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The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Focus Your Ambitions with the Lifehacker Hierarchy of Goals

Setting goals is easy, but prioritizing them is hard. Humans suck at properly weighing what we need to achieve our goals. We take on too much, skip …

Self-improvement

Early Bird Gets The Worm: The Only Tip You Need To Increase Productivity

Ernest Hemingway woke up each morning and immediately starting writing.<p>He described his daily routine by saying, “When I am working on a book or a …

Organizing Links: Organizing the Car, Cleaning Closet, 40 Things to Throw Out + more!

Hello! Happy Friday to you all, whoot! As I sit here and write this I’ve got my new countertops going in. I’m hiding in the bedroom to avoid the …

Hacking

How To Keep Your Saatchi Art Profile Fresh & Up To Date

Every day collectors ask us for more information about artists they like. Usually this occurs because the artist has not entered the following …

Mid-century Makeover: 4 Must Haves for Modern Eclectic Living Rooms

<b>Wondering how to make over your modern eclectic space?</b> Read on for 4 simple ideas to resuscitate your living room Mid-century style…<p><b>When you’re</b> …

Home Decorating

Antoine Puisais’ layered paintings are deconstructed abstracts

<b>What are the major themes you pursue in your work?</b><p>In my work, the notion of the unfinished is essential. These are vestiges of painting, dug up …

Artists

Art, Advice, and More with Artist Vanessa Prager

We’re thrilled to introduce you to <b>Vanessa Prager</b>, artist and painter based in Los Angeles, as part of our ongoing Guest Curator Series. <b>Right in time</b> …

Alice Case creates kaleidoscopic alternate realities

Alice Case’s paintings suggest an alternate reality. Inspired by physics and the possibility of multiple dimensions, she plays with layered, …

Artists

How to Beat the Imposter Syndrome Feeling

Every other creative professional you know has succeeded largely because of their talents and dedication. You, on the other hand, have got where you …

Psychology

How to Fight Through Intellectual Discomfort

For professional athletes, facing and overcoming pain, adversity, and discomfort is all part of a day’s work. Knowledge workers, the majority of the …

Florida State University

Dave Snyder: Art is not Design

Some designers wax poetic about how design is intrinsically inseparable from art and some even will go as far as calling themselves artists. Not …

UX Design

A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Syd Weiler’s Trash Doves sticker pack turned into an internet phenomenon earlier this year. And they almost didn’t make it out of her notebook.<p>“I …

Bachelor's Degree

Watch: Why Truly Creative People Are Never Fully Satisfied With Their Work

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine …

Creative

Fidget spinner nail art is a thing now so there's no where left to hide

Nail artist and beauty blogger Natasha Lee created a mini version of the popular fidget spinner toy out of softened acrylic to decorate her latest nail design.

Beauty

How many photos is too many?

It’s easy to get carried away with digital photography – since it doesn’t cost anything to take a few thousand extra shots. 😉 So, how many shots do …

Landscape Photography

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

Arlington, Va.<p>Changes are coming to airport security checkpoints: TSA wants you to declutter your bags.<p>New procedures, such as requiring all food or all electronics larger than cellphones be placed in bins separately, are still being tested. Changes haven't yet been finalized, but senior …

Airport Security

How to Use Extended Low ISO for Cleaner Photos

Does your camera have an Extended ISO function? Using it can help you produce less noisy images than the base native ISO of your camera. Here’s a …

Tutorials

3 Ways You Can Fight Multitasking And Get A Better Brain

Proven ways you can increase your focus and cut down on distraction.<p>Which is worse for your powers of concentration?<p>Doing several things on technology (email, texting, surfing the web) at once.<p>Or:<p>Trying to get all of those things done, but after you've had a few puffs of marijuana (medical or …

The Brain

How to Be Your Most Productive at Any Given Moment

Is what you’re currently doing the most productive thing to move your day forward?If you’re sitting at home, scrolling through your smartphone for …

Productivity

The 15-Year-Old Painter Making Fan Art into Fine Art

Young artist Cheyenne Stetson has developed a strong artistic voice in her prodigious paintings.<p>15 is a tough age for anybody, between the academic and social pressures of high school, uncontrollable hormonal changes, and the inevitable confusion of discovering yourself as your teenage years hit …

Artists

This Hair Embroidery Trend Will Blow Your Mind

There's a new form of embroidery in town, and it's completely changing the way we think of sewing.<p><i>Teen Vogue</i> recently posted a story about model Sheena Liam, who has taken her talents from the runway to the craft table with her incredible hair embroidery creations. Each of Liam's creations feature …

Hair

Simplify your…. paper mountain

Last weekend, there were several ‘door droppers’ in our area, each with a fistful of leaflets or pamphlets for distribution.<p>To our bemusement, one of …

Marie Kondo

The Attention Paradox: Winning By Slowing Down

"<p>Let's consider the work cycle of Jing - a hypothetical manager based in a typical multinational business. She gets out of bed at 6:30am and, like four in five of us, checks her smartphone within 15 minutes of waking. She makes herself breakfast and spends half-an-hour scanning her phone and …

Time Management

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

The Brain

What Are The Best Times To Post Content On Social Media?

When it comes to social media, timing plays an important role. You only want to post an update when people are online and want to engage with them. A …

How Hokusai achieved immortality

His pictorial encyclopaedia — currently at the British Museum — helped to shape modernism<p>The end, whenever it came, was always going to be too soon for Katsushika Hokusai. There was still so much to see. So much he had not painted. On his deathbed, Hokusai, attended by his doctor, said a prayer. …

Mount Fuji

​5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Focus When You’re Super Distracted

​Embrace the task at hand with these simple tips<p>Thanks to work overload, always-pinging digital devices, and packed schedules, it seems like multi-tasking has become a default mode for most of us.<p>But attempting to keep that up can lead to distraction and stress—not to mention a decline in quality …

Productivity

Creative Ways To Save Money—Financial Advice

Saving money can be a tricky thing—you make a budget and think it’s under control, but life has this ability of getting in the way. Yes, cutting out …

Frugal Living

Before the Blockheads: Ian Dury’s art school work, made under the tutelage of Peter Blake

An exhibition celebrating the history of Walthamstow School of Art will open at the William Morris Gallery in London in June, showcasing work made by …

Art