A Swipe File for Creativity is a bit different take on the decorating/design files that women have long been encouraged to keep. I love magazines because of that "what grabs me about this page" factor.
"Swipe files are a collection of excellent material—or cool ideas–that provide a great jumping-off point for anybody who needs to come up with lots of ideas, whether you’re a graphic designer, copywriter, author, and so on."
Instead of watching the evening news, I scroll through design, wedding, art, food sites on google reader and go to sleep with more interesting, more positive images for my subconscious to play with. Try it. You might like it.