Beautiful Minds Newsletter [September, 2017]

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 1, 2017 in Blog

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Hi All,

Welcome to the September, 2017 Beautiful Minds Newsletter! Here’s some updates on creativity, well-being, and the mind from August. Enjoy!

Talks

A New Theory of Human Intelligence | TEDxZumbroRiver
My new TEDx talk on redefining intelligence, maximizing human potential, and appreciating twice-exceptional children, is up! Please share if you can, as I’d like to get the word out there about this very marginalized group of children.

Podcast Episodes

Science and Skepticism with Michael Shermer

Why Buddhism is True with Robert Wright

Growing Grit in Teens with Caren Baruch Feldman

Real Love with Sharon Salzberg

Interviews

Why We Crave Meaning in Our Lives, and How to Find It (with Roy Baumeister)

What Ghosts Can Teach Us About the Nature of the Mind (with Kurt Gray)

It’s Time to Stop Calling Everyone a Narcissist (with Kristin Dombek)

Articles

What Can Musicians Teach Us About Imagination?

Today I faced the past, and it set me completely free.

The Universe Doesn’t Care About Your ‘Purpose’

Emotional Intelligence Needs a Rewrite

Fascinating new research suggests that most people are “superficially prosocial”

The Need for Belonging in Math and Science

If You Focus on the Benefits of Mindfulness, is it Still Mindfulness?

Is Mindfulness Meditation a Capitalist Tool or a Path to Enlightenment? Yes.

Aziz Ansari has great advice for people in creative slumps

In the future, there will be a pill for falling in love

Science Is Catching Up to the Buddha

Watch the 1 min Character Day (Sept 13) Trailer

Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Strategic thinking expert: Trump doesn’t get ‘laws of power’

 

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