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3 Attributes That Many of the Best Innovators Share | Inc.com

Everyone understands that innovation is important, even if we aren't quite sure how to do it or what the outcomes may be. As the demand for innovation increases, more and more people will claim to be "innovative", and most businesses need to hire people with the insight, creativity and innovation …

Innovation

Here's the Secret That Has Always Brought Vast Riches to People: Tony Robbins

Respect this financial miracle.<p>Entrepreneur, philanthropist and New York Times Best-Selling Author Tony Robbins often speaks to millennials and …

A startup added one small step to their job application process — and no one has quit in 3 years

Job interviews are tricky things.<p>They're a crucial part of the hiring process. But when it comes to vetting the best candidates, interviews alone often aren't enough.<p>Interviewees can game recruiters. And interviewers can allow their own biases to block out qualified candidates.<p>Fortunately, job …

Ancient puzzle: 4,000-year-old decapitated toads found in Israeli tomb

It’s been three years since archaeologists uncovered a 4,000-year-old tomb near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo in Israel. They were surprised by what they found inside: numerous vessels containing date palms and myrtle bushes, neither of which were native to the area, and — strangest of all — the …

Alexander the Great Study Guide

Biography, Timeline, and Study Questions<p>Alexander the Great, King of Macedon from 336 - 323 B.C., may claim the title of the greatest military leader …

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

How to Tell if Someone Is Lying and 8 More Conversation Tips

The staring contest lasted 14 seconds before Amanda de Cadenet, best known for interviewing bold women with boldfaced names, broke the silence with “I can’t take it anymore!” She was delivering instruction in an interview technique: It is sometimes important to keep quiet, and even to stare down …

Domestic Violence

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

Why Doing Nothing Will Allow You to Do More | Inc.com

Don't you just wish there were more hours in the day? Surely you may want an extra hour or two tacked onto the normal 24, if only to cross off a few more important things from your daily to-do list. But what if you used these hypothetical extra hours to do something completely counterintuitive? …

Creativity

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

4 Ways to Break Free From A Rut of Small Thinking | Inc.com

It can happen to the best of us. We work hard towards our goals. We get in a rhythm, a routine, and we have a good idea of what works for us.<p>But then one day you hear someone in your network talking about a new project they are working on that is innovative and cool. And then you look at your work, …

Creativity

Killed Covers: 12 book cover designers discuss their rejected work

Two weeks ago, the St Bride Foundation in London hosted a night of rejection. Killed Covers brought a range of book cover designers together to share …

Books

The Future Belongs to Creativity: Why We’re Doubling Down on the Creative Agency

<i>By</i> <b>Dave Luhr</b>, President, Wieden+Kennedy<p>According to the headlines and the pundits, it’s the worst time in recorded history to be an ad agency. Yes, even worse than during the previous 15-plus years, when we heard that it was the worst time to be an agency. I have never seen an industry so down on …

Cool micro studio in Budapest makes the most out of 344 square feet

Space-efficient design is of the utmost importance when creating livable tiny spaces like this beautiful 344-square-foot studio located in Budapest, …

Why Weird Experiences Boost Creativity

Creative people think differently. But why? There is no magic bullet or single pill. We all have the potential for creativity, but there are so many …

Negativity is Built Into Our DNA. Here’s What We Can Do About It | Heleo

“Our starting point is not neutral; it’s negative.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why curiosity killed the cat</i>• <i><br>Why meetings often feel so unproductive</i>• <i><br>Why people</i> …

Critical Thinking

10 reasons why creatives should start working with a pen and paper

Have you thought about the effect technology has on your creative work? Maybe you should. Over the years, as agencies connected our desktops to the …

Creativity

This Science-Backed Treatment Is the "Single Best Cure" for Insomnia

If the lotions, supplements, pills, and eye masks are any indication, people who struggle with insomnia will go to extreme lengths to clock even a …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

The world’s ‘most friendless people’ are under assault yet again

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In recent days, thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Burma have made their way to neighboring Bangladesh, …

Asia Pacific

How to Keep Good Ideas Flowing: 4 Strategies Every Good Leader Needs to Know | Inc.com

We all have good ideas. We all have bad ideas. And we all have those annoying in-between ideas that we know aren't good, but they're not obviously bad either. Those are the worst, because unlike obviously bad ideas, the in-between ideas are often bad ideas disguised as good ideas trying to trick …

Leadership

Five Easy Tips for Breaking a Creative Block

When you rely on creativity for work, a battle with the absence of these abilities can be detrimental, especially when you’re freelance. No matter …

Aziz Ansari has great advice for people in creative slumps

When you’re a creatively successful person, people always want to know what you’re working on. The problem is that sometimes the answer is: Nothing much.<p>Actor and filmmaker Aziz Ansari recently offered a refreshing take on the pressure that creative types feel to produce. In an interview with <i>GQ</i>‘s …

Creativity

Ways to Destroy Your Artistic Creativity

Don't undermine your own creativity, or your paintings will suffer<p>It’s to be expected that there will be ups and down in your level of artistic …

Ways to Generate Painting Ideas

An idea is a thought or plan about what to do. Where do ideas for painting come from? Although at times it may seem mysterious - flashes of …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

The Creativity Challenge Starts Today

There’s a lot going on in the world. It’s easy to get bogged down by the news, the tweets, the to-do lists. Sometimes you need a way to clear away the cruft, and reignite your spark. That’s the inspiration behind our Creativity Challenge.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked 14 super smart creators to craft daily …

Remembering Jeanne Moreau, France’s Femme Fatale

Jeanne Moreau, the French actress and star of the New Wave, passed away today at the age of 89 in her home in Paris. France’s President, Emmanuel …

Why you should make time for creative side projects

Making time for a side project is an ambition lots of creatives strive for. After all, design is a broad discipline with plenty of different skill …

Our Three Brains - The Reptilian Brain

Neuroscience has offered many important insights into both the structure and function of the human brain. One of the most well-known models of brain …

The Brain