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7 Timeless Lessons from 'Little Prince' 🤴

Hey Reader, 🚀 Imagine stumbling upon a little prince from a distant asteroid, sharing tales of planets, talking flowers, and peculiar grown-ups. Of course, I'm talking about the enchanting journey of "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The novella that invites us to see the world through eyes wide with wonder. This short story is packed with timeless wisdom and powerful insights, so here are 7 lessons inspired by this remarkable story: 👁️🗨️ See With Your Heart: Beyond what meets...
8 days ago • 2 min read

🤔 What is First-Principles Thinking and how do I use it?

Hey Reader, Sometimes, you might come across people saying 'first-principles thinking'. But what does first-principles thinking really mean, and how can I use it? Let's dive into it! What's First Principles Thinking? Thinking from first principles might seem hard, but it's quite straightforward. It's a method where you approach problems with a fresh perspective, like a novice. Instead of relying on assumptions or accepted truths from others, you rigorously discover what is actually true and,...
22 days ago • 3 min read

🤯 How to stay motivated WITHOUT burning yourself

Hey Reader, ⭐ Finding motivation can be hard. Personally, I often feel like I'm just going through the motions, or sometimes pushing myself to do something that doesn't bring real joy or satisfaction. Sounds familiar? And yet, understanding what propels us forward towards personal and professional achievements can be transformative. Imagine you are a photographer. In one scenario, you're taking photos because a client has commissioned you for a project. You aim for photos that meet the...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

☠️ What Is The Curse of Knowledge?

Hey Reader, ✨ Have you heard of the Curse of Knowledge? It's a cognitive bias that makes it hard for those with deep understanding to see things from a beginner's perspective. This bias can turn communication into a maze of complexity, leaving learners lost and experts frustrated. 🧑🍳 Picture this: A seasoned chef tries to teach a novice how to make a soufflé. Instead of starting with the basics—like separating eggs or preheating the oven—the chef dives into the intricacies of egg foam...
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

🐉 J.K. Rowling's Tips on How NOT to Fail New Year Resolution

Hey Reader, 🪄 Before the world came to know her as J.K. Rowling, the author of the best-selling Harry Potter series, Joanne Rowling was juggling the roles of a single mother and a teacher, with her dream of becoming a published author simmering on the back burner. Her life, far from the enchanting world of Hogwarts, was grounded in the reality of daily struggles, including financial constraints that saw her living on state benefits, and the emotional challenges of raising her daughter Jessica...
2 months ago • 2 min read

🙆 Finding Your Own Renaissance with Lessons from The Medici

Hey Reader, 🌟 In the heart of Florence, a family rose to prominence not through conquests, but through an unyielding passion for the arts. The Medici, a name synonymous with the Renaissance, began as bankers but soon turned their wealth into a cradle for creativity. By funding artists, architects, and thinkers, they did more than decorate a city; they ignited a cultural revolution. The Medici understood that genius doesn't thrive in isolation. They brought together the brightest minds –...
3 months ago • 2 min read

🎯 How to set your 2024 learning goals

Hey Reader, 🌟 Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season and I sincerely wish your 2024 to be filled with even more curious moments and adventures! Thank you for sharing with me your ideas last month on what you would like to see more / less in the new year from our team! We take your feedback onboard to make even more engaging and actionable content that helps you learn new things and grow. If you continue having any other ideas please don't hesitate to shoot me an email. As we...
3 months ago • 2 min read

🎅🏻 Year-in-Review & Happy Holidays!

Hey Reader, 💙 Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, hopefully you are getting ready for the upcoming season of mulled drinks and board games... or just some time to relax and reflect. As we were also gearing up for the holidays, we decided to take a stroll down memory lane and look back at 2023. It's been a big year for Curious Muse and our awesome community: We hit 250,000 muses on our platforms, which now also includes TikTok! 💪 Our long-form and short videos got over 30 million views,...
4 months ago • 1 min read

🫣 Naked Truths of the Creative Mind

Hey Reader, ⭐ Greek sculptor Praxiteles made a bold choice by sculpting Aphrodite without clothes, challenging the tradition of depicting the goddess fully clothed. Before him, goddesses, including the goddess of love, were always shown dressed. 🏛️ This marked a turning point, starting a Greek tradition of portraying goddesses without clothes. The well-known Aphrodite of Knidos, inspired by Praxiteles, influenced countless depictions of naked women during the Renaissance and beyond. 💡...
4 months ago • 2 min read

🎪 5 Secrets of Cirque du Soleil's Success 🎁 New FREE Course on American Cinema

Hey Reader, 🪄 Ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show? Personally I've never been a big fan of circus in its classical form... ...but from the moment I stepped into the first performance of Cirque du Soleil while in Vegas, it immediately transported me back to the enchantment of childhood, where every moment felt like a new discovery in a world of magic and wonder. Cirque du Soleil's captivating journey is a testament to the audacious spirit of its founder, Guy Laliberté. In the early 1980s,...
5 months ago • 2 min read

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