Category: Creativity

Self-Assessment: How Awe-Struck are You?

In a earlier post, I wrote about how feelings of awe can affect our decision making. Here you can take a quick self-assessment as to how often you experience awe in your own life. Note that this self-assessment is not a

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Inspired: How Awe Affects Our Decisions

Feelings of awe and wonder make us feel smaller, but richer in time. This affects our decisions in several interesting ways. Awe is a powerful emotion that we feel when we encounter something so strikingly vast (grand, beautiful, or powerful)

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Summer Reading List

Some book recommendations on decision making, innovation and productivity: Kayt Sukel (2016) The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance A very readable overview of current research on the neuroscience of risk, illustrated with personal stories and some inspiring interviews

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Why is it such hard work to find your own niche?

Because until you fill it, it’s just a gap. by Ursina Teuscher at Teuscher Counseling, LLC Share this…

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Featured Video: Raise Your Children As Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial skills are not a part of traditional education, even though they are important if we want to empower more people to make an independent living in a world where not everyone can find a good job. In this TED

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Do Reading and Writing Make you More Creative?

A study by Amber Y. Wang gives us reason to think so: students who spent more time reading and writing performed better on creativity tests. The study only investigated the correlations however, so it can’t tell us what’s cause and what’s effect. Reading

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Book Recommendation: How To Write A Lot

Paul J. Silvia (2007). How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Paul Silvia makes a strong case for scheduling in his book “How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing“. It

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Quote for April: Idleness

“My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way.” — Virginia Woolf   Share this…

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Featured Video: Low-Cost Creative Problem-Solving

If you want to see what innovation can look like on a very tight budget, watch this TED talk by Navi Radjou: Navi Radjou borrows the Hindi word “jugaad” to talk about frugal innovation: that is, creative problem-solving with extremely limited

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tDCS: Brain-Zapping for Creativity and Focus

Fun Stuff Brought To Us By Mad Scientists A recent study found that participants were performing better than usual in a creative task when they received electric stimulation of the brain. The method is called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and this

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