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ADD/ADHD and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children and can often carry on into adulthood. The symptoms could pretty much be used to describe any child: hyperactivity, inattention, impulsiveness. Though never formally diagnosed, I myself have always suspected to be a member of […]

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Attack of the Screens: What are tablets doing to our kids?

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I recently returned home from visiting my family in Minnesota over the holidays. During my time there I had the pleasure of seeing my two young nephews, who miraculously grow more adorable with each visit. Every time I walk into my brother’s house the same exact thing happens: the elder of the two, Donald, runs […]

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A Youthful Mind: How to Keep Creativity Flowing Into Old Age

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As a young(ish) person, I can’t help but think about what I’ll be like when I grow old. It’s an unpleasant thought, and one I don’t frequent if I can help it. Though the more superficial among us dwell more so on the physical aspects of aging (sagging skin, wrinkles, graying hair), I tend to […]

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Exploring Toyland: How Toys Affect Imagination

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My brother and his wife have two young children, both boys: one, a wide eyed toddler with a halo of blonde curls and a mischievous smile, the other a pleasantly plump infant who just recently allowed me to hold him without shrieking like a banshee. Walking through their house usually results in stimulation overload: there […]

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Promoting Creativity in the Workplace: Does Ditching the Cubicle Make a Difference?

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Imagine this: It’s 8 a.m. on a Monday. You walk into work, and instead of hitting the plastic call button for the elevator you pull a book out of a bookcase which then swings aside, revealing a hidden passageway. You make your way past a towering pirate ship (complete with cannons and sharks), a gingerbread house with cupcake-shaped entrance and a storybook-style castle to a tree-house straight out of The Swiss Family Robinson. After climbing the spiral staircase you make your way to your tree-topped desk and start your day. Though fantastical sounding, this place does exist, and is a functioning office building located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known as Inventionland.

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