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    Resist the fear of creation and profit from invention: Best practices that work
    Being creative is the cornerstone of innovation and growth for any business. Those who study creative thinking agree that the belief people are either born with creative talent or not is a myth. Those who study innovation offer some the best ideas...
  • Preppers should be creative problem solvers
    Preppers should be creative problem solvers
    Preppers try to predict problems that will occur during possible future disasters such as storms, floods, blizzards, or hurricanes. They try to predict such problems so that they can prepare solutions to these problems ahead of time. Unfortunately...
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    Top sites packed with cheap and easy-to-make kids costumes
    Back in the day, there were no store-bought costumes. We used our imaginations and whatever we had around the house to create wonderful costumes. By the time our kids were trick-or-treat ready, there were lots of store-bought options, but we...
  • National Play-Doh Day!
    Today is National Play-Doh Day
    Play-Doh is one of the few toys that has transcended generations and is still loved by many. In honor of National Play-Doh Day, Play-Doh released their Back-to-School themed sculptures today. From Rydell High to Monsters University, these fun...
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    Ideas to homemade creative art making
    The art catalogs have started filling the art teacher's mailboxes, class lists are out for parents to purchase and most camps have come and gone. What time of the year is it? It's midpoint to school starting- the count down begins! Kids...
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    Thinking outside of the wedding box
    For some of us getting married again is wonderful, however, it has come to my attention that the wedding industry has gone runamuck! I could not believe that it could be so crazy! Just to get a small venue for 30 people it was going to cost well...
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    5 most innovative marketing campaigns of recent years
    When a product is good, the old saying goes that it will sell itself. And while this can sometimes be true, a competitive marketplace and saturated media mean that even the most original product can get lost in the crowd without the help of the...
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    Salvidore Dali celebrates Pro Life Month
    May is Pro Life Month, a good opportunity to introduce the works of Salvador Dali. His birthday is also in May, which offers another tie to the curriculum timing.Although some Dali's artwork can be a bit on the disgusting side, his work, "...
  • Multitalented
    How would you answer
    You could have every talent you ever imagined and be extraordinary at each one. You would have this ability from May to September. Then from October to April, you would lose this ability, and your talents would go into hibernation. Would you...
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    Recycle towels into bibs
    Youth groups like Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls are often looking for easy service projects that are inexpensive and meet badge requirements. One opportunity is to recycle towels into bibs. Sometimes towels become worn along the edges,...
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    Walk if you want more creative ideas
    Walking promotes more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The researchers studied how walking temporarily improves free-flowing creative thought versus focused concentration....
  • Historical art
    Historical art cost an arm and a leg
    Before cameras were invented, the only way of recording a famous person or event was by making a painting or sculpture of it. This category of art is known as historical art. Historical art is a picture of a famous person or important event in...
  • "Blue Fantasia" (2014) by Wonhee Noh
    Artist uses Korean methods of painting at latest Chelsea show
    A series of abstract paintings mixed media paintings featuring blue as the sole, dominating color are currently on view in Chelsea. The exhibition titled Blue Fantasia offers work by Wonhee Noh who has created her work on a special type of Korean...
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    Chicago Music History: Anthony Braxton
    Anthony Braxton doesn’t like to be stereotyped. Just because he is of darker pigment and plays everything in the Saxophone family, he shouldn’t be considered a jazz musician. One of the earliest big label signees out of Chicago,...
  • Apple pie swapping pin uses bread crust dough
    Apple pie swapping pin uses bread crust dough
    There’s a breakfast casserole that is often served for Easter that is made with a loaf of white bread. The crusts have to be removed, and are usually discarded. Instead of feeding the birds with the crusts, it can be used to make a sort of...