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Book Summary: Creativity Rules – Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World

Creativity can feel hard to control and difficult to summon. Maybe you never know when your creative inspiration will show up, and you spend hours in front of your desk struggling with creative blocks. As a solution, Tina Seelig explains how to turn your creative impulses into a simple, accessible set of attitudes and actions. …

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Review: Up All Night – Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News

Journalist Lisa Napoli details CNN’s saga and the life of its founder, Ted Turner. By emphasizing live reports and broadcasting 24 hours a day, CNN, which was the first all-news cable TV channel, turned the news world upside down. Napoli revels in Turner’s eccentric life and powerful personality. A pioneer in broadcasting, Turner seldom gets …

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[Book Summary] Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Proust and the Squid (2007) tells the fascinating story of how the human brain learned to read. From the invention of the first writing systems to our brain’s amazing capacity to rearrange itself, reading expert Maryanna Wolf explains how the incredible skill of reading developed over the course of human history. That is, how it …

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[Book Summary] Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organise Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential

In the following book summary of Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organise Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential, you’ll learn what a second brain is and how to build one that serves you well. “Think of yourself not just as a taker of notes, but as a giver of notes—you …

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[Book Summary] How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers

How to Take Smart Notes (2017) is exactly that – an explanation of how and why to take smart notes. It explains how this simple, little-known, and often misunderstood technique can aid your thinking, writing, and learning. With the help of smart notes, you may never face the horror of a blank page again. Researcher …

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How to Write Affirmations Effectively

Affirmations help overcome negative thoughts that hinder success, growth, and happiness. Not only do daily affirmations boost our confidence, but it’s also necessary to achieve greatness. Daily positive affirmations rid the mind of any clutter influenced by external chaos. It can change negative thought patterns into positive ones. Affirmations work similarly to the law of …

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