Articles about Creativity

Career Advice

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.

Creativity

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.

Self-Help

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.

Creativity

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.

Success

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.

Creativity

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.

Creativity

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.

Creativity

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.

Levelling Up

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.

Success

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.

The Whole Human

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.

Productivity

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.

Productivity

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.

Productivity

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.

Productivity

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.

Travel

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.

Creativity

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.”

The Whole Human

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 Whole Human

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.

Productivity

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.

Productivity

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.

News

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.

Creativity

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.

News

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.