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5 lessons we forgot we learned from our year-long newsletter experiment

Last week was our beloved/behated daily newsletter‘s first birthday. We published an article looking back at the seven things we learned from Big Spam’s first year. In it, we talked about how people hate change, our Las Vegas casino aesthetic, and our favorite subject lines. As soon as we hit publish, we realized we’d made a terrible mistake. There were so many lessons we’d forgotten we’d learned, and we immediately started to write the second part, which is this bad boy right here. So without f...
Tags: Startups, Creative, Newsletter, Creativity, Las Vegas, Distract


So the President is a MotherF**ker??

On several occasions I've written about swearing and rhetoric as well as about expletive naming. In a recent article, Emma Byrne adds to my ideas by writing about the "scientific case for calling the president a motherf*cker."   Byrne especially likes the Rep. Rashida Tlaib's remark, noting that she used the swear word in rhetorically correct fashion.  As Byrne writes, rhetoric reveals that this kind of language signals trust and a sense of belonging--and it also "fosters closeness and s...
Tags: Books, Science, Careers, Creativity, Arkansas, Rhetoric, Emotional Intelligence, Trump, Byrne, Western Kentucky, Communication Skills, Emma Byrne, Rashida Tlaib, Butterworth She, Emma Byrnes


Neuromyth: Creativity is in the Right Hemisphere of the Brain

Along with the erroneous belief that language was only in the left hemisphere and spatial abilities in the right, some suggested that creativity — something that relied on spatial imagery — must be a right hemisphere function as well. This was fueled by multiple illustrations showing rainbow divergent thinking right hemispheres next to mathematically proportioned square, logical thinking hemispheres on the left. All unanswered questions beg a range of hypotheses. Just where creativity might be...
Tags: Psychology, Creativity, Sperry, Beaty, Harpaz, Heilman, Neuromyths, Right Brain, Right Hemisphere


How to Cope with a Newly Empty Nest: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Transition

It’s happened, you have an empty nest. The little ones that you spent the majority of your time taking care of, worrying about, encouraging, teaching, and loving over the past 18 or so years have grown up and flown the coop. Whether you were ready for it or not, you have entered the stage of being an empty nester. The moving out of your last, or only child, is life changing. And, while there are some parents that embrace this change with open arms, there are many more that struggle to make the ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, College, Creativity, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Don, Life Transition, Empty Nest


Doner Sued for Age Discrimination

There’s an odor to ageism. Limburger smells better. According to Lindsay Rittenhouse at Adweek, the stench of age-based discrimination led copywriter and creative director Susan Walsh, who worked for Doner for 10 years, to file a lawsuit against the agency for age discrimination. Walsh says the only explanation she received for her termination was that […] The post Doner Sued for Age Discrimination appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Advertising, Creativity, Demographics, Ageism, Adweek, Agencies, Walsh, Doner, Susan Walsh, Ad People, Lindsay Rittenhouse


9 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home

Working from home can be incredibly convenient. You get to skip the long commute and rush-hour traffic. Your schedule is flexible, and can bend and bow to fit whatever you need to do (like picking up your kids from school and actually getting to the bank before it closes). But working from home isn’t without its challenges. For instance, distractions are aplenty: dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, and interruptions from everyone from your kids to UPS to your next-door neighbor. It’s also hard...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Facebook, General, UPS, Self-help, Creativity, Working From Home, Price, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Emily Price, Focusmate, Kate Rope, Focus Keeper


Legally Creative: Why Being A Lawyer Requires Abstract Thought

Regardless of whether you are a litigator, a transactional attorney, in-house counsel, or something else, you need to be creative.
Tags: Law, Advice, Creativity, Boutique Law Firms, Brian Grossman


Organize Your Schedule by Mental State, Not by Project

If you’re struggling to get your stuff done, and finding yourself alternately antsy, distracted, and tired, then try out this alternate approach to scheduling. Writer and podcaster David Kadavy organizes his tasks based on their mental load, separating high-level creative tasks like idea generation from less taxing…Read more...
Tags: Work, Productivity, Creativity, Scheduling, Lifehacks, Routines, David Kadavy


Google’s Doodle contest for kids returns with $80K in prizes

The “Doodle For Google” contest is open for submissions from US children in grades K-12 again, this year with more than $80K in prizes for the national winner. The annual contest kicked off earlier this week with a performance by everyone’s favorite muppet… and a felt frog. If you’re a kid, this happened way past your bedtime. According to Google, the rules of the contest are pretty simple. School-aged children are encouraged to submit a 2D (no GIFs or videos) drawing of the the letters “G-O-O-G...
Tags: Google, Startups, US, Tech, Creativity


The neuroscience of creativity (and yes, right brain/left brain is mostly bullshit)

Anna Abraham literally wrote the book on creativity and the brain. The Leeds Beckett University psychology professor is the author of a new textbook titled The Neuroscience of Creativity. From an interview with Abraham by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman in Scientific American: SBK: Why does the myth of the “creative right brain” still persist? Is there any truth at all to this myth? AA: Like most persistent myths, even if some seed of truth was associated with the initial development ...
Tags: Psychology, Post, News, Neuroscience, Creativity, Brains, Abraham, Scott Barry Kaufman, Leeds Beckett University, Science Museum London, Arthur Koestler, Anna Abraham


24 Ways to Give Your Content an Eye-Opening Shot of Vitality

At this point in January, I like to think that the new year has just had its second cup of... Continue Reading The post 24 Ways to Give Your Content an Eye-Opening Shot of Vitality appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copyblogger Weekly


Dirty little hands

David Carr was a writer for The New York Times. He was an acclaimed cultural reporter and also was on the faculty at Boston University’s communications school, where he taught a class called Voice Lessons. Which is where he made this point: “Quit sounding like everyone else and begin sounding like yourself.” Now, this advice is not unknown to each of us. But the more times you hear it, from the widest range of authorities, the more likely it is to actually sink in. As a teaching assistant of hi...
Tags: Business, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Ideas, New York Times, Humor, Weddings, Good Ideas, Boston University, David Carr, Jay H Heyman, Father of the Bride


5 Questions for Self-Growth in the New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


5 Questions for Self-Growth for a New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


Motivation and Self-Discipline Tips for Every Artist

You're reading Motivation and Self-Discipline Tips for Every Artist, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you heard a saying “creative mess”? It’s what many people characterize artists by, as creative chaos is the lifestyle of any creator. There are even supporters of a so-called “ the creative chaos theory ”, who claim that a creative process is impossible without a l...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Inspiration, Creativity, Artists, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Forest, Writer's Block, Productivity Tips, Julie Warner


Creating a Culture of Creativity: Why It’s Important and Where to Start

A healthy culture is a vital piece of any functioning organization. Culture is what keeps employees engaged and companies moving towards their goals, and in a climate where just 32% of employees would say they are “engaged at work,” it is more important than ever to create a healthy culture. At Ethos3, we come across companies of all shapes and sizes and have worked across the spectrum when it comes to company culture. But there is one unique trait we have seen in the most successful companies: ...
Tags: Design, Creative, Creativity, Culture, Deliver, Public, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Creative Culture


How a Word Enters the Dictionary: A Quick Primer

Given that you’re reading this on the Internet, we presume you'll be able to define many of the over 800 words that were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2018: biohacking bougie bingeable guac hangry Latinx mocktail zoodles But what about some of the humdingers lexicographer Kory Stamper, former associate editor for Merriam-Webster and author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, unleashes in the above video? prescriptivism descriptivism sprachgefühl etymological fa...
Tags: Google, Books, College, New York City, History, Creativity, K-12, English Language, Facebook Twitter, Merriam Webster, Stamper, Kory Stamper, Secret Life of Dictionaries


7 Easy Creativity Routines that Make Your Day More Rewarding

What does your dream creative career look like? Take a moment to think about it. Now, how many steps are... Continue Reading The post 7 Easy Creativity Routines that Make Your Day More Rewarding appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Blogging, Creativity


Design isn’t only about great ideas — it’s about finishing projects

“I’m not very good at the detailed design phase. I’m good at concepting and setting up the initial phase of the project. But when we get to the point where we need to iterate on smaller updates to the product, I’m not great.” Well, then you’re not good at doing your job. Design is about making an idea possible, it’s not about having an idea. In reality, your idea is the cheapest thing you own. “Ideas aren’t worth that much on their own. Even the most brilliant idea is just a starting point, not ...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication


Originality is overrated

Never thought I would start my first blog of 2019 with this controversial post title. When I first read the line in an old review by Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal, I immediately felt my hackles rise. (No, I am not even sure what a “hackle” is, and why they never seem to fall, only rise.) A firm believer in the strength and power of originality, I couldn’t understand how it could ever be overrated. Mr. Teachout then continued, “Even the most hackneyed-sounding plot can be made fresh ...
Tags: Business, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Ideas, Humor, Weddings, Wall Street Journal, Good Ideas, Terry Teachout, Teachout, Jay H Heyman, Father of the Bride


On our obsession with design methods  —  and how to avoid it

A design method is simply a set of steps you can refer to, so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you are trying to solve a similar design problem. Design methods are great. They help define a baseline way of doing something. They help create a shared vocabulary across a team or an organization. They help make design accessible to more people (hi, Design Thinking), which also means that other industries will start understanding the value design can bring to the equation. They al...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication


Best of Copyblogger: 2018 Edition

Once you know what you’d like more of in your life, you have to make decisions that will allow more... Continue Reading The post Best of Copyblogger: 2018 Edition appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Writing, Selling, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copywriting


TradFest: Celebrating Music in Dublin’s Temple Bar

Temple Bar in Dublin City: it is well known for its lively pubs, its art galleries, its one off boutiques, its history — but there is no better reason to visit Temple Bar than music. There’s no better time to experience and explore music in Temple Bar than during Temple Bar TradFest. This ever evolving and lively festival takes place near the end of January every year. In 2019 it will run from 23 through 27 January. There is a range of events on the TradFest schedule, from headline gigs in some ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Music, Children, Creativity, Ireland, World Music, Dublin, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Americana Music, Temple Bar, Dublin City, Dublin Cultural Quarter, music of Ireland


47 ‘non-design’ qualities every designer should have

Write clear emails Be flexible; briefs change Find problems before they occur Bring energy to the table Don’t take design critique as an insult Understand the impact of moving that button Make people around you feel comfortable Bring 3 solutions with every complaint Don’t give up too fast Mute your microphone when not speaking Be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses Bend, but not break Take notes; it shows respect Pay attention to details Get off your chair to point at something in the scr...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication


Public Domain Day Is Finally Here!: Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years

Earlier this year we informed readers that thousands of works of art and entertainment would soon enter the public domain—to be followed every year by thousands more. That day is nigh upon us: Public Domain Day, January 1, 2019. At the stroke of midnight, such beloved classics as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Yes! We Have No Bananas” will become the common property of the people, to be quoted at length or in full anywhere when the copyright expires on work produced ...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, History, Creativity, Atlantic, Winston Churchill, Smithsonian, Literature, James Joyce, Walt Disney, Virginia Woolf, Harlem, First Time, Mickey Mouse


Here’s why calendars look the way they do

What is the first image you visualize in your head when you think about a calendar? Probably a table with numbers arranged in seven columns and five rows (or six row depending on day one) to display the full month ahead. We use it every day, whether on your phone or on your wall. Same design no matter the medium, the same format has moved from posters to digital apps without any alteration. We are surrounded by objects that have history, sometimes that span centuries, and we completely ignore it...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication


The Secret Sauce of Leadership Creativity

A survey conducted in 2010 by IBM Global Business Services revealed that a surprising 60% of global CEOs rated Creativity as the most important leadership quality needed in the coming years. Creativity beat out both integrity and global thinking in the study of more than 1,500 corporate heads and public sector leaders in 60 nations. ...
Tags: Leadership, Creativity, Innovation, IBM Global Business Services


Here’s why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads

Picture the keypad of a telephone and calculator side by side. Can you see the subtle difference between the two without resorting to your smartphone? Don’t worry if you can’t recall the design. Most of us are so used to accepting the common interfaces that we tend to overlook the calculator’s inverted key sequence. A calculator has the 7–8–9 buttons at the top whereas a phone uses the 1–2–3 format. Subtle, but puzzling since they serve the same functional goal — input numbers. There’s no logica...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication


Write To Sell: 5 Easy Product Creation Tips For 2019

We’re freelance writers, so we write to sell, whether that means working with clients, or writing to publish on Amazon and elsewhere. I enjoy having a mix of projects; large projects, as well as smaller ones. Small projects are satisfying. You get a rush of accomplishment when you can start and complete a project in […] The post Write To Sell: 5 Easy Product Creation Tips For 2019 appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog.
Tags: Amazon, Creativity, Freelance, Home Business, Angela Booth, Make Money Writing


25 Powerful Prompts to Help You Pick Your New Year’s Resolution

Often we pick resolutions that we think we should do. We should put ourselves on a diet and start going to the gym. We should do anything we can to lose weight. We should stop eating ______. We should get organized. We should have a capsule wardrobe. We should make more money. We should go for the promotion. We should read a book a week. We should be ________ or ________. And, not surprisingly, we don’t stick to these resolutions. Because who wants to follow some arbitrary goal? Who wants to fo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Creative writing, Journaling, Gillette, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping