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13 year-old genius with autism, sets out to disprove Big Bang Theory

13 year-old genius with autism, sets out to disprove Big Bang Theory

Indianapolis: Jacob Barnett wants to be a genius when he grows up. No wait, at 13 years of age he’s already a genius, and he’s setting out to disprove Einstein’s […]

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People Who Inspire: Stephen Hawking

People Who Inspire: Stephen Hawking

You often hear people who are visually or hearing-impaired, or who live with a debilitating physical condition like MS or some other challenge, say that they wish others could see […]

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Is High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Associated with High Functioning Brilliance?

Is High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Associated with High Functioning Brilliance?

Many people known to be diagnosed in the spectrum of autism are brilliant scientists, anthropologists, physicists, mathematicians, and economists. Albert Einstein and Newton were both considered to be “consistent” in […]

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Sunflower Seeds & Censorship – Chinese Artist & Activist Ai WeiWei

Sunflower Seeds & Censorship – Chinese Artist & Activist Ai WeiWei


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Chinese multi media artist and social activist Ai Weiwei created one of the most important and beautiful pieces of cultural art to date. His moving exhibition “Sunflower Seeds” [photo above-Tate […]

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Now that’s different! A single apartment with 24 different rooms

Now that’s different! A single apartment with 24 different rooms

Here’s something that should inspire and amaze you. This Hong Kong architect has done things with a tiny apartment that most of us couldn’t even imagine. It just shows what […]

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People Who Inspire: Helen Keller

People Who Inspire: Helen Keller

Helen Keller   The trouble with people who overcome enormous obstacles in their lives and change the world in doing so is that we tend to think of them as […]

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People Who Inspire: Sir Richard Branson, “a bit of a maverick”

People Who Inspire: Sir Richard Branson, “a bit of a maverick”

For a person who, by his own admission, still could not read at the age of eight, had a “nightmarish” time at school, and left it at the age of […]

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DisC Proudly Supports: RASP Books & An Anthology of Dyslexic Writing

DisC Proudly Supports: RASP Books & An Anthology of Dyslexic Writing

[Image: Famous People with Dyslexia]   Different Is Cool is very excited that our original Patron of Cool, Margaret Atwood, has turned us on to a most worthwhile cause, RASP Books, […]

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Soap recycler sees role as fighting disease, infant mortality

Soap recycler sees role as fighting disease, infant mortality

Derreck Kayongo started the Global Soap Project to make soap available to the poor and “vulnerable” populations of Africa. So far his group has shipped 100,000 bars of recycled hotel […]

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DisC Book Recommendation: The Element ~ How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

DisC Book Recommendation: The Element ~ How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

You may be familiar with the work of Sir Ken Robinson – he’s considered the world’s leading thinker on creativity & creative thinking.  He has worked around the world in […]

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