When was the last time you had a philosophical discussion with a child? If it`s been too long, the Universe happily provides you with a young, inquiring mind whose deceptively simple questions have a way of keeping you honest. Use this model to solve logic puzzles, too. Intuition takes leaps and shortcuts that linear thinking can`t hope to imitate. Cutting away the excess gets you amazingly close to the truth. You might also take your cues from the organic world: Give houseplants a little extra water, and watch their changes as they gratefully drink it in.