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How to be more creative

My good friend Smooky once told me I’m like a popcorn popper. Not because I am loud, live at the multiplex, and require constant infusions of melted butter. (Although two of those things are mostly true.)

She said I’m always popping out new ideas. I was (and remain) flattered. Being creative is a valuable skill and one I nurture by trying new things—like studying improv. Or munching on my first meetha paan.

Can we all learn to be more creative? I don’t need my Magic 8 Ball (or improv training) to know the answer. Yes! If you’re feeling more blah than a-ha!, here are a few articles to kickstart your creativity:

I rarely pass up a chance to read about creativity. I recently treated myself to a copy of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi. A free afternoon and a new book is a wonderful combination.

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