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Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science - Huffington Post

Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science - Huffington Post | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Old Age and Creativity in Art and ScienceHuffington PostOne of the most widespread and persistent myths about creativity is that it is the domain of the young.
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There's hope for an old 'un like me yet. Mind you, I peaked intellectually at age 9...

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I'm clinging to the idea that I get more creative as I get older. That said, I could be deceiving myself...
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Creativity matters for health and wellness.
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Woody Guthrie’s Doodle-Filled List of 33 New Year’s Resolutions From 1943

Woody Guthrie’s Doodle-Filled List of 33 New Year’s Resolutions From 1943 | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
On January 1, 1943, the American folk music legend Woody Guthrie jotted in his journal a list of 33 “New Years Rulin's.' Nowadays, we'd call them New Year's Resolutions. Adorned by doodles, the list is down to earth by any measure.
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Alzheimer’s patients' Sound of Music boost

Study finds mental performance of people with Alzheimer s improves after singing classic hits from musicals
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How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Enhance Creativity and Improve Our Social Skills

How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Enhance Creativity and Improve Our Social Skills | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
The science of why fantasy and imaginative escapism are essential elements of a satisfying mental life.

Freud asserted that daydreaming i
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The More Complex Our Brains, the More Different They Get

The More Complex Our Brains, the More Different They Get | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Evolution has given us each a processing network that adapts uniquely to its own experiences.
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Differences are good.

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How Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, And Maria Popova Got More Creative

How Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, And Maria Popova Got More Creative | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
To be more creative yourself listen to lessons from the masters.
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Great tips on how to more fully appreciate and enjoy life. Be inquisitive and never stop observing, experiencing, and asking questions. Life is endlessly fascinating.

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Truly drawing on precious memories

Truly drawing on precious memories | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Edmond, Oklahoma, Edmond Local Newspaper - Edmond Life & Leisure
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Painting: a trigger to communicate through dementia | Vancouver Sun

Painting: a trigger to communicate through dementia | Vancouver Sun | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Painting triggers creativity and conversation in Lola Penn, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor. Works at Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver
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Taking the Challenge. EDM Challenge #1: Draw your shoe

Taking the Challenge. EDM Challenge #1: Draw your shoe | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
I decided to try tackling the EDM Challenge after a multi-year hiatus. The Challenge is an incredibly inspiring and motivating series of exercises devised by the wonderful Karen Winters. It initial...
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Danny Gregory started a drawing challenge on July 4th. But hey it's never too late to begin!

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» The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From - Psych Central

» The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From - Psych Central | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
The most successful people in life recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
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We Are Connected Through Creativity

We Are Connected Through Creativity | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Creativity is no longer an art form to be desired, but a natural and harmonious energy that flows through you to celebrate the gift of life. Open yourself to the flow. Trust it.
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What These 7 World-Famous Artists Can Teach You About Creativity

What These 7 World-Famous Artists Can Teach You About Creativity | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Feeling uninspired? We've all been there.
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The Best Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Kick-Start Your Imagination - Huffington Post UK

The Best Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Kick-Start Your Imagination - Huffington Post UK | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
The Best Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Kick-Start Your Imagination
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Thought brilliant ideas were the reserve of "creative types"?
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Use Counterfactual Thinking For A Creativity Boost - Lifehacker Australia

Use Counterfactual Thinking For A Creativity Boost - Lifehacker Australia | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Use Counterfactual Thinking For A Creativity Boost
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You always want creativity to come naturally, but you need to give it a push sometimes.
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Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman: “A Human Is Not Really Capable of Creating Really Good Works Until He Reaches 80”

Akira Kurosawa to Ingmar Bergman: “A Human Is Not Really Capable of Creating Really Good Works Until He Reaches 80” | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
In July of 1988, Ingmar Bergman—retired from film—turned 70. He had every reason to believe that his best work lay behind him. After all, he had won three Academy Awards (and the Irving G.
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How to Be Creative: It’s All in the Process

How to Be Creative: It’s All in the Process | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Left-brained or right-brained? Creativity is way more complex than that.
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Social group may be key to fostering creativity

Social group may be key to fostering creativity | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Creativity and genius are commonly seen as attributes of an individual, but new research indicates the role played by the surrounding group may be just as important.
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Doodling in a meeting? Maybe you're just drawing inspiration - CNN International

Doodling in a meeting? Maybe you're just drawing inspiration - CNN International | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Doodling in a meeting? Maybe you're just drawing inspiration CNN International Some of those benefits include increased creativity, because you're liberating your mind from traditional, linear and linguistic thinking and moving into a more organic...
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"Creativity Is a Numbers Game"

"Creativity Is a Numbers Game" | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
For decades, reseachers have been trying to uncover how the creative mind works and how people can become more innovative. This quote from psychologist and author R. Keith Sawyer offers an answer.
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Can Creativity Protect Against Alzheimer's?

Can Creativity Protect Against Alzheimer's? | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
A new study is underway examining the power of art to stave off dementia.
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Artistic endeavors of all kinds seem to provide a cognitive benefit. 

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Artists ‘better protected’ against dementia

Artists ‘better protected’ against dementia | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
by CBC News: Art and music are less vulnerable to cognitive decline, a new Canadian study suggests. Neurologists at St.
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Use Your Anger To Smash Creative Blocks

Use Your Anger To Smash Creative Blocks | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Channeled properly, negative emotions can actually boost your creative output.
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A Little Weird? Prone to Depression? Blame Your Creative Brain

A Little Weird? Prone to Depression? Blame Your Creative Brain | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Being sensitive, moody and strange may be signs you're a creative.
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Dr. Seuss, the Mad Hatter: A Peek Inside His Secret Closet

Dr. Seuss, the Mad Hatter: A Peek Inside His Secret Closet | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Dr. Seuss had a unique remedy for writer's block. When the late author, the alter ego of Theodor Seuss Geisel, was penning his beloved Begin...
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Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity

Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Though spatial skills -- the ability to find meaning in the shape, size, orientation, or trajectory, of objects -- are valuable, the tactics we use to measure student outcomes don't always include these important skills.
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Phil McKinney » Boost Creativity with Exercise

Phil McKinney » Boost Creativity with Exercise | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Creativity Exercise. You lace up the running shoes and go out for an early morning jog. Halfway through your workout, the crystal-clear solution to that nagging problem you've been thinking about for weeks pops into your ...
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