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Four Key Ingredients in the Recipe for Creativity

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.

Who Is Currently Identified as Gifted in the United States?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Hopefully ten years from now, there will be greater changes in gifted education than there have been in the past ten years.

Best Way To Live Long? Have Good Table Manners

nytimes.com | KATHERINE BOUTON | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

After reading “The Longevity Project,” I took an unscientific survey of friends and relatives asking them what personality characteristic they tho...

Why Do Kids Of Divorce Die Sooner?

Katie Hafner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Katie Hafner

In 1990, two psychologists embarked on a research project seeking answers to the question, "What makes for a long life?" Divorce, it turns out, plays a significant role in longevity, particularly for children of divorce.

Revealed: The Secret To Long Life And Happiness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Researchers found that personality and social relations in childhood significantly predicted risk of mortality many years later. The findings were not what you may expect, though.

Why Passion Is a Gift

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Why don't we view passion and interest as gifts?