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7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you’re bad at it

Sean Kane, Tech Insider Art is intrinsically linked to humanity. We've been making it for about as long as we've been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art's sake is plenty. Yet...

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

Michelle Chappel, Princeton Ph.D. in psychology, is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, speaker, and author. Full Bio If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read...

Bottle Rockets and Other Educational Crafts

It's common for children to make arts and crafts as a way of learning about the world. In science class, kids might make their own colorful tornado from two soda bottles. A high school chemistry lab can use homemade rock candy to teach about evaporation...

Left and Right Brain—The Surprising Truth [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jack Milgram, Last updated on: April 4, 2017, Link: https://custom-writing.org/blog/left-vs-right-brain Neuroscientists and psychologists all around the world have put great effort into investigating the functions and differences of the left and right brain. The existence of differences between left brain and right brain have been proven...

LIBERAL ARTS IN THE CORE OF THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM

This piece was co-authored with Norah P. Shultz, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Achievement at SDSU. More than fifty years ago, physicist-turned-novelist C.P. Snow talked about the “two cultures” of physicists and writers and the “hostility and dislike” that divided the world’s scientists...

Nurturing A World Community: The Power of the Arts

John M. Eger Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy, and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU). Next month, The Ilan-Lael Foundation , an “arts education foundation...

STEM Education Is Vital–but Not at the Expense of the Humanities

Politicians trying to dump humanities education will hobble our economy [caption id="attachment_6404" align="alignleft" width="591"] Credit: Nicolas Ogonosky[/caption] Kentucky governor Matt Bevin wants students majoring in electrical engineering to receive state subsidies for their education but doesn't want to support those who study subjects such as French literature....

Arts-Concerned Californians Are Speaking Up!

    Today, the Trump Administration announced its proposed budget for FY2018.  As feared, it has taken the unprecedented action of calling for the entire elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the Corporation for...