Posts tagged "creativity"

Do Something New: Try A Sensory Deprivation Tank

Before you ask, yes, it’s possible to hallucinate in there.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 8, 2015

12 Ways To Give Your Wedding Personality

Planning a wedding these days can be overwhelming, with more resources than you know what to do with at your fingertips. And if you’re busy pulling ideas from Pinterest, wedding blogs, and bridal mags, then it can be easy to leave out the most important element of your big day: making it about you and your…

By: Tres Sugar / March 16, 2015

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

Hang On To Yourself: My Hair Color, David Bowie & Embracing The Weird

So now that I’ve stopped being an Earth Mother hair hippie, I have to beg the question: Do I really want to keep my natural hair color?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Easily Distracted? You Might Be A Creative Genius!

A study from Northwestern University suggests that if you find yourself struggling to shut out distractions, it may be a sign of creative brilliance. Is that not the most validating information you’ve heard in years? According to Science Daily, the findings provide “the first physiological evidence that real-world creativity may be associated with a reduced ability to filter ‘irrelevant’ sensory…

By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2015

40 Scientifically Unproven (But Totally Effective) Ways To Boost Your Creativity

According to a new study, people who exercise regularly are more creative than those who don’t, and hitting the gym can measurably boost your ability to think outside the box. While we certainly don’t disagree with these findings — who hasn’t experienced a creative breakthrough in the middle of yoga class? — we also know…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 12, 2013

Study: No, That Art Degree Does NOT Mean You’ll Be Poor Forever

With the economy in such a dismal state, mocking people with art degrees has practically become a national pastime. After all, it gives everyone else a way to feel smug as they melt into financial ruin at the ripe age of 23. “Sure, things are shitty,” they muse. “It’s true that I have to move…

By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2013

Need to Get Creative? Dim the Lights

If you’re working on a project that demands a burst of inspiration, try turning down the lights. So say German researchers who conclude that “darkness increases freedom from constraints, which in turn promotes creativity,” reports Pacific Standard, picking up on a study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The researchers put test subjects in room…

By: Newser / June 22, 2013

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Creative Gifts For Artsy Fartsy Moms

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift to match your mom’s unique lifestyle. If your mom is happiest when she’s covered in paint, sculpting with clay, or writing her latest collection of poetry, then you probably have what I like to refer to as an Artsy…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 2, 2012

To Be More Creative Make Breakfast Backwards

According to a new study done in the Netherlands, stimulating your creativity is much easier than you thought.  The study found that preparing your breakfast in reverse order can make a person more creative. Like putting your milk in the bowl before your cereal. Researchers found that when participants shook up their breakfast making routine…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2012

Get Crafty And You’ll Never Be Bored Again

Whether you’re bored on a rainy day, going through a heartbreak, feeling creative, or simply want to spruce up your living space, this book of crafts will give you loads of ideas! Author Mark Montano gives you instructions to create crafts for inside and outside the home in The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. The book…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / July 13, 2010