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Daily Inspiration / Take TIME OFF to do something that *inspires* 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?

Top 10 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging You (and How to Beat It) @Firesphere: Not that I don't believe you, but do you have a source for that? @inverts: I did, it was an article on a Dutch website. I'm searching for an English source. It was testet with CAT scans etcetera, the male brain showed indeed no activity when asked to "shut your eyes and calm down, think of as less as possible" Where the female brain kept being active. *Searches on* A funny side-fact on this: "Female" gays, seem to never be able to "shutdown" where as "male" lesbians were able to completely stop thinking. Sorry, I am unable to find the article I got this information from. If I find it again, I'll let it know offcourse.

@Firesphere: The article suggests from that information, that those with a "masculine" mindset (for lack of a better term) can shut their brains down; "feminine" brains always have at least one task running then? 100 Things To Do Instead Of Procrastinating On The Internet. I want to stop living my life in front of a computer. As a writer, this is easier said than done, but I believe it is worth making the effort. Yes, it is perhaps a little ironic that you’re reading this online — the very place that I’m encouraging you to step away from. I’m not saying you should quit the internet; I know I couldn’t! What I’m saying is that blogs, Twitter, Facebook & all those things should be a supplement to your life, not the sum of your life. Here are 100 things you can do instead of wasting time online. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100.

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power. Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse.

Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.Learn mind mapping.Block one or more senses. Eat blindfolded, wear earplugs, shower with your eyes closed.Develop comparative tasting. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip!

There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp. How to Hack Your Brain. How to be a Creative Thinker Without Losing Your Mind Goodlife Zen. The talent myth: How to maximise your creative potential - Features - Books. My research also took me to a different sort of hotbed: the laboratories and research centres around the country investigating the new science of talent development. For centuries, people have instinctively assumed that talent is largely innate, a gift given out at birth. But now, thanks to the work of a wide-ranging team of scientists, including Dr K Anders Ericsson, Dr Douglas Fields, and Dr Robert Bjork, the old beliefs about talent are being overturned.

In their place, a new view is being established, one in which talent is determined far less by our genes and far more by our actions: specifically, the combination of intensive practice and motivation that produces brain growth. It started when I visited my first talent hotbed, the Spartak Tennis Club in Moscow. From that point on, whenever I spotted a nugget of advice or a potentially useful method, I jotted it in my notebook and marked the page with an electric-pink Post-it. 1. 2. 3. 4. Talent hotbeds are not luxurious. 5. 6. 7. The Idea Swap. 33 Ways To Stay Creative. Creative Mind Hacks. Tapping Your Superconscious: How Da Vinci, Edison, Aristotle and Other Great Minds Accessed Extraordinary Creativity And You Can Too! In this unique blog series we’ll explore the powerful idea generating methods of Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison and W.

Clement Stone to name a few. You can apply these methods to your own life and projects to gain valuable ideas that will benefit you for a lifetime. The superconscious mind is to many the creative mind – or the well of ideas. In its most basic terms, when you’ve had an idea formed by the superconscious it is perfect for you at that moment — the timing is perfect, the strategy is perfect. All you need to do is follow the direction and you are on your way. In psychiatric terms (ala Freud) it might be considered the “id”. Do you feel stuck? There are many other benefits to using your superconscious. Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide? Why we crave creativity but reject creative ideas.

Most people view creativity as an asset -- until they come across a creative idea. That's because creativity not only reveals new perspectives; it promotes a sense of uncertainty. The next time your great idea at work elicits silence or eye rolls, you might just pity those co-workers. Fresh research indicates they don't even know what a creative idea looks like and that creativity, hailed as a positive change agent, actually makes people squirm. "How is it that people say they want creativity but in reality often reject it? " The studies' findings include: Creative ideas are by definition novel, and novelty can trigger feelings of uncertainty that make most people uncomfortable.

For example, subjects had a negative reaction to a running shoe equipped with nanotechnology that adjusted fabric thickness to cool the foot and reduce blisters. Goncalo said this bias caused subjects to reject ideas for new products that were novel and high quality. How to be a Brilliant Conversationalist. You probably shy away from some people on social occasions. Their conversations are tedious. You groan inwardly when they approach for you know that they are unremittingly dull company. Equally you may be fortunate enough to know some brilliant conversationalists who can enliven any discussion and who are excellent company whatever the circumstances. In what category would other people place you? Ask Questions Most people prefer to talk about themselves rather than hear about you, so asking questions is a great way to start and to refresh conversations.

In a group similar considerations apply. Listen Great conversationalists are great listeners. As you listen in a group, observe how people are reacting to the conversation. Give Compliments Pay compliments whenever you sincerely can. Keep up to date on topical issues It is important to keep abreast of key current issues and topics in the news, entertainment, sports and politics. Be Humorous Speak Clearly Enjoy it.

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