Mark Lipinski

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When do sugar, flour and other baking supplies go bad? Here's your guide

Knowing when to throw out food can be tricky, especially dry goods. Products come labeled with a dates like use-by, sell-by and best-by. When it comes to baking, you might have more time to bake those cookies than you thought.<p>The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service alongside the Food …

5 top tips for sketching your travels

Creating a holiday sketchbook is relaxing and rewarding, says illustrator Adam Stower<p><b>1</b> How to sketch your travels: What to sketch<p>When choosing your …

Watercolorist's Essential Workshop: Color Value Streaming Video

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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

3 Things I Learned About Self-Publishing

When I told people that I self-published my book, many of them asked me if I would be willing to give some advice about this process. So, I decided that when I was ready, I would write something practical.<p>I've read many articles on self-publishing and what experts say about this process and the …

Writing

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

Social Media

Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

It used to be done mainly at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, but now mindfulness meditation is practiced in offices, schools, prisons and …

Mindfulness

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

15 Excuses That Are Guaranteed To Waste Your Life Away

It's likely that one of your excuses is that you don't have enough time, so let's get right to it:<p><b>1. I can't get anyone to listen.</b><p>People will listen to anything that is entertaining, interesting, heartfelt, amusing, shocking, informative, titillating, stupid, satirical, controversial, sad, silly, …

Self-improvement

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

How-To: Transfer an Embroidery Pattern onto Any Fabric

If you’re itching to stitch but have trouble getting your designs to show up where you want them, you’ll definitely want to check out this ingenious tutorial from Mollie at Wild Olive that will show you an easy way to transfer embroidery patterns onto any fabric!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m …

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don't Have a Clue [Infographic]

Yep, we’re introducing the first-ever Copyblogger infographic. It’s about our favorite topic — creating great content.<p>And, as has been our style …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Let Blogging Luminary John Saddington Teach You All About WordPress

It goes without saying that the Internet is a medium with huge potential for businesses and individuals who want to tell a story. If you have a voice that wants to get out and be heard, the chances are blogging platform WordPress is a service you know well. If you don’t, then you really …

4 Strategies That Inspire Creativity

The experience of the greatest of the Medici patrons shows how true creativity blooms.<p>At the age of 20, Lorenzo the Magnificent was the most powerful and wealthiest man in 15th century Europe. His father, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, had recently died and left him the Medici bank along with the …

4 Questions Life Coaches Want You to Ask Yourself

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How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer - Copyblogger

You want to become a better writer.<p>I know this because you’re reading Copyblogger.<p>I also know that you <i>fear</i> becoming a better writer.<p><i>This</i> I know …

Writing

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People

How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston, Kendrick Lamar, Max Levchin, and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.<p>What do a startup king, a social network innovator, a hip hop prince, perhaps the best actor on television, and two absolutely hilarious dudes have in …

Pepsi Mocks Coke’s Super Bowl Campaign, Coke Fires Back

Long-time Super Bowl adversaries Pepsi and Coca-Cola haven’t kept their jabs confined to official game-day commercial scripts. Today, in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVII Pepsi–a major presence during the game with a pair of ads and the halftime show featuring Beyonce–poked at Coca-Cola’s own Super …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Don’t Fight the Funk: How To Deal With Depression | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For those of us who suffer with a mental disorder, such as depression and anxiety, we are all too familiar with the funk.<p>However, you do not even …

Self-help

How To Conquer Fluctuating Ambition in 5 Steps | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Picture this.<p>It’s 10 PM and I’m excited about life. I decide to go to the gym tomorrow at 8 AM.<p>The morning arrives, and I peel my body out of bed, …

Motivation

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

Want to be more creative? Sometimes it’s just a matter of giving yourself the space to think, writes Bruce Nussbaum.<p>Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life. In watching my best students, in examining the lives of …

6 Tips for Creating Amazing Content

Content marketing can be extremely effective, but only if you know how to create compelling content. Here are six tips.<p>The great thing about marketers is that they love to write about themselves. So you can just imagine how happy they are now that content marketing is the hot trend for success. For …

6 (Easy!) Ways <i>Anyone</i> Can Become a Writer

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Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

You’re ambitious. Of course it’s important to do the best job that you can–but is your perfectionism preventing you from ever getting that pet project done?<p><i>Is your obsession with perfection keeping you from achieving your goals? Share your woes–and your solutions–in the comments section below.</i><p>I had …

Making sense of patterns in the Twitterverse

One person's digital trash is another's digital treasure. For example, people known in social media circles as "Beliebers," named after entertainer …

How Companies Use Color to Influence Opinions on Their Products

image via The Logo Company<p>The colors companies use in their logos, websites, and other properties has a profound impact on how customers think of and …

How to Work From Home

Working at home can provide a lot of flexibility. You can work when you feel like it, and if you have children, you can schedule your work day around …

Productivity