Susan Grossman

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Creativity is Born Out of Discomfort | Inc.com

Most of us would agree that problem solving is crucial to business success; that's why the skill appears in so many job listings!<p>Hearing the words "problem solver" may conjure images of that genius kid in your high school math class who worked on college level calculus "for fun." But really, most …

Creativity

Want to Be Smarter? Try This Super Simple Drawing Exercise (Art Degree Not Required) | Inc.com

Maryam Mirzakhani, the late Stanford University math professor whose work involved "describing the geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces," tackled tough mathematical ideas by doodling on large sheets of paper.<p>Born in Iran, Mirzakhani earned her doctorate from Harvard University and …

Creativity

'Women remain under-represented in senior leadership roles in schools – but mentoring can help'

I have spent two decades of my career focusing on how best to serve the educational needs of young women, the past 10 as a headmistress at St Mary’s …

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

How Creativity Drives Human Evolution

What's distinctive about humans is that we can imagine something and then make it real.<p>What makes us human? Is war an inevitable part of the human condition? These are some of the questions that anthropologist Augustín Fuentes explores in his new book, <i>The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans</i> …

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Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of this kind of worrying at least some of the …

Research

8 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Get your body moving or try something new before your next brainstorming session. Your daring mindset will follow you back to the office and inspire something great.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creativity is essential to your business strategy. I’m not talking about …

20 UK hotels, rooms and hostels opening in 2017

Views over Ullswater, Lake District<p>The people behind the Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, are expanding their empire. Their new hotel collection is called <b>Another Place</b>, and The Lake is the first to open. The 40-room hotel is in an 18th-century building in 18 acres of parkland on Ullswater. …

Hospitality

Here’s Why You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

How the Best Leaders Motivate Their Teams

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

10 Things to Do When You're Feeling Stuck

Did your va-va lose its voom? Your edge its steely sharpness? Boomerang not coming back? Mojo not working its magic?<p>Chances are you’re suffering from …

Where in the World to Eat

Two hundred and seven of the greatest restaurants around the globe, according to those who eat, cook, and travel for a living.<p>There’s no shortage of food-focused Instagram feeds that will direct you to the tastiest avocado toast in cities like Paris, London, New York, L.A.—hell, even Charleston. …

15 Best Books on Creativity (So Far)

The old, the new, and the most brilliant ideas.<p>There are thousands of books on creativity and innovation out there. Many are great, some are exceptional, but few stand (or will stand) the test of time. As an author and researcher on innovation myself, I keep a short list of books to recommend to …

Vietnam Photos

See photos of Vietnam (including Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Vietnam

Top 10 Ways to Brainstorm New Ideas

Ideas make the world go round, but coming up with great ones isn’t always easy. Here are ten ways you can prompt your brain to get those ideas …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

Fix Your Next Creative Block with Some Electric Shocks to the Brain

Worth the risk.<p>The question of how to define creativity is one both scientists and artists have struggled with since people started being creative. There's that myth of the solitary, lone artist, haunted by their ideas and genius, but science is working to undo it. A new study out of Georgetown …

The Brain

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Why Criticism Is So Tough To Swallow (And How To Make It Go Down Easier)

We’re used to giving “praise sandwiches”–a criticism wedged in between two generic compliments–that give our brains indigestion.<p>A few years ago, I was working hard on a scrappy document that would eventually blossom into my first-ever book. It was still very early in the project, and I was hungry …

Photograph Shows Tiger with Down Syndrome?

CLAIM<p>Photographs show a white tiger with Down syndrome. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail, April 2016<p>Photo of a tiger with down syndrome? …

The first ever scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD had to be crowdfunded

If anybody understands the difficult of studying LSD’s effects on humans, David Nutt does. In the US and the UK, this psychedelic is a Schedule I drug, the most dangerous category, which means even a scientist at one of the top universities in the world can’t get money from research-funding bodies. …

Consciousness