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Great Leaders Inspire, But What Inspires Leaders

Steven Kotler | Posted 12.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Steven Kotler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf we can learn to harness flow in our own lives, then it's not just superman. It's the rise of everyone.

How to Travel the Travel 3.0 Way

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Travel 3.0 means that instead of being sequestered in comfortable digs at resort hotels away from the local and indigenous people you are supposedly visiting, you get out of your comfort zone and engage in authentic, challenging and participatory travel experiences

18 Things Little Kids Know About Happiness

Melissa Sher | Posted 11.02.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Little kids. They're sticky. They drip a lot. And they mess up our stuff. But we wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. We can't. We're actually not allowed. Most countries have very strict laws against it. So, since they're still ours for the next 18 or so years, let's learn from them.

Creativity Every Single Day

Agnes Gund | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Where does creativity come from? How can society encourage creativity? How can citizens make creative contributions to our shared life?

Art Rules?

David Galenson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Few, if any, domains, and certainly none in the arts, have a single, fixed set of rules and practices, that are accepted and followed by all practitioners. Instead, many if not most disciplines simultaneously have several different sets of rules.

The Science Of Happiness

Meghan Keener | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Meghan Keener

The field of positive psychology operates from the premise that we ought to acknowledge both the light and the dark sides of life. It focuses on positive elements of life such as character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creative achievement.

The Expansiveness Of Joy On Sukkot

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

When we are doing anything that gives us real joy, we are learning new things and pushing ourselves. We discover that joy helps us grow -- and that there is no limit to its expansiveness.

Get Your Flow-jo On!

Nancy Sherr | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Turn off your pings and phone alerts, put your email on hold and carve out time to partake in your flow and reap your return on investment!

The Creative 'Flow': How To Enter That Mysterious State Of Oneness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Since flow is so essential to creativity and well-being across many slices of life, it's important that we learn more about the characteristics associated with flow so that we may learn how to tap into this mental resource.

'Flow' Experiences: The Secret To Ultimate Happiness?

Lance P. Hickey, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lance P. Hickey, Ph.D.

There are moments in which your mind becomes so entirely absorbed in the activity that you "forget yourself" and begin to act effortlessly, with a heightened sense of awareness of the here and now.

Seven Ways Electronic Books Will Make Us Better Readers

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

Let's quit worrying about the demise of printed books. Readers of Lincoln's era would likely be surprised at our well-lit homes, and it's likely that we will be surprised at how well-read future book readers will be.