Michele Wyse

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Futuristic Sleeping Pods Recharge Modern Workers

During a typical day's work, many employees start feeling tired by mid-afternoon. Who wouldn't love to take a quick nap to recharge their batteries before pushing through the final hours? Unfortunately, sleeping on the job is frowned upon in many places of employment, but one company is hoping to …

Discover 1950s Street Style Photos by Vivian Maier

Photo: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection<p>Long before The Sartorialist and Bill Cunningham became icons, when "blog" was a foreign word and Marilyn Monroe ruled Hollywood, Vivian Maier pioneered street photography. If Maier's name is unfamiliar that's her own doing—as a nanny she honed a hidden passion …

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Yoga For Anger: 3 Moves To Help You Calm Down

<i>By JC Peter for Spirituality & Health Magazine</i><p>Anger: We all know it, many of us well. But at a yoga party, it would be <i>gauche</i> to bring up the raging intensity sitting in your gut. We’re all focusing on the positive here, right?<p>Not exactly. Yoga is, in part, a practice for life. It’s natural and …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, your job is to be one step ahead of the market, always ready with the next big idea. Whether you want to design a new product or disrupt a market, you need to be able to come up with creative solutions for problems of …

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

Want to be more creative? Sometimes it’s just a matter of giving yourself the space to think, writes Bruce Nussbaum.<p>Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life. In watching my best students, in examining the lives of …

Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity

In <b>How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer</b> (<i>public library</i>), Debbie Millman sits down with twenty of today’s most celebrated graphic designers to unravel the secrets of their creative process, work ethic, and general philosophy on life. The result is a kind of modern-day equivalent of the 1942 …

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better | Inc.com

Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start the moment they awake. They follow this pattern with a fierce devotion because it activates all sorts of subconscious and autonomic systems that put that …

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If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People

How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston, Kendrick Lamar, Max Levchin, and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.<p>What do a startup king, a social network innovator, a hip hop prince, perhaps the best actor on television, and two absolutely hilarious dudes have in …

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

<i>Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be</i> …

Zentangle: Pattern-Drawing as Meditation

If greater creativity and more mental balance are among your new year’s resolutions, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist duo <b>Maria Thomas</b> and <b>Rick Roberts</b>. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple …

May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, <b>Bill Watterson</b>, creator of the beloved <b>Calvin and Hobbes</b> comic strip, …

A Peek Inside the Notebooks of Great Creators, from Architecture to Advertising to Street Art

The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn’t it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and see just how the machinery works? Well, we sort of can — by way of great creators’ private notebooks and …

Original Mad Man David Ogilvy on the 10 Qualities of Creative Leaders

Long before the listicle epidemic of the social web, 11th-century Japanese courtesan Sei Shanagon, the world’s first “blogger,” enumerated 7 rare things in life, beloved novelist Umberto Eco asserted the list was the origin of culture, and the inimitable Susan Sontag reflected on why lists appeal …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

6 Ways To Ground Yourself When You're Feeling Anxious

I’m writing this as I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor about whether or not my son has Lyme Disease. I’d love to report that I’m one of those …

Work-Life Balance: 8 Ways to Eliminate Late Nights at Work | Inc.com

In a recent survey of more than 4,000 business executives conducted by Accenture, work-life balance was the key factor for more than half of men and women in determining a successful career. Work-life balance came out ahead of money, recognition, and autonomy.<p>Now, I firmly believe in breaking the …

Awakening Our Creative Soul: 5 Tips for Uniting Inner & Outer Life.

What does it takes to unite body, mind and spirit?<p>Understanding this will allow us to achieve the balance that nearly everyone wishes they had in …

Bad Day? 8 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself | Inc.com

Some people claim the way you talk to yourself is the key to how you feel.<p>Try it. Pump your first in the air and repeat after me: "I feel great about myself!"<p>How did that work out for you?<p>Positive self-talk can be helpful at times, but more often than not those mental conversations veer off course …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Live the Questions: Rilke on Embracing Uncertainty and Doubt as a Stabilizing Force

Jacqueline Novogratz’s wonderful commencement address reminded me of a favorite passage from <b>Letters to a Young Poet</b> (<i>public library</i>) by <b>Rainer Maria Rilke</b> (December 4, 1875–December 29, 1926). In this thoroughly elevating modern classic, the beloved poet makes a beautiful case for the importance of …

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Plus-Size Photoshop Fail Is The Strangest Thing We've Seen All Week (PHOTOS)

The world of plus-size modeling isn't exempt from a fashion industry-wide problem: overzealous retouching.<p>We've seen everything from carved-out thighs to digital "facelifts," but we haven't seen anything like the latest Photoshop fail to come across our screens. Thanks to our hawk-eyed friends over …