Ten great problem-solving hacks

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We are constantly confronted with various problems. It can be at home or at work and vary from small everyday problems to major life-determining issues. The following tips can help you become a more effective problem solver.

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Safety boxes or minestrone soup: Modern neuroscience sheds light on our amazing association abilities

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What is the secret behind our ability to associate and create brand new thought-patterns much more efficiently than the most powerful supercomputer? Modern neuroscience achievements about how our mind stores and manages memories shed new light on this mystery.

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How the right diet could increase your creativity

Modern research shows us what food to eat to be more creative and increase our well-being.

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Our creativity is strongly dependent on our well-being, both physically and mentally. It goes without saying that we can turn on our flow of creative ideas easier if we are healthy, happy, well-rested and in a good condition.

There is now a growing body of evidence also what to eat in order to increase our wellbeing and to sharpen our mental capacities.

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Russia’s best kept secret

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In the 1970s, the Soviet Union and the United States competed in the race to explore the moon. The Soviet Union did not have the economic muscles, like the United States Apollo Program, to land a man on the moon, so instead they put their effort into landing an unmanned vehicle on the dark back side of the moon that could then send TV pictures back to earth.

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We only see what we expect to see

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Just before 8 o’clock in the morning of January 2007, a young man wearing jeans, sweater and a baseball cap steps into a subway station in central Washington DC. He picks up a violin from a case, puts the case on the ground in front of him with a few coins in and for the next 43 minutes he plays six classic pieces. During this time, 1 097 people pass. Twenty-seven of them put a coin in the case, usually on the go. Only seven people stay up and listen for at least one minute, including a three-year-old black boy who needs to be violently pulled from the place by his mother. The total revenue is 32 dollars and 17 cents.


This could be a regular mediocre street musician, but it was not.

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What is the magic bullet to a creative work place?

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What makes a workplace creative? You know the one buzzing with activities, where the co-workers are throwing ideas at each other and the rooms are full of energy. Recent years work place research might provide the answer.

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What nature could teach us about creativity

2017-06-24--13.36.43As a human species, we originate from the savanna, the forests and close to the water. It is in these environments we evolved during the millennia to the creative beings we are today, who, for good and for bad, eventually took over the planet we share here with all other biological life.

Creativity, undoubtedly, gets a lot of its impulses from the contacts with other people; the unexpected meetings, the discussions and the new impulses, but at least for me, this has to be contrasted with impressions and experiences from forest and water.

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