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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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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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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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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 […]

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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Impatient with action, patient with results

Impatient with action, patient with results. Taking consistent, small steps, each day turns thousands of drips into a bucket of water. But it’s not so much the practice that matters — it’s the execution. Proper action uncomplicates thinking. As Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Shooting the basketball with improper form every […]

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The illusion of a sole genius

Upon winning the MacArthur Fellow award for creating unconventional, immersive opera experiences, Yuval Sharon didn’t feel like he was a ‘genius’ in any sense of the word. The fellowship is also known as “the genius grant” although the organization steers clear of using the term in its to describe MacArthur Fellows ““because it connotes a […]