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The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

10 Things Guys Hope You'll Say On A First Date

Words to live by.<p><b>"You look nice tonight</b>." Women may be used to hearing physical compliments from men, but it's not always so the other way around. A simple, "That sweater looks really nice on you," bolsters his confidence and puts him at ease. Be wary of "you're cute" though; it makes a guy wonder …

16 Ways To Grow Mentally And Physically

Think about it: have you been truly improving yourself?<p>Life can get so busy and hectic that we just let the days fly by. We forget to always grow …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

How to Exude Confidence and Truly Express Yourself in New Social Situations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever wish you could walk into a room of unknown people and be completely at ease?<p>When you talk with someone new, you share your thoughts, …

20 Signs He's in Love With You

Bringing you your exact coffee order in bed is basically equal to a marriage license.<p><b>1. He looks up the movie you've been waiting to see and surprises you with a date night.</b> He might not want to see it, but he knows all the show times in a five mile radius.<p><b>2. He brings you flowers for no reason.</b> …

10 Hot Tips For Getting The Swing In Your Racket This Summer

Life<p>10 Hot Tips For Getting The Swing In Your Racket This Summer<p>by Emma Spedding | 10 12 2014<p>Tennis Tuesdays<p>10 Hot Tips For Getting The Swing In Your …

Maria Sharapova

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MBA Grads May Still Need to Learn the Rules of Social Media

Congratulations, Class of 2014! You navigated your way through accounting and calculus, macroeconomics and marketing — but have you mastered the …

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing. The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and immerse yourself in another culture, whether it …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

7 Small Things Happy Couples Remember to Do Every Day

So much in life is about the little things, isn't it? The smell of fresh coffee. A cardinal on the bird feeder. The first crocus in spring.<p>Most of us assume that our greatest happiness comes from life's big events, like landing our dream job, getting married, or giving birth to a child. While these …

Happiness

13 "Bad" Habits That Are Actually Good for You

Humans are creatures of habit. Although it can take us a while to form these mental pathways, once they're carved out, it's extremely hard to deviate …

A Former Navy SEAL Explains How To Escape A Dangerous Situation

Some of them dedicate their post-military careers to passing their knowledge on to civilians.<p>Larry Yatch, cofounder of fitness and self-defense training facility Sealed Mindset in Minnesota, is a former Navy SEAL who now helps train clients in personal safety, defensive firearms, corporate …

Self Defense

5 Money Mistakes Even Diligent Savers Make

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s no wonder so many Americans consider saving money their number-one financial struggle: Saving money consistently takes discipline and hard work.<p>In fact, a survey last year revealed that more than a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings …

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Business

From the ground-up, check out how one startup built momentum, a team, and tough skin against the naysayers.<p>Building a startup takes a long time: it’s been seven years since I first came up with the idea for my startup, a graphic design program Canva.<p>At the time I was teaching design at university …

Entrepreneurship