What You Need to Know About Yourself To Become More Productive

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Yes, we could sum it all up and lay it out for you, but this dood does it so much better:

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Einstein’s Gift for Fantasy

We think the older Einstein probably fantasized too. Just a bit anyway:


by Michael Michalko

Think of how Albert Einstein changed our understanding of time and space by fantasizing about people going to the center of time in order to freeze their lovers or their children in century-long embraces. This space he imagined is clearly reminiscent of a black hole, where, theoretically, gravity would stop time. Einstein also fantasized about a woman’s heart leaping and falling in love two weeks before she has met the man she loves, which lead him to the understanding of acausality, a feature of quantum mechanics. A caricature of special relativity (the relativistic idea that people in motion appear to age more slowly) is based on his fantasy of a world in which all the houses and offices are on wheels, constantly zooming around the streets (with advance collision-avoidance systems). read article

Being Drunk and Sleepy Can Do Wonders for Your Creativity

Um, we already knew this. Yeppers. But it’s still fun to have our drinking knowledge confirmed:

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by Adam Pash (Lifehacker.Com)

Common sense (and your irrational compulsion to, you know, keep your job) says drinking at work—or working when you’re groggy—are bad news. But as Wired’s Jonah Lehrer points out, recent studies reveal that being sleeping and/or drunk is great for creativity. Here’s why: read article

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Um, this isn’t exactly subliminal, is it? We’re going too far, aren’t we? But you know how to make us stop… read article

The Perfect Last-Minute Christmas Gift for your TV Writer – And It’s Almost Free!

$4.99, to be precise. Not bad, eh? Especially since it’s one helluva book.

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Written by TVWriter™’s boss – Larry Brody, a writer-producer with 40 years of experience in every aspect of television – Television Writing from the Inside Out is a true Insider’s Guide that offers his unique expertise and an outlook that’s the direct result of having written and produced almost 1000 hours of television of all types, from daytime serials to animated children’s series to syndicated, cable, and U.S. and European network primetime series, pilots, and Movies of the Week.

This book examines the entire procedure not only creatively but in terms of how television actually operates. TV as a medium is both creative and commercial, but this really isn’t a fact to be bemoaned. Instead, Television Writing from the Inside Out shows how to make the situation work for you by using creative elements for commercial ends–and commercial elements for creative ones. In fact, it’s so practical that it tells you what neighborhoods to live in when you move to L.A., how to dress, even what kind of car to drive. read article