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Fostering Creativity

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?

The Three E's of the Technology Revolution: Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, and Education

Penina Rybak | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

I spent a year on the ground in Ghana to better understand how entrepreneurship is a pathway out of poverty. We can help strengthen women business own...

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.

8 Reasons You Should Keep a Diary in College

Uloop | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Uloop

Clearly, the stereotypical diary keeper is not a college student. However, there is a lot you can gain from keeping a diary, especially as you get older. Here are eight reasons why you should go pick up a tiny pink book (or just a regular notebook) and start keeping track of your life.

Can Learning a New Language Boost Your Creativity?

Zach Simon | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Zach Simon

Did Hemmingway's foreign language abilities help him write books like The Sun Also Rises and win a Nobel Prize in literature? Research suggests it certainly didn't hurt. Creativity, though, is ultimately what you make of it.

Why Tinkering With Children Can Help You Solve the Gritty Problem at Work?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

I had created something that hadn't existed before. I felt as if a block had been rolled away and that I could go back to my proposal with the knowledge that I could do it.

Giving Generation Z a Safe Place to Dream Big With a Little Passion and Persistence

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I first met Mark, I was blown away by what he was doing for kids: Redefining how they learn so that they could build a portfolio in various fields.

Overcoming Creative Block and Finding Your Inspiration

Sana Alam | Posted 04.12.2014 | Style
Sana Alam

Creating an inspiration board helps me jump start my imagination and compartmentalize my thoughts when I feel my styles are getting stale. As a bonus, inspiration boards have proven to be useful tools when reviewing visual ideas with my clients.

Flow State: How to Cultivate a State of Bliss and Seamless Productivity

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Science
Ondi Timoner

In these amplified moments of consciousness, we make connections we had missed before, hatch breakthroughs to problems that have been stumping us and push the limits of what's possible for human performance.

What a Fascinating Global Brain Study Reveals

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 01.21.2014 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

My MBA mate, Leonard Sommer from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, conducted a fascinating online research with his brother Gordon. More than ...

The Thing That No One Talks About When It Comes To The Cost Of College

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The cost of getting a higher education isn't just increasing in America, it's happening in the United Kingdom as well. The more people find themselves...

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Although creative breakthroughs can be spontaneous, it helps if we open the door and assist the process.

6 Myths About Creativity

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Anna Davies for YouBeauty Made lunch out of the leftovers found in the fridge. Talked your co-workers into agreeing on a solution to a client pr...

Adobe Champions Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

"Creativity is no longer an elective. It's the future," says Adobe. Not long ago Adobe released an international research study revealing the state o...

Adobe Champions Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business
John M. Eger

"Creativity is no longer an elective. It's the future," says Adobe. Not long ago Adobe released an international research study revealing the state o...

Create Your Personal Power

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

Here we are in the throes of the holiday season. For many of us, life is full throttle on a routine day, and along with the accelerated pace of the ho...

Closing the Creativity Gap: Bringing Innovation Back to Work

Ja-Naé Duane | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ja-Naé Duane

Most work environments are not designed to empower creative thought. Think about that paradox. Organizations turn to employees for new ideas or products, but most employees feel their work environment stifles creativity.

Interdisciplinary Is The New Black

Niki Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Niki Johnson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf there is a boundary, trust an artist to cross it -- and then make you appreciate why.

Why Failure Is The Best Friend Of Creative Innovation

Lia Chavez | Posted 11.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Lia Chavez

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe works which I find most deeply satisfying to create are the ones which feel like gifts that I have received through some sort of bizarre or miraculous circumstance.

Can the Humanities Heal South Africa?

Alex Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alex Matthews

Creativity and critical thinking help the healing of a divided country. We need a nation of scientists, engineers and accountants. But we also need a nation of dreamers, thinkers and storytellers.

Tapping Into What Young People Know

Marguerite Wilson | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Marguerite Wilson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgNot everyone shares the Western assumption that children should have an extended, protected childhood. The circumstances of life in different parts of the world create different assumptions about what childhood should look like.

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

Arianna Huffington's Commencement Speech Also Perfect for Boomers

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

While intended for Smith College graduates, Arianna Huffington's wise words to graduates of Smith College struck me as similar to the advice I give Vintage Years folks -- those over 55.

Dr. Toy Talks about Trends in Toys and Play Towards Technology

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

As parents and teachers, we may be wondering if the introduction of technology into the lives of children is changing the way children play, learn, think and express their own creativity.