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Fostering Creativity

Suits & Singers: 4 Simple Truths Business Leaders Can Learn From Songwriters

Peter Himmelman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Peter Himmelman

It's widely assumed that there's not much to tie business people and musicians together. Their clothes are different, their terminology's different, their products are different; but the needs of these two seemingly disparate types are remarkably similar. Here's how.

Fixation vs. Focus: How to Be Naturally and Powerfully Creative

Julie Daley | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Daley

Awareness and the wisdom of the body allow us to channel our life force to create with intention, while at the same time following the guiding hand of life. It's all a dance with life. We meet life and life meets us. It takes trust, and it takes being a willing, open dance partner.

The Risks Of Never Reaching Inside Your Own Chest

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Iain S. Thomas

Here's the truth: You'll never know what's in your heart unless you reach inside your own chest and squeeze it. It sounds painful. It sounds dangerous. This is mainly because it is.

Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain. In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Ch...

How Much Could Your Idea Be Worth? The Patent Marketing Process

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

A great product or service idea could be worth millions or even billions of dollars, but you could find yourself in an undesirable position if you fail to obtain a patent.

8 Steps We Took To Foster Creativity In Our Kids

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, we asked, "What are some practices parents use to successfully foster creativity and creative thinking ...

Is Your Child's Creativity Going Unnoticed?

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Intelligence is of course an important part of the equation but what of creativity, of identifying and measuring divergent thinking, and fostering its development?

Writing Is My Bliss

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lev Raphael

Writing is hard work, but it's not just fun, sometimes it's bliss. As for writing a novel or any other book, what could be better? Working on one, I feel enveloped, protected, uplifted, transported. It's the best sort of vacation.

Seven Manners Through Which Schools Are Killing Creativity

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.09.2015 | Education
Rajat Bhageria

Schools are killing creativity. But rather than just sharing articles and liking pages, let's actually do something about it; educators, implement some of these ideas, and comment on how they go. Let's bring on the education revolution, together!

Ask Yourself This Question if You Want to Live a Creative Life

Natasha Che | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The new year started in a whirlwind. I wrote three essays over the holidays. Two of them got on media outlets of high traffic volume. The third one ...

An Optimal Trait For Creativity And Success

Michael Neill | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Michael Neill

When you realize that you're only imagining the depth and breadth of what stops you, you're free to move forward, generating solutions and possibilities at a rate and speed that those still stuck in their imaginary limitations might be tempted to label as "divergent."

What Creatives Can Learn from Impressionists

Anna Clark | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Anna Clark

Exploring French portraiture and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century, 74 portraits from the d'Orsay reflect the origins and flowering of one of the world's most beloved movements.

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

The Secret That Will Start You On The Path To A Better Life

David Kanegis | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Tired of the rat race, looking to eliminate stress, worry over family, health, work and finances? Want to stop smoking, lose weight, find true love? Looking to improve relationships, want to feel more relaxed? Desire a fit, flexible and creative mind poised to seize new challenges?

On the Creative and Spiritual Benefits of Walking

Ioanna Opidee | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ioanna Opidee

I'm paying more deliberate attention to the effects of these walks on my life and mind, reading what others have said on the subject, and learning how walking can slow and ease this maniacal demand for immediate results and resolution.

How to Save the Lost Students In Your Classroom

Karl Gude | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Karl Gude

Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.

6 Tips To Hatch Incredibly Good Ideas

| Christina DesMarais | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business

Everyone wants to be more creative but sometimes coming up with good ideas is easier said than done. If you could use a dose of inspiration, take some...

Elephant Ropes: Our Continuing Attachment to Fear

Peter Himmelman | Posted 01.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

In India, elephant handlers often train baby elephants to be submissive by chaining them to a post. They'll fight with all their will to break free. D...

The 5 Biggest Profit Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs

Sophie Andrews | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Andrews

Creatives are those who, by and large, would much rather be dreaming up inspired and imaginative strategies and designs than sitting down looking at P&Ls or dealing with staff issues.

5 Steps to Becoming Creative on Command

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

You're a writer. It's your job to put words on the page. So you have a writing session here and there. But then the inevitable happens -- you get a case of writer's block.

10 Ways to Jumpstart Innovation

Marty Neumeier | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Marty Neumeier

"If you only do what you've always done, you'll only get what you've always got." That pithy argument for original thinking has been attributed to A...

Sometimes 'No' Can Be The Best Answer To Get: Here's Why

Gideon Amichay | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Gideon Amichay

On Thursday I got a voicemail. It was the sweetest voice I had ever heard: "Hi Gideon, this is Ann from The New Yorker. Could you drop by our office tomorrow? We would like to discuss some of your drawings."

The List of Everything

Peter Himmelman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

While our research has been exhaustive, we realize that it's possible (though unlikely) we've missed something. Please bring any omissions to our attention -- but only after reading through this list carefully.

Why We Hide Some Of Our Best Work

Harvard Business Review | Ethan Bernstein | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Your employer can track your every move, no matter where you sit in the organization. Often, the impulse is to scrutinize all behavior — through rea...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.