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Is Your To-Do List Corrupting Your Mind?

“To attain the lofty heights of our society, one must possess nearly-psychotic focus. This focus comes at the cognitive expense of being able to see novel relationships among unrelated concepts.” —Andrew Smart, Autopilot We’ve been imbued with a notion that if we’re not doing something, and doing it in the most efficient way possible, we’re…

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How To Master Tough Subjects In 3 Steps

True understanding comes not from being able to recite large passages of text or memorize large collections of equations, but from the deeper understanding that allows you to adapt to novel situations and create new solutions to complex problems. Higher levels of knowledge require an intuitive grasp of everything from the tiniest details to the…

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A Quick Guide To Knowledge And Intelligence

“Beauty fades, dumb is forever.” — Judge Judy What constitutes knowledge? I know that I have two hands, I also know how to make them type on my keyboard, and I know the language in which I’m typing. Are these all the same forms of knowledge? They’re likely all stored as unique patterns of neurons that fire…

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Awe, Insight, and Flow: The Keys to Breaking New Ground

As a species we’re intent on pushing the limit. There’s really no telling how far we’ll go — to the edges of space and time itself? Or to a self-inflicted oblivion? Whatever the answer, we’re not going to stop trying to push forward anytime soon. We like innovation and creativity, we thrive off of it,…

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What Does Selling Out Do To The Band?

The Motivation to Create In an artists search for creative expression and endeavor comes the thought of value and worth. That value can come in many forms, anchored mostly in the artists reasons for creating it–Is it a means of creating social change? An act of rebellion? To raise awareness of the artists views towards…

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A Healthy Mind Requires Mindfulness and Daydreams

You don’t need to look far to find support for Mindfulness. Whether you’ve tried it or not, the benefits are unmistakable. With a plethora of both endorsements and scientific studies to back it up, mindfulness meditation is fast becoming the recommended exercise for our brains. Mindfulness is an act of being in the moment, focused…

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Find the Time for a Wandering Mind

Mindfulness helps us meditate, focus, and rid ourselves of stress and anxiety. But at what cost? Focus is an in demand commodity today, we all want it, if only our easily distracted minds would play ball (or maybe that’s the problem). As you might know by now, we get distracted at rather inconvenient times—during exams,…

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Find Your Creativity By Using the 7 Gateways

The creative gateways. That’s what I like to call them. They’re the things you’ll often come into when people recommend ways to get creativity flowing. The things you do before that “A-ha” moment. That flash of insight. The apple on the head. Yes, you’ve probably heard most of these before, but does that mean you…

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