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Writer’s Block is a Myth and 4 Things to Consider When Staring at the Blank Page

Writer’s block is fake. No one knows when or how the idea came into the world. Seth Godin in his latest podcast gives a couple suggestions.But he …

How Writing Sparks the Best Natural High

Back in my younger days I liked to get a buzz. In fact I still do. Now my drug of choice is legal and free, with no hangover.<p>For the purpose of …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity | Inc.com

While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies have demonstrated that "students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more," and doodling has been shown to help …

Doodling

7 stunning eco destinations to see before it's too late

Travel is a double-edged sword for the eco-minded among us. On the one hand, we long to visit the world's diverse and awe-inspiring destinations. On …

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative | Inc.com

Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're rewarded for caution and deliberation, punished for coloring outside the lines.<p>Over time, …

Creativity

Creativity is Child’s Play

We are now in the third volume of our little magazine, and I must say it has been a very enriching experience. We are continuously inspired, …

15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2017 | Inc.com

Each year, attention turns to the entrepreneurs making the biggest impact, whether they're changing the world or improving the way consumers live and work each day. In 2017, women are emerging as a major force in the business landscape, often leading conferences and mentoring others. These 15 …

Entrepreneurship

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

Why Women Are Becoming Increasingly Dissatisfied With Their Workplace Over Time

When you accept a job offer, it can be tough to know exactly what you’re getting into. You’ll never know what it’s really like to work somewhere until you’re actually doing it. Sometimes things work out amazingly (yay!), but other times you end up with a boss who hates you, coworkers who interrupt …

'How to Raise an Adult' is the best parenting book you'll ever read

<b>Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims sets out a sensible guide for why and how American parenting needs to change, if we truly want our kids to</b> …

Netatmo launches valves to turn your dumb, dumb radiator into a smart one

Turning your good old radiator into a connected, smart radiator could be a dream of yours. Imagine being able to control the temperature of each radiator individually without having to move from the couch! If that’s your thing, Netatmo just announced Netatmo Valves. As the name suggest, these …

These Top 9 Female Founders Raised Hundreds of Millions This Year

Editas, Daqri, Kabbage, Ginkgo Bioworks--their companies range from editing DNA to virtual reality.<p>You've heard there are fewer women in STEM fields, or that fewer women lead technical companies. Well, the ones that do are raising significant capital to pursue their passions. I asked the analysts …

Welcome to Camp Midlife Crisis! | GQ

Sometimes grown-up life is hard. Luckily for us, there’s a place we can go to get away from it all. Cabins, color wars, laughter yoga—the works. Rosecrans Baldwin goes undercover for a long weekend at adult summer camp.<p>I am Spoonhead. I come from village Bear. I wear face paint, men cry when I …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

The Joy of Giving: Letting Go of Expectations

<i>If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa</i><p>A few years ago, I found $300 dollars on the street. I knew someone must have dropped it but I had no way of finding him or her. I gave one hundred dollars to my friend who was with me and I placed the …

3 Proven Actions To Having More Joy And Happiness In Your Life

There are more than 7.4 billion people on the planet right now. The essence of what all people want comes down to four main things: love, peace, joy, and abundance.<p>I believe that people have an innate emotional set point--a place that a person returns to over and over on the broad scale of emotions …

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

<i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, founder and CEO of Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on Quora:</b><p>You can afford to start a startup, you …

7 Calming Quotes That Will Get You Through Even The Worst Of Times

When life begins to feel like just a <i>little</i> more than you can handle, mentally repeating a few short, relaxing words can work wonders on your stress levels.<p>This fact has been acknowledged by researchers for quite some time: In the early 1970s, Dr. Herbert Benson, the founder of the Mind/Body Medical …

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

TED Talks

13 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

You're gonna have time on your hands. Download these now, and thank me later.<p>//<p>//<p>It's summer, and that means road trips. My wife and daughter and I have at least 12 or 15 hours of driving in front of us this weekend, as we head from the New York City area to New England and back.<p>What keeps us sane …

The Power of Parenting 'In the Moment'

It was date night. My husband and I were enjoying a quiet, relaxing dinner on the veranda of a nice restaurant when a young couple with a toddler was seated at the table next to us.<p>Now I'm not one to get irritated when children cry or get fussy in public. I remember being a young mother and well …

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

The solidarity fridge: Spanish town's cool way to cut food waste

The large white fridge sits prominently on a pavement in Galdakao, a small city on the outskirts of Bilbao.<p>A wooden fence has been built around it, in the hope of conveying the idea that this is not an abandoned appliance, but a pioneering project aimed at tackling food wastage.<p>For the past seven …

Sustainability

4 More iPhone Coffee Apps

We've visited the world of coffee apps before, but as technology will have it, those brew tools feel SO two years ago by now. Here's another roundup of the latest (and strangest?) iPhone apps to help you brew the most leading-edge cup of coffee.<p>Bloom Coffee Timer ($2.99)<p>Because Apple's built-in …

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

Business Plans and Other Works of Fiction

The purpose of a business, Peter Drucker famously said, is to create a customer. Yet, rather than creating customers, many innovators create a fantastical piece of what you might call Microsoft fiction.<p>This hit home for me during a recent client project. I was working with a team that had been …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

Seth's Blog

The longest string of dependent, non-compressible tasks is the critical path.<p>Every complicated project is the same. Many people working on many …