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New Year's Resolution Remix: 15 Things To Stop Doing In 2015. My favorite thing about the New Year is that it allows for a magical sense of renewal and a chance to start fresh.

New Year's Resolution Remix: 15 Things To Stop Doing In 2015

It is the day we resolve to leave the past behind and move forward. It is the day we fill ourselves up with courage and tell ourselves this is the year we will start doing more of the things we want and stop doing the things that don’t matter. With every new year comes the chance to change our mindsets, eliminate negativity and choose to move forward. There is a reason we are told the best is yet to come. This year, make a resolution you can keep. 1.

The world does not need to know your every move; leave some things to the imagination. 2. How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow. By Maria Popova “No matter what your age or your life path … it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.”

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

The Science of Mental Time Travel: Memory and How Our Ability to Imagine the Future Made Us Human. By Maria Popova Shedding light on “the cognitive rudder that allows our brains to navigate the river of time.”

The Science of Mental Time Travel: Memory and How Our Ability to Imagine the Future Made Us Human

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland remains one of my all-time favorite books, largely because Carroll taps his training as a logician to imbue the whimsical story with an allegorical dimension that blends the poetic with the philosophical. Justinpickard: Also recovered from the dredge; ......... Pete Seeger on Combinatorial Creativity, Originality, Equality, and the Art of Dot-Connecting. Is binge watching the new season of House of Cards bad for you? Screenshot via Netflix During a recent family gathering, I watched my children and nephew play Mario Kart.

Is binge watching the new season of House of Cards bad for you?

How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills. By Maria Popova The science of why fantasy and imaginative escapism are essential elements of a satisfying mental life.

How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. Paul Theroux’s Quest to Define Hawaii. Hawaii seems a robust archipelago, a paradise pinned like a bouquet to the middle of the Pacific, fragrant, sniffable and easy of access.

Paul Theroux’s Quest to Define Hawaii

But in 50 years of traveling the world, I have found the inner life of these islands to be difficult to penetrate, partly because this is not one place but many, but most of all because of the fragile and floral way in which it is structured. Yet it is my home, and home is always the impossible subject, multilayered and maddening. Two thousand miles from any great landmass, Hawaii was once utterly unpeopled. Its insularity was its salvation; and then, in installments, the world washed ashore and its Edenic uniqueness was lost in a process of disenchantment. I think of a simple native plant, the alula, or cabbage plant, which is found only in Hawaii. Guerrilla Futures. 10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People. Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013.

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

Click here to see the full list. I frequently find myself thinking about whether I am an artist or an entrepreneur. I am simply trying my best to create my own unique path. I do not fear death. Roger Ebert was always a great friend of Salon's.

I do not fear death

We're deeply saddened by reports of his death, and are re-printing this essay, from his book "Life Itself: A Memoir," which we think fans will take particular comfort in reading now. I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun. 19 Climate Games That Could Change the Future.

By Climate Guest Contributor on March 10, 2012 at 10:28 am "19 Climate Games That Could Change the Future" by Ellie Johnston and Andrew Jones, reposted from Climate Interactive The prevalence of games in our culture provides an opportunity to increase the understanding of our global challenges.

19 Climate Games That Could Change the Future

In 2008 the Pew Research Center estimated that over half of American adults played video games and 80% of young Americans play video games. V. ARG (feat. Transmedia) « ZED Project Journal. ZED.TO was an 8-month narrative told in real-time through an integrated combination of interactive theatrical events and online content.

v. ARG (feat. Transmedia) « ZED Project Journal

It told the story of the beginning of the end of the world, from a viral pandemic created by ByoLogyc, a fictional Toronto-based biotech company. Winner of 2012 Digi Award for Cross-Platform Fiction Winner of 2012 Toronto Fringe Performance Innovation Award Winner of 2012 WorldFuture BetaLaunch Best in Show Winner of 2025 International Design Innovation Award. Emerge attracts futurists to collaborate with scientists, designers artists is redesign of future. Singular questions about what it means to be human in the face of emerging technologies will be explored March 1-3 when Arizona State University hosts Emerge. An unparalleled campus-wide collaboration, Emerge unites artists, engineers, bio scientists, social scientists, story tellers and designers to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments that we share.

Pranksters want debate on Hawaii's Chinatown. Posted on: Monday, October 15, 2007 Pranksters want debate on Hawaii's Chinatown By Mary VorsinoAdvertiser Urban Honolulu Writer Coming soon to Chinatown: a Starbucks, TGI Friday's, American Apparel and luxury lofts priced at $2.5 million each? No, but that's what several signs announced earlier this month in what turned out to be a controversial campaign by two University of Hawai'i doctoral students to get Chinatown residents talking about their community's future. The campaign comes as many are worried about what Chinatown — a historically significant community covering 15 square city blocks — will become over the next decade, as rents steadily increase amid the success of the arts district.

The ongoing city revitalization of the community and an emphasis on cultural tourism and creating a playground for local residents has brought more and more people into Chinatown, and kept them coming back, store owners say. So far, there are no national franchises in the area.