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The Danger of (Some) Creativity Advocates

There is a place for revolutionaries. Sometimes it's okay for people to get upset. But can we upset people in a more scientific way? read more

Awesome Output, No Writer's Block: How?

Author David Madden's mind is lit by an awe-inspiring creative fire that, with his latest novel, shows no sign of dimming. read more

The 48-Hour Sulk Rule & the Creative’s Occupational Hazard

Between bolstering up and ranting, there might be a middle way when responding to criticism: the 48-hour sulk rule. Find out how. read more

The Psychology of Rejection & Criticism with Mark McGuinness

Criticism paralyzes some potentially creative people, but developing resilience in the face of rejection can help people realize their creative aspirations. read more

Writing When You Don't Feel Like It

You don't have to be brilliant to make a life (or a sort-of living) as a nonfiction writer. This guide offers the basics you'll need. read more

Why couldn't Jean Valjean have been more creative?

With a little creativity, Valjean could have helped a lot more people and made his life a lot easier. read more

4 Good Ways to Get Great Ideas

To refresh your sense of novelty and come up with new ideas, try some of these tips on how to constrain your imagination in good ways. read more

Writing a Life with MS

Laurie Clements Lambeth, a successful poet, first turned to writing when diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis at 17. We can all learn from her resilience. read more

Literary Author Self-Pubs Tale of Love & Death

The world of publishing is changing, so that an occasional literary writer decides to go it alone. Jon Clinch chose self-publishing for his Holocaust novel. Read why. read more

A Call to Wonder in an Age of Disruption

We’re in an age of disruption. We’re in a state of wonder. No surprise. With quick perspective on our own times of radical change, we also can consider what to do creatively. read more

11 Delicious New Novels

Some books seem to get most of the attention, but they're not the only ones worth reading, especially if your tastes run to dark, or quirky, or challenging. read more

7 Tips: When Every Millisecond Matters

Reptiles freeze when threatened, while mammals run. As humans, there are times when both impulses war within our brains. Our choices are often made in tiny fractions of a second. Seven insights to consider. read more

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

New gene discovered that is highly sensitive to supportive conditions. read more

11 Tips for Writing Success

I have never taken a writing course. While this route to writing success might not work for others, it did for me. Here's how. read more

Fight Like a Professional

Lots of advice for how to fight fair is pretty much useless during everyday marital combat. What I’ve found works is to play at being a “professional.” Here's how. read more

Is Your Work "Good Enough"?

Creative people who are struggling sometimes send me questions. Here is one of those letters with my response. read more

The Science of Creative Insight & Yoga

Yoga aids creativity? At first pass, that claim might seem a New Age stretch. But correlations between studies in yoga and studies in creativity suggest that the Stings and Russell Simmonses of the world are onto something. read mor...

Science of Creativity Moves into the Body

Five thinkers pave the way to understanding how the body helps us learn and create. Jeffrey Davis introduces these movers and shakers and poses their works' implications. read more

Social and Mechanical Reasoning Inhibit Each Other

The brain can't engage social and mechanical reasoning at the same time. read more

Did You Know These 7 Surprises about Slots?

Slot machine players self-medicate their anxieties by pushing buttons to enter a kind of flow state. But their "machine zone" is neither exciting, fun, productive, nor cost-effective... read more

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