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Five Life-Altering Philosophies from Calvin and Hobbes.

Five Life-Altering Philosophies from Calvin and Hobbes. | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Have you ever experienced how the simplest of things can trigger and unfold a whole world of profoundness, weaving itself into the weft and warp of our lives? Be it a gesture, a remark, or a few wo...

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This article inspires me to write my own article about my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips.

 

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Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County were two of my all time favorite comic strips ... enjoy!


  1. Curiosity does not kill the cat!
  2. The best things are learnt outside of textbooks.
  3. Play saves the day!
  4. Express. Not suppress.
  5. There is treasure everywhere.


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8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it

Sometimes, to accomplish your goals, you just need to change how you think and behave.


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Interesting approaches to push through writer's block.

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Making Your Mornings More Creative « Annie Murphy Paul

Making Your Mornings More Creative « Annie Murphy Paul | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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This research on how and when to optimize your creativity was very interesting, I thought. It is rather non-intuitive but it makes sense to me.

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literary jukebox

literary jukebox | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Daily quote from a favorite book, thematically matched with a song. A side project by Maria Popova.
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From the curator who brings us BrainPickins', Maria Popova pairs daily quotes with an appropriate song. Enjoy!

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6 Ways To Smash Your Creative Block And Launch Your Dream Project

6 Ways To Smash Your Creative Block And Launch Your Dream Project | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
No more excuses: It's time to hop on that dream project now. Here's the roadmap to getting startedand getting it done.

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Set goals and accept early drafts that are less than stellar. You can only work on improvement if you have a prototype to work with. Just get started.

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Falling short: seven writers reflect on failure

Falling short: seven writers reflect on failure | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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We all love success. These writers describe the inherint element of failure in the creative process. They offer their insights on how to fail well.

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6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Actually the article presents 7 approaches - inquiry-based, problem-based, discovery learning, cooperative learning, authentic learning, project-based, and situated learning. Beneficial ideas for shaking things up in an instructional environment.

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6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself

6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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In the privacy of your mind you constantly talk to yourself.  Your inner monologue might seem pointless at times, but the truth is the act of talking to yourself can help you learn and maintain a positive lifelong trajectory.  Therefore, collected below are six effective topics for self-talk, so the next time you talk to yourself you will know exactly what to say.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 19, 2013 10:24 AM

What can you tell yourself that you don’t already know?  A whole lot. In the privacy of your mind you constantly talk to yourself.  Your inner monologue might seem pointless at times, but the truth is the act of talking to yourself can help you learn and maintain a positive lifelong trajectory.  Therefore, collected below are six effective topics for self-talk, so the next time you talk to yourself you will know exactly what to say.

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Homeless Man Turned Millionaire Offers The Best Advice I Ever Got

Homeless Man Turned Millionaire Offers The Best Advice I Ever Got | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
The interview and simple advice that changed my life.

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Find what you love to do so much that you cannot wait for the sun to rise so you can do it again.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:32 AM

The same kind of advice Albert Eistein gave to his son... Do what you do with passion!

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Awesome story!

Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:45 AM

An amazing and truly inspirational read.

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Cooking for Inspiration: When Recipes Just Aren't Enough - Huffington Post

Cooking for Inspiration: When Recipes Just Aren't Enough - Huffington Post | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Cooking for Inspiration: When Recipes Just Aren't Enough
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Recipes and learning secret cooking techniques, after two decades of chasing them as a Master Chef, just aren't enough anymore.
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The author uses creative, but simple cooking to direct his focus on the 'now' and rescue his mind from negative thoughts and depression.

 

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Pursuing literary immortality illuminates how the mind works, researcher finds

Pursuing literary immortality illuminates how the mind works, researcher finds | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Why new songs can excite in a way familiar songs cannot.

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Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas — PsyBlog

Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas — PsyBlog | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Why creative ideas are often rejected in favour of conformity and uniformity.
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The Secret to Creativity and Productivity | The Daily Muse

The Secret to Creativity and Productivity | The Daily Muse | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Our brains are often occupied both with big-picture ideas and with day-to-day details. But turns out, that can get confusing--and we can have a big impact on our brainpower by separate those types of thinking.
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the key to making anything interesting

the key to making anything interesting | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Key to Making Anything Interesting

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Yin Yangle

Yin Yangle | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Question: What do you get when a zentangle studies Taoism? Answer: a yin yangle I have been playing zentangles for a few months and while most of my tangles are the traditional rectangular shape, I...
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Here's How To Sharpen Your Mind In Less Than 10 Minutes

Here's How To Sharpen Your Mind In Less Than 10 Minutes | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
What's that? Your job leaves you with scarcely enough time or energy to cook occasional healthy meals, let alone lose yourself in a great book?
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12 short stories that you can read in less than 10 minutes. Links are provided so that you can read (or listen in one case) to the story directly from the article.

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Five Life-Altering Philosophies from Calvin and Hobbes.

Five Life-Altering Philosophies from Calvin and Hobbes. | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Have you ever experienced how the simplest of things can trigger and unfold a whole world of profoundness, weaving itself into the weft and warp of our lives? Be it a gesture, a remark, or a few wo...

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This article inspires me to write my own article about my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips.

 

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:54 AM


Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County were two of my all time favorite comic strips ... enjoy!


  1. Curiosity does not kill the cat!
  2. The best things are learnt outside of textbooks.
  3. Play saves the day!
  4. Express. Not suppress.
  5. There is treasure everywhere.


Read more ...

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Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser: The Iconic Designer on Art, Money, Education, and the Kindness of the Universe

Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser: The Iconic Designer on Art, Money, Education, and the Kindness of the Universe | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
"If you perceive the universe as being a universe of abundance, then it will be. If you think of the universe as one of scarcity, then it wi
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This graphic artist follows a path of life-long learning. He writes, "To continually discard a lot of the things that I knew how to do in favor of finding out what I didn’t. I think this is the way you stay alive professionally."

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50 Best Book Covers Of 2012

50 Best Book Covers Of 2012 | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Design Observer just announced the best book covers of 2012. How do they pick these, you ask? Well, a 35-person advisory board nominates worthy books for consideration.
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WOW! Women On Writing Blog: Embrace the Messy Writing Process

WOW! Women On Writing Blog: Embrace the Messy Writing Process | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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The author offers 7 playful writing promts that can make a current work sparkle or inspire a new work.

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Gratitude Journals + Manifestation Books: My Moleskine Obsession

Gratitude Journals + Manifestation Books: My Moleskine Obsession | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
I have an obsession with Moleskine notebooks. I keep gratitude journals in them, daily inspirations and more. I have found a lot of comfort in them.
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Nurture you sense of gratitude and record your insights through journal writing and writing down what you are grateful for.

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knitsofacto: Creativity

knitsofacto: Creativity | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
This post has nothing much to do with flowers, or with photographing flowers, but it is about creative endeavour, hence the much altered digital image of some geums in an old earthenware ink pot. Today's self-imposed ...
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The author concludes that creativity doesn't come from you, but to you. Interesting. It does take some of the burden to create stellar works off your shoulders.

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2012

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2012 | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

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Jay Cross's curator insight, January 6, 2013 8:09 AM

Sweet. Ten paths to happiness. JDI.

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The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google

The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Google's Susan Wojcicki shares eight principles of innovation she's picked up between her arrival as employee #16, to the leader of Google's advertising product development.
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Great suggestions for starting a new enterprize for the new year....

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Inspiration Hut - Illustrations by Marcos Chin - Illustration, Inspiration

Inspiration Hut - Illustrations by Marcos Chin - Illustration, Inspiration | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
Illustrations by Marcos Chin - @inspiration_hut http://t.co/mDwYIepW #design, #inspiration, #art
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Enjoy the art of Marcos Chin, an illustrator whose work has appeared on wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, and magazines.
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Landfill Harmonic film teaser

Landfill Harmonic film teaser | Books & Art & Inspiration | Scoop.it
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A film about people transforming trash into music; about love, courage, and creativity

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