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Famous Abstract Artists That Changed The Way We Think About Painting

Kazimir Malevich - Art of Suprematism<p><b>Kazimir Malevich</b> is known as the artist who laid down the foundations of <b>Suprematism</b> as he published its …

An Abstract Art Exercise to Get You Thinking Creatively

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> It’s my pleasure to welcome Dean Nimmer as the featured artist today! Dean is the author of <i>Creating Abstract Art,</i> and he has four new …

Grow blueberries on your patio: They're perfect for small-space gardening.

Blueberries are beautiful multi-taskers in the world of edible landscaping.<p>The plants offer something lovely throughout the year — showy red foliage in the fall, delicate white and pink blooms in the spring, and handfuls of sweet plump berries in the late spring and summer.<p><b>Photos: A whimsical</b> …

Gardening

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very similar. Success starts with mindset: the right perspective, the right outlook, the right motivation, …

Self-improvement

31 Best Restaurants in New York City

If you can make it here (as a restaurant), you can make it anywhere.<p>New York, New York brings tourists in droves for its world-class museums, monuments, and theater. But have you taken a good look at our food scene lately? From fast-casual fried chicken to refined seafood temples and Caribbean from …

The last artists’ haven in Los Angeles

The Antelope Valley is positioned to become a new frontier for young LA artists—if they can get over its terrible reputation<p>It’s a Saturday afternoon in early October and a group of twentysomethings has gathered for a party in the middle of the desert. Two artists pass out beers from behind a …

California

The top 10 art museum exhibitions of 2016, plus the worst trend of the year

In chronological order of their opening, these were the 10 most engaging art museum exhibitions that I saw this year within L.A.’s immediate orbit. Three are still on view.<p>For a generation of young artists flanking World War II, tiny Black Mountain College in rural North Carolina would become the …

The Basics of Abstract Painting You Should Know

Abstract painting is considered one of the purest forms of expression, as it allows its creator to freely communicate visually without the constraint …

13 Gorgeous Photos of Abandoned Mansions

Photographer Mirna Pavlovic's work explores forgotten palaces across Europe.<p>Today in abandoned buildings porn: Photos of abandoned European palaces.<p>Photographer Mirna Pavlovic is fascinated by "reclaiming places deemed inaccessible and forbidden," so it's unsurprising her fascination with abandoned …

Experts Say These Are the Types of Questions You Should Be Asking on Dates

Gird your loins.<p>The craze over the 36 Questions posited by the <i>New York Times</i> last year as the pathway to falling in love with someone would draw skepticism from any true love cynic. The thinking behind the questions—ranging from mild to moderately-probing questions about life and death and …

Relationships

A Teacher’s Mindfulness- Mindfulness To Do List

My school year started last week with two days of teacher training. There were many things on the agenda as you would expect.<p>At the beginning of the …

Download 400 books on art history from the MET Museum library, legally and for free

The Met’s website offers more than five decades of publications to stuff your hard drive<p>Every so often, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York …

12 Things I’ve Learned In 7 Years Of Marriage

I’ve learned a lot about myself through my marriage. I don’t just credit my spouse, but also my ability to be open to change and growth. Likewise, my …

How To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

<b>Prepare the jars:</b> Wash 2 wide-mouth pint jars, lids, and rings in warm soapy water and rinse well. Set aside to dry, or dry completely by</b> …

The Top 5 Nutrients For Healthy Skin

We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there's no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin's appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves.<p>To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside …

Skin Care

Radiohead: A Complete Album Guide

In May, Radiohead returned in a big way, releasing a brilliant new LP, <i>A Moon Shaped Pool</i>, that ranks with their finest work. Here we survey the full …

Indie Music

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

Should You Drink Collagen for Glowing Skin?

In this era of Kardashian, collagen has become synonymous with wrinkle fillers and lip injections. But for a group of forward-thinking women (and men!), the protein is the secret behind their glowing, gorgeous complexion—with nary a needle in sight.<p>Indeed, collagen—most derived from bovine sources …

Skin Care

Here's How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Garlic Indoors...

Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-friendly plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and super-cheap. You may not like …

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

When does a broken relationship start to go wrong?<p>Whatever you’re thinking — an awkward conversation with your boss, the white lie you told about …

Every day millions of internet users ask Google some of life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Why do the lights keep going on and off? How is less more? What place does a balloon dog have in an art gallery? Or, as a lot of people have been …

Art