Christina Schuett Brien

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What is a Quantum Thinking?

What is Quantum Thinking?<p>Quantum mechanics, Quantum gravity and now Quantum thinking — is this the fuel to fire those creativity-innovation cylinders?<p>…

This Housewife's Scandalous Sex Memoir Was Banned by the Supreme Court

In "The Housewife's Handbook on Selective Promiscuity", forward-thinking author Lillian Maxine Serett a.k.a. Rey Anthony preached the joys of female pleasure. The government responded by seizing and destroying all copies.<p>Imagine this: You're 20 years old. It's been several months since you've had …

Why Artists Use Gold Leaf and How You Can Make Your Own Ethereal Paintings

For centuries, artists and artisans have turned to <b>gold leaf</b> as a way to make their creations shimmer and shine. Evident in everything from ancient artifacts to modern masterpieces, the glistening gold accents can add an ethereal touch to any work of art.<p>Today, many contemporary creatives continue …

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

New technique spots warning signs of extreme events

Many extreme events—from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a …

Innovation

Glaze Art - Painting Glazes in Oils or Acrylics

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Painting Glazes in Oils or Acrylics<p>The truth is the basics of painting glazes is easy to understand, …

Digital Art

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free | Inc.com

But, with all its power comes a steep learning curve. And that's intimidating.<p>Simply loading up the software and trying to figure things out on your own doesn't work as well when you want to learn Photoshop as it does for other pieces of software.<p>And, while you could try and read the manuals (which …

Tutorials

This man might expose the Russian hacking operation

He's Ukrainian. He goes by the name "Profexer." And he's allegedly behind the software that kicked off the Great DNC Hacking of 2016—you know, the …

Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “IfThe post Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough appeared first on …

Creativity

Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

Meditation

Pushing Photographic Boundaries - Insane Abstract and HDR Street Photography

Trust me, You've Yet to Witness Multi-Exposure Techniques Like <i>This</i><p><b>Who's the Photographer?</b><br>Michael Lee is a British visual artist, living and working …

Art

100 Photography Tips by Eric Kim

Don’t compare your photos to anybody else (but yourself)<p>When in doubt, take a step closer.<p>Shoot from the gut in the streets; edit with your brain at …

7 Real-World Ways to Think Like an Artist for Better Content Marketing - Copyblogger

Earlier this year, I wrote that I believe art plays a critical role in content marketing.<p>But what does that actually mean? When you think about it, …

Creativity

Massive Spray Paintings Turn Tagger Tools into Fine Art Ammo

Katharina Grosse's energetic paintings owe the tagger's aerosol bottle for its unique textures.<p>At first glance, each work in a series of color-filled and linearly-appealing artworks seem worked over by the nimblest brushstrokes, producing gauzy dashes that collapse into neat alignment. The true …

I Will Punish Whoever Made These Weird Creatures Sad

Nicole Watt's sprite-like creatures are harrowing, somber embodiments of her own subconscious.<p>Equipped with bulbous beige heads, elf-like ears, and large pupil-less eyes, Nicole Watt's creatures (or <i>Echoes</i> as she prefers to call them) convey a harrowing sadness and weariness simply through body …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

What You Should Do After Getting Fired

A step-by-step survival guide, from the moment your boss breaks the news to when you land your next gig.<p>You’re called into your boss’s office, and he or she breaks the news. Your mind is racing and your heart is pounding, but your body freezes up. Even if you’ve seen the writing on the wall, on …

Beloved clown who comforted children in war-torn Aleppo killed in strike

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Happy children dance with a rosy-cheeked clown in a floppy birthday cake hat and oversized orange tie, their Eid celebrations a rare moment of joy amid the horrors of life under siege in Syria.<p>Footage of the July 2015 party, shot by activist group Aleppo Media Center, shows a …

Middle East

The definitive list of books every art-lover needs to own

Trace India’s journey through art. From books on Buddhist painting to anthologies on Modern art, <i>Vogue</i> picks 12 essential tomes

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The sensual female characters of Asian American artists Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg take over the halls of the Thinkspace Gallery in a dual …

29 Iconic Moments From Studio 54

Click here to view slideshowDrugs, drinks, and disco -- Studio 54 had it all.Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened the legendary club in 1977, and …

Studio 54

Photos exploring the isolation of a one-woman honeymoon

In a world of media-trained pursed lips, Juno Calypso is a refreshing riposte to press release jargon. “There was no intent behind the project,” the London-based photographer speaks with emphasis whenever “Joyce” – the fictionalised character at the very centre of her work – is mentioned. “I …

Handbags

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.<p>The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled <i>Interference</i>, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight …

Vibrant Oil Paintings of Scottish Landscapes by Scott Naismith | Colossal

<p>Working with thick brushes and palette knives, artist Scott Naismith carefully reveals the interplay of light and clouds over his native Scotland. …

Spiritualist artist Georgiana Houghton gets UK exhibition

She has been dismissed as an eccentric, amateur artist who claimed to talk to the dead and receive their help with her watercolours. But Georgiana Houghton’s abstract style is beginning to be recognised as being decades ahead of painters in a similar vein such as Wassily Kandinsky and Piet …

Art

How One Man Found Inner F*cking Peace Creating Profanity-Filled Guided Meditations

Jason Headley, creator of “F*ck That: An Honest Meditation,” tells Co.Create about turning a private joke into a video, app, and now a book.<p>The same thing happens every time I meditate, and I don’t mean total spiritual enlightenment. Instead, random thoughts drift in and out of my head unbidden, …

Meditation

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

Paintings within Paintings Hit Disorienting New Show '#metadata'

“Information about the information." You might as well call Ryan McGinness' new show 'Artception.'<p>Paintings within paintings hung within a studio within a studio when I visited Ryan McGinness's workspace before his new show, <i>#metadata</i>, shipped to its resting place at Los Angeles' Kohn Gallery. …

Art