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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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7 C’s and 10 Tips: The Benefits of Free Play, By The Numbers

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Here at CFI, we’ve written a lot about the important role of playtime in healthy childhood development.  Free play – i.e., unstructured play that doesn’t revolve around a set activity, depending instead on what the child wants to do – is like exercise for the imagination.  Mind Positive Parenting founder Dr. David Walsh has long […]

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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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Creativity as a Mechanical Function: IBM’s Creative Cooking Computer

Can a mental process as complex and intrinsically human as creativity be reproduced by a computer?  This is the question being raised by scientists at IBM, who have begun experimenting with how their resident supercomputer, Watson, can handle thinking outside the box.  Watson, which beat two human competitors at “Jeopardy” a couple years back, is […]

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