Joel Roberts

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12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

Stimulate Your Creativity With Weekly "Artist Dates"

Whether you’re a writer, painter, or photographer, creativity needs to be nurtured. If you want to avoid an artist’s block, schedule yourself some …

Creativity

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Anger Management

Skateboarding's Greatest Innovator Just Released His First Video in 12 Years

Rodney Mullen, inventor of the ollie, reinvents himself once again.<p>Here are a few things you need to know about Rodney Mullen: He's been a professional skateboarder for almost four decades, including a nine-year tenure on the legendary Powell Peralta Bones Brigade. After leaving Powell, he and a …

George Harrison

The Science-Backed Activity That Instantly Relieves Stress—and How to Start

Have you ever watched in pure wonder at artists in full creative mode? It's as though they're channeling another force through their physical body. …

Awesome Art Picks: Spider-Man, Punisher, Wolverine, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

The Best Fruits for Your Grill

Bored with beef? Grab a banana, an apple, a fig, or any of these incredibly tasty, grillable fruits.<p>Chances are, you have a backyard grill or, at the …

BBQ

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

Gorgeous Illustrations by Garance Dor (12 total)

For those of you who are fans of Scott Schuman's famous Sartorialist blog, meet Garance Dor. Rumor has it that the two are dating and judging by Dor's fabulous, Schuman-style fashion photos, 'tis probably true. In fact, the fashion powerhouse couple is even getting ready for their television …

Demi Moore

The Life and Creativity of A Great Bethesda Artist

I couldn’t stop smiling one day in late 2005 as I was led through the darkened basement of Bethesda Softworks toward the little corner unit that was …

Blockbusters

I have been painting for years (oil and acrylic on canvas) friends always compliment my art. I would like to do it for living, how do I start selling my art?

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

Pablo Picasso

The Tangled Cultural Roots of Dungeons & Dragons

In 1984, the comic-strip artist Jack Chick, an evangelical Christian, published a tract called “Dark Dungeons.” In it, a young woman named Debbie is seduced into witchcraft through her participation in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The Mephistophelean figure in the strip is the Dungeon Master, a …

Board Games

What happens when an artist's hand starts to shake is a lesson for us all.

<b>Here's the inspiring video of artist Phil Hansen that just might make you look at your life a little bit differently.</b><p>Scroll below it to read his …

Creativity

This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves to create stunning paintings.

Meet 16-year-old Joanna Wirażka, part of a new generation of artists who use the Earth as their canvas.<p>Traditional art techniques are beautiful, but …

Art

11 Thoughts To Unlock Your Creativity

<b>“The human mind can hold two completely opposing ideas at the same time.”</b> Thank you Liz Gilbert for enlightening us with this concept. How many times …

Creativity

You'll Never Make Authentic Art If You Aim To Please

So you want to be an artist. Not just someone who is good at painting, drawing, sculpting, but someone who truly understands things as they are, and communicates these most elusive truths to others through a quietly unforgettable image. Right?<p>Such an exalted goal comes with some inevitable …

Art

11 Things Strategic Geniuses Do Differently Than Other People

For some, strategic thinking is an inherent trait that spells early successes while playing board games and on the playground—and later, can lead to …

Martha Graham on the Life-Force of Creativity and the Divine Dissatisfaction of Being an Artist

“No artist is pleased… There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”<p>“Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied,” Zadie Smith counseled in her ten rules of writing. But how does one …

Ashley Oubre's Hyperreal Drawings Embody The Unpleasant Moments We All Experience

When artist Ashley Oubre first began drawing, her subjects were often based on random photos she'd found online. In her own words, she was obsessed with perfecting her technical skill, so much so that she'd go on to place ads on Craigslist searching for models, or ask friends and strangers if she …

Art

7 Simple Rules for Creating Elegant UI Interactions — SitePoint

'Interaction design' is one of those newish buzzwords that has become strongly tied into the UX design process. In 2015 it's no longer enough for …

Illustrators, Animators and Louis C.K.: Art Commenting on Smartphone Life

The drawbacks of the little glass rectangle in our pockets<p>When it comes to the unintended consequences of technology, no one could have foreseen the …

Communication Skills

12 Creative Prompts and Quotes for Connecting to Yourself

“Creativity is a process, and each time you create, you uncover a little bit more of yourself,” Meera Lee Patel, a self-taught artist, told me in our …

Street art on stairs: 15 beautiful examples

It’s really fascinating to view amazing street arts. When it’s the matter of stairs, the street art can go far beyond and make your eyes feel ‘WOW’. …