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Hopefully today doesn’t have you feeling like this guy. Here are a few tips to get you pumped up and productive this week:
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[Image: Flickr user Aftab Uzzaman]

Hopefully today doesn’t have you feeling like this guy. Here are a few tips to get you pumped up and productive this week:

[Image: Flickr user Aftab Uzzaman]

A high level of noise may cause a great deal of distraction, causing individuals to process information to a lesser extent and therefore to exhibit lower creativity. A moderate (vs. low) level of noise, however, is expected to distract people without significantly affecting the extent of processing. Further, we reason that such a moderate distraction, which induces processing difficulty, enhances creativity by prompting abstract thinking.

Why Ditching The Office Could Help You Be More Creative
What If You Died At 38 But No One Found You For 3 Years?   An absorbing new companion website to a documentary about Joyce Vincent asks uncomfortable questions about life, death, and loneliness.

What If You Died At 38 But No One Found You For 3 Years? An absorbing new companion website to a documentary about Joyce Vincent asks uncomfortable questions about life, death, and loneliness.