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The Complexity of the Creative Personality

The Complexity of the Creative Personality
Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and multiple characteristics of creative people. In a post of hers, Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. notes that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee) wrote, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” “Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.” Here are a few qualities he lists, as Bruce summarizes: A great deal of physical energy alternating with a great need for quiet and rest.Highly sexual, yet often celibate, especially when working.Smart and naïve at the same time. Do you relate to any of these qualities?

Ab Exercise STOP! Don’t do another crunch ab exercise. You have alternatives Abs are the most sought after body part. Below are some ab exercises that I love to do. Take your time as you learn each ab exercise. What’s Your Favorite Ab Exercise? Plank Pose Start- Start in an upper push-up position. Go For It- Stay in this position as long as possible. Tips and Techniques- – Remember to breathe! – Pull your belly button into your spine. – If you feel this ab exercise in your lower back, lift your derriere up into the air a bit. – When you cannot hold on for another second, come down to all fours (hands and knees). – Plank Pose and Child’s Pose are two of many yoga poses that I use in my trainings. – This is my favorite ab exercise of all time. Leg Lowering Start- Begin by laying on your back. Go For It- Very slowly begin to lower your legs so that they are almost touching the ground. – Inhale as you lower your legs to the ground. – You should feel this ab exercise in your lower abs. Reverse Crunch Bicycle

Order and Randomness Gary AntonickIf you have just three buttons on your music player, how can you select a specific song for your valentine in the fewest number of steps? (See text for details.) Today is Valentine’s Day, a day when you want to set the romantic mood by choosing the perfect music. To inspire us, last night was one of the music world’s biggest nights: the Grammy Awards. All you have to do now is to pick the right songs – today’s digital musical players and smartphones make it a snap to select them from your playlist to suit every mood. 1. For our word puzzle today, let’s introduce the shuffle move into the classical game of word ladders, converting it into something like “word spiral staircases” or “word double helixes.” Try changing PIANO to MUSIC and GRAMMY to OSCARS with the shuffle step allowed. And while we are tinkering with the rules, let’s add another one that will enable us to build ladders between words of different lengths. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Valentine’s Day.

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Traveling Lightly Through Life | zen habits ‘A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.’ ~Lao Tzu Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Francine Jay of Miss Minimalist. I’m often asked what inspired me to become a minimalist. The answer: I fell in love with traveling lightly. After over-packing on a few trips—and suffering the misery of lugging around a heavy suitcase—I vowed never to check a bag again. The experience was exhilarating! I began to edit the contents of my home with the same fervor as I had my suitcase. Lighten your load Excess possessions are like excess luggage: they can tie us down, get in the way, and drain our sense of energy and adventure. Conversely, the less stuff we have to worry about, the more nimble we become—and the better able to embrace new opportunities and experiences. To regain our freedom, we simply need to lighten our loads. Start with a clean slate. Question every item. Set limits. Use modules. Think versatility. Digitize. Live on the edge. Lighten your step

4 Rare Earth Elements That Will Only Get More Important Sir William Crookes, a 19th century British chemist, once wrote that, "rare earth elements perplex us in our researches, baffle us in our speculations and haunt us in our very dreams." These weren't easy elements to isolate or to understand, and so there was a very long lag time between the discovery of the rare earths, and the discovery of practical uses for them. It didn't help that individual rare earth elements don't occur by their lonesome—they travel in packs. Europium was the first isolated, high purity rare earth element to enter the public marketplace, in 1967, as a source of the color red in TV sets. At the time, rare earth mining wasn't even a twinkle in China's eye. Today, europium is still used as a phosphor, but as cathode ray tube TVs go the way of the dodo, it's more likely to turn up in white LED-based lights, which could someday be an energy efficient replacement for both incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs.

untitled A Thoughtful Look at Men and Women SHE DRIVES FOR A RELATIONSHIP. HE'S LOST IN THE TRANSMISSION By DAVE BARRY CONTRARY to what many women believe, it's fairly easy to develop a long-term, stable, intimate, and mutually fulfilling relationship with a guy. Of course this guy has to be a Labrador retriever. With human guys, it's extremely difficult. This is because guys don't really grasp what women mean by the term relationship. Let's say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine.

Best Pics of 2010 - CollegeHumor Picture Gallery You've waited all year for it. Here are the best pics of 2010. The Egg Author's Note: The Egg is also available in the following languages: The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. And that’s when you met me. “What… what happened?” “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…” “Yup,” I said. “I… I died?” “Yup. You looked around. “More or less,” I said. “Are you god?” “Yup,” I replied. “My kids… my wife,” you said. “What about them?” “Will they be all right?” “That’s what I like to see,” I said. You looked at me with fascination. “Don’t worry,” I said. “Oh,” you said. “Neither,” I said. “Ah,” you said. “All religions are right in their own way,” I said. You followed along as we strode through the void. “Nowhere in particular,” I said. “So what’s the point, then?” “Not so!” I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. “Oh lots. “Wait, what?” “Sure. “Just me?

Why do we believe in electrons, but not in fairies? by Benjamin Kuipers No one has directly observed either electrons or fairies. Both of them are theoretical constructs, useful to explain observations that might be difficult to explain otherwise. The "theory of fairies" can actually explain more things than the "theory of electrons". Is the issue a political one, where the "electron" fans got the upper hand in the nineteenth century, so by the twentieth century the "fairy" fans were a scorned and persecuted minority? No, to both. Fairies are much more free. It's always possible that there really are fairies. The scientific method is an amazing procedure for incrementally improving certain kinds of theories: those that make testable predictions. The theory of evolution is a scientific theory, because it implies a large number of specific testable claims. The theory of intelligent design could be true. The scientific method is an enormous intellectual asset to the human race. Atheism is a religion, too! Teaching better science

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