Carrie Smith

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Want to learn to draw? Try these two books

People often ask me to recommend books on drawing. My favorite drawing book is <i>Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book: Make a World:</i> <br>It’s a collage-like approach …

Drawing

Why it’s so hard to cut back on sugar (and what to do about it)

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly cited a study on added sugar. It was published in 2014 by JAMA Internal Medicine, not The Journal of the American Medical Association. This version has been updated.<p>By now you’ve gotten the memo that cutting back on sugar is one of the best …

Nutrition

Why Happiness Matters

<b>"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." -- Aristotle</b><p>Happiness matters, more than you might realize. It's important to your physical and mental health, your resiliency in the face of obstacles and crises, and believe it or not, your happiness is …

8 Ways to Lose Weight When You're Crazy Busy

For everyone who’s just too busy to worry about weight loss, we’ve got good news: you don’t need any extra time. You can start losing weight now, in …

6 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight (That Have Nothing To Do With Diet And Exercise)

It’s no secret that obesity is a major health challenge these days — and one that has grown steadily over the last few decades.<p>At one time, experts …

Holistic Medicine

This no-meds approach to fighting depression may work

It’s well known that physical activity is a mood elevator.<p>But writing in “The Athlete’s Way” blog on Psychology Today’s website, endurance athlete Christopher Bergland discusses a study indicating that combining movement with the attention-focusing benefits of meditation can be an extra-effective …

Depression

How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

The process of losing weight can make the best of us want to stick up that white flag and stuff our faces with cake.<p>I know because I've been there (and I've also had my fair share of cake bingeing).<p>But after years of making it through some of the lowest moments of struggling with my weight and …

30 Foods You Should Never Eat After Age 30

Even if you don’t <i>feel</i> any different than you did in your teens and twenties, the body changes in ways that make it harder to lose weight and remain …

The Powerful Effect Of Meditation On Children

When I was in second grade, my desk was in the corner of the room facing the “penguin wall.” We called it my “office.”I was a little ball of energy …

Sad Songs Say So Much: The Music You Choose May Say Something About Your Mental Health

“Help! I need somebody. Help!”<p>The Beatles blasted out that well-known tune in 1965.<p>Whether you prefer pop, heavy metal, or hip-hop, the songs you …

Stop Trying to Stop Enabling Bipolar Behavior!

Sandra lives with bipolar disorder. I am her psychiatrist or p-doc or shrink (as in Dr. Fink, the shrink). Sandra (not her real name), and I have …

Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King

The novelist James Smythe, who has been analysing the work of Stephen King for the Guardian since 2012, on the lessons he has drawn from the master of horror fiction<p>Stephen King short fiction competition – send us your stories<p>Stephen King is an All-Time Great, arguably one of the most popular …

Creative Writing

23 Reasons Why a Screenwriter's Script Is Rejected

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …