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5 Paradoxes of Learning: Is your usual method for learning backfiring?

Sometimes we charge into learning something new full of excitement. But as the weeks go by, our passions sometimes fly away. What seemed exciting at …

7 Ways Successful People Remain Calm When Life Gets Out Of Control

Every now and again life doesn’t throw us a curve, it aims a quiver full of arrows. When this happens we don’t know which way to turn or what to …

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

The 4 Laws of Staying True to Your Life’s Calling | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I was in college trying to figure out what to do with my life, I did many things to help me find direction and guidance.<p>I was in search of my …

5 Secrets of People Who Follow Through with their Creative Aspirations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The starting point of all success is desire”</i><p><i>~Napoleon Hill</i><p>We are busy. Time flies. We have routines and habits that guide us through our days and …

11 'Times' You Need to Stop Making A Big Deal About To Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you’re unhappy and it’s not exactly your fault?<p>More often than not, somebody said something you don’t agree with or some …

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

3 Ways to Keep Moving Through Hell | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many times, when we start to chase after our goals and desires, we inevitably face challenges in the form of rejection and failure. For example, in …

DIY Leather Crossbody Bag Strap

Learn how to make a stylish leather chain crossbody strap + instantly turn any clutch into a crossbody!<p>239<p>1201

DIY Ombre Pen Pots

Make Your Own Teapot Gift Box

Easy Girls Skirt Pattern – FREE

How-To: Bird Watcher Binocular Bag

Have a beloved bird watcher in your life? Make a gift that’ll make her/his day with this beautiful bird watcher binocular bag tutorial that Fiona Duggan from Celtic Thistle Stitches shared on Sew Mama Sew.<p>I’m absolutely loving the neutral and green color scheme that she chose for the piecing on the …

DIY Shibori Indigo Dyed Pillows

Learn how to hand dye fabric with indigo using the shibori technique. Then turn your creation into gorgeous pillows.<p>361<p>1073

DIY Fruit Slice Umbrellas

Knit Fun Socks in Three-Color Stripes

Socks are so fun to knit, and if you’ve never tried them before, these striped socks from Mellywood’s Mansion are a good place to start.<p>They call for …

Project: Mixed Media Nature Shadow Box

Tammy Tutterow shares how she made this stunning nature inspired collage shadow box using vellum, metal scrapbooking embellishments, stamping inks …

Tutorial: Padded camera lens cases

Tutorial: Padded camera lens cases<p>Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shows how you can make padded cases to hold your extra camera lenses. They have …

Homemade Furniture Polish and Dusting Spray

<b>Let’s be honest, dusting is tedious.</b> And sometimes it seems pointless. But I’m always embarrassed when a guest comes over, touches one of my wooden …

How to Add Depth to Your Photographs

One of the biggest challenges thrown up by photography is the fact that it is done in two dimensions. While that can be a draw back, it also presents …

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

6 Techniques to Draw the Eye to an Object in Your Photograph

Sometimes, as a photographer, you're going to want to lead people to look at a specific part of your images. There are a lot of various techniques …

6 Life Lessons That Can Make You a Better Photographer

Photography can’t be all f-stops and shutter speeds; megapixels and frames per second shouldn't dominate your thought process each time you reach for …