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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 LifeOptimizer.org, 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. 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 Because of his wide variety of interests, on his death bed he apologized to "God and Man for leaving so much undone Related:  Creativity TechniquesInspiring

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. The six hats represent six modes of thinking and are directions to think rather than labels for thinking. The method promotes fuller input from more people. The key point is that a hat is a direction to think rather than a label for thinking. encourage Parallel Thinking encourage full-spectrum thinking separate ego from performance There are six metaphorical hats and the thinker can put on or take off one of these hats to indicate the type of thinking being used. White Hat thinking This covers facts, figures, information needs and gaps. Red Hat thinking This covers intuition, feelings and emotions. Black Hat thinking This is the hat of judgment and caution. Yellow Hat thinking This is the logical positive.

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. The taming of the whales happened in the Murmansk Oblast region in the far north-west of Russia at the shore of the White Sea near the Arctic Circle branch of the Utrish Dophinarium. The average human could die if left in sub-zero temperature sea water for just five minutes.

10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity | Schaefer's Blog 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. Google the word “creativity” and you will get almost 84 million hits. Because of research we know a significant amount about the creative process and creative people. Generally speaking, when we talk about a creative person, we have in mind two kinds of people. These are the people who have an innate exceptional talent that is developed to the highest degree through the application of time, effort, training, and dedication, and a handful achieve recognition and eminence. The second kind of creative person is one who lives life creatively in a general sense, interested in new things, thinking in new ways, not constrained by social or intellectual limits. Here are ten things you can do to develop your creativity: 5 – Practice divergent thinking.

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. In short, the income inequality is too damn high. The longer version is going to require an honest conversation, so idiots shrieking about Nazi's and antisemitism who would rather hijack our adult conversation need not apply. I just thought I'd post this factual graph to help further the conversation. Discuss . . . Peace For more info 1. 6.

7 Great Ways To Rekindle Your Creativity The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.~Pablo Picasso Creativity is the true starting point for all accomplishment in life. I supposed Pablo Picasso knew a little about creativity. In 2006, one of his paintings sold for over $95 million in an auction at Sotheby’s. How did he create such masterpieces? Creativity seems to breed creativity. We have to use it or we lose it. I challenge you today to rekindle your creativity. Today, I want to share with you some excellent ways to spark creativity in your life. 1. This is a secret of creativity that many successful people use. 2. You need a creative project to get your juices flowing. 3. Are you an early bird or a night owl? 4. Creativity flourishes where thinking is unrestricted. 5. One of the biggest obstacles to creativity many of us face is fear. 6. As you know, the Internet is a goldmine of resources. 7. Write down a creative goal that you dream of accomplishing. Don’t let “good” sense rob you of your creativity!

Print - 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years · People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf. · Software will predict traffic jams before they occur. Using archived data, roadside sensors, and GPS, IBM has come up with a modeling program that anticipates bumper-to-bumper congestion a full hour before it begins. Better yet, the idea proved successful in early tests—even on the Jersey Turnpike. · Climate-controlled jackets will protect soldiers from extreme heat and cold. · Nanoparticles will make chemotherapy far more effective. · Electric cars will roam (some) highways. · Athletes will employ robotic trainers. · Bridges will repair themselves with self-healing concrete. · Digital "ants" will protect the U.S. power grid from cyber attacks. · Scrolls will replace tablets. Your Car Will Be Truly Connected · Your genome will be sequenced before you are born. 10 Things That Will Remain the Same

Techniques for Creative Thinking Collectively, there are several hundred techniques published in books by Michael Michalko, Andy Van Gundy, James Higgins, Dilip Mukerjea and others. Techniques are like tools in a workshop, with different tools for different parts of the creative process. For example, there are techniques for defining a problem, exploring attributes of a problem, generating alternatives, visual explorations, metaphors, analogies, and evaluating and implementing ideas. Here is a small selection of techniques: For further background, read the introduction which discusses the question: "What can I do to increase my creativity?" Catalogues or Encyclopaedias of Techniques? You may be wondering if there are books or an encyclopaedia of these techniques to use as a reference. Andy Beckett in the United Kingdom is compiling a collection of techniques on his web site www.mycoted.com

Young girl who's best friends with African wildlife Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. Parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert documented Tippi’s life and relationships with the African wildlife and transformed those moments into captivating books and movies. Looking past some fairly obvious and natural parental worries, Tippi had the most amazing upbringing.

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