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Books Smell Like Old People: Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

Digital culture has enveloped us more quickly and more thoroughly than most of us had imagined. But what can be done about it?

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Is Your Desk Messy? Don’t Clean It Up—You Could Be Hampering Your Creativity

A little bit of clutter, and especially tolerance of that clutter, can be good for the soul.

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Ageism and Creativity

Psychologists generally consider creativity to be the domain of the young…

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How to Promote Your Art Exhibition on Your Website

If you have an important exhibition coming up, give it the space it deserves. Create a special page on your website just for your show.

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When to Give Up On Your Work-in-Progress (and When to Keep Going)

Have you ever given up on a writing project part-way through, perhaps after months or years of work? I’™ve abandoned plenty (three novels and two blogs, at the last count). I’™ve also stuck with others even when I thought […]

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The artist’s guide to starting a business

The basics of business registration and protecting your work.

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Trademark and Copyright 101 for Entrepreneurs & Creatives

Trademark and copyright laws are getting more complex every year. That’s why our in-house attorney is offering up her best practices for entrepreneurs.

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Grotesque and Gorgeous: 100,000 Art and Medicine Images Released for Open Use

The Wellcome Library in London announced this week that they’re releasing more than 100,000 high-resolution images online for Creative Commons use.

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Chemical Compound Stickers for Crayons Help Teach Kids Chemistry While Coloring

The folks over at Que Interesante created this clever sticker pack for crayons, effectively turning color names into the chemical compounds the correlate with each hue.

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This is What Happens When Kids’ Creative Strengths Are Leveraged

More than ever today, it is essential that we look at all students individually to try to understand their strengths, abilities, interests, and motivations.

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Klein Artist Works Course #17, Introduction

An explanation of why all artists can succeed and how Klein Artist Works facilitates it.

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The Most Defensible Thing You Can Do for Your Career: Build an Audience

The practical case for sharing your work often with those outside of your company…

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The Cameras That Captured Winning Shots in World Press Photo 2016

World Press Photo yesterday announced the winners of its 2016 contest, honoring the best news photos captured in 2015. Above is a breakdown of the cameras

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How Your Art Makes People Feel

People don’t buy what you do or why you do it. They buy how it makes them feel…

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Why Creativity Is a Numbers Game

It’s a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing

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An Artistic Discovery Makes a Curator’™s Heart Pound

A retired doctor visited a Paris auction house in March with a portfolio of drawings. It contained a work now attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and valued at about $15.8 million.

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Expansive New Geometric Drawings Trampled in Snow and Sand

Driven by super-human forces and undaunted by the powers of nature, artist Simon Beck (previously) trudges across sand or through knee-high snow to create massive geometric drawings left behind in his footprints. From sandy expanses on the shore of New Zealand to frigid outlooks in the Swiss Alp

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What Do You Want as an Artist?

Want to build an art business? What are you willing to put up with to get there?

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Artists Evolve: The Dangers of Creatively Typecasting Yourself

Reinventing yourself isn’t just a stunt, it’s required to survive.

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Why Social Skills Are Trumping Cognitive Skills

The future belongs not to the strongest or the smartest, but those who can collaborate—with humans and machines—most effectively.

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6 tips for taking creative criticism

Turbo-charge your creative projects with Fred Deakin’s advice on seeking outside perspective.

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10 photography trends to watch in 2016 | Photography

Stocksy gives its verdict on the photography trends of the year.

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Why So Many Artists Are Highly Sensitive People

Psychologists have found that the creative personality contains layers of depth, complexity and contradictions.

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Download thousands of free images from the New York Public Library

New public domain release makes high-resolution photos, illustrations and more available for free.

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You Can Have an Easy Life or an Awesome One. Choose Wisely.

Every choice, from the leather couch you buy to the business you start, will cost you.

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Shakespeare Underground

The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare’s plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.

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What Artists Must Know About Selling Art Online

Millions of people are being exposed to advertisements selling art online, and internet art sales are a huge phenomenon and opportunity for artists. Are you

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It Is NOT Easy Taking Photos Of Animals, But This Guy? He’s On A Mission.

Photographer Joel Sartore is a man on a mission. He’s working with National Geographic to capture 12,000 different animal species through his lens before it’s too late. All of the animals featured in his project are in danger of disappearing from our planet entirely.

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Ultimate Guide to Safeguard & Backup Digital Photos

This has happened to me and can happen to you as well; I returned from a wonderful trip and, in a hurry, downloaded the photos into a folder that I later deleted…

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George R.R. Martin Admits ‘Winter’ Isn’t Coming”, At Least, Not For A While

The writer says he missed an end-of-year deadline to finish Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the Game of Thrones series. The delay means the show will air the next season before its source material.

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10 Brutally Honest Door Hangers Every Designer Needs (+ Free Printables!)

People really need to learn to knock. Have you ever been in the middle of a moment of inspiration when a sudden interruption screwed

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UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own

Copyright strikes again, with photographers and publishers hit particularly hard.

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Can You Promote a Book without Making Yourself Miserable?

Author Ed Cyzewski offers insight into building authentic, sustainable practices in book marketing and promotion.

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Digital images can’t be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin

Best known for moving pictures of Vietnam, McCullin says photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world

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The Rule of 52 and 17: It’s Random, But it Ups Your Productivity

Everyone has that person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or frantically trying to finish an assignment. How does he or she get it done?

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Introverts Do It Better: Why They Make Great Entrepreneurs

History tells us that introverts make some of the best entrepreneurs for many different reasons. Check out these reasons why introverts succeed in business.

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Working from home: 5 pro tips

Working from home seems like heaven – here are our tips for how to do it best.

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How to Deal with Inspiration

You’re going to have to deal with it sooner or later.

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Why the Internet Doesn’t Get Art

Today I want to talk about art. It pains me to say this but the Internet just doesn’t get art. Most online discussions of art, especially modern art, miss the point entirely.

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Unique Gifts For Everyone On Your List (Including Bloggers and Writers!)

This year we are introducing our very first gift guide! To come up with the list I took submissions for consideration from members of my Facebook Group, I scoured the sites of my podcast guests and guest editors, and I pulled in some personal favorites as well as some of my current wish list items.

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Watch What Happens When You Ask Non-Creative Professionals to Work for Free

Toronto advertising agency Zulu Alpha Kilo created this video to demonstrate how absurd it is for people to ask for the advertising industry to do spec work in hopes of getting more business.

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How to Lead Your Audience’s Eye with Creative Design

Learn 3 easy tips on how to guide your reader’s visual path with clear visual flow.

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3 Simple Blog Graphics You Can Create (Even if You’™re Not a Designer)

If your content doesn’t pack a visual punch, it’s likely to be ignored. Here’s how to create gorgeous graphics, even if your design skills suck.

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3 Reasons Why Great Writers Always Work Alone

If collaboration is all the rage, is the great creative individual a thing of the past? Not so, according to these three reasons from Demian Farnworth.

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Tips for Encouraging Creativity in Kids

These tips for encouraging creativity in kids surround family strategies for fostering kid-lead play and a panel talking about raising creative kids.

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10 Tips for New Freelance Designers

Looking to start a new freelance design career, but don’t know where to start? These 10 tips for new freelancers are exactly what you need to get going.

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The primal need for art, evolved (top 5) | Rebel.Camp

Rebel.Camp is an online portal crafted by artists for artists. Join us in our never-ending battle for beautification. Note: The pieces are randomly positioned, I really do hate ranking when it comes to art because there is no comparison, *not in order of awesomeness.

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10 Productivity Apps Every Freelancer Needs

Task management, goal setting, invoices, and contracts all made easier.

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How to Organize Your Writing Workplace for Better Productivity

The #1 problem every blogger tries to solve is productivity. No matter how cool you are, you need to write…

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7 Simple Techniques to Activate Your Creativity

Are you expected to deliver creative work on a daily basis? Sometimes the flow of ideas comes naturally, but there are also times when you cannot awaken the brain…

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A Writer’™s Routine

Here we have a refreshingly honest look into the daily routine of a professional wordsmith. It’s a play-by-play that provides insight into some of the best practices, habits and subjective experiences of best-selling author Ryan Holiday.

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Happy Little eClouds: First Episode of ‘Joy of Painting’ Goes on YouTube

Today is a good day. Not just because it’s Friday, but because the very first episode of the very first season of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting is now online.

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7 tips for getting paid more as a designer

Whether you’re trying to persuade your boss to give you a pay rise or fleshing out the details of a potential job offer, it’s absolutely vital to do your homework beforehand

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Tell It Again: On Rewriting Shakespeare

Why do we return again and again to Shakespeare’s plays, why do we keep rewriting them? Is it in hope that some of his genius will rub off? Are we searching for new possibilities for interpretation?

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