For decades, sleep scientists have talked about uninterrupted seven to nine hours of night sleep for rest and rejuvenation. For some creative artists such as writers, an interruption in this night sleep turns out to be one of the best times for creative work. This short dreamy period is the right mix of dreamy state and wakefulness to create work. What happened to our creativity-enhancing broken sleep?
The helpful distance of politeness
I do not know how this writer can stop himself from having an opinion about people he meets; when it comes to me, I seem to have an opinion about everyone I meet. Well, today’s link points to an insightful write up on how etiquette helps – how keeping that little distance of politeness from people helps people be more comfortable. Some deep insights here –
Empathy and creativity
It must be our intelligence that enables us to connect X with Y and produce Z. Surprisingly, it is also empathy – both emotional and cognitive (mental) – that helps us understand the way things are and imagine better things. Shared by a reader, today’s article begins by analysing whether Sherlock Holmes had empathy and goes on to talk more about what is empathy and what-all it enables us to do.