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

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 ...

Of Genius, Cable Cars and Duck Shoes

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Birthdays do what birthdays must, giving rise to repetitive thoughts. Gertrude Stein's birthday has just come around again on February 3rd. Born i...

Flow State: How to Cultivate a State of Bliss and Seamless Productivity

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Science
Ondi Timoner

In these amplified moments of consciousness, we make connections we had missed before, hatch breakthroughs to problems that have been stumping us and push the limits of what's possible for human performance.

The Words of a Creative Genius

Alex Schattner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

I like to help Alex out sometimes -- whisper sweet somethings into his ear. He needs me to puff up his creativity, and balance his sanity. We can't have him going off the deep end, can we?

5 Celebrities Who Are Geniuses, According To Themselves

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.04.2013 | Celebrity

While complementary critics and doting fans may often refer to famous creatives as “genius,” the label is a bit diminished when it’s self–impo...

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA Teaches Big Bang Theory With Rhyme

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

If you're looking for an education in science (that's mixed with pure amazing), then you absolutely need to take in this course taught by the Wu-Tang ...

Why Leaders Shouldn't Lead Brainstorming Sessions

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Here's one of the dirty little secrets of corporate brainstorm sessions: When they are led by upper management, department heads, or project leaders, they usually get manipulated.

The Real Genius Of Genius Isn't The Genius

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDo they possess the other attributes, such as passion, discipline, focus, and joy, that are necessary to see that genetic gift reach fruition?

WATCH: A Jaw-dropping Performance From A Blind Musical Genius With Autism

Adam Ockelford | Posted 12.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Adam Ockelford

2013-10-18-pavacinipull.jpgDerek's capacity to reason and to use language is in the bottom 0.05 percent of the population. Yet his capacity to process musical sound is in the top 99.99 percent: actually, the best I've ever encountered, even among advanced performers.

Scientists Pinpoint Yet Another Brainy Clue To Genius' Brilliance

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science

While Albert Einstein, considered one of the foremost geniuses of the 20th century, has transformed scientists' understanding of physics and astronomy...

R. Kelly Calls Himself A 'Sex Genius'

Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment

Because there's no better way to start the day than with a little R. Kelly, take a listen to the Pied Piper of R&B's new track, "Genius," which arrive...

You Are a Genius: 5 Steps to Creative Freedom

Mark Matousek | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

There are genius nurses, genius firemen, genius parents and genius accountants. Genius relates to the how even more than to the what. When we bring light to the world -- when our actions increase beauty, truth and love -- we know that we're following our genius.

Genius Grilled Pork Burgers

Food52 | Posted 10.14.2013 | Taste
Food52

We tend to think about doctoring up burgers from the outside -- with thick strips of bacon, obviously, or themed toppers. But Suzanne Goin, the master of thoughtfully prepared, arrestingly flavorful food, takes perfect burger theory to another level -- by looking first within.