If you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. Or play an instrument. Or write poetry. Or sculpt. The field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.
In the history of the Nobel Prize, nearly every Laureate has pursued the arts. According to research by psychologists Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, “almost all Nobel laureates in the sciences actively engage in arts as adults. They are twenty-five times as likely as the average scientist to sing, dance, or act; seventeen times as likely to be a visual artist; twelve times more likely to write poetry and literature; eight times more likely to do woodworking or some other craft; four times as likely to be a musician; and twice as likely to be a photographer.”"
Perhaps you don’t need to learn to code.
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It might look like someone taking their life into their own hands, but thankfully this lake is the only place in the world where you can swim safely amongst millions of jellyfish.
In ‘Jellyfish Lake’ on the Pacific island of Palau, swimmers can take a dip surrounded by thousands of the normally harmful marine animals which have all lost their sting.
The lake was once connected to the Pacific Ocean, but when the sea level dropped, the jellyfish became isolated in the algae-rich lake and have not had to defend themselves from predators.
As a result, their population has thrived, and the eight million jellyfish now in the lake have all lost their sting.
Tourists can now swim alongside the jellyfish in the 12,000-year-old lake, one of around 200 saline marine lakes now identified worldwide.
I’ve swam there. It’s incredible.
On Jan. 24, 1984, Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintosh computer.
An interesting article about this:How Steve Jobs’ Macintosh failed and still changed computing.
For a better mood, dim the lights at night
JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Routine exposure to bright light at night may increase our risk of depression and learning issues, experiments with mice show. The study strongly suggests that abnormal light exposure itself can directly change mood and cognitive ability. The late-night light, the researchers say, acts independently of sleep deprivation and disruption in the body’s circadian rhythms, which already are known to have similar effects. (via For a better mood, dim the lights at night | Futurity)