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Pure Genius

Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.

science

Q&A: Why 40% of us think we're in the top 5%

Psychologist David Dunning explains that not only are we terrible at seeing how stupid we are, but we're also too dumb to recognize genius right in front of us.

education

Q&A: How to perform 68% better than your coworker

Conventional wisdom would have it that takers get ahead. But Wharton professor Adam Grant says success can belong to those who give -- if they're smart about it.

technology

Q&A: When LOL becomes HELP

Nancy Lublin, the creative force behind Dress for Success and DoSomething.org, has a new venture: crisis counseling teens via text message.