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  • Bright ideas
    Improving personal creativity
    When starting a project like, say, repainting the living room, does the whole concept appear in a flash? Or does it come in bits and pieces? Is it planned step-by-step or improvised along the way? Does the final product appeal to every need or...
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    The art of not knowing what you're doing
    Twenty-five years ago when I was a first year PhD student, a friend talked me into attending a creative writing workshop. Since I'd never done anything like that before, I had no prior expectations, but I was totally unprepared for what happened....
  • How to Create Better Ideas Faster
    How to Create Better Ideas Faster
    The four F’s of effective brainstorming.Have you ever tried to get your team to brainstorm a breakthrough idea for a product or service only to find the process mostly yields extensions of existing ideas?Research on creative thinking gives...
  • Researchers prove marijuana does not increase creativity
    Researchers prove marijuana does not increase creativity
    Artists and musicians have famously claimed that smoking pot improved their creativity. The first scientific trial of the effects of marijuana on creativity shows that the use of large amounts of marijuana actually reduces creativity. Lorenza...
  • Many books have been inspired by dreams.
    5 dreams that inspired creativity
    Dreams can be wonderful or terrifying. They can entice us into wanting to go to sleep or make us afraid to get into bed. Dreams can come from seemingly nowhere or they can be directly related to something that is happening to us in our waking...
  • How to add creativity to your social media strategy
    How to add creativity to your social media strategy
    Ready to take your “World’s Greatest Social Media Strategy” to the next level? Excellent! As you know, late summer/early fall is that time of the year when companies start looking ahead to next year and putting together marketing...
  • Popagamis can be used as finger puppets.
    Popagami: An arts and crafts hobby
    Arts and crafts are fun and creational activities that people of all ages love engaging as hobbies. Children in particular benefit from arts and crafts since studies have shown that teaching youngsters how to make crafts by hand helps them improve...
  • Adobe reveals study regarding significance of creativity
    Adobe reveals study regarding significance of creativity
    With the Adobe MAX creativity conference beginning at the Los Angeles Convention Center in just a week, Adobe today revealed the findings of a new study that it commissioned entitled “Seeking Creative Candidates: Hiring for the Future.&rdquo...
  • How to bring creativity to your marketing with Looksery.
    How to bring creativity to your marketing with Looksery.
    The Looksery app might be perceived only as a creative and fun and exciting way to enhance your photos, videos and communication, however, it is actually way more than that. In this article, we are going to look at what this astounding new app is...
  • Be more creative
    How to be more creative without quitting your day job
    Hope you enjoy this wonderful guest post by a talented writer and writing coach, Catharine Bramkamp, whom I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with at the New Media Expo (#NMX) in 2012. Since then, I have enjoyed reading her monthly...
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    Wake up and smell the awesome: why I love coffee
    "If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever."- David Letterman"I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless."- Napoleon Bonaparte"I like coffee because it gives me the...
  • The PR Potential Behind Sagging Pants
    With PR brainstorming, don’t get caught with your pants down
    If you are like most people, then you share my sentiment that it's a pretty good idea, at least in public, to wear pants around your waist, not around your thighs.So imagine my delight earlier this month upon entering Enchanted Castle, the...
  • How to Make a Creative Genius
    How to Make a Creative Genius
    Meet Jack. He knows he will never be a creative genius. He learned that in fifth grade during his weekly trumpet lessons when he sat next to Wynton Marsalis. He learned it again in ninth grade when we played on his junior high basketball with...
  • Assembling robots
    S.T.E.M. vs S.T.E.A.M
    One of the debates raging in education is how to create workers who are skilled enough to fill the tech heavy jobs of the future. American schools are looking for ways of inspiring students to learn digital-age skills and have begun to incorporate...
  • Gaining Entry--After Creative Desperation
    Desperation, the mother of determined creativity, can spark PR success
    Last week, my kids were intrigued by a question from a neighbor: “Are you interested in making a little money?”The intrigue turned to excitement when they found out the task related to the compensation: the family was going on vacation...