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How to Think Like Einstein

  By Maurice Ramirez  You’ve likely met some people who are the epitome of the classic absent-minded professor. You know the ones…They can’t remember facts or formulas, much less people’s names, and they need to continually reference information that others believe should be second nature. However, once these so-called absent-minded people look up the information they need, they have the… Read more →

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You Can Change The World

by: Clive Taylor It is becoming clear that the way a country or society is, the kind of psyche it has, depends on the way people relate to each other one-to-one, at the day-to-day level of life. At this one-to-one level there are very simple Rules of behaving. It is these Rules that determine how things happen at the large… Read more →

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Keeping it Simple in 2015

  Over the past few months, the concepts of stripping back the superfluous, simplifying and pulling apart the true meaning of integrity have been strong personal themes. For many people, there’s a drive to again inspect old patterns that continue to run happily in the background despite years of self-examination. Perhaps under the direction of a new global energy, there’s… Read more →

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Whatever Happened to Google+?

By Ted Janusz You may remember that back in June 2011, Google+ was launched as a “social layer” to enhance Google’s online properties. But what is a “social layer?” Drew Olanoff of The Next Web explains, “Google+ is a series of tools that are being layered into Google. The perfect illustration of this is the ability to see the recent… Read more →

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Who Decides Your Success in The Art World?

By Ivan Tirado It seems like everyone in the art world knows if you are successful or not in. Interestingly, there is no specific measure of success. Everyone measures success by comparing someone with someone else. Artists are trying to compare themselves with other artists to determine if they are successful or not. People who claim they can help you… Read more →

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Easy Reading: Does Your Writing Need Clarity?

By Trish Doornbosch “It isn’t wordy. It’s technical.” This was the retort I got recently from a writer after editing his technical article. His article was technically solid, but for our audience I needed something with clear explanations for those who weren’t as educated as he was. Sooner or later, and for one reason or another, all of us have… Read more →

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6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Becoming An Artist

By Joanne Perkins   1. Am I good at it? Of course art is subjective: someone might think a painting’s great, another person might think the same painting’s not so great. If you want to be an artist, you have to have some level of skill at it. Some people are naturally gifted and take to art straight away, while… Read more →

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Buying Art As a Gift: Tips From an Expert

By Carl B Parker Well, it’s December 1 and officially ’tis the season! It’s time to deck the halls, have some eggnog and it’s time to shop for your loved ones. But what do you buy for those you cherish? Picking out presents can be a daunting task, if not a bit boring at times; I mean come on, how… Read more →

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7 Truthful Tips to Help You Decide on Your Own Painting Style

By Dorothy Gauvin This debate takes up where calls to ditch Traditional for Abstract styles left off. What’s changed is the advent of newer technology for digital painters. Your concern, at the start of your career, is whether to join the fashion. So, let me tell you a story – a true story – showing what can happen to an… Read more →

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“Thriving” Is the New “Starving

By Maria-Elena H Surprenant Artists-they are a unique breed of people to many, and are known for being talented and zealous for their art form. Society looks down upon those who seek to make their art form their primary career, and the stereotype of a “starving artist” has been coined for many years. In this day in age, studying art… Read more →