Karen Daigle

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Using Adobe’s Kuler Tool to Color Tone Images

Something I get asked often is how to add color tones to your images. Often the easiest option is to use filters either in Lightroom or with a plugin …

Tutorials

Articles

15 Pieces of Inspirational Advice From Artists

Artists have a way of encapsulating the essential truths of life the way those of us without creative genius cannot. Phaidon’s latest book, <i>Art is the</i> …

Art

John Legend Lays Down 4 Steps To Maximize Your Creativity

And who wouldn’t heed the creative advice of a 10-time Grammy winner?<p>John Legend is not a proud man.<p>Sure, he has much to be proud <i>of</i> (10 Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, two NAACP Image Awards, etc.) but when it comes to his career as a solo artist, he’s not above creating a …

Creativity

The 10 Proven Habits of the Happiest People In The World

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment and the …

Happiness

5 Ways Highly Sensitive People Can Boost Their Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is not a sexy topic. Not even close. Most people don’t like talking about their self-esteem. But not me—I’m deeply passionate about …

In Search of the "Big Technique": Alex Katz on Why Artists Should Stick to a Style in a Changing Art World

<i>In this extensive interview excerpted from the revised and expanded edition of Phaidon’s monograph</i> <b>Alex Katz</b><i>, the New York-based painter sits down</i> …

Art History

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

Self-improvement

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

Creativity

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

12 Unconventional Ways to Have the Best Orgasm of Your Life

You'll want to memorize these babies.<p><i>This article was written by Eyal Matsliah and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>Many women have issues experiencing deep, meaningful orgasms—and some don't orgasm at all. However, reaching orgasm or deepening your orgasms is something you can and should …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

22 of the Best Motivational Speeches of All Time

It was halftime during one of my 7th grade football games. And we were losing 14 - 0. With our knees planted in the grass, my team was quietly …

Motivation

Set up your own workspace

If you're working from home and find yourself constantly being distracted, setting up a dedicated workspace could be just the solution. Whether …

Graphic Design

Poet Sarah Kay on How We Measure Creative Success, Being a Working Artist in Today’s World, and the Only Antidote to Our Endemic Fear of Missing Out

…and a wonderful fable about the three different ways of relating to one’s work, each essential for the whole of art.<p>Some years ago, at a small community event far out on Manhattan’s West Side, I saw a poet named Sarah Kay perform and speak about her inspiring work with Project VOICE — the …

Creativity

10 Influential Women of Art Throughout History

It’s International Women’s Day, a day focused on appreciating women and their contributions to society. What better way to celebrate here than with a …

Art

What is the source of genius? These sibling prodigies may offer clues

<i>Josh and Zac Tiessen are exceptionally gifted. The Stoney Creek brothers — one an artist, the other a musician — provide Joanne Ruthsatz and Kimberly</i> …

13 unconventional ways to end picky eating for good

Having a picky eater on your hands can make you want to pull your hair out at every meal or give up and call out for pizza. It’s not only frustrating, but you may also worry that your child isn’t eating enough or eating the right types of food to help him grow. You may also be concerned that your …

Nutrition

10 Life-Changing Things Every Creative Person Should Try

Because we tried them for you first!

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

What happened when I started using baking soda as my shampoo

I kissed shampoo goodbye last year.<p>The last straw came in early 2015 when I shaved half my head and found that the skin underneath all that hair was …

How to Get the Smoothest Arms Possible, Chicken Skin Be Damned!

Tank top season doesn’t have to be stressful.<p>Sleeveless top season is almost here, but if you have keratosis pilaris—a.k.a. “chicken skin," or the condition marked by little pink bumps on the back of the arms—baring your biceps is probably the last thing you want to do as the weather heats …