Heather Secrest

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Brand Check Up | Big Duck

Three years ago the National Brain Tumor Foundation (a patient services organization) merged with the Brain Tumor Society (a research-focused …

Alzheimer's art therapy tours at National Gallery of Australia boost dementia sufferers' wellbeing

A program at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra is helping sufferers of Alzheimer's disease increase their wellbeing and overcome …

Sick Kids Hospital art therapy program helps children express themselves

Until then, he looks forward to his weekly sessions with Bassin. She visits during the two-and-a-half-hour dialysis process, and they paint or sculpt …

Art therapy becomes outlet for autism

DECATUR – Like most parents, Matt and Sharon Sekosky wanted their child to make a positive contribution to society, but as a person with autism and …

The extraordinary art of autistic 'five-year-old Monet' - CNN.com

Iris Grace Halmshaw is a five-year-old autistic girl who is unable to speak due to her condition. She is, however, able to communicate through the medium of art.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Portrait of the artist as a young girl<p>Portrait of the artist as a young girl<p>Portrait of the artist as a young girl<p>Portrait of …

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?" The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook's internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.</i> …

The Key to Success: 3 Emotions Highly Accomplished People Share | Inc.com

Yesterday, the final piece of a puzzle fell into my lap, a puzzle I've been working on for the past 10 years.<p>I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of …

Self-improvement

The 5 Key Emotions of Success

How do you know when you are successful? What clues do you need to demonstrate that you know you've made it whether you've reached a life goal or just completed an important project? With regard to how you feel, should there be a difference in feeling between the sizes of your achievements -- …

Following Dreams Downside | Dreams and Support System

To Pursue or to Ignore Your Dreams – That Is the Question<p>It’s easy to snort and mock this whole notion of “follow your dreams” and tell someone to <b>get</b> …

Motivation

WARNING: Following your dreams can get lonely! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If someone told you that they were ‘following their dreams’ what would you say to them? Would you mock and laugh or would you encourage and support …

Motivation

23 Happy Little Bob Ross Facts Most Viewers Never Knew

PBS painting superstar Bob Ross died 20 years ago this summer. While he is looked upon with irony these days, he was a huge television personality …

Grand Ole Opry

A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

Windows

Project info<p>Windows are like living being’s eyes, breaks into the building’s texture that recount the story of those who lives there or has hung out at. They sway in between the open invitation to share intimacy and the fastened banishment of a separating screen. They are like our country’s …

Software

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Red Sea

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

Personal Finance

Beautiful Maple Leaf Bowl Sculptures by Kay Sekimachi

Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi has created a beautiful set of leaf bowl sculptures using skeletons of actual maple leaves. The artist added Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves to create these ethereal works of art. Sekimachi studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in …

Art

Photographer Expresses Himself Through Beautiful Japanese Landscape Photography

Hidenobu Suzuki is an amateur photographer who decided to raise the bar on his creativity. Suzuki set-out to express emotions using landscapes rather …

Photography

Beautiful Papercut Artworks of Nature by Marina Adamova

Moscow-based artist Marina Adamova just popped on our radar thanks to Ann Martin, founder of the blog All Things Paper. Though Adamova is a talented illustrator and graphic designer, it's her papercut artworks that really caught our eye. She's a self-taught paper artist who combines illustration …

Art

The 70 coolest new buildings in the world, according to architecture fans and experts

The 2015 winners include 150 buildings across 90 catagories, including offices, religious buildings and sports arenas.<p>According to Architizer CEO Marc Kushner, these awards "represent the very best architecture in the world."<p>Both popular vote and a vote by carefully selected jury experts were …

Shadows Of A Creek In Black And White | Amazing Nature Landscape Fine Art Photography Gallery

Black and white slow shutter speed exposure of the south St Vrain Creek slow flowing down the canyon from the Rocky Mountain Peaks above. Boulder …

Are You A Procrastinator? Scientists Say This Brain Hack Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key to avoiding procrastination may be to change the way you think about time.<p>The trick? Break down the time you have into smaller units. For instance, if …

Impressive Hyperrealistic Sculptures That Will Dazzle Your Mind

Make no mistake, Kazuhiro Tsuji is one of the greatest hyperrealist sculptors in the business. His extraordinary lifelike sculptures of the …

Art

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser;</i> …

Intricate Hand-Carved Wood Creations by Dennis McNett

Brooklyn-based artist Dennis McNett carves into large pieces of wood and transforms their surfaces into energetic characters and dynamic ocean waves. His colorful works sometimes combine two creatures – like wolves and snakes – and the results are incredibly imaginative and often fierce looking. …

Drawing

Largest multi-touch screen in US, Collection Wall at Cleveland Museum of Art