Monday Mashup: Feeling Unfocused? It’s Not A Bad Thing
Every week, we scour the web to bring you interesting bits and pieces from around the world. Enjoy!
Bring On The Daydreams
Creativity thrives in downtime, according to Stanford University psychologist Emma Seppala. All of those playdates, meetings, appointments? A cramp in our style, apparently. Seppala explains why and continues by suggesting three ways to make room for less focus and more spacing out (and more creating).
A Peoples’ History
Ever wondered where and when people lived in the world? This video illustrates the world’s population growth and shows exactly that. If it sounds dry and dismal, it isn’t — particularly once you hit the 1800s. Watch it — it’s short — for a better understanding of the past and a glimpse of the future!
An artist is creating an art exhibit on the ocean floor off Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. These haunting sculptures of men, women and children — made of concrete and lowered onto the ocean floor — are hauntingly beautiful in photos. (Which is probably the only way we’ll ever see them.) The artist’s explanation of his inspiration and message makes the exhibit even more powerful.