In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only
A nostalgist's dream come true The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, featuring epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots
At this point of the Bears season, which pauses Sunday, we only really know that coach John Fox hates questions about anything, general manager Ryan Pace likes players with character and mediocrity abounds
One evening in the mid-1990s, Masha Ma lay in her bedroom in Beijing and pored over a Chinese edition of Dante’s Inferno featuring Botticelli’s early illustrations. It disturbed her, and not just because
At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients. It was 9 o’clock in
Although the idea of a “favorite” is somewhat fleeting (he is only three years old), one of my son’s go to nighttime reads is Beautiful Oops!, a colorful, inventive little children’s book by Barney Saltzberg.
Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.
Every week for the last three months, parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have been recreating movie scenes with their now 10-month-old son Orson in an ongoing project that is cleverly dubbed Cardboard Box From
Newsela is a website with hundreds of news articles targeted to schoolchildren, and it has raised $1.2 million in venture financing to bring even more information to kids. Remember when you were at school
Need to free up space in your home? Here are some helpful storage ideas that may be quite unexpected. A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions,
Brandon Ralph and Dan Gardner met when they were just kids. Then they ended up working together as designers at DraftFCB. Later, in 2001, they launched Code and Theory, a full-service design and advertising