High-Tech Borders, No Good for Spies

When Tom Cruise had to break into police headquarters in Minority Report, the futuristic crime thriller, he got past the iris scanners with ease: He just swapped out his eyeballs.

CIA agents may find that just a little beyond the call of duty. But meanwhile, they’ve got to come up with something else: The increasing deployment of iris scanners and biometric passports at worldwide airports, hotels and business headquarters, designed to catch terrorists and criminals, are playing havoc with operations that require CIA spies to travel under false identities.

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Get into Your Creative Flow

Creativity is a fascinating topic and one that I love to discuss. It is a personal thing and a universal ideal at the same time. My creativity isn’t your creativity but in some ways our brains function in a similar manner.

What is the flow? The ultimate goal of the creative spirits. When your creativity flows and you lose track of time — ideas and images flow feverishly from your brain to your fingers. The term emulates water flowing as your ideas are born. “In flow, the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand.”

Maya Angelou said “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” And thankfully this is true. But can you do things to increase and nurture your creativity? Absolutely! Here are some innovative ways to get your creative juices flowing.

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