Entries in Innovation Hub by Caroline Lester

This just in: reading just might help you live longer. Bookworms everywhere celebrate by going to the library. Read more....

Where else have we seen an immigration ban like Trump’s? Walter Isaacson walks us through the history of immigration and innovation.  Read more....

American workers are becoming less mobile. Abigail Wozniak explains what that can tell us about our economy. Read more....

Money and politics go together like Thelma and Louise. But that relationship has started to spin out of control. Looking for proof? Last year, one group spent almost $900 million to try to influence voters and legislators.

“I think we’ve given up on the idea that some spaces are sacred.” Including, apparently, sermons. Tim Wu explains how advertising has infiltrated our lives.

Dilbert never stopped being relevant. We talk with psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic about how incompetent managers always seem to find their way to the top, and why that’s bad for women.

Money and politics have always been paired. But, journalist Jane Mayer and professor Theda Skocpol both say that something new is afoot, thanks in part to a couple of very rich brothers. Read more....

The Industrial Revolution spawned more than just machinery. Author Chris Jennings says it was a catalyst for a pretty old idea: that - with the help of science - heaven could be found on Earth.

Judy Cockerton saw a problem and set out to fix it. At 48, she closed down her toy store and created a village of sixty homes. The catch? They were reserved for seniors and families with foster kids.

Here’s something surprising: the Amish have wildly successful businesses, often without using cell phones, websites or email addresses. Professor Donald Kraybill shares some surprising details about Amish ingenuity.

Judy Cockerton saw a problem and decided to do something about it. At 48, she shut down her toy store and created a village of sixty homes. The catch? They were reserved for seniors and families with foster kids. We visited Cockerton's village to learn how she built it. Read more....


Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski spent their lives studying child geniuses. Their advice on how to create a baby Einstein? Do nothing.

Ugh, 2016, just go home already. Conspiracy theories have gotten a lot of attention in the last year, but psychologist Rob Brotherton says they've been around for a long time.

Thomas Gilovich thinks he can make you wise... or at least, the wisest person in the room. And the good news? Being wise might just make you happier, too.

What makes a genius? Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski have worked on that question for decades; they think they might have some answers. Read more....

This year has been surreal, to say the least. Looking for a way to still glean something useful from 2016? Luckily, Innovation Hub’s got you covered. Read more....

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