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Dare Ya To Not Try To Be A Scientist After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Creativity To You

If you're like me, you liked math and science a LOT, but after high school it just … didn't seem worth it. Math was for boring and straightforward people, and I was a creative weirdo! Oh man, how wrong I was.

Dare Ya To Not Try To Be A Scientist After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Creativity To You

If only America's Science Coach, Neil deGrasse Tyson, had been there. He'd have said to me, “Lori, math, science, and engineering are some of the most creative classes you ever took! Stick with it, and you won't just be creating WORDS, you'll be creating INDUSTRIES!!!!!" Can't you just hear him saying that? Oh yeah, he does say this at 2:37.

Aside from that, the most important part is when, at 2:22, he talks about the difference between cause-and-effect thinking and chain-reaction thinking. It's basically a creativity litmus test that I never applied to anything in my life, and now I apply it to pretty much every thought I have. Try it. It'll make you a better American AND Earthling.


Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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