creativity


Music therapy: How the “Encanto” soundtrack and other forms of music can help us to process our emotions

Nothing else has the ability to power us through our workouts and make awkward elevator rides a little bit more bearable. That’s right; it’s hard to imagine a world without music. It’s probably an understatement to say that music is taken for granted; we don’t always recognize the mental sway…

How to have a creative renaissance! (Even when you have artistic burnout. And kids. In a pandemic. When everything is awful.)

For every Taylor Swift flourishing artistically during the pandemic, there are millions of suffering and burnt-out people who aren’t composing songs or painting portraits or writing novels. What have they been doing instead? Well, if they’re anything like me, they’ve been drowning in domestic labor, work, anxiety, childcare, and other…

How-to boost creativity: 3 tips (Video)

Looking to boost your creativity? Implement these 3 tips: One, listen to music that makes you happy. In a recent study published by PLOS One, participants completed creative exercises while listening to music that evoked happy, calm, sad, or anxious feelings. The research team found that participants who listened to…

The game Minecraft can boost creativity (Video)

Good news for anyone who’s ever been criticized for playing too many video games: virtual building games like Minecraft can boost creativity. This, from researchers at Iowa State University.   Researchers split 352 participants into four groups: one group played Minecraft with specific instructions; another played Minecraft without instructions; and…

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