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25 Movies You Have To See Before You Turn 25

Everyone deserves to know about The Dude.

John Bramblitt, A Blind Artist Who Creates Remarkably Vibrant Paintings by Touch

Artist John Bramblitt creates beautifully vibrant paintings and portraits that are all the more remarkable because Bramblitt has never seen any of …

Dove's new campaign presents a brilliant self-esteem boosting challenge

For the past 10 years Dove and their “Real Beauty Campaign” have been on a total body positivity mission. From their ads featuring women of all sizes …

Self-esteem

How the arts can help offenders mend their ways

Allowing prison inmates to engage their imaginations through the arts can reap remarkable rewards, says Rupert Christiansen<p>Britain leads the world in bringing the arts into the system of criminal rehabilitation. So claimed the outgoing director of <b>The Koestler Trust</b>Tim Robertson in his stirring …

Artist Says He Has Removed the Top Inch of England’s Tallest Mountain for an Art Installation

Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillan is causing a ruckus in the United Kingdom with <i>Intruder</i>, an art installation consisting of a one-inch-tall stone. …

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36 Simple Ways To Quiet Your Anxiety

These ideas might help you find some peace the next time your mind and heart start racing.<p>Also see what commenters had to say on these two Facebook posts: here and here.<p>For more information about anxiety and depression, including how to find help, visit the websites for the American Psychological …

If You Don’t Think Photos Are Important, Wait Until They Are All You Have Left

I was in kindergarten when this photo was taken.<p>It was the night of my first ballet recital. First and last, actually. I decided I didn’t have the …

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

A broken beard, a botched nose job and a ‘ridiculous pout’: A look at the worst art restorations in history

Lord Carnarvon was the first victim. Six months previously, he and the American archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the lost burial chamber of …

Head Shots of Hand Models: These Are The People Behind Those Hands in Ads

You know those hands you see in advertisements and commercials? Those hands belong to people who make a living by offering up their beautiful hands …

Supermodels

Why Photographers Aren't Artists

William Deresiewicz penned a compelling piece at <i>The Atlantic</i> entitled “The Death of the Artist – and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur,” which …

Quotes on falling in love for people who are terrified of falling in love

I’m not a fan of falling in love. It’s scary and dirty and messy, and it seriously cuts into my Netflix time. I suddenly have to worry about what I …

Relationships

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion

<i>Editor’s note: This essay first appeared in the catalogue for</i> Lucid Gestures<i>, an exhibition of Barnard College alumnae artists last fall.</i><p>Very …

An artist's bold look at the way people stare at women's bodies

We’ve all felt self-conscious, even judged, at some point or another. And while it’s totally natural, it’s definitely not comfortable. But that …

Creative Work

Some classic films you should bring over for your next girls' night

There are many things that I love in this world, but there is truly nothing better than girls night and a great movie (along with popcorn and M&Ms, …

Audrey Hepburn

Colleges are investing in art again, so that's an awesome thing

The panicky times of the financial recession of the mid-aughts seem to be mostly behind us, which is good news for lots of reasons. One of those is …

Museums

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?