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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 02.25.2014 | 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 02.25.2014 | 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.

Hearing Words In Music

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Larry Strauss

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'd never imagined blues like that -- upbeat and exquisite. It seemed somehow to give a nod to all of life's sadness without giving in to any of it.

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part II

Helen Davey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Part I of my story about my grandfather, John Davey, I mentioned that he has been recognized as a genius. What do I mean by "genius"?

Rao's Genius Meatballs

Food52 | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Food52

Ultra-tender meatballs with a surprising magic ingredient, from the one and only Rao's.

Four Marks of Lasting Genius

Ted Harro | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

We know the black bear Yellow Yellow was a genius. What will only become clear with time is whether she was more than a genius. Was she also a teacher?

W. D. (Bill) Hamilton -- A Case of Life-long Creativity

Ullica Segerstrale | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Ullica Segerstrale

Identifying and nurturing unusual scientific talent is an important challenge for educators. What is being done today to ensure that great creative potential is given a chance? Are there enough avenues available for self-directed creative individuals, much needed in science?

Genius Cocoa Brownies

Food52 | Posted 05.07.2013 | Taste
Food52

A genius brownie has been tricky to pin down -- until now.

The Best Minds of Our Generation, and Keeping Them Alive

Tanene Allison | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tanene Allison

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness ... Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river! ......

3-Year-Old Genius Becomes One Of Mensa's Youngest Members

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.31.2013 | Parents

Dubbed one of the world's smartest toddlers, 3-year-old Sherwyn Sarabi is making waves in his native England with his intelligence. Sherwyn report...

Rehearse, Rewrite, Rehearse, Rewrite...

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

An intellectual always wants to craft a clear and truthful work, one that presents their ideas in the best possible light, even if it means endless revamps and tweaks.

Einstein's Unusual Brain May Help Explain His Genius

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

Called the "embodiment of pure intellect," Albert Einstein has long been considered one of the most brilliant men who ever lived. During his life and ...