What is a “math person” anyway?

I’m struck by how many people will readily disavow their math skills with a single statement of “I’m not a math person.” You’ve heard it many times from friends, or perhaps from yourself. Maybe you’ve excused your way out of situations requiring calculation, geometrical thinking, or ratios. “I’m not a math person” seems like a …

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Cheerleader Effect: Why People Are More Beautiful in Groups

Laws of averages play out in unsuspecting ways, including attraction. >>Cheerleader Effect: Why People Are More Beautiful in Groups | The Atlantic

Primate at the Piano, or Music Is Trans-Species

This video of a bonobo playing the keyboard (with a bit of background music accompaniment) makes me think about just how powerful music really is. There’s something about music that resonates deep inside all of us. Thanks to Peter Gabriel’s YouTube channel for turning me on to this.

Airplane Cockpits : Operating Rooms

What management principle do airplane cockpits and operating rooms share? When it comes to managing risk from human error, specifically fixation or lack of awareness of a problem, both environments demand the “Two Challenge Rule.” >>Cockpit culture and using the two challenge rule in the OR | Kevin MD

How well do you read other people? Take the Emotional Intelligence Quiz

What’s this face conveying? Weigh in on this and 19 more on the Greater Good Emotional Intelligence Quiz. >> Emotional Intelligence Quiz | Greater Good

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Check out this awesome map of North America and the meanings behind our various geographical landmarks. >> Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S. | Co.Design

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