Olivia Radu

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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

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First Isn’t Always Best: When Patience Pays Off

Why the knee-jerk reaction and need for instant gratification needs some balance. Five cases where a little patience goes a long way.<p>In a world of speed, what is the value of patience?<p>Being first clearly has its advantages: Email and instant messaging support rapid communication with people around …

Can Anyone Be Creative? How? What next?

By James C. Kaufman | May 10, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Is creativity MORE important than all of the other attributes that demand our time, attention, and …

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

2. Creative Thinking Is Work<p>You must show passion and the determination to immerse yourself in the process of developing new and different ideas. The …

Our Brains and Art

By Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. | May 15, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>While most people know on some level that the arts can reach and move us in unique ways, there is …

‘What Inspires Creativity?’, A Video Interviewing The Top Influencers Today

<b>In a project to</b> discover what inspires creative individuals, London-based Liberatum interviewed some of the top influencers in today's culture.<p><b>The</b> …

WHY Music: Creativity and Music - The Next Evolution

What do Beethoven, Einstein, Da Vinci and Plato have in common?<p>Music was integral to their creative mastery and something they each saw as essential to the fulfillment of our highest potential as human beings.<p>We are clearly in good company when we speak to the necessity of fostering a child's …

The Very First Color Photographs of the United States

You're looking at some of the very first color photographs of North America! A fascinating new photography book called <i>An American Odyssey</i> opens the archive of the Detroit Photographic Company to reveal America in brilliant color from the late 1880s to the early 1920s. Several thousand …