Creativity

  • Music makes us happy

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    New research shows that music with upbeat lyrics and a catchy harmony actually lights up the pleasure centers in our brains. No wonder we love rock...
  • Jim Denevan

    Photographs © 2014 David Carriere

    Culinary innovator Jim Denevan finds that following his passion for food is also good business. His nonprofit organization, Outstanding in the Field...
  • Tori Amos

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    When Tori Amos is ready to create something new, she stops singing and starts listening.
Master conductor Benjamin Zander.

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Conductor of Joy

Creativity

Conductor Benjamin Zander inspires others to see their own creative possibilities.
Embrace your creativity, author Scott Barry Kaufman says.

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Your Brain Is a Mess—and That's a Good Thing!

Creativity

Being creative means embracing contradictions and reaching outside your comfort zone, according to important new research.
Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Color Yourself Happy

Creativity

Here’s a new twist on stress reduction. More adults are turning off phones and tablets, putting credit scores, diets and gym workouts out of their...

Regina Carter: The Making of Southern Comfort

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Watch world-renowned violinist Regina Carter.
Tori Amos

Photo ©​ Amarpaul Kalirai/Mercury Classics 

Tori Amos Still Listens to the Muses

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When Tori Amos is ready to create something new, she stops singing and starts listening.
Jim Denevan

Photographs © 2014 David Carriere

Serving Up Happiness

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Culinary innovator Jim Denevan finds that following his passion for food is also good business. His nonprofit organization, Outstanding in the Field...
Pomander balls for the holidays

Photograph © 2014 Michael Weschler

Pomander Balls

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Spice up your holidays with this aromatic treat. Step-by-step instructions included.

30 Days of Creativity

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Pick and choose your favorite ideas from our list of things to do, watch, read, contemplate…and share!
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas put everything into their art.

Photograph © Sharon Bradford

A Passion to Create

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Step after step, note after note, scene after scene, the students at Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts​ are...

Mining for Happiness

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Five years ago we didn't know a mine from a hole in the ground. Now we wouldn't know what to do without Minecraft.

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