31 Aug
2019

The LifeChanging Magic of Being Messy

first_imgAs a stereotypically “messy” person myself, I’ve received my own share of scorn. Living in a boarding school, I’m obligated to keep my room nice and tidy, ready for visitors and as a model to underclassmen. Monday room inspections are the norm, and faculty members have sometimes passively, sometimes aggressively, urged my roommate and me to clean up. For these purposes, I used to harbor a 24 x 24 x 24 cardboard box in which I’d stuff everything on Monday mornings and empty it out later that evening. Now, I just throw everything downstairs into the communal storage. Out of sight, out of mind. You might have a “messy” friend or family member. You can’t help but sigh at the chaos of their room — clean and dirty laundry mixed together. Odds are it’ll be difficult to walk two feet without encountering an empty chip bag. Gross? Yes. Bad? Not necessarily. As much judgment as we get for our clutter, research has shown that messiness can be a sign of creativity and openness. In the NYT article “It’s Not ‘Mess.’ It’s Creativity,” Kathleen D. Vohs’ study of messiness serves as a rare champion for us less-than-neat people. In her study, she gathered a group of subjects in a tidy room and another in a messy room. When each subject had to choose between a “classic” or “new” smoothie on a fake menu, the subjects in the tidy room chose “classic” while subjects in the messy room chose the “new” smoothies. This shows that “people greatly preferred convention in the tidy room and novelty in the messy room.” In addition, Vohs revealed that messy people were more creative. So, what does this mean? Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

A must for all golfers both green and experienced

first_imgA must for all golfers both green and experienced, The Golf Guide published by FHG is a comprehensive book that tells you exactly where to tee off and where to stay on golf courses across Britain and Ireland. RelatedCool Courses: weird and wonderful golfing around the worldCool Courses: weird and wonderful golfing around the worldTop 10 Golf Resorts in Europe: Start the New Golf Season in StyleTop 10 Golf Resorts in Europe: Start the New Golf Season in StyleGolf Guide Winners announcedGolf Guide Winners announced Now in its 34th year of publication, the guide includes details on almost 2800 courses, along with golfing events for each region. Each entry includes all the vital information a dedicated golfer needs to know: location of course, number of holes, standard scratch score, green fees, as well as details of nearby accommodation and even non-golfing facilities for those who aren’t so keen on putting and par.More info: The Golf GuideReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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