Body and Mind

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Should you embrace the unexpected and challenge the status quo? Yale professors Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres, authors of Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small, argue that unconventional thinking is key to creativity. Read More...

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Technology investor Esther Dyson wants to develop comprehensive healthcare role models—starting one town at a time. Read More...

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Stretched too thin? Author Greg McKeown explains why you need to focus your energy on what really matters.  Read More...

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H.J. Heinz was an ingenious businessman with an obsessive - and odd- personality, says Joshua Kendall. Here, a selection from a 1930 Heinz recipe book. Credit: alsis35 / Flickr Creative Commons

Ever notice that many famous innovators seem a bit…prickly? Joshua Kendall, author of "America's Obsessives," says visionaries - like H.J. Heinz and Melvil Dewey - often exhibit the kind of obsessive behavior that leads to great ideas, but troublesome personal lives. Read more...

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Put down that low-fat yogurt! Dr. Robert Lustig says that sugar - not fat - may be the real culprit behind America's obesity epidemic. Read more...

Historian Elizabeth Abbott tells us the story of how people first fell in love with sugar - despite the high human cost of producing it. Read more...

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Stanford's Jeffrey Pfeffer explains how money manipulates the way we think. Read more...

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When a pill costs more than the price of your house, is it really worth it? Barry Werth, author of "The Antidote," examines the astronomical costs of breakthrough drugs. Read more...

junk food!

If you find yourself reaching for an extra serving of broccoli instead of that giant spoonful of Nutella, new research suggests you might have your mother to thank. Read more...

What if the gap between the haves and have-nots opens up earlier in life than we ever expected? Dr. Jack Shonkoff says a child's success in school depends on her earliest stages of development. Read more...

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