When boredom creeps in, many of us turn to social media. But that may be preventing us from reaching a transformative level of boredom.
From health to leadership abilities, a good sense of humor can help improve many aspects of life.
When your passion becomes your day job, sometimes the day job becomes a chore.
People think that unhappiness causes our minds to wander, but what if the causation goes the other way?
When you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to miss it.
Who should be compensated?
Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
Can stories help us become more creative?
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill.
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.
Historical geniuses used the "creative nap" to give their minds a boost. Apparently, the "hypnagogic state" can help with problem solving.
Just as storylines make sense only when you have the context of the beginning and the end, listeners need to understand the impetus for why the album was even made.
Successful constructive criticism is as much about mindset as methods.
Why does hearing sad music feel so good?
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
Ever wondered what oxytocin receptor proteins sound like?
A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony
Due to deteriorating health, all Beethoven left behind for his final symphony were some musical sketches.
The way we imagine and listen to melodies sheds light on imagination.