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A Blind Opera Singer’s Tools for Creativity

Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin packs all kinds of ways to realize her many artistic ideas<p>Mezzo-soprano opera singer Laurie Rubin is based in Hawaii but will be logging plenty of time on the road in the coming weeks with a cast of children for a play she co-wrote.<p>What Ms. Rubin, who has been blind since …

Opera

Learning Creativity Through Creative Tension - People Development

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<br>• LinkedIn<br>• Latest Posts<p>Jeff Ton<p>EVP of Product & Service Development at Bluelock<p>Jeff is the Executive Vice President of Product and …

How Clutter Can Kill Your Creativity (and How to Clean it Up)

Some weeks, my desktop is a disaster: full of papers, files, and sticky notes with half-baked ideas.<p>Yes, I’m your typical “creative.” Disorganized …

Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligence and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. …

How to Improve Music Classes in a New Era of Education

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, last month Congress passed the much-anticipated Every Student Succeeds act and with a stroke of his pen, …

How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School

In the age of information, factual answers are easy to find. Want to know who signed the Declaration of Independence? Google it. Curious about the …

Creativity

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Teaching

Go ahead, make up new words!

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing …

6 TED Talks to kickstart your creativity

Out of fresh ideas? These inspiring talks offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit.

Tales of creativity and play

At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many …

43 websites the world uses to learn

A hand-picked list of the best sites, tools and communities<p>With so much learning content available, exploring only the best stuff on the web is …

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

Studies Show the Benefits of Sarcasm. No Joke | Inc.com

"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence." Oscar Wilde.<p>It may have taken a number of years, but research now suggests that Wilde was correct in his analysis of sarcasm. In fact, neuropsychologists are encouraging people not to avoid and condemn appropriate sarcasm in …

The Brain

How Napping Changes Your Brain That Makes You More Creative

Do you find that by the afternoon you are getting weary and losing focus? You may even find yourself starting to nod off. Chances are you need a good …

Sleep

How to Change Education - Ken Robinson

Creativity Requires A Culture That Respects Effort And Failure

As business continues to drive positive change in the world, creativity is an increasingly essential part of organizational success. Encouraging creativity is a vital function of good leadership in any organization.<p>Recent trends affirm the need and desire for creativity in the workplace. More and …

Creativity in the Classroom

3 Favorite Strategies<p>1. Open-Ended Projects<p>This is one of my favorite things to do with my students -- and the students always impress me with their …

Creative Confidence Builds a Strong Future

You know about setting time aside for math and science and even arts and crafts. But have you ever thought of building a Genius Hour into the day? …

Creativity

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job …

Creativity

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

American Cities

Tax policies can drive innovation, promote inclusive growth: DPM Tharman

Growing the incomes of low-income workers should be a key priority when countries come up with tax and fiscal policies to promote inclusive economic …

Innovation

Part I: It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over — A COP21 Reality Check

The world is teetering on the brink of a clean energy sea change. The environmental righting of the global ship is motivated by a combination of …

Climate

Finally, Climate Change Gets Stage Time At The Democratic Convention

"This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet," Sen. Bernie Sanders said.<p>Just one night into the Democratic National Convention, things are looking a whole lot brighter for the environment under a potential Hillary Clinton presidency than anything we …

Climate

Tesla: Will Gigafactory Day Be A Sustainable Catalyst?

Since June 23, 2016, Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares have gained 17% leading up to the grand opening of its Gigafactory. This compares to a 4% …

Tesla

NY Times Pushes Nukes While Claiming Renewables Fail to Fight Climate Change

The New York Times published an astonishing article last week that blames green power for difficulties countries are facing to mitigate climate …

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Harvesting Water from Air with Less Energy

Washington DC - infoZine - However, the technology to do so consumes a lot of energy. But based on new modeling results, scientists now report in …

Will Elon Musk's Master Plan reinvent our cities?

Elon Musk's new Master Plan Part Deux includes solar roofs, big batteries, and autonomous electric cars, buses and trucks; Derek covered it earlier …

Smart Cities

Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy | Reuters

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy.<p>The plane, Solar Impulse 2, touched down in the United Arab Emirates …

Solar Impulse