Shaun Davies

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Dreams Might be Warning Us About Our Brain Health

This scientist says dream disorders could be a sign of future disease.<p>What are your dreams trying to tell you? Research suggests they could be …

Neuroscience

TED Talk: Why Brainstorms Lead to Unoriginal Ideas, and What to Do Instead

In one of the sharpest talks at TED 2017, viral music video veterans OK Go explain why brainstorming isn't the best route to smart, original ideas<p>For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those …

Creativity

The Best Writing Apps of 2018

Novelists, screenwriters, book authors, and bloggers: Look no further for the best dedicated tool for your craft.<p>Dedicated Writing Apps<p>What …

Writing

39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger That Will Make You Smarter

That quote kickstarted my own reading habits and helps me regularly read over 100 books a year.<p>Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of …

Bill Gates

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing

1. Writing is a solitary process.<p>Though we commonly see writing as a lonely pursuit meant for introverts, it would be a mistake to undervalue how …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

5 Mindfulness Strategies to Interrupt Mind Wandering and Rewire the Brain

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

How to Tell Stories in Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>Many of us are drawn to photography for the element of story-telling.<p>How do we tell better stories in our photography?<p>1. Create more …

Ignorance Might Be the Best Thing For Your Creative Mind

Creativity is a surprising process. Left unchecked, too much application of prior knowledge can stifle innovation. “Not knowing” can be your most …

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Want to make films with no creative limitations?

Directors – get ready. On January 30, applications open for the third year of STOP PLAY RECORD – a collaboration between the ICA and Dazed that supports selected filmmakers between the ages of 16 and 24 to get their films made. Chosen filmmakers will then get their films submitted to Channel 4 for …

5 Proven Strategies for Coping With Stage Fright

Don't let the sound of your heart pounding in your ears drown out your message.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your breath speeds up, your pulse races. Your throat tightens as your palms sweat. You feel sick to your stomach, and when you speak, your hands and …

Public Speaking

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis

After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The biggest revelation: cannabis has verifiable …

Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure …

Paintings reveal early signs of cognitive decline, claims study

Psychologists believe they can identify progressive changes in work of artists who went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease<p>The first subtle hints of cognitive decline may reveal themselves in an artist’s brush strokes many years before dementia is diagnosed, researchers believe.<p>The controversial …

Dementia

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Become an Ethical Hacker Bonus Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Ethical Hacking from Beginner to Advanced Techniques</b><p>Get Paid to Hack Computer Networks When You Become a Certified Ethical Hacker<p>You hear about it all the time: companies getting hacked, having their websites shut down or their customers' data compromised. When that happens, it's time to call in …

Why Some Filmmakers Make Viewers Work To Figure Out What’s Going On

<b>WHAT:</b> A new video explores the control of information in last year’s small-scale sci-fi hit, <i>Ex Machina</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Michael Tucker of film analysis site, Lessons From the Screenplay.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Some films, such as 2013’s <i>Upstream Color</i>, can challenge audiences with abstract ideas to the point where they …

The Best Streetwear Brands of 2016

What was your favorite?<p>With the trend-based nature of the streetwear, it is extremely difficult to remain relevant amidst the sea of brands throughout the year. As the changing temperaments of consumers dictates emerging trends, it forces labels to be dynamic while remaining true to its brand …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Psychology

5 Books That Will Change Your Life

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, …

3 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your 100-Year-Old Self

Are you truly on the right path? This amazing exercise helps you gain perspective, improving your future and maybe even your today.<p>Most people would not think it smart to take life or career advice from an unemployed person. If, like many, you believe that your worth is defined by your business …

Selling

How to Think About Building Your Legacy

As a leader, leaving a great legacy is arguably the most powerful thing you can do in your career and life because it enables you to have influence well into the future – even after you are out of the picture yourself. It’s key to optimizing your impact on your organization and its people. Legacy …

Management