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How to Enhance Your Creativity and Creative Writing

How to Enhance Your Creativity and Creative Writing | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
However inspired you are, at times it can be challenging to keep all of your creative plates spinning; it’s important to apply your creative energy consciously.

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Struggles and Joys of Women Leading Creative Lives

Struggles and Joys of Women Leading Creative Lives | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Artists are creative people regardless of their gender, of course, but women may face particular challenges, especially as mothers.

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How To Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

How To Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Here’s what we can learn from Scott about how to be creative:
Be open to new experiences: It’s the most important thing to do. Just try new stuff. (What are you ordering for lunch today? Really? Don’t get that. You always get that.)
Go for a walk: It can make you more creative and it’s exercise. Two birds, one stone, baby.
Take a shower: If you’re not doing this one, I don’t want to hang out with you. Period.
Take some “me” time: No, not me, you. So “you” time.
Take “The Outsider’s Mindset”: Think like a kid. Stop taking your everyday work for granted. What about it would be odd to an outsider? There’s gold in thinking about that.
Keep trying: Most of what the great geniuses produced was utter crap. Same is true for you. But nobody needs to know about your misses. Keep trying and just count the hits.
So what happens when you spend more time being creative? When you spend more time daydreaming, taking photographs, talking passionately about personal goals or keeping a journal? You live a better life.
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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"Play is something done for its own sake," he explains. "It's voluntary, it's pleasurable, it offers a sense of engagement, it takes you out of time. And the act itself is more important than the outcome."

So, let's take gambling, for instance. A poker player who's enjoying a competitive card game? That's play, says Brown. A gambling addict whose only goal is to hit the jackpot? Not play.

Brown says that children have a lot to learn from what he calls this "state of being," including empathy, how to communicate with others, and how to roll with the punches.

"Those kinds of resilient learning processes [are] different than what occurs in adult play," he says. "But the harmonics of this occur in adulthood as well."

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Being sensitive to sound could be the key to intellectuals' creativity - Daily Mail

Being sensitive to sound could be the key to intellectuals' creativity - Daily Mail | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Being overly sensitive to sound could have been the key to the creativity of geniuses like Charles Darwin (pictured) and Franz Kafka, scientists at Northwestern University, Illinois, believe.
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Demystifying the muse: 5 creativity myths you need to stop believing

Demystifying the muse: 5 creativity myths you need to stop believing | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of General Music Journal where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block. The muse simply showed up and he was ready. The problem? The letter is a fraud. Much like […]

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Are we born creative or can we learn to be creative? New research provides insights into creativity, and this post looks at five myths that many of us have about creativity. The five myths are listed below, and they are explained in depth in the post.

1. Creativity is something you're born with

2. You can't control when inspiration will strike

3. You can't learn to be creative

4. Creativity happens in isolation (the myth of the lone creator)

5. Creativity comes to those with time and means

There are many resources that are included in this post. You may also find some ideas on ways to help your students learn to become more creative, and you as well.

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15 websites that use white space the right way

15 websites that use white space the right way | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Whenever anyone says white space, then we literally visualize white blank/empty spaces in our mind (white space can be of any color though). Well, that is true and is applicable even while designing. White space is actually the space that exists between elements to give a clean look to your web design. These days, many and many designers are understanding the importance of white space for creating clean, user friendly and elegant designs. The white spaces are being used in headers, footers, between images, between menus, text and sidebars....


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15 websites that use white space the right way. Creativity with your coffee.
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Unlocking Creativity in the Brain

Unlocking Creativity in the Brain | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Almost 20 years and five Academy Awards later, Catmull, now president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, is considered an authority on creativity.
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What Inspires Creativity? - 8 Methods to Summon Your Muse - Jan Moran

What Inspires Creativity? - 8 Methods to Summon Your Muse - Jan Moran | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
I love to chat with readers, writers, and entrepreneurs, and am often asked where authors get their creative ideas. Aside from the usual place (in the bathtub surrounded by bubbles), I began to think: What inspires creativity?
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How Healthy are Stand-up Comedians?

How Healthy are Stand-up Comedians? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Health of stand-up comedians

 

As I discussed in previous posts, the notion that humor is good for your health does not get much empirical support from scientific research. For example, one study found that cheerful kids who have been followed for decades, suffered more health problems and died younger compared to the non-cheerful kids. More specific to comedians, several studies have shown that comedians and humor writers died younger than other people who achieved fame in other areas. Why might that happen?

 
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The Purpose of Thinking

The Purpose of Thinking | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The purpose of thinking is to understand our world as best as possible. Our minds have evolved to think so that we can better adapt to our environment and make smarter decisions on how to survive and live.
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excerpt: "Learn to identify when your thoughts are serving your interests and needs – and when they are leading you down a road to nowhere. If you can make this distinction, then you have already won half the battle with your thoughts."

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Understanding Character Wounds: A List Of Common Themes

Understanding Character Wounds: A List Of Common Themes | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Characters are the heart of a novel, and within that heart is the Hero’s Inner Journey. The protagonist’s path is much like yours or mine–one that will (hopefully) bring him closer to lifelong happiness and fulfillment. In real life, people … Continue reading →

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