have all begun to go stark raving...

The Real Genius of Albert Einstein's Brain

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science
Garry Rodgers

When Albert Einstein died of an abdominal aneurysm the previous day, it was Einstein's will that his body be cremated. There was no mention of keeping his brain for scientific study. The story of what happened to Einstein's brain over the past sixty years, and what today's science tells us about the cause of his genius, is fascinating.

The Most Genius Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Also Vegan

Food52 | Posted 11.11.2015 | Taste
Food52

It's not genius for a vegan chocolate chip cookie or in spite of it. This cookie can rest entirely on its own merits: its soft-bellied, chewy, caramelly-crisp-edged, rippled and ringed and puddled with melty chocolate, well-salted, incidentally vegan merits.

The Real Worth of a Professional Financial Planner

David Rae | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
David Rae

Time to face facts: You can't control what the stock market does day to day or even year over year. But what you can control as an investor are your financial attitude and behavior. One simple way to improve your fiscal behavior, is to work with a qualified financial planner.

Growing Up With A Genius Parent

Quora | Posted 10.23.2015 | Parents
Quora

It was great, although it has taken me a long time to understand what my dad was. I always knew that my dad was "really smart." But I was an adult dealing with the challenges of my own high IQ and identity before I really began to understand what my dad was; a genius.

The Battle of the 'Creative Genius' vs the 'Performing Machine'

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Over a long and lazy lunch and a glass of Italian wine we started talking about how sad it is that so many people do not thrive at work. Why is it that people do not feel that they matter? How come they do not see the important part they play in the bigger picture?

No Genius Left Behind

Angela Maiers | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Angela Maiers

Stand up if you're a genius. Are you standing? Would your students be? It's an interesting experiment to try. Stand in a room of adults, or ev...

12 Reasons You Should Be an Entrepreneur

Grant Cardone | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Grant Cardone

People like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and John D. Rockefeller didn't achieve greatness by following the narrow path recommended by management gurus and treating these traits as setbacks. Here are 12 things society may consider a liability, but which can actually be indications that you are meant to be an entrepreneur.

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

Unscrambling Strings of Letters: The Beautiful Mind of Nigel Richards

Steven Petite | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

Annually since 1998, a uniquely talented group of people from around the country gather in New York City for the USA Memory Championship. The event consists of four qualifying tests of memorization.

The Genius Within Us All

Barry Kibrick | Posted 07.17.2016 | Books
Barry Kibrick

Is the word "genius" overused or do we all possess a little genius within? The answer is both. We do use genius too often to describe attributes that do not meet the standard, while at the same time we all have a bit of it in ourselves.

You Can't Hurry Greatness

Pacific Standard | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

The concept of genius, be it in the artistic or scientific realm, continues to fascinate, thanks to its rarity and the uncertain nature of how it aris...

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

From Zuckerberg to Jobs: The Aaron Sorkin Story

Steven Petite | Posted 07.10.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

No one is perfect, and Jobs certainly knocked heads with many in his career, but if his story of redemption is not told accurately, then the film will serve no purpose other than pandering to the idea of a good dramatic film.