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The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

Creativity

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

Productivity

Wall Street Economist Predicts Exactly How Stocks Will Move In The First Half Hour After The Jobs Release

Jones doesn't stop at a prediction for how many payrolls were created in November, though. He also predicts exactly how markets will move immediately following the release.<p>"The SG forecast is below consensus and a marginal negative intraday impact for risky assets is expected if the SG forecast …

Wall Street

How the Poor Are Squeezed Out of the Most Affordable Housing

Electric brain stimulation induces feeling of determination – video

During a procedure to locate the part of a patient's brain where epileptic seizures were originating, the man started to describe a sensation of 'push harder, push harder, push harder to try and get through this'. 'Sham stimulation' with the electric current switched off didn't induce the same …

Pinterest inspires gift givers with holiday gift guides

One of the major holiday challenges is what to give people; the social network aims to solve this problem by rolling out more than 100 holiday gift boards organized by notable pinners and celebrities.<p>Shopping for gifts can be difficult. It's sometimes impossible to find the right present for …

Shopping

A single Bitcoin was worth $10 a year ago — today it’s worth $1,000

The value of a single Bitcoin surpassed $1,000 on popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox today. A year ago, it was worth $10.<p>The value of the crypto-currency has increased by more than 100X since then, and gone up by 500% since the beginning of November.<p>Saying we are in the midst of a Bitcoin boom is …