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Procrastination As A Virtue For Creativity, Why It's False

What better way to attract readers than to say that up is down or in is out. When we challenge basic assumptions about the world, we attract that …

Procrastination

Ten Habits of Highly Creative People

What exactly is creativity? So many of us assume that creativity is something we had as a child but we lost, or something allocated to rarified …

Creativity

Creativity is more than just a side hustle for these 5 everyday artists

A job in software testing may not sound like much of an outlet for creativity — but often, professionals in tech-heavy or decidedly data-driven …

Does Procrastination Inspire Creativity and Innovation?

On Sundays, one of my favorite activities is to sit at the kitchen table and read the <i>New York Times</i>. I was all in a week ago with an Adam Grant article titled "Step 1: Procrastination." Knowing full-well that Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the Wharton School of the University of …

Procrastination

Visual Note-Taking for Educators: A Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity

Many of us will recall the phrase “Stop doodling and pay attention!” from our years in school. Note-taking can be boring compared to doodling and …

College applications fail to measure one key characteristic in students

A number of colleges have already been reexamining their admissions process. In September last year, more than 80 leading colleges and universities announced the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, so as to make changes in the admissions process and diversify student …

College & University

How Your Crazy Work Schedule Is Ruining Your Creativity | Inc.com

According to a growing pile of research, playtime is one of the most dependable methods of facilitating creative thinking and development in children. Not only does it build the very prefrontal cortex circuits responsible for "aha moments" and problem solving, but also the capacity for plan …

Creativity

15 Ways I Miss Creativity.

I work a lot these days. While my earlier life had a distinct focus on creative work (art, comic creation, music and fiction) my life now emphasises …

Creativity

A World Inhabited by Ideas

I am nearly finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.”<p>While reading “Big Magic,” I have learned all of …

What Leonardo Da Vinci Teaches Us About Creativity

Why is what Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci teaches about creativity so important? What talents and traits did this 15th century self-taught artist, …

Wharton Professor Adam Grant On Creativity And The First Mover Myth

Adam Grant, a best-selling author and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton, is back with a new book that hits both real and virtual bookshelves today: “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.”<p>We talked about the book yesterday with Grant, who, despite being just 34, has already been …

Creativity

9 New Creativity Books That Will Inspire You

2015 was a good year for creativity. From Elizabeth Gilbert’s smash hit <i>Big Magic</i> to our very own Brit Morin’s <i>Homemakers</i>, we had lots to choose from in the inspiration-for-getting-creative department, and 2016 is shaping up to be just as great. If your list of New Year’s resolutions included reading …

Creativity

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you

When we fail to come up with the results we were hoping for, we wonder whether we just aren't working or concentrating hard enough. We've come to consider focus and being on as "good," and idleness—especially if it goes on for too long—as "bad" and unproductive. We feel guilty if we spend too much …

Creativity

Restoring Innovation and Creativity in American Education

Ted Dintersmith, executive producer of the film "Most Likely to Succeed," says today's education system, which is based largely on memorization, …

Can Creativity Be Nurtured?

Observant parents can nurture creativity in their children by supporting their interest at an early age.

Creativity

How should we support creativity?

We shouldn’t underestimate the need to invest both time and money to ensure great artists of the future succeed<p>Fancy a creative future? Then look no further than 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that wants to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain. Throughout January it set short daily …

Creativity