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Op-Ed: So you've invented eternal happiness. So what?

Sydney - The New York Times featured a piece on its Room for Debate section recently about the “death” of creativity. Several people provided perspectives on the problem. The trouble is that specific theories can limit the value of the discussion.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Op-Ed: New study — To be creative, shut down cognitive functions?

Sydney - A study by University of Pennsylvania has found that the mind becomes creative when the prefrontal cortex, the “irrelevance filter”, is bypassed. Creative people may find this irritating but it’s an interesting picture of mental functions.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

Irish author battles demons, with some angelic help Special

Dublin - Binge-drinking during the Victoria Day weekend in Canada is nothing new. Irish author Catherine Barry knows all about heavy drinking. The reformed alcoholic documents the horrors of rehab and recovery in her 2011 book, Charlie And Me (New Island).
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

New York Businesses Get Creative Special

New York - For years, many have made a distinction between business types (also sometimes known as 'the suits'), and 'the creatives', but that classification is becoming increasingly outdated as the line today between 'business' and 'creative' blurs.
Digital Journal Report by Stephanie Grayson

Dopamine, schizophrenia and creativity related, says new study

In a society that seems to consider being boring as hell to be normal human behavior, this tale of the "abnormal" may be of interest. There’s always been a folklore link between “madness” and genius, but now it’s been found to be literally true.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Boredom Could be Key to Developing a Creative Mind

Forget filling up every available moment on the schedule. A recent review of past research and theories on boredom has concluded that a lack of activity may be exactly what the brain needs to filter out certain input to allow for creativity.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 1 comment

How to Use Creativity to Keep Us Ageless!

All of us here at Digital Journal should pat ourselves on the back, because we all are doing something that will add years to our lives. What is it? Creativity! Studies have shown that there is a direct connection between creativity and healthy aging.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 8 comments

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Jan 28, 2012 in  Writers Group by Lisa Pearlman - 2 comments

Make War and Money: Innovate!

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Dec 20, 2011 by Sam Vaknin - 1 comment

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