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Coffee and Creativity: How Caffeine Can Help Your Artistic Side

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When it comes to coffee and creativity, there’s a longstanding relationship. Countless artists, writers, and musicians have sworn by the drink’s ability to boost their productivity and creativity. And while there’s no scientific evidence to support the claim that coffee makes you more creative, there is some research that suggests caffeine can improve your focus …

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D’Artisan Shoppe Miniature Brushes: Synthetic Hobby Brush Review

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If you’re a miniature painter, wargamer, or scale model maker, then you know that having good quality paint brushes is essential. There are a lot of options out there, but in my opinion, D’Artisan Shoppe miniature paint brushes are some of the best value brushes you’ll find. They’re synthetic and come in a variety of …

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The 50/50 Rule for Painting Miniatures, Efficiently

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The 50/50 rule is a basic guideline for becoming a more effective and productive miniature painter. It states that you should spend 50% of your time on the miniature itself, doing the job as best as you can. The other 50% of your time you spend should be in enjoying the process, being as creative …

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Why Should You Play Warmachine and Hordes?

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Why play Warmachine and Hordes, a tabletop miniatures game? The reason to play is simple: Warmachine/Hordes is a simple game with emergent gameplay (e.g., game complexity arises from many simple elements). There are many warmachine and horde factions rivaling each other within the Iron Kingdom Universe–where the game takes place. Within this context, the game …

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Lastar Hobby Floor Lamp Review (Compact Miniature Painting Light)

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Floor lamps aren’t my first choice for lighting up a hobby space. They are often large, cumbersome to set up, and don’t provide the flexibility to move the light where you need it. But, I have a few floor lamps that I use to add more ambiance to my workspace. Importantly, I’ve discovered ways to …

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