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Sometimes Being a Genius is Hard

July 3, 2013

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Sometimes being a genius is hard. For example, one of the hardest things about being a genius is getting people to understand that a genius’ time is better spent solving the world’s problems than explaining to the people who administer the genius tests that their evaluation system is too primitive to understand your genius. But […]

Smart Enough to Join Mensa, Not Smart Enough Not to Join Mensa

May 4, 2012

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Just when you started to get excited about your two-year-old’s ability to spit out a few mumbles that kind of sound like words, Mensa–the high IQ society–has welcomed a two-year-old member who can recite the alphabet backwards and forwards, count to 1,000, name the planets, and I’m pretty sure never falls for the ‘I got […]

Haikuing Your Way to Success

February 28, 2012

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If you’re anything like me, most of your New Year’s resolutions focus on ways to impress others. And when I say ‘others’, of course I mean rich people. And when I say ‘rich people’, of course I mean people who are rich because they were paid handsomely for being good looking. Every year when I […]