The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #137

  1. Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | “When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.”
  2. Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal | “People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows.”
  3. Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others? | “Neuroscientists have started to identify thinking processes and brain regions involved with creativity.”
  4. Doctors say they’ve figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day | “Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch. In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two years of consistent aerobic exercise can have a dramatic effect on the health of a previously sedentary middle-aged person’s heart.”
  5. Over 150 People Try to Draw 10 Famous Company Logos From Memory As Accurately As Possible | “The individuals blindly drew logos for Apple, Adidas, Burger King, Domino’s, 7-Eleven, Foot Locker, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and IKEA and the results were quite hilarious.”
  6. E-Prime | “…(short for English-Prime or English Prime, sometimes denoted É or E′) is a version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be, including all conjugations, contractions and archaic forms.”
  7. How Reading Increases Your Emotional Intelligence & Brain Function | “Improved theory of mind, or “intuitive psychology,” as it’s also called, can result in greater levels of empathy and perhaps even expanded executive function…”
  8. Jamboard | “A collaboration space worthy of your ideas. Your team’s creativity has no limits with Jamboard. Sketch your ideas whiteboard-style on a brilliant 4k display, designed for the way you work. Drop images, add notes, and pull things directly from the web while you collaborate with team members from anywhere.”
  9. 50 Things I Know About Making Stuff | “Creativity is a self-replenishing resource. The more you use, the more you get back.”
  10. Why Field Notes Have Remained Curiously Addictive for a Decade | “A decade ago, Chicago-based Coudal Partners turned a designer’s holiday gift of small handmade notebooks into an uber-popular business.”

Image: via Field Notes / Coudal Partners, link #10.