29 easy ways to keep your creative juices flowing when you’re starting to burn out

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  As a writer, I constantly struggle with finding ways to stay creative. I write every single day – it’s the biggest part of my job. Because of this I often hit the dreaded writer’s block. Staring at…

Routines of history’s greatest minds reveal what artists were doing when they weren’t creating.

BY: ERIC ZDANCEWICZ There are unfortunately only 24 hours in a day, and at some point every busy body has to confront this. While I firmly believe that comparison is the death of creativity, it couldn’t hurt to gain some…

This psychologist just found the place where 72% of peoples’ best ideas are generated

BY: JESSICA BEUKER If you’re a writer, artist, musician, actor, innovator, entrepreneur, or creative of any kind, then I’m sure you’ve at one point or another hit the dreaded creativity block. The next time you’re completely out of ideas and…

John Steinbeck had a dream that clickbait would strangle creative culture

BY: DANIEL WATERBOURNE There is a trend that is shifting the values of the 21st century. In the world of food, nutrition has been traded for convenience. In the world of love, long-term satisfaction has been traded for momentary ejaculation.…

11 rules of creativity from the man partially responsible for free speech in American art

BY: DANIEL WATERBORNE Henry Miller is a writer who knows that the purpose of language is to liberate us from our own skin. He didn’t believe in writing for readers. He didn’t believe in writing for critics or awards for…

These adult colouring books will lower your stress and boost your creativity

BY: MELISSA BOODOO As you grow older, the beloved childhood hobby of colouring in as many colouring books as your heart desires gets forgotten. Societal views associate colouring books with children, making the older generation turn away from them –…

How Hesse’s Steppenwolf and Descartes helped me get over writer’s block

BY: ADRIAN SMITH I hadn’t been able to write in a while. I mean, I could write meaningful blurbs in quick stints, but I couldn’t sit there like I sat last fall, writing short stories in three or four long,…

This ancient sex practice will give you a killer orgasm, while also making you more creative

Sex is a taboo topic for most people. We have an aversion to talking openly about it and because of this we have lost touch with the most basic truth of our existence – lust lays at the base of…

Apparently, a messy desk makes you less boring and more creative than neat freaks, says study

BY: ROB HOFFMAN If your parents ever forced you to clean your room, it turns out that they may be responsible for inadvertently robbing you of your creative talent, soiling your imagination and destroying your chances of ever achieving the…

Hunter S. Thompson’s letter to aspiring photographers is a must read lesson in creativity

BY: CONNOR BRIAN  It’s fair to say that in the creative process most of us have no idea what we are doing. Some turn to their next purchase feeling new equipment gives them the tools they need, while others find…

How these insane work habits were responsible for the success of this legendary novelist

BY: ADRIAN SMITH  It wasn’t until after Honoré de Balzac gave up his banal work routine that he became the pioneer of realism—a major genre in literature—and one of the greatest novelists and playwrights of all time. Under traditional work…

Turns out anxiety-ridden over-worriers have a much higher capacity for creativity and imagination

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Overthinking, neurotic, worry-obsessed and anxious—according to a new study, these are the faces of creativity. This is good news for people who identify with an exhaustively over-worried personality, offering a fair trade between creative intellect and happiness.…

I got trashed with a room of writers to see if booze actually improves writing

BY: LISA CUMMING The decade between someone’s late teens and their late twenties is one that is often looked back on nostalgically as a period of great sex and even greater parties. We can drink vodka like it’s water, and…

If you want to be more creative all you need to do is book a plane ticket

BY: KAROUN CHAHINIAN When not distracted by cheap souvenirs, travelling has the power to give you a competitive advantage when it comes to creativity. Many people are convinced that they return from a trip as a completely different person, while…

Are you easily distracted? Congrats—according to a recent study you’re a creative genius

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Psychologists at Northwestern University recently published a study in Neuropsychologia—an accredited journal that closely documents advancements in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience—indicating that highly creative people are easily distracted by their surroundings. The study was based on nearly…

This Brazilian resort pays all expenses for artists to work on creative projects

BY: SINEAD MULHERN Ask an artist when they are at their most creative. No matter the city or country or discipline they work in, most would say they are at their best when relaxed, mentally clear and in an environment…

This imagination exercise can help you become healthier, more creative and less depressed

BY: CONNOR BRIAN It is necessary to know that two distinct selves exist within us: the active conscious and the remembering unconscious. The conscious self possesses a very unreliable memory, while the unconscious registers everything, without our knowledge, even the…

How limiting yourself actually helps your creativity (Video)

BY: DANIEL KORN Write something right now. It can be anything you want – prose, poetry, script, diary. It can be on any topic. No word limit. Take however long you need. So, what did you write? Probably nothing, right?…

Could alcohol abuse and sleep deprivation be the keys to creativity?

BY: PILGRIM For some reason, exceptional creativity seems to gravitate towards the minds of the sleepless and the alcohol-abusive. The question has always been that of the chicken and the egg: did the booze inspire the genius, or did the…