What are the best resources to boost creativity?

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    #1The Wander Society

    The Wander Society
    The Wander Society is a tasty book for weird people or lost artists in which you'll discover how just walking without purpose can help you find your best inner self and the keys to enter realms made specially for you. If this description sounded weird for you, then you are not prepared to be a wanderer.
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    Aaron Patterson
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "The Wander Society is a story of just that; wanderers. For me this book did not peak my need/desire for more creativity. While it has you look at the world from a different perspective it was not enough for me to call this a solution or even a help to get the creative juices flowing. While it does have you look at the world from another perspective, it just, for some reason seems very unrealistic. "
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    #2Myths and Legends

    Myths and Legends
    Myths and Legends is a podcast that tells the truths and lessons behind worldwide myths. It wll inspire you and help you to understand the fundamental human needs and behaviours, all of them as mysterious as eternals.
    Podcasts

    Free

    Andrew Knight
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I am a freelance writer. Sometimes, I am asked to write short stories that are fantasy themed. This is not a natural strength for me. Myths and Legends gives me not only some context but also ideas to build on. It helps put me in the right frame of mind for these types of assignments. It's truly helped me in my business."
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    #3Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

    Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
    What is Creativity, the one with a capital C? What do we need to do for achieve it? Everyone can be Creative or this gift is only for special people? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the well-known Flow, will provide you are the answers that you seek, and much more.
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    Arjun Verma
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "I am a freelance writer and sometimes the writing doesn't come so freely. I have read all kinds of books on writing and fueling creativity. They do help. But this book took the writing element out of the creativity and I was able to come up with lots of new ideas. I am trying to develop a weekly article for a local paper, and I now have a backlog of ideas. I highly recommend this book if you feel like your creative spring has run dry."
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    #4[CHANNEL] TED Talks

    [CHANNEL] TED Talks
    TED Talks Youtube Channel has +90.000 recorded speeches that will inspire you, cheer you up, motivate you or just help you to discover how flexible and powerful is humankind.
    Videos

    Free

    Matthew Patterson
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I love TED Talks. Every week, I check out the new talks published in its YouTube channel. I've learnt a lot from the TED talks and the people that come to share their ideas. People who are on the stage in TED Talks are great orators and have a great story to share. I've gained a lot of ideas and I feel that it's really helped me to be more creative. There are a lot of creative ideas in the channel. I personally like James Vetch's talks the most."
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    #5[DISCUSSION] Creativity

    [DISCUSSION] Creativity
    Do you wanna discover techniques to be more creative? Or perhaps you wanna share your creativity tips to another people like you? The Creativity Quora channel is waiting for you. I'm sure you'll feel at home.
    Websites

    Free

    Will He
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I feel as though Quora has many good links to help foster creativity. There are plenty of questions people have asked that cover a wide array of topics, from obscure band names and creative art forms to try, to asking actual people about their experience in creative jobs (architects for example). It serves the viewer well in solving the problem. "
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    #6Ignite Your Everyday Creativity

    Ignite Your Everyday Creativity
    Ignite Your Everyday Creativity is a coursera course that will "help you recognize, develop and act upon the creativity that you already possess. We will accomplish this using three methods: b aware, b inspired, and b creative".
    Websites

    Free- There's an optional fee to get extra features

    Bryan Diaz
    Written on January 26, 2017
    " Coursera has helped me improved my creativity a lot. I used to struggle coming up with creative solutions to the many problems life throws at me. This has helped me improve my life in many categories but specifically with stress. I now feel very confident being able to creatively solve problems that I may have not been able to before."
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    #7SimpleMind Pro

    SimpleMind Pro
    SimpleMind is an app that helps you to make mind mapping, a technique that organizes your thoughts, helps you remember things and can generate a lot of new ideas.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $5.99

    Samuel Carroll
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I've never tried mind mapping before using this app, but as far as boosting my creativity goes, I think it's helping! It also helps me out a lot with organizing my thoughts in a way that ends up being at least semi-logical so that I can look back over them later. Great for brainstorming! I also like that I can add photos and videos and links to my maps."
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    #8Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg is a website that offers over 45000 free ebooks what will fill your needs. It has a variety of categories such as music, history, education, fiction, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Harry Powell
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "Project Guteberg is a great find for free ebooks. This is a treasure of books that you can download to your laptop or kindle. I find this website to be such an amazing way to find books and not have to spend a dime. The site is donation based only so you only pay if you are in the position to do a donation. The reason why the books are free is because sometimes the copyrights of books expire and are not renewed by the author. This allows sites like the Gutenberg to offer these books to people for free. This site is a great resource for people who love to read. "
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    #9The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

    The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Nice choice for artistic souls that want to learn how to find their creative self or just want to discover all that you can get from creating art: peace of mind, joy, insights...
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    Jordan Rose
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "This classic book is a powerful resource to get inspired by and read up on others' creativity. There are countless examples of out of the box thinking to inspire one to take a deep look and try another approach in and with one's own life. The 25th anniversary edition is a milestone of this classic guide and indispensible for people who truly seek to improve their creativity."
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    #10buddhify

    buddhify

    Buddhify is a mobile app to help you whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety or get a better night's sleep buddhify has easy-to-follow guided meditations to help with all parts of your life.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Joshua Howard
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "In my opinion, in order to boost creativity I have to first clear my mind of any distractions. This is where this app comes into play. If I've got at least 15 minutes to spare I switch it on and goes through a quick session just to clear my head & rest. That makes it easier imo to get my creative juices flowing again"
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    #11Brainsparker

    Brainsparker

    Feeling stuck? Need a boost of inspiration? Brainsparker will help you with an endless supply of creative ideas in one easy to use app. You can install it on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.

    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Alexander Mills
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This is great. A very practical and useful creativity app. Terrific creativity prompts, brainstorming ideas etc. Not to mention you can talk with the community and get feedback and inspiration!"
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    #12Action Movie Kid

    Action Movie Kid

    Action Movie Kid is an action web series created by Daniel Hashimoto. James and Sophia are amazing children with who end up in extraordinary situations with their parents along for the ride. They love Star Wars, Super Heroes, and just good old-fashioned cardboard boxes. This channel is for anyone young or old with an imagination.

    Videos

    Free

    Anthony Weber
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This web series is amazing and I have been a fan for a while now, but as a boost for creativity, it is not. I don't really feel that it is the best for creativity though."
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    #13The Soul of Creativity

    The Soul of Creativity

    The Soul of Creativity: Insights into the Creative Process is a guidebook on creativity authored and edited by Tona Pearce Myers. It was released in 1999. It had many contributors, including Pat Allen, Hal Zina Bennett, and Echo Bodine.

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    Brittany Bell
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book, but I don't think it boosted my creativity. I found it to be still a bit too analytical to inspire creativity. I liked being able to read about creativity from several different people in creative fields. However it didn't do much for my own creativity."
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    #14Whole Lotta Creativity Going On

    Whole Lotta Creativity Going On

    Whole Lotta Creativity Going On: 60 Fun and Unusual Exercises to Awaken and Strengthen Your Creativity is a guidebook written by Regina Pacelli. It was released in 2013. It is about different types of activities to boost creativity.

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    Jessica Larson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "one of my favorite books to use with my creative writing class. Simple but interesting ideas."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to boost creativity
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Wander SocietyBooks 22 Paid
2Myths and LegendsPodcasts 19 Free
3Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and InventionBooks 16 Paid
4[CHANNEL] TED TalksVideos 13 Free
5[DISCUSSION] CreativityWebsites 11 Free
6Ignite Your Everyday CreativityWebsites 9 Free
7SimpleMind ProApps 7 Paid
8Project GutenbergWebsites 5 Free
9The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary EditionBooks 4 Paid
10buddhifyApps 3 Paid
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