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If You Think You’re a Genius, You’re Crazy

Both geniuses and madmen pay attention to what others ignore.

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math

Sorry, education reformers, it’s still memorization and repetition we need.

The Original Natural Born Killers

In the 1920s, two murderers were defended by science. The infamous case still echoes.

How To Waste Time Properly

The right distractions boost creativity.

Postcards From the Edge of Consciousness

Sensory deprivation goes from CIA torture manuals to a yoga studio near you.

Why We Procrastinate

We think of our future selves as strangers.

Are You Resilient?

Take this quiz and learn the keys to bouncing back.

What Do Animals See in a Mirror?

A controversial test for self-awareness is dividing the animal kingdom.

Want to Get Out Alive? Follow the Ants

Ants show that emergency exits can work better when they’re obstructed.

Is It Normal to Hoard?

Hoarding shows us at our best, and worst.