Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.
We've trekked from coast to coast seeking out the best views this country has to offer (tough work, but someone's got to do it).
As an international business traveler, I have had the opportunity to observe cultures, dine on cuisine, and see some of the most breath-taking places all around the world.
For the most part, SUs are a wild bunch. They don't have passion. They have kooky passion: they will not take "no" for an answer, are fussy about doing things in a particular way and vanquish all doubt.
In this day and age, (especially at my age!) with the influx of baby boomer women reaching their mid-life years, it's about time someone finally got smart and opened a restaurant specializing in issues exclusive to menopausal females. Women come to these establishments for a little R&R, hence their name -- "Rest-or-Rants!"
Since we want you to be in a state that is clear, flowing and free from psychological impediments, let's see if we can't unpack that anxiety a bit.
As we've written about elsewhere on ARTPHAIRE, many of the most interesting developments in the art world are currently coming from Arab countries.
Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.
We all experience resistance everyday when we're trying to do something that matters. Whether you want to sit and meditate, work on a new project, g...
There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.
We love whenever we can get a peek into the lives of the rich and famous, and we find it particularly thrilling to visit the haunts of timeless Hollywood stars and hallowed, storied authors (excuse the pun) of yore.
Elliott's poems don't encourage us to turn to the scholars, but to turn to one another. Together, we can reinvent this risky, dangerous place as our perch.
What this bright young man was looking for was permission. As together as he is, as active and creative, he still doesn't understand that he's the only person he can look to for permission to be exactly who he wants to be.
Creativity is not just found with those who are in the arts or publicly call themselves artists. From mathematicians to plumbers, everyone is capable of having brilliant original ideas that deliver value in their particular niche.
I'm glad the students at my granddaughter's school get to have music, drama, and art classes a few times a week. That's probably more than many kids receive these days. I just wish teachers didn't have to feel defensive about the value of exposing children to music and the arts.
I sat down with Warby Parker co-founders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa in their New York headquarters and talked to them about start-ups, risk-taking, collaboration, creativity, and entrepreneurialism.