Pamela Karlins

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Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We—that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s …

College & University

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

How to Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the "life of the party." Neither of those things are …

The Good (And Not So Good) Habits of Highly Intelligent People

Being supersmart has its upside--and its downside, too.<p>Here's a chicken-versus-egg question for you: Do people have high IQs because they've developed certain habits, or do they develop certain habits because they have high IQs?<p>I'm not sure there's an answer to that question, but people with higher …

17 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Think again.<p>It turns out there are plenty of low-stress professions in which you can pull in a pretty penny.<p>We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert, to find out which ones fit the bill.<p>Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations …

Employment