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We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

By Coert Engels

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists By Coert Engels Our natural creative genius is stifled from the time we are born. At...
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Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art?

By Katy Waldman

Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art? By Katy Waldman ONCE UPON A time, artists had jobs. And not “advising the Library of Congress on its newest Verdi acquisition” jobs, but job...
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Creativity quotes

Creativity Quotes

Creativity quotes “Don’t give up on books. They feel so good – their friendly heft. The sweet reluctance of their pages when you turn them with your sensitive fingertips. A large part...
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Why Digital Note-Taking will Never Replace the Physical Journal

by Bradford Morrow, Literary Hub

Why Digital Note-Taking will Never Replace the Physical Journal By Bradford Morrow Hemingway had his Moleskine notebooks, Kafka his “Blue Octavos. Wordsworth had his “Lakes” Notebook,...
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The beginning of silent reading changed humans’ interior life

By Thu-Huong Ha

The beginning of silent reading changed humans' interior life By Thu-Huong Ha People think of reading as the introvert’s hobby: A quiet activity for a person who likes quiet, save for the...
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The mistake of seeing only some jobs as creative

by Corinne Purtill, Quartz Magazine

The mistake of seeing only some jobs as creative By Corinne Purtill Before he was a MacArthur Fellow, or a Man Booker Prize recipient, or the person David Foster Wallace named the most...
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Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes

by Casey Lesser

Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes By Casey Lesser “What the heck does Impressionist art have to do with medical communication?” It’s a question that Dr. Michael Flanagan often...
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The Creative Academic

by Janelle Ward, Inside Higher Ed

The Creative Academic By Janelle Ward I'm going to teach the same class and write the same paper for the rest of my career. I realized this about six years ago, as a tenure-track assistant...
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Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

The New York Times

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age The New York Times Do Children in a Keyboard World Need to Learn Old-Fashioned Handwriting? There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting...
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Defining Creativity

by Shelley Berc

Defining Creativity by Shelley Berc Let's start with the dictionary definition, however brief and limited, it covers the basics: Creativity: the ability to transcend traditional ideas,...
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Tamir Greenberg, Award Winning Poet and Playwright, Tel Aviv, Israel
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