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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 31, 2019

We continue our exploration of holidays with a look at Halloween and Day of the Dead.


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Halloween by Robert Burns

Doug Stanhope talking about his mother's suicide

Japanese custom of sorting cremated remains with chopsticks

Samhain

Day of the Dead

Coco

Legend of the jack-o-lantern

Jehova's Witness take on Halloween

JoshShear.com: Origins of Halloween and Day of the Dead

Oct 24, 2019

Just about everyone who generates prescriptions for creativity includes some version of get some alone time, get out in nature or spend some time in silence. And just about everyone says you have to show up and do creative work for creativity to really shine through.


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Flow Research Project

Flow

Steven Kotler

Flow Genome Project

The Rise of Superman

Stealing Fire

Idea sex

Creativity

Richard Branson

Elon Musk

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Peter Drucker

The Innovator's Cookbook

Where Good Ideas Come From

The Creative Brain

JoshShear.com; How to be more creative

Oct 17, 2019

What do some of the most innovative minds in history have in common? Not much, which means you can learn to be creative.


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Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creativity by Elkhonon Goldberg

The Creative Brain

Creativity: The Perfect Crime

JoshShear.com: Creative Minds

Oct 10, 2019

It doesn't matter if you want to be part of the creative machine, you're in it. Getting through your day often involves creative decisions that not only didn't our parents have to make when they were our age, but also that no one would have even conceived of a decade and a half ago.


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• Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Fight for the Forgotten

Creativity

• Corporate Creativity

Eisenhower warns of a military-industrial complex

•  ARPAnet

JoshShear.com: An argument for creativity

Oct 3, 2019

Until very recently, neuroscience has had literally no clue what creativity looks like in the brain, but our knowledge of the brain is constantly expanding, and now we finally do have some understanding of the parts of the brain involved in creativity.


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The Origins of Creativity

Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation

Fire Up Your Writing Brain

The Psychopath Inside

• Why We Sleep

JoshShear.com: What is creativity, and where does it come from?

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