Hint: Don't dig around in there with a cotton swab.
Most people tend to move toward a happiness "set point" after good things or bad things happen to them. Philip Brickman and Donald T. Campbell coined the term "hedonic treadmill" to describe this phenomenon in a 1971 essay titled "Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society." Wikipedia has a good article about the Hedonic Treadmill,… READ THE REST
Visit your local creative reuse center to donate or discover used art supplies. This website offers a list of creative use centers in various cities around the U.S., so check it out to find one near you. What exactly is a creative use center, you may ask? From the site: A creative reuse center is a… READ THE REST
Recommend Me a Book is a site that presents the first page of a book without revealing the author or cover. If the text sparks your interest, you can click the reveal button to find out the title and author. You skip to a new book until you find something you like. I love this… READ THE REST
With around a million people using American Sign Language in the U.S. these days, there's a chance you'll encounter someone who uses this way of communication, even if you don't personally know anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing. That's why more folks are becoming interested in learning ASL, understanding the importance of being able… READ THE REST
Whether it's Jimmy Page, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix, watching your favorite rocker can make those fantastic guitar riffs sound easy. But if you've ever picked up a guitar before, you know that acquiring those skills is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, a few calluses, and serious dedication to sound the way… READ THE REST
As summer comes to an end, getting your kids excited about their education can be as hard as convincing them to eat some broccoli along with their pizza. But with helpful — and dare we say fun — e-learning programs, your kids can fully immerse themselves in their creativity, critical thinking skills, and more, and they can… READ THE REST