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This Is Why You Might Want to Put a Strip of Tape On Your Laptop Camera

If you have anything to hide from the internet at large — including your naked body — you might want to cover up your laptop camera.<p>As hacking …

Build your own motorized custom camera slider from scratch for around $75

Camera sliders are one of the easiest ways to add interesting motion to your timelapse and video sequences, but many of the commercial options are …

How to light up a green screen for a perfect key and seamless compositing

Setting up a green screen to record footage of a subject that will be cut out and composited into another background has become commonplace these …

How to Get Great Portraits With Minimal Equipment

What does it really take to create a great portrait?<p>Do you need multiple lights, a dozen reflectors, several backgrounds, six soft boxes, three …

How to paint wings with light using the Light Painting Brushes' new feather attachment

Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolved over the last few years from the humble flashlight into an elaborate array of tools, …

Light Painting

Stick-On Lenses Turn Your Phone Camera Into a Microscope

Lens accessories for smartphones are by no means a new idea, but they’re often clunky, awkward to use, and far from something you’d want to try and …

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

How To Beat The Casino – Legally

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Blackjack board. wikimediaIf there’s one thing everybody knows about gambling it’s that the house always wins. And while …

Casinos

This camera could finally make Polaroid instant film relevant again

The I-1, which is currently on sale for $300, is the first camera the company engineered in-house. It's also the first camera specifically manufactured for Polaroid's traditional instant films in over a decade. The fact that it's new and functional already sets it apart from a lot of the used …

Polaroid Photography

Rival Belgian fashion schools unite against terrorism

“Stop terrorising our world” read the message on a long plastic tunic in Walter Van Beirendonck’s AW15 collection, which was debuted at Paris Fashion Week in January 2015, just weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attack. Since then, Paris and Brussels have been the victims of two further terroristic …

DIY - Garden Love Seat - Quiet Corner

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.<p>You will need:<p>1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*<br>• 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to …

Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis

Alex Senson Contributor<p>Alex Senson is a biotech/pharmaceutical professional.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?<p>Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild or extremely severe and debilitating — or …

Virtual Reality

Does mental illness enhance creativity?

It’s widely held that it does – but what does the evidence say?<p>Everyone can cite famous people from Vincent Van Gogh and Virginia Woolf to Tony Hancock and Robin Williams, who were exceptionally creative and experienced mental health problems. There are so many examples that it seems obvious that …

Mental Health

Kids’ Creative Drawings Become Real Inventions We Can Use

Designer Dominic Wilcox asked 450 kids to draw the most imaginative inventions they could think of and later, surprisingly, made their dreams a reality. In collaboration with The Cultural Spring, Wilcox created the Inventors! project, which aims to harness and display the power of childhood …

Kids

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

Meditation

37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing This Season

Get creative this holiday season.<p>The holidays are finally here, bringing an onslaught of family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading endless conversations with your great aunt Judith or getting anxious over the prospect of impending New Year's resolutions, may we …

How to DIY a Valentine’s Day Embroidered Engineer Print

We saved our images (at least 200 dpi) to a thumb drive and headed to Kinkos. Some of our photos were small iPhone photos, but the resolution is forgiving since engineer paper will always be a bit pixelated. <b>Pro tip</b>: Convert your images to black and white to adjust the contrast before saving on the …

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the …

Stainless Steel

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

Love the look of wet plate collodion photographs? Did you know you can give any digital photo that same look using Photoshop? It’s a technique that …

Tutorials

31 Ridiculously Delightful Gifts You Can Make Yourself

Get out your glue gun and your yarn — it's holiday crafting season!

DIY Powder Coating

If you don’t yet have a toaster oven you can’t use with food, here’s yet another reason: DIY powder coating. Powder coating is much harder and more …

25 DIY Projects That Will Fill You With Joy

Unless you hate joy.

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Ignore Your Feelings

A profanity-filled new self-help book argues that life is kind of terrible, so you should value your actions over your emotions.<p>Put down the talking stick. Stop fruitlessly seeking "closure" with your peevish co-worker. And please, don't bother telling your spouse how annoying you find their …

Self-help

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

Learn How to Screen Print and Make Custom ANYTHING for Under $20

We don’t just write about creativity here at Brit + Co — we <i>pass</i> creativity around. We have a whole slew of online classes and DIY kits that enable you to be creative by teaching you a variety of DIY techniques and skills — like this new class all on screen printing!<p>Plus, we’ve got the best of the …

Screen Printing

How To Build A DIY Light Blaster™ And Create Photographic Projections

A while back I saw the Light Blaster in a online shopping site, I liked the effect and that Inspire me to build a Light Blaster on my own.<p>My first …

The Magic of Molding: An Easy DIY to Transform Your Boring Flat Doors

Have some uninspired doors you don't know what to do with? Make it 3-D with this simple DIY.<p>This is what the looked like before we started. They were plain, white, and boring! To transform them into something special, you will need just a little bit of elbow grease and some basic installation …

Woodworking