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5 Unreasonable Excuses You Give Yourself When You Are Creative and Multi Passionate and How to Fix It

<b>Excuse Number #1 - I have so many ideas I can't decide. I can't handle the overwhelm so I will do nothing.</b><p><b>Solution</b> - Find time to write everything down, every idea and every piece of inspiration. Start to block out tasks and projects that are most important to you. You probably know deep down what …

Motivation

6 Ways To Deal With Rejection Positively

You're reading 6 Ways To Deal With Rejection Positively, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Motivation

8 ways to make your home look beautiful on a budget

Cool interior design tips that won't break the bank<p>Want to give your home some TLC but don’t have a big budget to play with? Home stylist and blogger …

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

17 Easy DIY Home Decor Craft Projects That Don't Look Cheap

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Walter Isaacson on What it Really Takes to Innovate | Inc.com

Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive--now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.<p>In his new book <i>The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution</i>, Isaacson makes the case that the …

Innovation

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …

Fighting Distractions Should Be Top Resolution For 2015

BING the head of Sony Pictures is talking about CLICK my friend just uploaded a photo to Face BING the wreckage of the AirAsia flight PLOP Danny, are you around for dinner? We are thinking DING Try out the new version of our app CLICK the weather today will be PING Danny, we have a brilliant idea …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

Psychology

Online reputation is more valuable than money or power

The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it. Here he explains how to transform yourself into search-engine gold<p>My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like …

Online
Russian Military

Why People Think I'm Super Productive

Your life doesn’t have to be rigidly structured to be productive.<p>It’s funny, because many readers seem to think I’m a super productive, ultra focused, uber disciplined guy.<p>I’m not.<p>I get lazy, I sneak snacks when no one is looking, I sleep in sometimes, I take naps, I binge read on the Internet when …

Productivity

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of reality, it is the source of many social pathologies and lost …

Education

How Lucid Dreaming Could Help Treat PTSD

Can confronting nightmares lead to real-life closure?<p>The recurring nightmares began when Dr. Glen Just was five years old. Every night, soldiers would capture him, drag him onto a submarine, and drill a hole into his back as he screamed.<p>Just now believes these chronic nightmares to be symptoms of …

Remote Controls

What you earn in your 20s may predict your salary for the rest of your career

Your personality takes shape, plus you make choices about your career, marriage, and where you're going to live.<p>It's also the time when you set your earning trajectory, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.<p>"Across the board, the bulk of earnings growth happens …

Federal Reserve

4 Steps To Bring Your Big Ideas To Life

Forget the myth that a brilliant idea will just come to you when you need it. Here’s how all innovators foster the next big thing.<p>In today’s technologically advanced world–a world in which we more readily rush to purchase the latest upgrade at the drop of a product announcement–it’s awe inspiring …

Creativity

How love and heartache affect the body

Falling in love – and suffering a broken heart – have some powerful effects on the body.<p>“Love is the drug” sang Roxy Music back in the early 1970s, and it turns out Bryan Ferry and team were on to something.<p>When you fall in love, the same areas of your brain affected by alcohol or drugs like …

Relationships

How The Larry Pages Of The World Get Their Big Ideas

Pro tip #1: Play with Lego.<p>In a February 2014 interview with Dr. Paul Jacobs, the then CEO of the wireless technology company Qualcomm and now its executive chairman, it dawned on me that there were common threads among the world’s leading innovators that no one had yet defined.<p>First, it may sound …

Innovation

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

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Print Media

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

You think Snapchat is for sexting, but it's actually a giant threat to TV

The strongest cable show was AMC's "The Walking Dead." Its midseason finale, in November, reached 14.8 million people.<p>Big numbers, right?<p>Try this one: 24.79 million.<p>That is the number of people who, on the evening of Jan. 26, 2015, and over the next 24 hours, watched a video broadcast on their …

Social Media

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

6 Simple Rules For Tapping Into People’s Creative Potential

With these tips you can fire your chief innovation officer today.<p>The days when innovation was the sole responsibility of the chief innovation officer or corporate venturing group are over. Today companies are realizing they need to harness the innovative power of all their employees if they want to …

Innovation

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Do colours really warp our behaviour?

Red paint is meant to inflame our passions while blue and green keeps us calm – but Claudia Hammond finds that their true influence is not what you’d expect.<p>We can spend hours choosing the right paint colour for a room to create just the mood we want. We pore over paint charts and bring home tester …

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