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Einstein: The World As I See It

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of […]

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Life & Philosophy Quotes

Einstein’s theory of happiness

In 1922, short off his Nobel prize in physics, Einstein traveled to Tokyo to deliver a 4-hour lecture at the Imperial Palace. But he also left someone an important message on happiness. Out of tip money at his hotel, Einstein instead gave his Japanese courier a nugget of wisdom: “A calm and modest life brings […]

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Creativity Life & Philosophy Psychology

Imagination is a mental scratch pad

Imagination is a mental scratch pad, a place to delve into the urges of the non-existent. It is only there can we see what’s more captivating than reality’s everydayness. Imagination not only protects us from boredom, it also protects us from ourselves. It acts as a neuroprotective stimulus for brain expansion — we are only […]

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Creativity

Creativity: A way of thinking and doing

Creativity is a game of trial and error. The only thing under one’s control is the willingness to experiment. But being a creator doesn’t just happen. You must compel yourself to see in order to mix and match disparate things and tap into imaginative conclusions. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein The right brain […]

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Arts Books

How jumping reveals the real person

Iconic Latvian photographer Philippe Halsman shot some of the most famous portraits of all-time for every major American magazine, including credits for more than 100 Life Magazine covers. He shot the Albert Einstein photo for Time Magazine. But he’s also renowned for one of his side projects in taking black and white images of popular […]

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Business Culture Fashion

A pedestal type of person

The best marketers bake their advertising into their work. Whether you’re an athlete, an author, or a baker, the product speaks for itself. Your trade either breeds trust and gets shared by others or falls at the wayside. Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, and Albert Einstein put their money where their mouth was. But there are […]

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Psychology Science

Tips for boosting your memory and brain power

If you’re looking to boost your memory and brain power, this video contains some excellent tips and reminders. In summary: Exercise. Physical exercise helps form new brain cells and solidifies existing neurons. It also increases the hippocampus brain area which is responsible for memory and learning. Never stop learning. Learning something new builds new brain cells. In […]

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Psychology Science Tech

Forgetting is just as important as remembering

Can you imagine if you remembered everything? If you tried to remember everything, your brain would never have enough space to learn new skills and ideas. It would also make you go insane. Even Einstein often forgot people’s names. Thankfully, the mind works like a dishwasher. It retains information deemed relevant for later use and […]

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Postaday

The Coltrane Doctrine

John Coltrane and Einstein shared interests in mathematical principles. In response to the Coltrane doctrine, Thelonious Monk replied: “All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.” Read this and more in this week’s newsletter

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Books

The elasticity of time

Benedict Cumberbatch reads an extract from Carlo Rovelli’s book The Order of Time: I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours, years that hurls us towards life then drags […]