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9 Ways To Harness Your Creativity ("Think Outside The Box" is Overrated)

"Think outside the box" is overrated. How about "Thinking without rules" "Thinking without limit" "Limitless thinking" or "Think above the clouds".</b> …

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, …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

design

Behind Barbara Berger's Costume Jewelry

Tuesday evening, Gabrielle Fialkoff, CEO of Haskell Jewels; David McFadden, chief curator of New York’s Museum of Art and Design; and Barbara Berger hosted a cocktail party for <i>Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger</i>, a new exhibition sponsored by famed costume jewelry brand Miriam …

Island imagery: Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawaii

Is a rainbow still a rainbow if it's in black and white? Or put another way, can photographs of people, manmade structures and urban settings really be by Ansel Adams?<p>The answer is clearly yes, judging by the photographer's work in "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures,” on view …

The 6 Keys To Being Awesome At Everything

I've been thinking about this a lot the past couple of weeks, because I've taken the opportunity, for the first time in many years, to play tennis nearly every day. My game has gotten progressively stronger. I've had a number of rapturous moments during which I've played like the player I long to …

Self-improvement

Sir Paul Smith: 'I learnt the trade doing some crummy jobs'

What do you call someone who has changed the way men dress, has 300 eponymous shops and is sent presents by his fans? Anything but grand.<p>Faster than a model speed-changing backstage, Sir Paul Smith slips into a fresh facial expression. His comfortably craggy, 1946-vintage features rearrange …