Helping Creative People Create

I’ve been a huge fan of Seth Godin over the years, mainly because the man thinks outside the box. But the reason that I’ll always be a fan of Seth is his humility. Check out his Thanksgiving Post for further proof. I tried to sum it up like this: Not only can’t I imagine charging […]

I’ve recently been on a productive kick as of late. It’s probably due to the changing seasons, or the fact that the holidays are upon us. Regardless, I’ve been really honing my productivity lately. I’m doing more, forgetting less, and feeling better about myself as a result. Why? I’ve stopped calling productivity “Productivity”. That’s right. […]

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it seems like everybody is pulling out their Christmas decorations, in attempt to add some yule tide cheer. Contents from the attic, garage and other various storage places become a little barer, and the house becomes a little more cluttered. While Christmas decorations are all about […]

Variety is the spice of life. No one can deny that. There’s a book out there that shows that if you’re looking for satisfaction in routines, you’re probably not going to find it. One of these books is Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment by Gregory Burns, a professor of psychology at Emory. His […]

OH man… does this take me back. Back to a day where playgrounds consisted of things that could easily injure like weathered wood with giant splinters, ample slides, and hardly ANY of that sterile plastic. Whenever I see a modern playground, it reminds me of a hospital waiting room. Seriously. How can kids really get […]

Sometimes a creative solution to a problem just inspires like no other. I recently stumbled upon reCaptcha, a captcha solution for websites. Captcha is that kind of annoying thing that makes you enter random words by squinting at a funky, distorted image. It’s an almost necessary evil these days to ward off spammers. But reCaptcha […]

Don’t shoot the messenger on this one. But most of all, he simply observes his students, year to year, noting all the obvious evidence of teens’ decreasing abilities when confronted with even the most basic intellectual tasks, from understanding simple history to working through moderately complex ideas to even (in a couple recent examples that […]

LiveScience is reporting that sleep-deprivation allows our brains to overreact to bad experience. “While we predicted that the emotional centers of the brain would overreact after sleep deprivation, we didn’t predict they’d overreact as much as they did,” Walker said. “They became more than 60 percent more reactive to negative emotional stimuli. That’s a whopping […]

Mike Arrington has an interesting piece on Yossi Vardi, a prolific tech investor of the past 40 years (more on Yossi in a bit). Within this piece a killer speech given by Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 was referenced. In an eloquent way, Roosevelt managed to sum up why it’s better to try, even when failure […]

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