Articles about Creativity
Left-handed CEOs share their best career advice
Because of how they’ve adjusted to life in a world designed for righties, left-handed people they’ve learned different strategies for success.
7 things Albert Einstein taught me about creativity
We find clues to creativity in anyone from Pablo Picasso to a nameless, sweaty bricklayer. Or, in this case, a wild-eyed physicist who did poorly in school.
9 tips to help you survive your creative despondency
Don’t panic. You’re not alone. Creative people run out of gas all the time, but eventually fill up their tanks again. You can too.
What an ex-car thief can teach you about finding your life’s passion
Why we shouldn’t worry about mastering a craft too early. What his shoplifting ring and car theft taught Chris Guillebeau about passion and creativity.
How to become more intelligent every day
People aren’t born smart. People learn how to work with what they’ve got, and become smart as a result.
What great ideas are made of
Where brilliant ideas come from. How to run a brainstorming session at work with real impact. When you should pitch your big idea to your boss.
Create something you deeply care about (even if it sucks)
Creation means taking an active role in the world instead of a passive one. Making an impact. Create your world instead of consuming it.
How to stay creative in a sea of corporate boredom
Very few people think they are creative. Most believe it’s a magical gift which is bestowed upon the smartest, wildest, or best looking. Not true.
This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity
Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. Your memory gets better as you become more imaginative.
Mozart on how to unlock your inner creative genius
There is a destructive myth that the ‘creative genius’ is born with an innate, godlike ability to create extraordinary work at the snap of their finger. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Sadness: The surprising emotion that improves focus
The next time sadness alights on your shoulders, take heart. It can sharpen your focus and maybe even lead you to creative breakthroughs with your work.
Research reveals how to take a better break during work
Research suggests there are good ways and not-so-good ways to spend our break time. While some breaks can leave us refreshed and reenergized, others tend to leave us depleted and drained.
Avoid the burnout: 8 hobbies to reignite your creativity
From baking to ancestry, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite ways to invigorate your creativity no matter what your interests and skill set.
Depleted by decisions (how your brain makes choices that sabotage you and what to do about it)
The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, hence the need to take shortcuts at the expense of what will really benefit you in the long-term.
This is the exact amount of exercise you need to keep your brain in good shape
Must I go to spin class everyday or can I do a lazy treadmill run some days? Well, luckily we now have the answer to the amount of exercise we need to keep our brain health thanks to new research.
How to bring creative ideas to life in 4 steps
Even the best business idea in the world will fail if it isn’t executed properly.
4 solo trips every professional should take
While vacation with your significant other, your best friends or your family is usually the go-to route, there are many benefits of heading out … all by your bad self.
How starting a doodling habit could change your life for the better
A new study concluded that adding even short bursts (15-20 minutes) of art or doodling AKA “creative self-expression or art-making tasks” could result in “individuals perceiving themselves as having good ideas and being able to solve problems.”
If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think
Are you currently off-course? How long have you been off-course? How would you know if you are on the right course? How can you minimize the turbulence and other conditions distracting your path?
The one thing I wish I had known at 22 that would have changed my life
In thinking back to my younger self, as I was just graduating from Boston University as an English Literature major, I can say with complete certainty that, while there were some very important things I did know, there was one essential, life-changing fact I didn’t. And because of my lack of understanding of this fact, I suffered, floundered and wasted 18 years in a professional life that made me sad, sick and searching desperately for life purpose and meaning.
8 benefits of decluttering your workspace
Clutter everywhere might seem like a joke sometimes, but it can actually have a detrimental effect on your productivity at work. An organized workspace is more than just a pretty area; it can have effects that benefit you on a psychological level, too.
In need of some inspiration? Try doing nothing. No, seriously.
My proposal is this: that we allow ourselves to feel okay about doing absolutely nothing. If this is hard for you (and it’s hard for me!), don’t worry — studies prove that it’s actually really good for you, both mentally and physically.
Bill Gates (with 5 adorable puppies) unveils his summer book list
Bill Gates is many things. A tech mogul, innovative genius, philanthropist, avid reader and apparently he is also obsessed with puppies The last one is very true as on his blog, he recommends five books for your summer reading pleasure using a variety of adorable puppies to reenact the plots.
WTRMLN WTR cofounder on the magic of working with Beyonce
OK so pretty much anything Beyonce touches tends to turn to gold, but that doesn't mean you can completely slack off once she likes your product. That is exactly what WTRMLN WTR Co-Founders Jody Levy and Harlan Berger have done as even though they got the Beyonce nod of approval early on with their company, they have continued to build and innovate to keep their product a hot commodity.
Here are the Top 10 places in America for creatives
Some cities are more famous for their creative histories than others. But are those cultural centers the best places for creatives today? In many of those cities rising costs of living mean creatives struggle to meet financial milestones like buying a home or saving up for a secure retirement.