Some Of The Most Creative People Flourish In Clutter

The Psychology Behind Messy Rooms.

All our lives, we’ve been told to “be organized.” Organization has always been pegged as a direct key to success.

Whether at home, school or in your bunk at camp, organization is something that has been instilled in everyone pretty much from birth. On the other hand, being messy has been equally condemned and made to be a quick path to failure. And, honestly, no rebuttal could say otherwise.

I mean, what good can come from being disorganized, right? Perhaps more than you might think. More recent studies, conducted by the University of Minnesota last year, provide us with a new side of the debate. The pro-messy one.

There has always been this sort of “urban legend” that has floated around modern society deeming people with messy desks as having a high affinity for creative reasoning.

Frankly, I initially thought that people with “messy desks” had to be creative, out of necessity, to survive outside the boundaries of organization.

Last week’s take home test, still undone, in one corner. A page from last month’s Playboy ripped out and crumpled next to the bottle of cocoa butter in the other. Empty Arizona cans distributed across the surface, like a battlefield.

Your desk is a mess. Then again, it’s your mess, and thus, it feels very in-control. When you habitually fail to put things in their designated place, you’re bound to get creative figuring out ways to make everything, I don’t know, fit. And fit comfortably.

While it might look completely random to strangers, a lot of times, a person’s mess is very methodical – with respect to himself.

Psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs, from the University of Minnesota, who set out to debunk this urban legend, didn’t confine her study to solely the desk. No, Vohs, clearly a creative mind, chose to think outside the desk. She just sounds messy. The creative kind of messy.

Using a paradigm consisting of one messy room and one tidy room, and a series of trials, Vohs concluded that messy rooms provoke more creative thinking – and provided scientific evidence!

The next question is, what exactly constitutes “creative thinking,” and how will your pig sty of a room help?

Creative thinking, in its purest form, is thinking outside the lines of “conventional” reasoning. When considering this, it should be no huge shock that messy rooms containing possessions misplaced from their “conventional” locations would promote creativity.

I suppose if you prefer to “lay,” and I use that term very loosely, your clean clothes on the floor of your bedroom, when the empty dresser is only a few feet away – you’re certainly thinking outside the lines of conventional reasoning. And that same concept could be applied to more abstract conception.

Consider this from Albert Einstein, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”

Obviously, Einstein’s desk looked like a spiteful ex-girlfriend had a mission to destroy his work space, and executed it rather successfully. Yet, there’s no denying Einstein’s creativity.

Einstein wasn’t alone. Mark Twain, too, had a cluttered desk. Perhaps even more cluttered than that of Albert Einstein. Mark Twain was one of the most imaginative minds of his generation.

If the likes of Einstein and Mark Twain don’t catch the attention of Generation-Y, I give you Steve Jobs. No wonder he invented iBooks, it’s clear he had trouble maintaining his real life ones. His desk, and office alike, were fucking disasters. I suppose this just added to his brilliance.

So what does this mean to you? Trash your desks, trash your rooms and hope for a touch of genius? Not exactly. The relationship between messiness and creativity is by no means causal. Being messy won’t find you waking up one morning more creative.

The two are, however, correlated. If you are “messy by nature,” perhaps finding a healthy medium between your usual mess and that urgency to clean, is optimal. By curbing your sloppy desk, room or tendencies, – keep in mind – you might also be curbing your overall creative tendencies.

Ultimately, the only way for you gauge the effectiveness of your mess-induced creativity is to go out and experiment for yourself. So, go ahead, make it rain with all your important files and paperwork, toss your clean clothes across the room, have a blast. See what you come up with, after.

PSA: If you have a roommate, tell him not to send me any hate mail if your dorm room turns into a zoo while you experiment with this. I am not liable for any of the future messes my readers may create.

Story by  DAN SCOTTI

Some of the most creative people flourish in clutter

I must be a genius. “Some of the most creative people flourish in clutter”

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Robin Williams was found dead from a likely suicide

OMG. This is so tragic, this is such a great loss to humanity. Sadness hits so many of us in the world, I just can’t believe a soul that gave out so much joy and laughter to the world could feel so sad inside. This is a total shock. I’ve been entertained by Robin Williams from a very young age watching Mork & Mindy. I still can’t believe this great man is gone. RIP my good man, you will be surely missed by all.

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RIP my good man. You will be missed world wide.

News report as follows

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon said legendary Bay Area comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead from a likely suicide at his residence in unincorporated Tiburon.

According to a press release, shortly before 12 p.m., Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 phone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon.

The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District, were dispatched to the incident. Emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm.

The man, identified as 63-year-old Robin McLaurin Williams, was pronounced deceased at 12:02 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division stated in the press release that they suspected the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.

A source close to the investigation told KTVU that Williams hanged himself.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider. “On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions,”

Williams had been battling severe depression recently, said Mara Buxbaum, his press representative.

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Born in Chicago in 1951, Williams would remember himself as a shy kid who got some early laughs from his mother — by mimicking his grandmother. He opened up more in high school when he joined the drama club and he was accepted into the Juilliard Academy, where he had several classes in which he and Christopher Reeve were the only students and John Houseman was the teacher.

Encouraged by Houseman to pursue comedy, Williams identified with the wildest and angriest of performers: Jonathan Winters, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin. Their acts were not warm and lovable. They were just being themselves.

During his manic stand-up performances, the short, barrel-chested Williams ranted and shouted as if just sprung from solitary confinement. Loud, fast, manic, he parodied everyone from John Wayne to Keith Richards, impersonating a Russian immigrant as easily as a pack of Nazi attack dogs.

He was spotted by producer Garry Marshall while working as cast member on the short-lived “Richard Pryor Show” in 1977. Marshall cast Williams to play an alien on “Happy Days,” eventually leading to his own spinoff series “Mork & Mindy” which aired between 1978 and 1982.

Like so many funnymen, he had serious ambitions, winning his Oscar for his portrayal of an empathetic therapist in “Good Will Hunting.” He also played for tears in “Awakenings,” ”Dead Poets Society” and “What Dreams May Come,” something that led New York Times critic Stephen Holden to once say he dreaded seeing the actor’s “Humpty Dumpty grin and crinkly moist eyes.”

Williams also won three Golden Globes, for “Good Morning, Vietnam,” ”Mrs. Doubtfire” and “The Fisher King.”

His other film credits included Robert Altman’s “Popeye” (a box office bomb), Paul Mazursky’s “Moscow on the Hudson,” Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” and Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry.” On stage, Williams joined fellow comedian Steve Martin in a 1988 Broadway revival of “Waiting for Godot.”

“I dread the word ‘art,'” Williams told the AP in 1989. “That’s what we used to do every night before we’d go on with ‘Waiting for Godot.’ We’d go, ‘No art. Art dies tonight.’ We’d try to give it a life, instead of making “Godot” so serious. It’s cosmic vaudeville staged by the Marquis de Sade.”

His personal life was often short on laughter. He had acknowledged drug and alcohol problems in the 1970s and ’80s and was among the last to see John Belushi before the “Saturday Night Live” star died of a drug overdose in 1982.

Williams announced in recent years that he was again drinking but rebounded well enough to joke about it during his recent tour. “I went to rehab in wine country,” he said, “to keep my options open.”

An investigation into the cause of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.

A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

Story by Calif TIBURON, .

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My Last Goodbye – Poetry – Broken Love.

I close my eyes. I see your face,
with every bit I can retrace.
Days together, days apart,
Days that took this broken heart.
Now I’m blind, you took my eyes,
eyes of my heart; you said goodbye.

I sit alone this empty night,
broken, don’t know what’s right.
Footprints you’ve left as you walked out of my heart,
I’m terrified, confused; now falling apart.

Days turned black to blue,
hours and hours I thought of you.
I cry in this lonely room,
“Baby, please come home soon”
Where your eyes will shine,
home, where you’ll say you’re mine.
For now I let the tears that fall,
my heart, my mind, you have it all.

The darkness, the cold, wishing you’re here,
gives me shelter, tho false from all the tears.
I sit across this ticking clock,
ticking slowly as thunder struck.
The silence of Hell,
but where’s my soul to sell?
All that’s left are the tears that stream,
and nothing but a broken dream.

Here I lay, closed my eyes, an angel cried,
As I give up,
on you,
on us,
on this love that died;
It’s here I give you, my last goodbye.


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What You See Vs What I See: Goodbye Fool

Don’t be fooled by words un-spun by a delusional fool who fell on their bum

The rants and raves are all within, the mind of the broken on a war they can’t win.

I’ve sat here and watched as the fires dwindle down, locked in disbelief in the words that I found.

I am bigger and better than you could ever see, and I’ve learned to love life, my friends and love me.

– DirtyDazz 18/08/2014


good riddence to you


New Youthbeyondblue “The Check-in” Mobile App – Connecting With Ya Mates

What a fantastic idea! The new “The Check-in” Mobile App. It’s often hard to know what to say to a friend you see down in the dumps, or more so when it’s you that needs to reach out, but unsure how. I often find mobile phones a bit of an antisocial device, but with brilliantly simple ideas like this one, they may just sway me over to the 21 century after all.

Download The Check-In App and learn how to communicate with out having to approach anyone directly. Google Play and the Apple App Store.
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Who’s it for?

Anyone who wants to check in with a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.

How’s it work?

The app takes you through four steps, super easy and super quick, getting you to think about where you might check in, what you might say and how might you support your friend. There is also a section showing you things to consider, such as what if my friend denies there is a problem or what if I say something silly.

After you have had your conversation you can go back into the app and rate how it went. The app will then give you advice on the next steps.

There’s also links to where you can get support and tips from young people.

Where do you get it?

It’s free to download from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The Check-in app was designed by beyondblue and Two Bulls in consultation with young people to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling. This is often not an easy conversation to have and the Check-in app provide building blocks for how you would approach your friend and give you a confidence boost to know what to do if your friend does need support. National Youth Week Competition winner Gabrielle, 13, NSW has created a video on how to check-in with a friend.

The videos directs you through the Youthbeyondblue key messages of Look, Listen, Talk and Seek help.

The Check-in app helps you build a conversation plan of where you will have the conversation, what you will ask, what you have noticed and what you can do to support your friend. The app provides young people the chance to rate the conversation and get advice on the next steps in helping your friend but also in looking after their own mental health.

The Check-in app provides links to a range of online and phone services appropriate for young people in Australia. It also provides tips and advice from young people who have been through these conversations with friends.

Youthbeyondblue and Melbourne app developers, Two Bulls with the support of the Vodafone Foundation have created The Check-in app.

DOWNLOAD APP from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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One of the most interesting words in the English language today

One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word : FUCK.

It is a magical word. Just by its sound it can describe Pain, Pleasures, Love and Hate

In language it falls into many grammatical categories.

It can be used as a verb,

  • both transitive: “Dazz fucked many
  • and intransitive, “Many fucked Dazz“,
  • and as a noun, “Dazz is a damn fine fuck“.

It can also be used as an adjective: “Dazz is fucking legendary“.

As you can see, there are not many words with the versatility of, Fuck.

Besides the sexual meaning, there are also the following uses:

  • Ignorance:   Fucked if I know.
  • Trouble:   I guess I’m fucked now.
  • Fraud:   I got fucked at the used car lot.
  • Aggression:   Fuck you.
  • Displeasure:   What the fuck is going on here?
  • Difficulty:   I can’t understand this fucking job.
  • Incompetence:   He is a fuck wit.
  • Suspicion:   What the fuck are you doing?
  • Enjoyment:   That was fucking awesome.
  • Request:   Get the fuck outa here.
  • Hostility:   I’m going to know your fucking head off.
  • Greetings:   How the fuck are ya?
  • Apathy:   Who gives a fuck.
  • Innovation:   Get a bigger fucking hammer.
  • Surprise:   Fuck! You scared the shit out of me!.
  • Anxiety:   Today is really fucked!

And it is very healthy too! If every morning you do it as a transcendental mediation, just when you get up first thing, repeat the mantra: “Fuck You” five times, it clears your throat too.


Singles Shopping Tips: Are Your Bananas Facing Up Or Down?

How do you place your Bananas in your shopping trolley?

I had just been watching Family feud on ch-11 and one of the contestants came out with this story on banana etiquette in supermarkets. It went along the lines of. “If you walk around with your bananas facing upwards in your shopping trolley, it’s a signal to others that you’re single”. Well I love me bananas and this is a first for me. I can understand this representing a male’s signal to a female, but then that leaves the question of what fruit would a female use as a signal to men. HMmmm.. *rubs chin* so many choices. lol.

So if you’ve ever been followed, stalked or winked at whilst doing your weekly grocery shopping, just check how your bananas are placed in your trolley before taking offence. You just might be giving off the wrong signals. lol.


Stepping Back In Time

Have you ever caught up with someone from way back in your past and just chatted for hours on end. I have over the last several days. Reminiscing of days gone by, finding answers to things I often wondered about. It’s been a really good experience and a positive one at that. I’ve caught up with a few people from my younger years now and it’ helping me realise that I wasn’t all that messed up back then at all. I was quite a pleasant person  that actually left some really nice memories behind too. I have to say that made me smile, both on the inside and out (and I can do that too now 😀 ).

The last couple of months have been hectic for me emotionally, there’s been a lot of head games from the ex, one minute she wants me back the next I’m being accused of all sorts (even tho there’s no relationship, commitment or future said by her). It was just an awful time which has ended with me resenting her quite a lot. Leaving me when I was sick, she just doesn’t deserve my love or respect. Maybe it’s just meant to be that way. Who knows.

I’m actually starting to feel relieved that part of my life has come to an end, as painful as it was to go through, I think the outcome is the right one considering all the damage that was done in the breakup period. I’ve lost a few friends during this time, either they got sick of me always whining or maybe they had unforeseen motives for yours truly. Either way they were obviously not friends if they didn’t like me at my time of need.

We live and we learn as they say.. lol. Yeah, bullshit I say.. 🙂 With each ending, comes a new beginning, now that one’s true.

Hope your weekend was great, mine was quite interesting to say the least.