Taking Criticism: The Bitter Pill Can Be Good for You

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Not everyone is going to like you. Getting some blunt (and unflattering) opinions can be a good way to find your best balance.

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Helpful Resources for Creatives Resources to help you, or help you help others

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There’s a wealth of resources to help creatives give and receive help, but where do you start? We made a list.

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Make New Friends and Keep the Old One method is silver; the other requires you not listen to the fucking NY Times

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If you realize after a big life event that, then and only then, you appreciate who your friends are, you are a shitty friend.

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Getting Almost as Much Coverage as Miley’s Tongue Finding and hiring a music publicist

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Most musicians don’t get viral success along the lines of greats such as Rebecca Black or Miley Cyrus’s tongue. Here’s how to get press coverage.

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I’ll Get By with a Little Help from My Friends How asking for help has helped me

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I would not be where I am today without asking for help, and my whole life is a domino effect of the positive outcome of this.

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O Inverted Christmas #invertedxmas

Merry Inverted Christmas, Everyone

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The Tan’s installation, The Manger, provided the perfect backdrop for our family’s holiday portrait, a fitting representation of our upside-down year.

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My First Year in Self-Employment And I'm not terrified anymore

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A year ago I did something exceptionally bold: I quit! And ventured into an unknown world where my schedule materialized a week beforehand, or the week of.

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Wildetour: Wildewood’s Maiden Voyage Out of New Mexico The surreal pleasures of touring the Pac NW and sharing a bill with The Handsome Family

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The audiences we encountered in the Pacific NW were incredibly gracious, quiet and attentive. Not even the slightest jest, heckle, or catcall. Surreal.

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Record It Yourself! Or at least try, and if it sounds like shit, keep trying

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Somewhere along the line I decided to play solo, do my own recordings, and make most of my own music videos. Why? Because I’m a fucking artist and I can.

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Gift From a Stranger How a woman outside a coffee shop gifted me a journey through France

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I gave her my email address but thought nothing would come from it. A few days later, I got an email which proved how wrong I was. I couldn’t believe it.

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Go Help Yourself!

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I do everything myself. Writer, publicist, graphist, producer, artist, performer, booking agent, dramaturg, videomaker—and it’s only 1pm.

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My Hopefully-Not-Boring Wellness Tips Plus vintage 'medical' advice from 1937

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I tend to find articles about diet and exercise incredibly boring, so I thought I’d offer my tips along with some advice I found in Jayne’s Almanac 1937.

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I Don’t Want to Work with a Head Cold

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Why would I sing when I have a sore throat? Well, maybe I would if I were really, really famous with really, really important shows to play.

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Want To Be Creative? Loosen Up Your Frontal Lobe Burning Questions for neuropsychology researcher Rex Jung

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Neuropsychologist and professor of neurosurgery Rex Jung explains how creative people tend to have frontal lobes with lowered integrity. In a good way.

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Finding Creative Flow Around Illness and Stress

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Meditation and Buddhist practices calm my mind and bring peace to my frenzied spirit, so I feel more like a creative human, less like a mouse on a wheel.

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An Open Letter to Open Letters

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I don’t want you in my face every day. Do you even know what’s going on in Syria? I bet no one else does when you clog up the news with your crap.

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