Chiara Gorlandi

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

How To Have A Blockbuster Year | Inc.com

I have no science to back my claims. No team of researchers trying to crack the code of why you keep getting in your own way. I only have my experiences, observations, and personal results to help you.<p>Here are 7 ways to finally create your breakout year.<p>Find the right lover.<p>This should be the …

Self-help

A Noodle Story

I'm All Fired Up With Excitement!<p>It's 3 more days to our exclusive pop-up event at Moosehead Kitchen+Bar just down the street. Check out what the …

Benefits of reading before bed

Reading before bed can reduce stress by 68%.Viviana Calderón/flickr<p>We’re all commitment phobes. We scan, we skim, we browse, but rarely do we read.<p>Our eyes pingpong back and forth from Facebook posts to open chat boxes, unclicked emails to GIFs of dancing cats, scanning for keywords but barely …

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Benefits Of Reading

Reading Has Its Benefits: INFOGRAPHIC

Some bibliophiles will be making new year’s resolutions to read more or perhaps even take on a reading-themed challenge. One tool that may prove …

Advertising Industry

5 principles that will help you read more

I'm hardly an exceptional reader (By my estimate, I read a book every couple of weeks on average  —  a rate not yet comparable to folks like Maria Popova, Shane Parrish, and Ryan Holiday). But, perhaps like you, I lost my habit for reading and slowly built it back up.<p>Back when I was a child, my …

Books

7 Simple Ways to Make the Workplace More Positive | Inc.com

One of our most important resources for our productivity and happiness is our own energy. Clearly, people recognize how important high energy is to productive daily living. The energy drink market reached $10 billion in 2015.<p>Aside from the most obvious hacks to protect, restore, and supercharge our …

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Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Meditation

These New Wearables Aren't For Your Wrist

People’s wrists are being overrun by the machines.<p>Apple (aapl) last year finally debuted the gadget maker’s first foray into the world of watches. It …

Wearable Tech

Japan’s decluttering guru says she is on a mission to 'organise the world'

Interview: Marie Kondo, Japan’s superstar tidying guru, tells the Telegraph how Shintoism influenced her methods - and how life with a new baby has not dented her devotion to order<p>She has revolutionised underwear drawers around the world, likes to thank belongings for their service before binning …

Minimalism

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes...<p>Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: <i>change</i>.<p>Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to …

Self-improvement

What happened when I tried to read 100 books in a year

Reading can be hard work sometimes — even for bookworms.<p>Growing up, I was always reading. I took books with me to parties, as a kind of security …

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 …

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts--yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)<p>Here are some of the things …

Motivation

A Happiness Experiment: Can You Make Every Day Feel Like Saturday?

We’re happiest on Saturdays at 7:26pm—at least that’s what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26pm seems strange, there have been …

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

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Set Aside a "Maintenance Day" for Your Less Important Tasks

Most of us have things we have to do every week that are necessary but don’t have a great impact on your professional or personal progress. Fast …

Caffè letterari Milano: ecco gli indirizzi da provare

**articolo aggiornato a febbraio 2017**<p>Librerie che si ritagliano angoli piccoli e grandi per accoglierti anche con una tazza di tè e una pausa …

Milano, le 5 mostre che non potete assolutamente perdere nei primi mesi del 2016

<b>Canapa Mundi 2018: orari e info.</b> Tre giorni dedicati alla pianta come risorsa economica per la salute, l’alimentazione e il benessere a Ciampino<p>Il</b> …

How Cooking Is Like Coding

Cooking is hard work that’s often hard to be passionate about. Yet, once programmer Brett Terpstra started seeing the similarities to coding, the …

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14 All-Raw Recipes You’ll Want in on. Really.

Raw food isn’t only pretty to look at, it’s also one of the healthiest ways you can eat. A raw foods diet is said to have many benefits, including a boost in energy, awesome sleep, super clear skin, weight loss and mental clarity (woot!). Though we know, eating <i>only</i> raw food is counterintuitive for …

Food

10 Whimsical Prints Fit for Foodies

There’s something about a simple line drawing that really gets our goat. When you can use just a few key strokes, a color here, and a color there to illustrate something you might see every day, a mini moment of magic happens.<p>Thanks to the Internet, we’re all able to bring so much more art into our …

Emily Dickinson

9 reasons why writing in a journal should be your only resolution in the new year.

Once upon a time in Texas, some computer engineers got fired.<p>After four months of unemployment, not a single one of them had found a new job. …

Mark Twain

Keeping a Daily Journal Can Give You Tremendous Power

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For over three years, I have reaped unbelievable benefits from keeping and writing in a journal daily. Being able to have a place where I can analyze where I am, see my daily progress and capture quotes/sayings that really move me has …

Motivation

10 Surprising Benefits You'll Get From Keeping a Journal

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>When it comes to keeping a journal, stereotypes of <i>Sweet Valley High</i> and Napoleon Dynamite quickly come to mind; "Dear diary" is reserved for the high-school sweetheart or awkward recluse. Others see writing merely as a tool, a pragmatic means to an end, certainly without value …

Mindfulness

What I Learned From Keeping A Gratitude Journal For A Month

Counting your blessings can make you happier, but not for the reasons you probably think.<p>While people have been giving thanks on Thanksgiving for a long time, the scientific study of gratitude is a more recent phenomenon. Gratitude has been touted as a tonic for whatever ails you, and indeed, some …

Happiness

12 Easy Steps for Keeping a Dream Journal and Getting Started Tonight

<i>By DreamsCloud.com</i><p>Dreams, if taken literally, can be very mysterious and confusing to understand and accurately decode.<p>Whether you're dreaming about an ex, a deceased loved one, or simply flying, falling or having your teeth fall out while riding a pink elephant (we've all had <i>that</i> dream, right?), …

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