Creative Spark: Aline Brosh McKenna

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You Don’t Have to Quit Your Day Job to Be Happy

As creative writer Bianca Bass explains, the advice to “Just quit” is a wishy washy pipe dream at best for many people. Sure, there are some folks who quit their job, travel the world, start a business, or make a new career. For those people, that’s great. But you don’t have to follow that same path or else be cursed to a life of unhappiness. You can keep your day job and find fulfillment elsewhere, or even use that day job to finance a better life later on.

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Mild Ambient Noise Can Spur Creativity and Keep You Motivated

A new study explains why so many of us find it easier to work and learn when sitting with our laptops in coffee shops or other bustling places, and the answer is simple: modest ambient noise (around 70 decibels) triggers the part of our brains responsible for abstract and creative thinking.

Read more at Mild Ambient Noise Can Spur Creativity and Keep You Motivated.