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10 Techniques From Professional Artists For Breaking Through Creative Blocks

These strategies can help you get unstuck and start thinking and working creatively again.<p>Danielle Krysa had a successful career as a creative director for an advertising and branding agency in Canada. She was proud of her professional work, but she was secretly making her own art on the side. …

Revisiting the Great Migration through paintings and poetry

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>Next: a sweeping story of migration, told in intimate detail through paintings and words.<p>Jeffrey Brown has the story.<p><b>JEFFREY BROWN:</b><p>It …

2 ways to get guaranteed retirement income

<i>My wife and I have about $1 million in stock and bond funds in 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts, but are wondering whether to buy an annuity when we retire within the next few years. Do you think that's a good idea?--Scott C.</i><p>Ask advisers this question and the answer may depend on how the …

In the galleries: Inspired by their homelands and beyond

By Mark Jenkins<p>Tropical fruit, yesterday’s newspapers and sheer color are among the inspirations for the three South America-bred artists in “Forms of the Journey” at Georgetown’s All We Art. The exhibition includes work by Jesús Matheus, a Venezuelan who lives in Boston, and Colombian-born Félix …

Before & After: Plain Chairs Get the Artist's Treatment

Kaitlyn bought these chairs as a medium for her art show. The fabric she chose is definitely a work of art!<p>From Kaitlyn:<p>I bought these chairs from a …

Mindfulness: The Definition (Part 1 of 6)

“Living in the moment.”<br>“Living with whatever comes your way, without trying to change it.”<br>“Accepting everything.”<br>“Being happy / content / joyful all …

Mindfulness

Ten years left to retirement? How to supercharge your pension

We outline five steps to give your pension pot a boost<p>"I would like to give up work in 10 years’ time but my pension is likely to fall short of what I need for retirement.” This is a predicament a huge number of savers find themselves in.<p>But it is not too late to make changes so that your pension …

Exhibition of contemporary photographs in the collection opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

<b>PHILADELPHIA, PA</b><b>.-</b> This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the first in a two-part series of exhibitions drawn from the range of …