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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: Updated for the 21st century

Rather than trekking up a mountain, a more accurate metaphor for human development involves navigating the waters of a choppy sea.

There's a Way to Unlock Human Potential – but It's Not Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is like bringing a knife to a gun fight. It's not totally useless, but it does misunderstand the situation. The Imagination Institute's Scott Barry Kaufman suggests a more three-dimensional search for intelligence.

The Search for Intelligent Life? Start by Re-Designing the IQ Test

The IQ test is the most widely known measure of intelligence, but are the 'twice exceptional' and other gifted members of society slipping between the cracks?

Creativity is the subconscious mind combined with intuition and rationality

Creativity takes places equally in the conscious and subconscious mind, and while popular definitions often emphasize intuition over rationality, you won't have breakthroughs without both.

There Are Two Kinds of Passion: One You Should Follow, One You Shouldn't

Passion is what fuels our skills and talents, allowing us to make concrete changes in the world. But not all passions are created equal, says cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.