Alexis Brooke

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20 Tiny Moments That Instantly Boost Your Happiness

It's time to tap into your everyday joy.<p>Big moments in life -- weddings, births, new jobs, graduations -- are special, but appreciating the smaller, daily occurrences can really maintain your happiness.<p>In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we've rounded up some tiny, joyful moments that …

From zero to 45 days in a row: how I built a habit of daily exercise

Since releasing my course, <i>Productive Habits</i>, I’ve been focusing on building more new habits. This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new …

"Creativity Is Not an Accident, It's Something You Earn"

You’ve heard of people having Eureka moments, of ideas coming to them unbidden. It might seem like creativity strikes by accident, the truth is even …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

5 tools to build your brand online

If you’re like the average business owner, your online presence doesn’t reflect the hard-earned reputation you’ve built in real life. There may even …

8 Ways Resilient People Approach Life, Love and Success.

Resilient people have a sense of grit at their core. They are persistent and tough-minded in the face of failure, loss, heartbreak, success and challenge. They are committed. Whatever they pursue is met with their full attention and nothing less. There is no amount of hard work they will shy away …

Self-improvement

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

5 best new illustration tools for March

If you work in illustration – or other areas of graphic design and art – you're probably too busy with a logo design or your latest mood board to …

AI-AP | Profiles » Illustrator Profile - Pablo Amargo: "I live every project with the utmost intensity"

<b>Pablo Amargo</b> is an illustrator living in Northern Spain who creates books and posters, and is a frequent contributor to numerous editorial …

Art

4 ways to find your voice as an artist

You'll find resources for everything from getting started with ink drawing to choosing the best pencils and drawings tools here on Creative Bloq, but …

Graphic Design

7 must-know painting techniques for artists

You've learnt how to draw a range of subjects, assembled all the necessary tools, set up your own workspace and you're ready to start your artistic …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Operating Systems

Studio Sprout's backyard greenhouse combines stylish form with fabulous function

1/7<p>Studio Sprout backyard greenhouse<p>Backyard greenhouses tend to toe the line when it comes to form following function, meaning they end up being an …

Feel Trapped? Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back

Are you happy with your life? Many people are unhappy or dissatisfied with their lives, and a lot of these people think that they have no control …

20 of the Most Surreal Plants We've Ever Seen

These botanical oddballs are anything but down-to-earth...

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

25 New Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips to Improve Your Creative Skills

Best graphic designers share their amazing ideas, techniques and tutorials to improve your graphic design skills for making logos, posters, …

Graphics

15 New Innovative Free Fonts for Designers

Beautiful <b>new fonts</b> free download for innovative and modern designs. Here are fresh collection of free fonts for graphic designers. There are</b> …

Typography

21 Cats Who Are Still Figuring Out This Whole Cat Thing

It's a lot harder than it looks.

Pets

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

20 tall-tale signs of bad web designer

It’s normal that browsing offers of web designers, you’ll find ones that are simply bad. Industry newbies might not possess enough technical skills …

Project Management

5 Easy Breakfast Bowls That Are Healthier Than Cereal

There’s no speedier morning routine than pouring milk over a bowl of cereal, but breakfast from a cardboard box is far from the most energizing choice. Luckily, you can shovel in a quick-and-easy breakfast while majorly upping the nutrition of your meal by opting for a breakfast bowl.<p>The key is to …

Healthy Eating

Unique Problems of Cooperative Game Design

In some ways, cooperative systems make a designer’s life much easier. It’s easier to enjoy even a mediocre experience with friends, because humans …

Eating Certain Foods Could Prevent Depression

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe<p>Published: 09/18/2015 10:31 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Following a diet rich in produce and low in processed meats — even if you don't do it perfectly — may be helpful in preventing depression, according to a large new study.<p>To lower the risk of depression, "People can eat …

Holistic Medicine

CSS Gradient Backgroud Generator

• Source<br>• Sep 15, 2015<p>A CSS gradient background generator that allows you simply play with the HUE and brightness individually in 4 different layers<br>in …

Graphics

Watch Hugh Jackman Epicly Fail With A Sword In Hilarious Pan Bloopers

Despite portraying Blackbeard in the upcoming film <i>Pan</i>, Hugh Jackman’s actual personality seems more akin to the boy who never grew up than a …

Hugh Jackman

HTML5 Websites Design – 26 Fresh Web Examples

New inspiring <b>HTML5 websites</b> design. Showcase of beautiful award winning <b>HTML5 web designs</b> created by professional agencies and web designers. New …

Web Design

33 Healthy Eating Habits Lazy College Students Will Appreciate

Spoiler: Mac and cheese and ramen are involved.

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …