Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Reasons to watch the stars in 2017, how to unleash your creativity, new electric cars, historic science illustrations and more

1. Tricks To Help You Keep Your Resolutions According to Statistic Brain, just eight percent of Americans will succeed in keeping their New Year’s resolutions. Considering most of them focus on self-improvement, many are worthwhile attempts at betterment that should be kept for as long as possible. From reminding yourself why your resolution is important to holding yourself accountable by checking in with somebody about …

Switch Off to Switch On Creativity

In his book, “Too Fast To Think,” Chris Lewis (CEO of global agency Lewis) explores the ways in which modern life—aka mostly distracting technology—is causing our creativity to be stifled. In an interview with It’s Nice That, he explains that many ideas appear from the subconscious, and the subconscious is often drowned out in this day and age. Essentially, switching off in one way means …

The Daub Creative Workbook

An artist-driven project for kids who are stuck in bed or the hospital

When David Bennett’s son had to stay at the King’s College Hospital in London back in 2013, the British branding agency director began thinking about how he and others in the creative industry could help children admitted to hospital wards, and how to thank the staff who’d helped him and his family. The idea of a “Creative Workbook” was born: something to occupy kids’ minds …

Emotions That Fuel Creativity

Creative moments are often hit or miss; they’ll happen when you least expect them or disappear when you need them most. But according to Harvard Business Review, there are ways to set yourself up to take full advantage of your creative capacity. By living life passionately and experiencing an array of deep emotions, you’ll be able to come up with more ideas for your next …