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May 26, 2016

2 True Stories Behind Renowned Works of Art

There is nothing like a story to captivate the mind and make the imagination run wild. From a person’s earliest age, he or she is told stories at bedtime. Then,...

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May 19, 2016

Does Junk Art Images Reduce Obesity?

Is Junk Food Safe?

Health is a global issue and junk food is too, especially in America. More often than not, what seems harmless turns out to be destructive. James Ostrer’s work reflects this fact with a bit of a twisted view. Ostrer tells us these junk food monsters are on the loose, but instead of running from them, we invite them into our bodies every day.

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May 14, 2016

How did the Art on the United States one-dollar bill originate?

Have you ever wondered how George Washington’s image came to be on the United States one-dollar bill? The answer to this query can be found in the life of a man named Gilbert Stuart, a renowned American Portraitist.

Gilbert Stuart’s story began on December 3, 1755 in Rhode Island. Stuart’s father was a Scottish immigrant and his mother was a member of a prominent land- owning family. At the age of six Stuart moved, along with his family, to Newport Rhode Island. It was in Newport that Stuart first took an interest in art and began to demonstrate his abilities as an artist.

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May 10, 2016

The 3 Most Breathtaking, Artistic Gardens in the World

What is it about a garden that is powerfully calming, reassuring, and hope-inspiring? Merely reading about the senses evoked by a garden brings rest and peace. For some, gardening is an outlet for stress relief that is far more powerful than exercise or meditation. For others, a garden provides endless hours of fun. What does gardening mean to you?

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May 7, 2016

Mint Julips, Hats and Horses on Derby Day!

The Kentucky Derby is an annual Horse Race for Thoroughbred horses which takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

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May 6, 2016

The Mayo Clinic Affirms the Health Benefits of Coloring for Adults

Surely you are aware of an artistic phenomenon that’s sweeping the world: coloring for adults. Adult-specific coloring caught on a couple years ago and is growing in popularity with each passing month. Have you ever asked yourself why coloring for adults is such a big hit?

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