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Fostering Creativity

How To Maintain Creativity In Your Business

Sophie Andrews | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

The creative spark and process is notoriously resistant to attempts to manage, control and direct it. For most folks, the creative juices and muses simply don't arrive on a set timetable. Leaders, owners and managers can, however, create an environment that contributes to the development of unique and creative ideas.

99U Conference: The Creative Community Conference

Alexandra Garey | Posted 05.18.2016 | Media
Alexandra Garey

Value Creation and Pursuing Your Creative Journey On May 5th and 6th the tall glass walls of Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center housed over a thousa...

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Larry Kim | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Kim

So how do you make creativity part of your daily life? Here are 9 suggestions-and you can get started on them all in the next 10 minutes.

If a Dandelion Had a Ted Talk: Mastering Creative Integrity & Your Critics

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Kat Cowley

Ted Talks have changed the way we instigate & replenish passions around the world. No longer do you need a conference ticket, several hundred dollars ...

The Loyal Optimist: Chris Trapper

Cicily Janus | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

I recently went through a full year of pessimism.... between cancer, hospital admissions and thoughts crowded by death, I've simply had it with all th...

I Got Into Coloring Again, and This Is What It Taught Me About Life

Melissa Chu | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Chu

I think the reason why coloring is enticing to adults is similar to why it attracted us as kids. The rules are simple: Draw within the lines and use the colors you want. You can't really go wrong when coloring.

The Global Search for Education: How to Make Music Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Because it's a platform and not just a tool, the eco-system allows for non-musicians to participate alongside musicians, music producers, artists, mu...

3 Key Ways To Foster Creativity In Your Child

Amy Schreibman Walter | Posted 03.27.2016 | Parents
Amy Schreibman Walter

@ Inara Prusakova - Dreamstime.com 1. Model creativity We become creative because we see that it is possible. When creativity is modeled for ...

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

7 Simple Secrets To Being More Creative

Shawn Doyle | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawn Doyle

Everyone that I work with wants to know what the secrets are to be more creative. The reality is simple, it's just about making small changes. The good news is just by changing or adding small things to the buffet of your life, you can almost immediately be more creative at work and at home. Here are 7 simple secrets to being more creative.

Harper Lee Through Grandma's Eyes

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 02.22.2016 | Women
Kat Katsanis-Semel

In honor of Harper Lee, I call on all goofballs to take their talent to heart. You never know what could emerge from you, if you give it a sincere shot. And you might be so successful that someone will - one day - tell her grandchild about you.

Is Social Media Killing Your Creativity? 3 Ways to Get It Back

Allison Volk | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me.

7 Reasons Why I Keep My Home WiFi-Free

Carmella Guiol | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Carmella Guiol

The Internet is a great tool, but it is also a risky one. We have all fallen victim to the Internet's black hole effect, reemerging hours later to wonder where the day went. We pay in time and peace of mind what we get in "convenience." These are a few reasons why I keep wifi out of my home.

Another Wonderful Idea

Barbara Albert | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Barbara Albert

Have you ever had a great idea for a new product, or maybe a business never thought of before? Have you ever written a novel in your head or come up with a recipe that is completely unique? Do your friends and family brace themselves every time you utter the dreaded words, I've got an idea? Well, my friends, if you're that person, then you're just like me.

Break the Rules Like a Ballerina: 4 Ways to Break Through

Julia Erickson | Posted 01.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julia Erickson

You must let go to achieve. Take it in, feel it, give it back. Ballet is fleeting. The pessimistic industry saying laments that you're "only as good as your last performance," meaning the impression from live art is quickly replaced by whatever comes next.

Can You Somehow Become More Innovative? Yes. Here Are 6 Proven Ways

Neil Patel | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Who doesn't want to be more innovative? Innovation is power. It is creativity, it is originality. It's the dynamite that disrupts industries, create...

An Unusual Gift for a Creative Introvert

Naomi Liddell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Naomi Liddell

I'm an introvert, often mistaken for an extrovert. I can talk a lot, I'm not afraid of large parties, I have zero problems being the centre of attention and new places or experiences make me really happy.

An Old, New Art Form Your City Needs: Graffiti

John M. Eger | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Across the world graffiti is labeled a nuisance by government officials and citizens alike. Increasingly, however, some communities see graffiti as a new art form that ought to be nurtured and seen as an expression of a vibrant culture and a forward thinking community.

InnOvation STEAM Awards Given to 8 Schools

John M. Eger | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

In Washington, D.C. earlier this month, The Ovation Foundation, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and Americans for the Arts met to formally recognize 10 schools who "use the arts to make STEM subjects more accessible and engaging to students and are able to mutually strengthen arts and STEM learning."

How to Keep Your Team Creatively Inspired

Gabrey Means | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

One of the biggest challenges CMOs face is ensuring that their teams continue to deliver fresh thinking for their brands. Though many brands lean heavily on their agency partners for great creative, this is a skill that should never be entirely outsourced.

Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

Katherine Parrott | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Katherine Parrott

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!

Your Vulnerability Is Beautiful

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

In order to succeed, you've got to put it all out there, and share all the parts of you with the world, not just the ones that are left when you cleanly tuck all the messy stuff behind the veil.

Aliveness, Purpose and Potency

Success 3.0 | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Success 3.0

To ensure a successful future for our species and our planet, the evolution of consciousness is the most critical imperative of our time.

California Launches Effort Promoting Art and Culture Districts

John M. Eger | Posted 10.18.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Governor Brown, Craig Watson, and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) who introduced AB 189, all undoubtedly see the connections between the arts and creativity and, in turn, between creativity and innovation.

4 Ways to Shift Your Brain and Get Fresh New Business Ideas

Maria Ross | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Maria Ross

If you're bored and new ideas just aren't coming to you, sounds like you need to shake things up. Here are four ways you can shift your thinking and generate creative business ideas -- not to mention contribute to your mental well-being.