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Media feeds us the idea of the overnight success stories that make it seem that in just a few weeks or months, someone could become a billionaire or a superstar.
They fail to highlight the years of toil, luck and hard work, and the entire background that led to the success, just reporting the end result.
Our brains are being re-wired by the constant distraction & interaction with digital devices
Social media and smartphones drain our time, and suck our mental energy, even changing the chemistry of the brain. And our constantly distracted state of mind is having a serious effect on our creativity.
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The opposite of the traditional reading ex...
We have become cynical readers – we read in the disjointed, goal-oriented way that online life encourages & we stop exercising our attention.
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Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery—traditionally practiced by women and by the elderly—carry passive associations.
Counting the movements of hooks and needles, row afte...
Many have turned to yarn crafts as a form of stress relief.
You can learn too. To crochet, or knit, or cross-stitch is to make something and to make sense of it, creating something lasting out of solitude.