Andrea Folsom

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Pantone and Getty Images Partner for the 2015 Color of the Year

What makes an image beautiful? The vibrance and beauty that radiates from our photography would be muted without the rich palate of color. Pantone,


How clutter affects your productivity (and what you can do about it)

Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a creative marketplace connecting mobile and Web projects with vetted, handpicked developers and designers from around the world. This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.

Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they …


The Science Of Why We Fidget While We Work

Most of us do it, but fidgeting at work hasn't been studied before. Now researchers are figuring out how it impacts our working day.

Paper clips, stress balls, clicking pens, rubber bands, magnets. Most of us mindlessly fidget with something while we ponder a project, listen to a lecture, or work …

9 Visual Storytelling Tips for Social Media

No matter the size of your organization, image-based storytelling is a social media marketing technique that can bring you increased exposure, better …


15 People Who Need Lessons In The Art Of Selfie Taking, No.5 Is My Favorite

Remember To Share With Others!

Millions upon millions of selfies are being snapped each day with the hopes of gathering attention from others …

How can I make my life simpler?

Dean Bokhari
Start with "The Focusing Question."
“What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or …


The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …


The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …


Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.

In a commentary for the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine reviewed available types of interactive media and raised “important questions …


Australia's oldest man likes to knit mini sweaters for injured penguins

Australia's oldest man has spent a lot of his days knitting sweaters for little penguins.

Alfred 'Alfie' Date spoke to 9 Stories about how his inability to say 'no' to favours got him into making the miniature animal clothes.

The jerseys were requested from Victoria's Phillip Island Penguin Foundation …


Easter Egg Week: Neon Sticker Eggs

It's been a fun week - full of EGGS! We're wrapping up Easter Egg Week with an easy peasy egg idea involving… office supply stickers!

Yep, all you need …

Easter Egg Week: Ribbon Eggs

These ribbon eggs for Day 4 of Easter Egg Week are so simple to make they barely need a tutorial! These are literally peel and stick thanks to some …

The Real Harm in Multitasking

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who …

Brain Damage

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are flourishing. They feel their lives are …


The top 50 marketing, social media and productivity blogs

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.

Having a list of go-to blogs can be a great source of information and inspiration.

In our case, the blogs and websites we visit most often provide some amazing articles with in-depth insights, tips, and strategies that help inform our social media …


Vintage NASA photos full of space firsts (pictures)

From the first color photograph of Earth from space to Buzz Aldrin's 1966 spacewalking selfie, an auction of vintage NASA images brings together a …

The Steve Jobs You Didn't Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

How to Decorate Easter Eggs With Nail Polish

Remember when we taught you how to marbleize your workspace in our #31daysofDIY? Well we are bringing back this technique for an Easter egg edition. What we love most about this Easter egg idea is that it creates crazy, colorful designs in under ten minutes! Just watch out for your mani — your …

33 Habits of Highly Creative People

We all know the saying, “You have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé does.” It’s a little annoying, isn’t it? Our day seems to fly by in a vortex of emails, laundry and errands. All of a sudden it’s 9pm and we’re too exhausted even think about doing anything creative. From seeing the sleep habits …

Mood Board

How to Decorate Easter Eggs to Look like Fruits and Veggies

Last year we brought you Easter eggs dressed like birds. This year we’re disguising eggs as our favorite fruits and veggies. Be real — these eggs are THE CUTEST! And, once again, no crazy dye is required to make ’em. All these need are basic supplies you have around your house: paint, Sharpies and …


5 Ways to Decorate Your Eggs + 5 Ways to Cook ‘Em for Easter

What would Easter be without pretty pastels, bushy-tailed bunnies and dozens upon dozens of eggs? Well, that wouldn’t be Easter at all ;) That’s why when the folks at The Incredible Edible Egg asked us to round up our favorite ways to decorate with eggs and cook with them, we were more than happy to …

Hop to It and Make These Ghirardelli Dipped Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter at Brit HQ. We’ve been churning out Easter egg ideas and DIY decorations galore. Now, we’re turning our attention to the sweet stuff — candy! Peanut Butter Eggs, to be exact. We’ve teamed up with to show you how to whip up colorful peanut butter eggs for …

Get Comfortable With Risk by Establishing a Tripod of Stability

Risks can be rewarding, but they can also be downright scary. It's not easy to break out of your comfort zone. But maintaining a few stable areas in …

Cool Stuff

The Kitchen Skills Kids Can Learn, By Age Group

Getting kids involved in the kitchen is one of the best ways to raise healthy eaters, and even preschoolers can help out. This chart lists the skills …


Increase Your Happiness By Learning to Settle for "Good Enough"

There are two types of people in this world, according to psychologist Barry Schwartz: "satisficers," who settle for "good enough" and "maximizers," …


Stop Saying "Actually" to Avoid Making People Feel Stupid

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”

Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …