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Creative process
-- What we can learn from Seinfeld

Here’s what we can learn from Seinfeld on the discipline of being funny, why systems promote creativity, and how good writing starts by training the mind.
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Chosen suffering 
-- Why a meaningful life is impossible without suffering
From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that we feel pain: It trains us to avoid experiences or stimuli that harm us. But that begs the question, why do so many people choose to pursue things that will bring them pain? Psychologist Paul Bloom explains.
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Wellbeing  
-- Never confuse cravings with things you actually like 
You may gravitate to tapping through people's Instagram stories, but, after an hour, be left wondering why you wasted that hour. Similarly, you may not initially crave exercise, but can find yourself immediately happy you did it after a quick run or yoga class.
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Logo design
-- Aston Martin redraws its wings
The car manufacturer has updated its branding, adapting the 95-year-old wing logo with what designer Peter Saville describes as “subtle but necessary enhancements”.
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Ideas
-- A model for generating new ideas
There’s a metaphor: creativity flows like water through a pipe. Julian Shapiro calls this the creativity faucet. He writes: Visualise your creativity as a backed-up pipe of water. The first mile of piping is packed with wastewater. This wastewater must be emptied before the clear water arrives
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Evolution of the office desk (1980-2014) 
-- The saddest part is when books disappear  
If it's true, then why is my desk still so messy?
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