Today’s Solutions: June 14, 2024

Reading on the train

San Francisco BART wants to get riders back with short stories

Many of us have whiled away the minutes on a bus or a train with a book. Now the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the public transportation authority of San Francisco, is looking to attract riders back to public transportation by distributing short stories at select stations.  The BART will Read More...

Woman wearing a pink shirt stressed and overwhelmed at writing task.

These tips will help you make that big writing project less overwhelming

Whether it’s writing an essay, an article, or a book, the process of getting started on a writing project can be very daunting. It can be so daunting, in fact, that you spend way too much procrastinating rather than actually getting started. Should you be one of those people who gets plagued by Read More...

Notebook and pen on yellow backround, writing concept.

Want to write really, really well? Here’s some great advice

Whether you're a lawyer, a teacher, or even a zookeeper, strong writing skills are critical for success throughout the many branches of society. If you want your words to stand out in this text-based world, these nine simple tips will help you sharpen your writing skills. Take some advice from Read More...

4 Ways to cultivate children&#

4 Ways to cultivate children's creativity

Creativity has been shown to boost mental and physical health as well as make you more successful. For parents, supporting your children's development through creativity is critical, but in a world where educational materials increasingly focus on STEM topics, building a culture of creativity Read More...

Write a self-compassion letter

Write a self-compassion letter to boost your happiness

You might be aware of the mental health benefits of keeping a gratitude journal. But there’s also another, bite-sized practice that you can take up to improve your wellbeing: writing a self-compassion letter. According to Kristin Neff, an associate professor in human development at the Read More...

InkWell offers workshops for a

InkWell offers workshops for aspiring writers dealing with mental health

Canadian writer Kathy Friedman had been writing creatively ever since she could remember, and she also had a long history of mental health issues. She never thought to put the two together until she attended an event called “Art in Madness” in 2013, which explored the connection between Read More...

Study: Writing by hand is the

Study: Writing by hand is the most effective way to learn

We’ve written before about how our brains absorb information best when we take notes by hand, and a new study from Johns Hopkins University further solidifies this theory with evidence that handwriting is the best way to learn reading and other skills. In their study, the researchers taught 42 Read More...

How your mind benefits from wr

How your mind benefits from writing by hand

With the ubiquity of computers and laptops in modern times, it can be easy to forget that there was once a time where everything was written by hand. And while word-processing computers have certainly made writing faster and more efficient, there are some special psychological benefits we miss out Read More...

Want to get your ideas out the

Want to get your ideas out there? Learn to become a better writer

Your ideas will never take off if you lack the necessary tools to get them out into the world. By cultivating your ability to write, you can harness one of the best tools there is for putting your ideas into practice. Have a look at these tactical pieces of advice to help you become a better Read More...

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Video: Dave Eggers wish to creatively engage inner-city students

Marco Visscher | June/July 2009 issue Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open their Read More...