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Howard Hodgkin: 'I felt like an outcast in the art world'

The artist, famously as emotional as his vibrant works, only started to earn acclaim in his 60s – and two decades later, paints more passionately than ever<p>“I hate painting,” says Howard Hodgkin, one of the world’s greatest living painters. “Most of the time it’s irrelevant. It doesn’t mean enough, …

National Portrait Gallery

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable

Here's how you can take back your schedule -- and your life.<p>Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem …

Time Management

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

Picasso's naughty cartoons take centre stage in new show

The cheeky side of Pablo Picasso is to be revealed in a new National Portrait Gallery exhibition which places scribbled risqué caricatures poking fun at his artist friends alongside his best-known portraits.<p>Picasso’s cartoons, often drawn on scraps of paper, are to be put on display for the first …

Caravaggio Painting Possibly Found in French Attic