Visual Arts | Art!

Four Online Painting Classes Will Make You Want to Pick Up a Brush and Find Your Inner Artist

Learn how to work with acrylics or expand your skills with these online painting courses from My Modern Met Academy.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

The Perils of Groupthink

When everyone thinks the same, creativity is often diminished.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness

From Medieval sword-fighters to Broca’s brains, or why the hand may hold the key to the link between creativity and mental illness.

Business & Finance | Business

Here's Why You Should Approach Your Business Like an Artist

Learn how artists approach their creative work so you can apply the same principles to increase your business's growth trajectory.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Designing The Future | Atmos

For a growing number of visionary designers, the future of fashion is interwoven with biology.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

How to be more creative: Psychology recommends these five habits.

Many mistakenly assume that creativity is about inspiration. Psychologist Barry Scott Kaufman explains that creativity is about habits.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Turn Your Idea Into Success

Those with a clear understanding of what it takes to turn an idea into reality are the ones that walk away with the title.

Psychology | Psychology

Anyone Can Be Trained to Be Creative - Neuroscience News

A new method, based on narrative theory, helps spark creativity and innovation in people.

Psychology | Psychology

Striving For Perfection, Rather Than Excellence, Can Kill Creativity – Research Digest

By Emily Reynolds. "Excellencism" predicted higher creativity and increased openness, while perfectionism predicted lower scores on these measures

Entertainment | Quarantine Life: Things To Do

95 Things People Have Made Themselves During Quarantine That Are Honestly Inspiring

Take a skill, add a dash of talent, pour in some patience and blend it with some spare time. Voila! Enjoy your next cool domestic DIY project idea.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Turn Your Idea into a Business

Have an idea for a business, but don't know where to start? These resources are available to help bring your vision to life.

Style & Fashion | Style & Fashion

Christian Louboutin Makes a Case for Cultural Appreciation – WWD

French footwear designer Christian Louboutin speaks about the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

No, Your Idea Doesn't Need to Be Original to Be Successful | Inc.

In their new book, Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman argue advocating smart ideas is just as powerful as having original ideas

Home Improvement | DIY

DIY Crafts For Adults That Help You Rediscover Your Creativity and Passion

Crafting is one of the most satisfying things to do in life and it has nothing to do with age or any other aspects. It's simply a great feeling to build

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why Now Is the Right Time for Creativity, Collaboration and Service

This is exactly the right time for inventive thinking, collaboration and customer obsession.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

4 Exercises to Get Rid of a Creative Block in Less Than 10 Minutes

Your mind holds an endless well of ideas and creative solutions. You just have to open it. Try these four exercises to eliminate blocks.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Marketing Is More Than Just Advertisements. Here's 3 Ways to Create a Successful Marketing Strategy

Marketing for e-commerce and business is more than advertisements and ad campaigns. Here are three foundational inputs that are required to make a marketing strategy that succeeds.

Entertainment | Podcasts

The Top 7 Creative Business Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Now | Inc.

Need some inspiration? These seven podcasts will help get your creative business moving in the right direction.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Use this 3-step copywriting formula to overcome writer’s block

This simple but effective approach will unclog your synapses and get the ideas flowing again. Ever struggle to start writing your copy? I did. I struggled with starting a lot, especially at the beginning of my career. Back then, starting was difficult b

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Roller-Coaster Sleeping Habits Weaken Focus, Creativity

A new study finds that staying up late on some nights and then binge sleeping on others can take a toll on one's focus and creativity levels.

Psychology | Personality

Key To Creativity May Simply Be A 20-Minute Break A Little Bit Of Incentive - Study Finds

Have you ever racked your brain for the perfect idea, only to discover it later while doing something else? If so, you have experienced the power of a creativity break. But is there another tool to propel imagination?

Psychology | Personality

Can Big Science Be Too Big? - The New York Times

A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

6 Ways Sleep Boosts Your Brainpower: Memory, Mood, Creativity

You’ll see powerful effects on your mood, creativity, memory and more.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Listening To Music While Doing Work 'Significantly Impairs' Creativity, Study Finds

Listening to your favorite band while chipping away at a presentation for work or your memoir may not lead to your best stuff. While it's often thought that having background music on actually boosts creativity, a new study finds that it actually can do j

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Hey Brands! Here Are 6 Actions You Can Take Now to Improve Agency Relationships – Adweek

Here are six things you can do as the client to take responsibility for the brand-agency partnership.

Science & Technology | Technology

Electric scooters are inspiring lazy people to get creative - The Verge

The scooter craze sweeping the nation is now over a year old, which means its been around long enough to start producing its own distinct subcultures, including those who would prefer to sit while riding, the "lazy geniuses".

Psychology | Personality

The Edge Effect: People Who Have Deep Relationships with Foreigners are More Creative

There is great comfort in the familiar. It's one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity. From sc

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Good Timing: How timing can impact success

Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get further resources.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human brain is notoriously complicated, and despite many advances in modern science, much of the organ remains a mystery.

Advice & Self-Help | Creativity

15 Netflix Documentaries to Inspire You to Be More Creative

Here are 15 documentaries on Netflix that might inspire you with their visions of compelling artistry, incredible design and bursting creativity.

Business & Finance | Business

Working at your desk could make your copywriting rubbish | The Drum

Copywriter Andrew Boulton on the dangers of only ever writing in the same place.

Psychology | Psychology

This new brain study shows why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative "geniuses" like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play | Creative Boom

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at every...

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip - walter vandervelde

If there is one word that has been hot in the business world the last few years, then it is creativity. We like to state with alacrity how important we think it is. A life necessity even, in these...

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip

In the last decennia, the process of change has been speeding up exponentially. And still, as an organisation, you want to be a step ahead of both market and competition. Sure, creative thinking will...

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip

Not that long ago, a somewhat mysterious cloud shrouded creativity on the work floor. Everybody seemed to have their own definition and understanding of the word. The connotation with more artistic...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How Self-Help Really Works

At the beginning of last year, I inadvertently found myself listening to an interview with self-help guru Tony Robbins. That interview made me curious, and pretty soon I had listened to several…

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Need to Remember Something? Grab a Drawing Pad!

Drawing might be the smartest way to encode an idea in your brain.

News | Interesting Links

Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush Kent countryside or the bustling streets of Victorian London.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What Exercises Can I Do to Become a Better Writer? - Freelancer FAQs

Have you looked back at an article or blog you wrote as a freelance writer and cringed? I know I have, and I still do. Sometimes the issue is punctuation then I realize my flow is off or the wording is awkward. Writing can be a difficult skill to master.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

What Colleges Can Gain by Adding Makerspaces to Their Libraries | MindShift | KQED News

Colleges are following the lead of K-12 schools and libraries by creating easily accessible makerspaces that are available to the entire student body.

Psychology | Psychology

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you - The Washington Post

We believe that the opposite of focus— daydreaming, goofing off, spacing out— is to be avoided. Worse yet, having problems focusing is seen as an obstacle to overcome and even as pathological. Self- help books and productivity bloggers strive to keep us on task with advice and hacks.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate

Delaying the completion of a project may actually make you more creative.

News | News Items

Hate #Chewing #Sounds? Call Yourself #Creative, Then Just Deal

News | News Items

Why being unable to stand noisy eaters might make you a genius

A new study suggests the most creative of us are unable to filter out irrelevant noise

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

How to Write a 2000-Word Article in 2 Hours

You could create more content, drive high-quality traffic from search engines, and generate more leads.

Miscellaneous | Products & Services

The Big List: 49 Smart, Money-Saving Creative Reuse Ideas

We get excited about stylish, functional, and innovative creative reuse ideas, from the myriad ways you can reuse a jar, to uses for chipped tea cups, antique bread bins, vintage card catalogs, bubble wrap, wallpaper scraps, even old gym floorboards. Here

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Is it possible that there is something that we don't fully understand about…

Is it possible that there is something that we don't fully understand about love, the understanding of which would change everything? Yes, there… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for? The perfect time? There is no such thing as a perfect time in the future, it is always right now. Are you waiting to have the… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Live a Life That Reflects Your True Self & Not Another's Expectations

Bronnie Ware worked as a home care nurse, helping those who had gone home to die in their final stages of life. During this time, she noticed that people… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What is the Difference Between Transformation and Change

What is the difference between change and transformation? Well when you hit a challenge now with a person you change it by finding a way to either remove… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why Judgements Hurt You More Than The Other Person

Any judgment you hold against another person will block in your life. For example, lets say your Mom or Dad had a high value of attention but got it in an… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Remove Expectations from Relationships to Let it Be an Experience

I had a fun conversation recently with someone who asked me if I agreed with the movie Hitch on it's relationship advice. That when you are courting a… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Working Through The Loss of Loved Ones

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is never an easy experience. They bring so much light into our lives and we miss their vibrant energies when they… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But some argue the evidence is flimsy

News | Interesting Links

Stop standing still

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

'Alone time' is really good for you - CNN.com

Loneliness may have health risks, but quality time with yourself is great

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas (And Not Enough Time) | James Clear

Ideas are like rose bushes: They need to be consistently pruned and trimmed down. And just like a rose bush, pruning away ideas -- even if they have potential -- allows the remaining ideas to fully blossom....

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Meet the Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius -- Vulture

Sunday night's episode of Mad Men featured a botched advertising pitch for Peter Pan's Tinkerbell cookies, a campaign that involved kids writing Dear John letters to rival cookie companies — and eventually results in Johnny Mathis’s firing. It was an ancillary plotline, but over the years, ad campaigns have fueled both the central and background drama on the show. The man behind them, Mad Men co-producer Josh Weltman, meticulously executes many of the ads we’ve seen Don Draper and Peggy Olson pitch

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

News | Interesting Links

The Difference Between Being Really Smart ... And Being A Genius

Most people tend to think of high IQ and genius as virtually the same, but they’re far from it.

Visual Arts | Photography

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the subway system of New York City for riders reading books. Every time he saw one, he would snap a picture and make a note of the book that was being read.

Miscellaneous | Guy Stuff

This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity

When you've been stuck on a problem or that creative spark just won't come, the chances are you've turned to a cup of coffee to get things moving. A quic

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted--that became the basis for Google Docs.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

11 Imagination-Jarring Tips From Creative Geniuses

There are plenty of competing theories for how to boost your creativity: paint your room blue, work someplace noisy and distracting, complete a bunch of silly sentences Mad-Libs-style. But there’s no better source for creativity advice than a creative genius. Here are 11 tactics practiced by big thinkers, artists, and innovators.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

This Girl's Facebook Cover Photo Game Is Next Level Genius

Just when we thought Facebook couldn't get any more ordinary, we stumble upon a user who's taken the constraints of the platform and come in like a wrecking ball into its boring blue walls.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History's Greatest Minds

What do Freud, Marina Abramovi, Beethoven, and you have in common? For one, the need to sleep.