Bernardo Barlach

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How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

Creativity

How to get your kids to 18, sane and not hating you

Seven writers offer parenting tips they wish they had been given when they were starting out<p>When I first got pregnant, I was a smart-arse corporate lawyer, used to getting my own way. What I really needed was someone to tell me the following: “You know your worst ever client? The guy who calls at …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

Leadership

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 …

Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history

If you live in China and you've been on WeChat, there's a decent chance you've come across or at least heard of chatty teenager named Xiaoice.<p>Xiaoice …

How changing your mind makes you a better leader

Take a look at the biggest films of recent months, and you’ll see a bevy of heroes acclaimed for their ability to stick to their guns. In <i>The Hunger Games</i> trilogy, Katniss Everdeen refuses to succumb to the authoritarian regime’s attempts to make her their pawn. In the recent medical drama …

Jeff Bezos

Playing With LEGO Pays Off For Science

LEGO blocks have long been touted as toys that do good.<p>Studies show that IQ aside, children who are skilled LEGO builders in preschool are better at …

Why boredom is anything but boring

Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists.<p>In 1990, when James …

Let Creativity Reign When Appreciating Employees

Everyone likes to feel appreciated at work. In fact, studies have shown that employees are motivated to work harder when their boss shows …

Getting Innovation to Scale – Networks (part 2 of 3)

Through scaling, smart movers can quickly build substantial market shares – or define entirely new markets. To help understand scaling we have …

Smart e-paper meeting room sign syncs with office calendars

Add / Remove Many digital signs use LCD display, which can be energy intensive. Visionect aims to change this with a greener digital meeting room …

High school students run peer-to-peer coding workshops

Add / Remove As with languages, young people are often able to pick up coding more easily than grown ups so it is no wonder we have seen a huge …

The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017

To architect the experiences of tomorrow, you must first design the interactions of today.<p>2015 was the year that UX disciples the world over proved …

Material Design

Cardboard standing desk is only USD 25

Add / Remove The popularity of standing desks continues to rise, but most models on offer are either expensive or take up a lot of space. Looking to …

Innovation Culture Bulletin: Introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between

Add / Remove In “A comfortable distance” we looked at how modern, New Economy offices can often fall short in providing the quietness and peace that, …

Candle-powered heater runs on 10 cents a day

Add / Remove With both gas and electric power getting evermore expensive, efficient heat sources are in great demand. We have already seen an indoor …

Search engine helps students pay their loans

Add / Remove We have already seen an app that rewards students for ignoring their phone during lectures, but now BrowseU is a search engine that …

How GM Beat Tesla to the First True Mass-Market Electric Car | WIRED

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>WWDC 2018 Liveblog: News and Updates From Apple's Keynote<p>Only You Can Fight Fake News<p>The …

Top Ten Innovation Report for December

Add / Remove <b><br>In the Top Ten Innovation Report, we present a digestible run down of the best innovations from the last four weeks. Published monthly</b> …

Innovation Culture Bulletin: Taking time

Add / Remove <i>"I'm taking time away to dream, I'm taking time out to clean up my room, and when I clean up, my room will gleam, because dreams aren't</i> …

Energy efficient street lamps are also mosquito traps

Add / Remove Controlling the growth of mosquito populations is an effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We’ve already wrote …

Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better Than Real Ones - Issue 29: Scaling

I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the …

National Academy of Sciences

The 19th Century plug that's still being used

<b>After rumours that Apple was going to get rid of the headphone jack in its imminent iPhone 7, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking them to reconsider. This humble plug is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time, writes Chris Stokel-Walker.</b><p>For what remains an …

Inside The Manipulative World Of Film Color Correction

Professional colorists reveal their secrets–and a neuroscientist explains why they work.<p>You don’t always consider it when you watch movies, but you are being manipulated by color. Think about Wes Anderson’s pastel films, or the vibrant tropical birds in nature documentaries. The real world …

Getting Innovation to Scale – Emergence (part 1 of 3)

Through scaling, smart movers can quickly build substantial market shares – or define entirely new markets. To help understand scaling we have …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

Adblock alternative could fund online publishers through micropayments

Add / Remove Free tools such as Adblock enable users to enjoy the internet without being interrupted by intrusive advertisements, but in doing so …