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7 Mental Health Resolutions, Straight From a Psychologist

As someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, I am doing my best to focus on improving my mental health. I plan to start working with a therapist to develop better management tools for anxiety and stress, which can sometimes be so bad it can be paralyzing. Because I don't want anything to …

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10 Signs you are succeeding in life even if you don’t feel you are

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share60<p>+13<p>Shares 81<p>If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments …

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

You’re missing out if you’re not following these illustrators on Instagram

As <i>Vogue</i> India’s copy editor, I get assaulted by words, a lot. So much so, that sometimes, words blur into one giant word and threaten to swallow me …

The Art Show I Can’t Stop Watching

I never thought I’d sit through a 30 minute instructional painting class and be transfixed, but I just discovered Bill Alexander’s show.In 30 minutes …

100 Days of Overthinking: An Illustrated Diary of Mental Meanderings

A visual serenade to presence and a lamentation of how we continually eject ourselves from it.<p><i>“My experience is what I agree to attend to,”</i> William James wrote in his timeless treatise on attention and multitasking, and yet at any given moment we notice only a fraction of what is actually going on …

Gradient Paintings Reflect on the Emotional State

Peter Gronquist seeks 'Refuge' in his new series of meditative paintings.<p>For Peter Gronquist, his most recent body of work <i>Refuge</i> for Joseph Gross Gallery was created in response to a close personal death he experienced. The works on view radiate warmth and vitality through subtle gradients and …

An Out-of-Body Experience Inspired These Weightless Photos of Paint Strokes

Art shaman Matthew Stone creates kinetic images of colorful strokes of paint.<p>Whether he was working in performance, dance, or photography, for years much of Matthew Stone’s practice focused on the ecstatic possibilities of the human form. So his more recent works, beautifully kinetic altered …

Inside the homes of world-famous superheroes - CNN Style

Written by Tomo Taka, The Spaces<p>Spider-Man, Wolverine and co are the inspiration for a new series by architecture illustrator Federico Babina.<p>Following on from his erotic 'Archisutra' series and filmmaker-inspired sketches of houses, the Italian artist has now imagined interiors in the style of …

Paintings within Paintings Hit Disorienting New Show '#metadata'

“Information about the information." You might as well call Ryan McGinness' new show 'Artception.'<p>Paintings within paintings hung within a studio within a studio when I visited Ryan McGinness's workspace before his new show, <i>#metadata</i>, shipped to its resting place at Los Angeles' Kohn Gallery. …

Art works: how art in the office boosts staff productivity

A bright creative workspace can make employees more productive, lower stress and increase wellbeing<p>Contrary to what your boss might say, being distracted at work is not always a bad thing. If the object of your distraction is a work of art, it can actually boost productivity, lower stress and …

Architectural Watercolors of a Dreamlike Warsaw by Tytus Brzozowski | Colossal

<p>Architect and watercolorist Tytus Brzozowski imagines a dreamlike world where giant structures rest on towering stilts and trains seem to emerge …

Albert Oehlen: 'There's something hysterical about magenta'

Fuelled by beer and speed, Albert Oehlen ran riot through the Berlin art world. He made intentionally bad paintings, worked only in grey, and was even anti-art altogether. Now’s he’s living the outdoors life in Switzerland – so why do his trees still look psychopathic?<p>Albert Oehlen has filled the …

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The secret psychologist: I started to experience depression, while treating it in others

I am talking to one of my patients who is depressed. They tell me they have been struggling to sleep and are feeling low, with no appetite any more. Sometimes they say they even wake up thinking that life isn’t worth living; it can feel like it’s all too much to cope with. As their psychologist, …

Mental Health

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

Do you frame your art?

<i>This article is by Brian Sherwin. Brian Sherwin is an art critic, blogger, curator, artist and writer based near Chicago, Illinois. Sherwin is the</i> …

Handcrafted Jewelry Contains Delicate Pieces of Nature Encased in Resin

Artist Sarah Smith designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. For up to three weeks, Smith spends her time planning, pouring resin, curing, and shaping a single creation for someone who can't get enough of Earth's pure beauty. Within her wearable works of …

Vincent Van Gogh's Famous Paintings Skillfully Reproduced On Matchboxes

“Self-Portrait” by Van Gogh<p><b>Russian experimental artist</b> Salavat Fidai has wowed us with his masterpieces on pumpkin seeds and his micro sculptures …

Spectacular Double Exposure Oil Paintings

Korean artist Ho Ryon Lee's series entitled <i>Overlapping Images</i> incorporates a double exposure technique that is typically used in photography. The remarkable thing about this body of work is that the images are, in fact, oil paintings. The realistic renditions of the multitude of scantily clad women …