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Beautiful Minds

Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mind

Shades of Sensitivity

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

May 4, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Ryan Holiday on Stoicism, strategy and creativity

Best selling author Ryan Holiday discusses how Stoicism can help us transform trials into triumph. It's a pragmatic episode, full of strategies to invert obstacles and wrest opportunity from adversity.

April 20, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Are Social Daydreams Related to Well-Being?

Daydreaming often gets a bad reputation. While yes– researchers have associated “lapses of attention” with memory loss and depression, here’s the thing: not all daydreaming is a lapse of attention.

April 16, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Examining standardized testing with Anya Kamenetz

Award-winning education writer Anya Kamentez provides practical guidance for parents looking to understand standardized testing. She and Scott roll up their sleeves and delve deep into the nature, origins, drawbacks and future of our high-stakes testing culture.

April 6, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

The Creative Life and Well-Being

The Creative Life is full of new possibilities, discoveries, exploration, experimentation, self-expression, and invention. It’s a habit, a way of being, a style of existing.

March 16, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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