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Artists Share "Before and After" Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Make Your Own Gorgeous Wooden Doormat in an Afternoon

This wood doormat makes a great first impression to anyone who visits your home.<p>Doormats aren't just a place to wipe your feet. They should be provide a functional and stylish entry into your home, a pleasant welcome to anyone who visits. Instead of throwing down a cheap rectangle that's bound to …

Woodworking

Take the Creativity Outside :: 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

Shares 2.3K<p>Today I have some seriously fun outdoor art ideas that you might want to try with your kids while the weather is nice. Plus one to save …

How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Who says you need a grill to cook good ribs? The lack of outdoor space for a grill at my apartment led me to pass up a good many recipes for …

BBQ

The New Exercise Our Fitness Director Can’t Get Enough Of

It’s called the kettlebell roller. Here’s why you should add it to your routine today<p>This kettlebell roller exercise may appear ridiculous. In fact, if you perform it correctly, you’ll kind of resemble a turtle stuck on his back.<p>But it’s an important move to add to your arsenal—no matter how silly …

Workouts

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.<p>However, the word …

Upgrade Your Grilling Game with These 8 Amazing Homemade BBQ Sauces

With grilling season in full force, I thought it was time to expand a bit from my well-used staple tomato/vinegar/brown-sugar BBQ sauce. <br>With a list …

How To Make the Best Iced Coffee — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Summer is coming and it's going to be hot. The kind of hot that makes you not even want to go outside. The kind of hot that makes you consider a mesh …

Coffee

Effective Yoga Stretches For Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

4-Minute Chest and Cardio Workout

All you need is a resistance band and some willpower<p>Knock out your chest and cardio workout all at once.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour demonstrates a standing banded chest press. The band creates constant tension throughout the movement, activating all of your muscle …

Workouts

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You’ll Regret If You Forget

You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the …

Home Improvement

12 Small Snacks to Satisfy Big Hunger

What's the worst-case scenario when that 3 p.m. post-lunch slump hits? Heading to the vending machine? Pulling out that stale candy bar? We get it. …

3 Genius Ways to Ditch Popcorn Ceilings

Buh-bye, eyesore!<p>We love old homes, but that doesn't mean we need to live with '80s trends that quickly turned into modern nightmares. Give your rooms a makeover from the top down with these impressive DIY fixes for popcorn ceilings.

Home Improvement

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

Filled with tender cubes of meat and hearty vegetables, beef stew is a staple dish and we want to make sure you're tackling it like a pro. Here are …

Do away with shoes by wearing these stronger-than-steel socks

Hands up those who hate to wear shoes! The Swiss Barefoot Company has answered your prayers by developing a Kevlar-reinforced sock that offers so …

Classic Recipe: Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce

Put a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion halves, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer, and then lower the …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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9 Steps to Creating Self-Awareness

The path to self-improvement starts with self-awareness - the ability to have a clear understanding of your personality, strengths, values, …

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

“As soon as she could grasp a crayon,” a toddler began collaborating with her artist mom.<p>Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so …

9 Ways To Create A Life You Admire

I meet a lot of brilliant women who are dedicated and talented in their professional careers. Sadly, when it comes to their personal lives, they find …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure

<b>When it comes to creating a great work of art, practice makes perfect, writes Matthew Syed.</b><p>A design college in the United States has just started a new exhibition about creativity, which will run till January. It is called "Permission to Fail". The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers …

6 Surprising Ways to Maximize Your Savings at Home Depot

There's no arguing the fact that Home Depot can be a great place to save money on hardware and building supplies. And having worked at Home Depot …

The Reality of Color Is Perception - Issue 26: Color

Philosophers have a bad reputation for casting unwarranted doubt on established facts. Little could be more certain than your belief that the …

Consciousness

Here's Why You Should Stop Saying 'I Could Do That' About Art

As in, "Hey, what's with that piece of conceptual art. I don't get it. Like, I could do that."<p>"Ideas alone can be works of art," Sol LeWitt explained in his epic "Sentences on Conceptual Art," a pretty brilliant primer on the ins and outs of modern art making.<p>Ideas "need not be made physical," he …

5 Next-Level Techniques to Burn More Fat

Mehmet Edip for Muscle & FitnessBurn More FatStoke up your flab-fighting furnace with these five methods.

How Good Are Your Art Materials?

Materials embody what we do as artists and there are a lot of options for art materials. I teach drawing and painting and sorting out the quality and permanence of paper, drawing media and oil paint is something important to do at the outset to help us all make more informed choices as we shop for …

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