Madi O'Hara

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The 5 Best Ways to Inspire Creativity as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs thrive on creativity. It is what breathes life into their businesses and helps them remain competitive. Unfortunately, nobody has an …

Game execs recommend 32 practices for fostering creativity and diversity

A lot of executives say they believe in diversity and creativity, but they don’t always know how to promote it inside their companies. At our GamesBeat 2016 conference, a panel of game industry veterans talked about how creativity can foster diversity, and vice versa.<p>The panel included Megan …

Diversity

Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligence and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. …

'Hey Monster!' Uses Your Child's Creativity to Teach Early Literacy

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Just in time for the back-to-school season, TechSpaghetti has released its latest app, <i>Hey Monster!</i>, to help children and …

The Creative Personality

Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they're also often quiet and at rest. They work long hours, with great concentration, while …

Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice<p>“Sir, can you read my story?”<p>It’s a request that fills me with dread, because I know what will follow.<p>I will read the story and delight at how well developed …

Creative Writing

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

10 Things Creative People Do That Lead To Success

Why rely on old ideas and innovations? Why not create a climate for creativity with innovative, new ideas — beginning with you?<p>The good news is, believe it or not, <i>anyone</i> can be creative. For some, it may take a little more practice than for others, but it is still achievable. Start with these …

It’s 10 Years since ‘that’ TED Talk: 5 questions to think about #doschoolskillcreativity

A decade ago a revolution started in education, a groundswell for change. In June 2006 Sir Ken Robinson asked, Do schools kill creativity? This short …

TED Talks

Seven Misconceptions About Creativity and How to Harness It

We’ve all been there. That enchanting, mysterious moment when the muse strikes. Creativity is intoxicating. It’s frenetic. And — not to sound crass — …

Myths About Creativity

Do you know what's true and what's not about being creative?<p>Creativity isn’t a trait that some people have and others don’t. Before I explain why …

5 Things I've Learned About Creativity

I never planned to be a writer. In fact, it was something I actively avoided. As a publishing CEO, I felt it was important to steer clear of the creative process. When business side people start inserting themselves into creative work, it usually leads to trouble. So I focused on supporting other …

Creativity

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Creativity may be linked to mental illness:read here to discover the links to depression and how they might not be the reasons you think.

Depression

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe | Inc.com

The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation = creativity<p>Those two words are often used interchangeably.<p><b>Reality:</b> Although related, those are two different terms. …

Innovation

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

The Top Creative Entrepreneurs in Media and Marketing Today

Creatives are often stereotyped as being disorganized, pie-in-the-sky dreamers. But combined with a great idea and some entrepreneurial thinking, these entrepreneurs show how to turn creative ideas into a full-fledged business.<p>Creative people tend to prefer complexity and ambiguity. They extract …

The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not …

A Florida nail technician helped researchers develop a tracking device for endangered sea turtles

Serendipity has always played a significant role in scientific progress. Some researchers estimate that 33-50 percent of scientific discoveries are due to luck and happenstance. But as Louis Pasteur once said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.”<p>For conservationists, studying sea turtles has …

Protesters urge Hong Kong Museum of Art to remove ivory and rhino horn exhibits

About 20 people gathered outside the Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday morning to protest against an exhibition of artefacts made from rhino …

Baby killer whale born to endangered population in Washington state | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An infant killer whale was spotted over the weekend in Washington state’s Puget Sound, the first orca born to the region’s endangered population of marine mammals in two years, experts said on Monday.<p>It was not yet known whether the baby whale is a male or female, but the calf …

Puget Sound

There are only six northern white rhinos left in the world

“The species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race”<p>Only six northern white rhinos are left alive after Suni, a 34-year-old and the first of his kind to be born in captivity, was found dead on Friday by rangers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy …

Turtles' future at risk as scientists show rising sea levels affect egg hatchings

Eggs submerged under seawater are less likely to hatch, study at world’s largest green turtle nesting site on the Great Barrier Reef shows<p>Rising sea levels could decimate sea turtle nesting sites around the world, scientists have warned, with the largest rookery site for green turtles increasingly …

Zoology

Rarely-seen deep water whale washes up on Massachusetts beach

Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.<p>The carcass of the 17-foot female, weighing almost a ton, was found Friday on Jones Beach in Plymouth.<p>Aquarium biologists and staff from the …

Manatees may move from endangered to threatened list

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow should be moved from the endangered to the threatened list, officials said.<p>The agency said Tuesday its review of the West Indian manatee, which includes the Florida manatee, …

6 startling facts about wildlife trafficking — and how you can help

The illegal trade of wildlife is a much larger, far-reaching issue than you might realize, and it's something we can't afford to ignore.<p>Wildlife …

Scientists say that the world is losing so many species that we're putting ourselves at risk

In 2010, the UN Environment Programme estimated that 150 to 200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals go extinct every 24 hours, which was believed to be nearly as much as 1,000 times the "natural" rate.<p>And now, according to a new study published in Science, we are losing so many species …

Endangered ferrets are being saved by drones that drop vaccine-laced M&Ms

Here’s your weird but interesting technology story for the day. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is using M&M-dispensing drones to save endangered black-footed ferrets in rural Montana.<p>The ferret’s main source of food is prairie dogs, which are being killed by the sylvatic plague, a disease …

It’s official: ‘Butanding’ an endangered species

GAME OF TAG Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines researcher Gonzalo Araujo tags a whale shark in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in …

Endangered Species

Here's How Fast Different Animals Are Disappearing From Earth

Many scientists believe our planet is in the early stages of a mass extinction, an event defined by a loss of 75% of species on Earth. It will be the sixth one to occur in the planet's 4.5 billion year history — and the first to be caused by humans.<p>But just how fast are species disappearing from …

How illegal poaching could exterminate the African elephant ‘in 100 years’

Richard Bonham remembers the first time he saw the massive elephant that came to be called Torn Ear. It was in the early ’90s, and Torn Ear was at a watering hole in the Kenyan park, Chyulu Hills. Bonham, an East African conservationist, was struck by the size of the animal’s ivory tusks.<p>“I watched …