Scotti Janway

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5 Books to Read if You Get Caught in a Travel Delay

You'll have better things to do than curse the TSA.<p>You've packed your bags, watered the plants (wait...did you water the plants?), and set your out-of-office email. It's holiday time! What are you waiting for? Oh, that's right. The plane is late! Your ride is stuck in traffic! The train had to halt …

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How directed daydreaming helps your creativity

The academics started by giving people a series of short creative problems to think about.<p>Around 100 students were chosen at random and told to sit in front of computers. Then, a series of word ‘triads’ flashed up on their screens.<p>The triads challenged them to find what single word connected a …

10 Ways Creativity Can Completely Change Your Life

<b>“Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can on it.” ~Danny Kaye</b><p>I’ve had those days when I felt like my life was in the doldrums. When I …

Creativity

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

DO some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why?<p>In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. “I wasn’t trying to make an invention,” he said. “I was just playing.” As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us …

Want to Be More Creative? Get Bored

Scientists and this mega best-selling author agree on the big-time benefits of being bored.<p>Here's a question for you. What do you do when you're waiting in line at the store, sitting in a traffic jam on the highway, or otherwise have a few minutes of time to pass and have nothing else to do?<p>If …

Creativity

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>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

Don’t be a designosaur: how to avoid creative extinction

<i>Design agency Fitch’s executive creative director Alasdair Lennox shares some very wise words about keeping your design work fresh and innovative,</i> …

Creativity

Why It's Worthwhile To Sketch Out Your Dreams

It's soothing, stimulating and could help you better understand your night's sleep.<p>We know that writing down our dreams can help us remember them better in the morning, while also serving as a quick guide for decoding their real-life meanings.<p>But have you ever considered drawing your …