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From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, we’ve all heard stories of people who didn’t let adversity stop them from making a mark on the world. But what qualities, exactly, made them succeed? Was it intellect? Education and mentorship? Hard work? Figuring out the answer in a scientific, measurable and practical way isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible, either. In fact, there’s an actual “science of resilience,” and University of Minnesota child psychology professor Ann Masten is at the vanguard of this growing field. Masten’s specific focus is resilience in children. “The ultimate goal of global resilience science is to prevent