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How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: 7 steps (with pictures)

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: 7 steps (with pictures)
Edit Article Cultivating CuriosityThinking ScientificallyPracticing Creativity Edited by, Krystle, Teresa, Sondra C and 28 others Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man: an accomplished scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer. Whether you want to cultivate curiosity, creativity, or scientific modes of thought, using Leonardo Da Vinci as a role model is an excellent idea. To learn how to start thinking like a great master of the mind, See Step 1 for more information. Ad Steps Method 1 of 3: Cultivating Curiosity 1Question received wisdom and authority. 5Draw your own conclusions. Method 2 of 3: Thinking Scientifically 1Ask probing questions. Method 3 of 3: Practicing Creativity 1Keep a detailed and illustrated journal. Tips Some other characteristics of da Vinci that might be worth emulating are: charismagenerositylove of naturelove of animalsthe curiosity of a childRead books. Warnings

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Six Thinking Hats From Mycoted Early in the 1980s Dr. Edward de Bono invented the Six Thinking Hats method. The method is a framework for thinking and can incorporate lateral thinking. Valuable judgmental thinking has its place in the system but is not allowed to dominate as in normal thinking. Naked female scientist tries to tame beluga whales in the arctic By Daily Mail Reporter Created: 23:47 BST, 15 June 2011 Braving sub-zero temperatures, she has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment. Natalia Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits. The skilled Russian diver took the plunge as the water temperature hit minus 1.5 degrees Centigrade. The beauty of nature: Like a scene from a classic pre-Raphaelite painting, naked Natalia Avseenko swims with beluga whales in the Arctic Belugas are famed for the way in which their faces are able to convey human-like expressions.

Note-Taking with iPads I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite." She argues that engaging in sketching while listening to complex ideas further supports learning.

Why designers should seek chaos and complexity first - Activeside of design verybody seem to agree on the fact that the World is complex and is getting even more complex everyday. I wouldn't discuss that, it's probably true. It seems that everyone also agrees on the fact that Simple is better than Complex and that we need simplicity in the products (material or immaterial) and services we use everyday. Probably also true. Now, when the subject touches to Design, everyone seems to have a strong opinion too on how to obtain Simplicity: just by avoiding Complexity, right?

I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto Dear Members of the Cult of Done, I present to you a manifesto of done. This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. 10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education.

One OccupyWallStreet graph to rule them all Since the year of my birth the working class has gotten NOTHING while the wealthiest 1% have taken EVERYTHING. And this graph stops at 2007, right before the biggest crash since the Great Depression. I can only imagine how much worse things look from a statistical view since then when it comes to graphing income inequality. When people ask "What are demands of #OccupyWallStreet?" I'd like to point to this graph and let them try to figure it out for themselves. It is not that hard to see why anti-corporate greed protesters are out in the streets fighting to be heard.

Descriptive Writing and the 5 Senses One of the key tasks that a passage of descriptive writing has to perform is to appeal to all five of the senses. The "picture" that your novel paints in a reader's mind should be so much more than a visual one - it should also be about how things sound, smell, taste, and touch. Only then will your writing truly come to life. Far too many beginning novel writers limit themselves to the purely visual in their writing. But great description engages all of the senses.