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Why Curiosity Is The Key To Breakthrough Creativity

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it fuels high levels of creativity in us.<p>In fact, curiosity has been found to be just as important as intelligence in order to succeed and navigate our increasingly complex world.<p>Perhaps that's why author Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote an excellent book about …

Creativity

I'm Tired of Being a Christian

I'm tired. I'm tired of being a Christian. People say it's only a term, only a word but that word feels like the lead apron at the dentist's office. It's pushing down on me from all sides, clipped tightly around my neck. It carries the weight of the hearts that have been wounded and the spirits …

Policing

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

How to Balance Ambition and Happiness: 5 Tips

Too much ambition makes life miserable, too little makes it meaningless. Here's how to strike a balance.<p>Many people believe that success will make them happy. But science shows that it's the other way around.<p>Being happy seems to increase your chances of success, while study after study indicates …

Happiness

The Louvre's closure proves art cannot survive climate change

The flooding in Paris is a stark warning of the danger posed by climate change to everything human civilisation has achieved – no matter how priceless<p>One of the oldest human illusions is that culture is a conquest of, or an escape from, nature. It is an illusion we need to abandon fast.<p>We might …

Louvre

You’ll Get More Done at Work If You Start Doing This

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Time I

One of the Most Successful Women in the History of Art Finally Receives Retrospective

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, <i>Marie Antoinette with a Rose</i>, 1783, oil on canvas, 116.8 x 88.9 cm. Lynda and Stuart Resnick.<p><b>The Indomitable Spirit of Vigée Le Brun</b><p>Portrait painting exhibitions rarely draw in the big crowds, but this retrospective of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, at the …

Art

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity after a bad night's sleep

And the unfortunate reality is that even though you feel like crap the next day, you still have to show up at the office, ready to give 110%.<p>But even though the thought of working an eight-hour day may seem impossible, it turns out that there are things you can do to get through it.<p>Here's how sleep …

Sleep

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

Self-improvement

5 Time Management Tips That Will Boost Your Career

Last week I discussed my one tip that will help your career more than anything else. Along with continuing to learn one new skill every year, there’s something else that will help you to be successful: Being in control of how you spend your time.<p>I’m often asked, “How do you get so much done in one …

Time Management

Charles Darwin was no 'heroic genius', say scientists

Study claims every one of us is responsible for creating the world's brightest ideas, regardless of our own IQs<p>Charles Darwin and other pioneering thinkers were not "heroic geniuses", according to a new study saying we can all take credit for science's greatest discoveries<p>Innovations from the likes …

6 Life Hacks to Cope With Adult ADHD

6. Get Yourself Organized<p>It’s time to organize your life in the physical sense which will help with your mental organization. Taking notes and …

Lifehacks

10 Daily Motivational Habits Of Highly Organized People

Image Source: Ask<p>Organized people are often way too successful than the ones who love clutter. The logic is simple, they don’t waste their time or …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

Time Management

Here's a Podcast for Hardcore History Buffs

We explore the Makers of History, one podcast at a time.<p><i>Part of a series of interviews with the makers of our favorite history podcasts.</i><p>Taking a Ken Burns approach to history podcasts, Dan Carlin’s <i>Hardcore History</i> is just that: hardcore. Not for those seeking a quick history fix, this podcast …

New York City

The ancient productivity tool that will boost your brain power

At Winter Session, a bag and wallet maker in Denver, employees not only craft many products manually; they are also encouraged to keep handwritten notes about manufacturing processes. Co-founder Tanya Fleisher says that "writing things down helps you internalize and process the information on a …

What 12 Successful People Do During Their Morning Routine

What you do before you sit down at your desk and open that first email can pretty much determine how the rest of your day will turn out. A morning routine can be a thing of art or chaos in the making. Sometimes you can make a great breakfast, put together a snazzy outfit and finish up a project all …

Michelle Obama
Self-improvement

Monopoly is now a cashless economy

With its newest Monopoly release, Hasbro seems to be willing to do something that our elected officials are not: Regulate the banking system and make …

Credit Cards

Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Happier Today, Says Science

Make these simple, research-backed changes to your life, and you could be much happier today.<p>Sometimes being happier takes big changes--a new job, a different relationship, or painful and prolonged grappling with past trauma. That's not what this post is about. This post is about the quick and …

Social Media

Apple ordered to unlock San Bernardino gunman's phone

<b>Apple has been ordered to help FBI investigators access data on a phone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook.</b><p>Farook and his wife killed 14 people in the California city last December before police fatally shot them.<p>A court order demands Apple help circumvent security software on …

Privacy

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?<p>Demis Hassabis has a modest demeanour and an unassuming countenance, but he is deadly serious when he tells me he …

Artificial Intelligence

Was Einstein Wrong?

Last week's announcement of the direct detection of gravitational waves proved, once again, the enduring power of Albert Einstein's scientific vision. Once again, Einstein was right in that this theory accurately predicted the behavior of the world.<p>But with last week's triumph, a deep and …

Physics

Students tell us what really needs to change at their schools

<i>Now that there’s a new woman in charge of the nation’s second-largest school district, students across Los Angeles have an opportunity to shape her impressions. We asked high schoolers what Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Michelle King needs to know about their education.</i><p><i>Dozens wrote</i> …