Category Archives: creativity

Your brain on video games

@TEDTalks by Daphne Bavelier at TEDxCHUV How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus … Continue reading

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The art of misdirection

From the Most Popular @TEDTalks of all time. Apollo Robbins ( @ApolloRobbins ) at TEDGlobal 2013 Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious … Continue reading

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Stressed or Desserts?

So how can you add more desserts to life and go without being stressed? You can begin by checking out How to Make Stress Your Friend, a @TEDTalks video by @kellymcgonigal.  

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What is the secret sauce to…

This is a question we hear often. What is the secret sauce to (fill in the blanks) #success #getting rich #lasting love #relationships #romance #money management #leadership #publicspeaking I can go on and on about the things people seek #secretsauce to. … Continue reading

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Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others

Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others.

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What Makes a Good Presentation?

Lessons from watching TED talks about what makes a great presentation Continue reading

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Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo (A Slideshare presentation)

Here’s an excellent presentation by Denise R. Jacobs on banishing your inner critic. Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo from Denise Jacobs

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How Tough Are You, Mentally? Find Out.

“Mental toughness” is a phrase that is commonly used in sports to describe the superior mental qualities of the competitor. Most elite athletes report that at least 50% of superior athletic performance is the result of mental or psychological factors, and a whopping 83% of coaches rate mental toughness as the most important set of psychological characteristics for determining competitive success. Continue reading

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Win at Workplace Conflict – An HBR Blog Post

Stay focused, pick your fights, build empathy, use humour and develop relationships to effectively manage conflict at work Continue reading

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Are You Serious About Imagination?

“This story is about taking imagination seriously. Fourteen years ago, I first encountered this ordinary material, fishnet, used the same way for centuries. Today, I’m using it to create permanent, billowing, voluptuous forms the scale of hard-edged buildings in cities around the world. I was an unlikely person to be doing this. I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven.” Continue reading

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