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Brilliant People's Schedules: The Real Story for Women Writers

Anna Leahy | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Anna Leahy

Victor Hugo visited his barber daily; I haven't had a haircut in 15 months. Balzac consumed as many as 50 cups of coffee per day; I recently switched to iced green tea. Every day, Charles Darwin built in three walks and some idleness; I forgot to exercise this week.

Emerging Artist Spotlight: An Hoang, Painter

Hilary Harkness | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

An Hoang arrived in New York City in 2001 at the age of 23. Her first job was at an interior design firm on the Upper East Side, but the style desired by the clients didn't jibe with her sense of off-hand, wabi sabi elegance.

Proof Letting Your Mind Wander Is Actually A Good Thing

Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

John M. Eger | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'

Why Every Startup Should Hire Skateboarders

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Brian Hanley

Check out the following techniques for a creative spark: 1. The Melting Pot Use your skills and passions to your advantage. Integrate three ...

The #1 Productivity Tool You Aren't Using

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.12.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

What's the best productivity tool you're not taking advantage of? Evernote? MeetingWizard? Dropbox? Think again. Harvard Business School professor Ter...

Corporate America's No.1 Enemy? Itself

Nick Jefferson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Nick Jefferson

At a time when the nation needs it most, it is, therefore, the corporations themselves, not the people within them, that stand as the single biggest barrier to greater creativity in the workplace.

2 Years After 'Caine's Arcade' Went Viral

Nirvan Mullick | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Nirvan Mullick

It quickly became clear that there were kids like Caine in every community around the world, and the question became: What can we do to foster their creativity as well?

Created in China

China Hands | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
China Hands

China still has significant progress to make in IP protection. But with the government's new commitment to innovation, Chinese companies are becoming significant players in the market, catching up to international patent filings from American or Japanese companies.

The Joule Hotel -- A Dallas Destination That Will Ignite Your Creative Spirit

Courtney Price | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Courtney Price

Spoiler alert: You may not want to leave.

An Interview With Alanis Morissette: When I Take Care of Myself, There's Always Inspiration

Omega Institute | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Alanis Morissette shares how she remains creative after more than 20 years writing award-winning music.

What Keeps a Woman Writing? Other Women Who Write.

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

Any woman who works knows there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done. Even before we start our paid jobs, we've put in hours of lab...

Hong Kong Zeros in on Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 04.06.2014 | World
John M. Eger

We have known for some time that public art with sculptures, statues and murals everywhere, and buildings with their uniquely carved doorways, cornices, and columns are usually what distinguish one city from another.

Hong Kong Zeros in on Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

We have known for some time that public art with sculptures, statues, and murals everywhere, and buildings with their uniquely carved doorways, cornices, and columns are usually what distinguish one city from another.

Sleep Your Way To Creativity (And 9 More Methods For Better Ideas)

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Belle Beth Cooper

If you're in the same boat, and you find it's difficult to remember what will improve your creativity and when you should do your most creative work, hopefully this list will help you get it all straight.

Failure, A Catalyst for Innovation: Interview with Author Sarah Lewis

Keosha Varela | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Keosha Varela

Author Sarah Lewis speaks with Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel about her new book. Author Sarah Lewis recently spoke at the As...

5 New Directions When You Feel Lost

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your intuition ultimately sends you down the correct path. Do not think of it as being lost. Think of it as a temporary pause on your journey during which you should follow nothing but your heart's desire.

Embracing Boredom

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicki Cobb

Time and boredom appear to be integral parts of the creative process that has limits on the speed of turn-around, which is highly individual.

10 Things Children Know That Adults Seem To Have Forgotten

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Jocelyn Kelley

Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here's what we can learn from our younger selves to bring more clarity and joy into adulthood.

All Great Things Need the Combination of Dust and Magic

Mike Smollan | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Mike Smollan

Dust being the grind work and magic, well, magic being the power of unhindered creativity. We need both if only to remind us the importance of the other.

The Power of Un-structured Wisdom

Ken Hong | Posted 03.28.2014 | Media
Ken Hong

Instead of politely waiting for you to finish your speech as a normal presentation, the Streamers would actively ask questions, throw in different opi...

How Many Languages Do You Need to Speak in the Creative Industry?

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

The quintessential elements of bringing relevance to the table is listening, learning and responding. However, in order to respond, I believe at least four languages are essential to success

Great Artists Don't Wait For Motivation. They Do This Instead

James Clear | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

If you're serious about creating something compelling, you need to stop waiting for motivation and inspiration to strike you and simply set a schedule for doing work on a consistent basis. Of course, that's easy to say, but much harder to do in practice.

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

How to Ignite Your Creativity: Advice From World-Renowned Artist Julia Cameron

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts
Cortney McDermott

Sadly, somewhere along the journey, many of us have forgotten that we are all creatives. Even the most talented artist in the world cannot replicate your art exactly -- in any form. It's time to return to your art, to access your creative reserves.