How being called smart can actually make you stupid

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Andi_Mohr
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[smugmode]Feels right to me. I think I’m lazier for being labelled “smart” as a kid.[/smugmode]

A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide.
The post
covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research. This post is my follow up, in which I look at the case

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John Green’s tumblr: My dad read this tumblr post about how great he is and then emailed to…

John Green’s tumblr: My dad read this tumblr post about how great he is and then emailed to…:

fishingboatproceeds:

My dad read this tumblr post about how great he is and then emailed to ask me to amend the post to read that he does “the bookkeeping and talks to accountants and lawyers, but that other wonderful people actually run the businesses of DFTBA Records, Crash Course, SciShow, and so on.”

This is…

Modesty is good.

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