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Must One Risk Madness to Achieve Genius? 6Share Synopsis Must one risk getting lost in the sea of madness in order to reach the lone island of genius? "There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad." — Salvador Dali Must one risk getting lost in the sea of madness in order to reach the lone island of genius? Among the "Big Five" personality traits, the Openness/Intellect domain has been the most difficult for psychologists to describe. In a recent series of studies, Colin G. First let's cover some terms. Now we've defined our terms, we can get to the good stuff. And that's what they found. The Paradoxical Simplex A simplex is an arrangement of variables along a single dimension. As you can see, intelligence and apophenia are on opposite ends of the simplex. One system that is probably acting on the entire Openness/Intellect domain is the dopaminergic system. What forces pull intelligence away from apophenia? "I like to watch cloud shapes change in the sky" Far out, man. 1. Creativity The paradox is solved.

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.

Author Quote Posters Being around a successful author would surely be exhausting and inspiring in equal amounts. As well as all that wisdom they put into their books, their thought-provoking one-liners would literally be falling out here, there and everywhere. So while you'd beat yourself up for not possessing even a smidgen of that kind of talent, you'd also be maniacally scribbling it all down for dinner party quoting. The rather smart Evan Robertson has created a set of posters that combine iconic author quotes with genius design work. If you don't want at least two of these hanging on your wall then we need to have a serious chat. Tags: books, Design, Posters

12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow As you look back on your life, you will often realize that many of the times you thought you were being rejected from something good, you were in fact being redirected to something better. You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen. Because sometimes the truths you can’t change, end up changing you and helping you grow. Here are twelve such truths… Everything is as it should be. Photo by: Martin Gommel Related 10 Mistakes Unhappy People Make Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. May 28, 2012 In "Hacks" 50 Quotes to Help You Let Go and Live “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. November 20, 2013 In "Happiness" 9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.

30 Best Quotes in Pictures of the Week – May 05th to May 12th 1. ”Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour…..” – Albert Einstein 2. ”When you can’t smoke” – Rory Sutherland 3. ”Death does not concern us…” – Epicurus 4. ”I think it’s better to have ideas.” – Chris Rock 5. ”You gotta be able to smile…” 6. ”Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle…” – Buddha 7. 8. ”Some things are best left unsaid.” – Red 9. ”However vast the darkness we must supply our own light” -Stanley Kubrick 10. ”It Takes Courage…” – E.E.Cummings 11. ”The world has enough for everyone’s need…” Mahatma Gandhi 12. ”I’m a f*cking unicorn, and f*ck anybody who say I’m not”-Tyler, The Creator 13. ”It is the mark of an educated mind…” – Aristotle 14. ”The two most important days in your life…” – Mark Twain 15. ”Be humble, for you are made of earth, be noble, for you are made of stars” – Serbian proverb 16. 17. ”Mutual Weirdness” – Dr. 18. ”There is only one god…” – Syrio Forel 19. ”The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows” – Rocky Balboa 23. 25. 26. 28.

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20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via: bakerella.com Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Via: rikkihibbert.co.za For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles. Via: goodfoodbreadandmuffins.blogspot.com Chocolate muffin bread cooked in a jar. Via: pizzazzerie.com Super sweet. Via: simplebites.net Bread, cooked in a jar? Via: marthastewart.com A fabulous visual reminder of your favourite holidays. Via: bigredkitchen.com So let’s just cut to the chase – what about making all your meals in a jar?! Via: runwithglitter.blogspot.com There isn’t a child on earth who wouldn’t be wowed by these: rainbow cupcakes baked in a jar. Via: flickr.com

Seven great writing quotes from seven great American writers Ernest Hemingway once said “All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” As much as we love our Ernest, we beg to differ. It’s not just the amazing books Americans have written, which cause us to contradict Papa’s viewpoint. John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway Elmore Leonard Toni Morrison Stephen King Henry Miller F. designed by the awesomely talented Chris Ritter The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English | Marriage 3.0 Here are my top ten words, compiled from online collections, to describe love, desire and relationships that have no real English translation, but that capture subtle realities that even we English speakers have felt once or twice. As I came across these words I’d have the occasional epiphany: “Oh yeah! That’s what I was feeling...” Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start. Oh yes, this is an exquisite word, compressing a thrilling and scary relationship moment. Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. From what I glean, in common usage yuanfen means the "binding force" that links two people together in any relationship. But interestingly, “fate” isn’t the same thing as “destiny.” Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone's hair. Ya’aburnee (Arabic): “You bury me.”

25 Great Motivational Quotes You've Never Heard Of inShare66 63Probably my most read post ever was the 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes of All Time. So much so that I expanded the post and wrote a book with the 50 greatest quotes in that is now sent free to my new newsletter subscribers. Sign up in the box on the left if you want a copy. As I was trawling some quotes the other day it struck me how many amazing ones there were that I’d never heard before and I thought it would be cool to collate the best for your perusal. Now of course I realize that you may well have heard of one or two, but I genuinely hadn’t (except one), so please don’t give me a hard time or point out that you knew 18 out of 20 and thus I’m a philistine and deserve a damn good thrashing. 1. Too many people when coming under attack crumble when instead they could view that attack/criticism as a way to grow and mature and come back stronger. 2. You know that, right? 3. This may almost seem anti-motivational, but it really isn’t. 3b. Yes, yes and thrice I say yes. 4. 5. 6.

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do - Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. Brown by Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. Brown | 11:21 AM March 21, 2012 Are you frustrated? We know we are. Most of us prepared hard for the future we expected, and yet things aren’t working out as we had planned. All of this is extremely confusing and unsettling. This is not how we were told it was going to be. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way (even for those of us who are happy). We think the reason is pretty simple. You know the steps for dealing with a predictable universe: 1. We have become so indoctrinated with this way of thinking by our education and our organizations that it is more or less the only way we approach anything. But what is a very smart approach in a knowable or predictable future is not smart at all when things can’t be predicted. In a world where you can no longer plan or predict your way to success, what is the best way to achieve your goals? You need a different approach. We have one. Based on the research of Saras D. 1. 2. 3. 4. Act.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too.

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