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The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Ray Bradbury on the Secret of Life, Work, and Love

<b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) was not only one of the most celebrated writers of the past century and an invaluable source of practical advice on the craft, such as the creative benefits of list-making and the secret to a fruitful daily routine, but also a modern sage with a seemingly …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Google Docs

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Having Trouble Meditating? Try This

<i>"Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream,"</i> goes the Beatles song: Tomorrow Never Knows. Ever since the Fab Four went to India in 1968 to study transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the concept of meditation has steadily seeped into Western culture and language.<p>Currently …

Actually Useful Tips for Becoming a Writer

"How did you become a writer?" The first time I was asked this, I felt like a fraud. I too, have asked this question. Searched the internet for insights and tips I hadn't thought of yet. Generally the advice I found was riddled with the sort of enthusiasm usually reserved for inspirational posters. …

10 Surprising Signs You're Sleep-Deprived

<i>By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty.com</i><p>You may boast that you're already asleep before your head even hits the pillow, but if you're conking out that quickly, here's your wake-up call: That's a clear sign of sleep deprivation. And that's just one of the warning signs that you need to get more …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

10 Tips for Unleashing Your Creativity at Work

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is the lifeblood of any successful company today. For many companies, however, the pursuit of innovative ideas is missing a key element (something typically not associated with business professionals): …

Creativity

How to Redefine Failure so You're Not Crippled by It

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Given the odds that entrepreneurs face and the plethora of competitive and innovative minds that exist out there today, a startup has to walk a fine line between failure and success for the first few years of its existence -- or …

Success

Using Your 5 Senses To Jump-Start The Creative Process

If we use all five senses–scent, sight, sound, touch, and taste–to stimulate our minds while working, then this may spark more creativity.<p>We don’t work in a vacuum. Our environment feeds into the work we produce–particularly when that work is creative by nature. So how can you use all five senses …

Creativity

8 Creativity Lessons From A Pixar Animator

Pixar creates films with monsters, toys, and flying houses that make grown men cry. How do the studio’s animators stay so inspired?<p>Sometimes immersing yourself in the creative world of people doing amazing things can bring unexpected results.<p>My son Justin is interested in 3-D animation, and my …

Creativity

Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?

The short answer is, it’s complicated. But there are some tangible traits that separate a bank teller from an artist.<p>A great deal of creativity comes from finding the relationship between two unrelated things and defining the value residing in those connections.<p>Through our diverse experiences, we …

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Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …