There’s a fantastic journalistic piece in this week’s New Yorker magazine about recent progress in the science of rapid decision-making, falling in love, staying in love, making domestic and relationship sacrifices, curbing spousal jealousy, interacting with peers, and basically any normal social interaction that we may encounter throughout our lives. The writer, David Brooks, argues that though some individuals may be more academically intelligent than others, everyone possesses an innate social intelligence that, in most cases, causes superior social intellects to be more successful in life than strictly bookish intellects (being in the hard sciences, a noticeable lack of social intelligence is quite obvious and cannot be refuted [hint: even I have a little of it (per others), though, of course, I’m in self-denial too ; )].