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25 Easy Ways To Stimulate Innovation, And Never Get Stuck Again

Innovation is no fun when you’re staring down an oppressively blank sheet of paper, but you don’t have to go it alone. Here’s my list of 25 prompts guaranteed to get the innovation juices flowing, a list distilled from my speeches and workshops and work as an innovation culture consultant.<p><b>1. Borrow</b> …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Healthy Recipes with Tahini

Decadently rich, with a nutty and slightly bitter taste, tahini is a flavor force to be reckoned with. A classic hummus component, the thick sesame …

Food

Florentine Cookies

• Difficulty: Easy |<br>• Total Time: 50 mins, plus cooling time |<br>• Makes: About 36 cookies<p>These lacy cookies may appear difficult to make, but they are …

Try honing these psychological skills to develop a gold medalist’s mind

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, all eyes will be on the athletes as they perform jaw-dropping feats of strength, speed and agility. But it's mental fitness that gives them grace under pressure – and the edge they need to compete against others like them who have trained a lifetime for this …

Business Development

Scrivener |Full Course on How to Write a Book in Scrivener 2

When Did You Realize You 'Weren't' An Artist?

It's a question I'm asked all the time: At what point did you realize you wanted to be a writer? Was it after reading that great book in school? Did Mom or Dad push you into it? Or was it just something you fell into, because having a normal career didn't sound interesting and you realized you had …

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

Eat, pray, read.<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Writing a good book: 10 ingredients of great novels

Writing a good book is something every fiction writer aspires to. When writers ask for help writing a book, a popular question is ‘Is my idea good …

Creative Writing

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Reading More Literary Fiction | Inc.com

Here's a novel idea. If you want to improve your efficacy as an empathetic leader of your company, read more literary fiction.<p>Such is the implication of a study that came out of an article in <i>Science</i> a couple of years ago. The piece was published by David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano, out of New …

Creative Writing

Five Ways China’s Wildlife Protection Law Will Harm Wildlife

The Chinese government released a new draft of its wildlife conservation law, and it does shockingly little to actually promote conservation.<p>While China’s President Xi Jinping has been speaking out about the country’s commitment to combating wildlife trade, bureaucrats at the State Forestry …

10 Things to Never Say to a Writer

The topic of careers is often an interesting one. It's a great opportunity to learn more about other people while allowing you to gain insight about jobs that may have piqued your curiosity through the years.<p>But mention you're a writer, and the whole discussion changes. In fact, many times it's not …

Downton Abbey

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

6 Books To Curl Up With This Fall

Ring in the new season with these twisted fantasies, profound autobiographies and vivid collections of short stories.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

Books

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

Woody Allen’s Best & Worst Movies: ‘Annie Hall’ ‘Match Point’ & More (Video)

As ‘Blue Jasmine’ opens, Malcolm Jones picks his favorites of the director’s 40+ films—and a few clunkers.<p>Woody Allen has written and directed more …

10 Startup Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” declared Jay Z, worth $475 million at Forbes’ last count. Rappers have long mused on wealth in their verses, and some of those lyrics can provide invaluable advice to founders.<p>The Phat Startup is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship through hip-hop, …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

Most Infamous Prison Breaks in History: Iraq, Pakistan & More (PHOTOS)

From Pakistan to Alcatraz and Abu Ghraib, see the most daring prison escapes in history.<p>Karim Kadim/AP

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 31, 2013 132<p>I’ve become very brave this summer.<p>By grilling EVERYTHING.<p>I really mean …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Architecture

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

Samuel L. Jackson reads “Breaking Bad” monologue

The actor releases a second monologue as part of a contest to raise donations for the Alzheimer’s Association<p>For the past two weeks, actor Samuel L. Jackson has been hosting a contest to drive donations towards the Alzheimer's Association, supporting research for a disease that afflicted his late …