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Fostering Creativity

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.

Freedom to Create

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Children create naturally, but as we age and take on more responsibilities, we may not feel we have the time for such things. Yet everything in life, including us, exists because of creative energy.

The Global Search for Education: A Haven for Artists and More

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

In an age when global competencies are seen as a critical component of a holistic education, exposure to different people's arts is a powerful way to connect and learn about each other.

Can 500 Cameras Change Refugee Children's Lives?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

All Photographs (c) Zakira, Courtesy of Zakira The refugee crisis is all over the news. The European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergen...

Taking a New Perspective on the Creative Process

Advertising Week | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Mike Mitra, Art Director, Drumroll We all have creative minds, I don't care who you are or what you do.  Face it, you're a creative person. Remem...

Imagination and the Imagined

Dan Rockmore | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Dan Rockmore

There's inspiration, but generally only coupled with perspiration - and not just the kind that you make while charging away on the exercise bike.

7 Simple Steps To Developing Creativity In Your Life

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mehdi Toozhy

There are two hindrances that can stop your creativity. They are your external and internal barriers. Things that limit your imagination or inspiration are internal barriers and examples of external obstacles are weak expression or presentation skills.

5 Ways to Turn Your Angst Into Creative Fuel

Ebonie Allard | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ebonie Allard

So here are five ways that I have found really beneficial in turning my angst into creative fuel.

Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

Amber Kane | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Amber Kane

When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn't trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions.

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

Want to Be More Creative? Find Solitude.

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan K. McAvoy

If you want to be more creative, then find some time to step out of your comfort zone, and into a place of quiet. Turn off the phone, step away from social media, and you just might find the answers that you're looking for.

Why Public Education isn't Working

Amber Kane | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

The creative teacher cannot easily be defined, as they change, evolve, and adapt to the needs of their students and to their environment. The creative teacher may not remain stagnate as they go on a journey with their students to explore, understand, and develop creative thought.