800 Year Old Abandoned Salt Mine Turned Into Museum

Turda Salt Mine

The Turda salt mine is a historical landmark for the Romanian people. It started its life about 1800 years ago, with the Romans being the first ones to profit from it. After the fall of the Roman Empire, other local powers decided it would be best for them to take the salt mine into their “protection”.

The Influence of Music on Your Creativity Based on “The Mozart Effect” Book


Plato once said that music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and everything. Obviously we as a culture agree with this statement. Otherwise we wouldn’t be in love with what used to be our Walkmen, our CD Players and that are now our iPods and smartphones.

9 Quick and Effective Tips for Reducing Freelancer Stress


Although any work situation can result in higher stress levels, many freelancers feel under a constant level of stress and pressure from running their own businesses. An element stress can be needed to help you focused but excessive stress can cause health issues such as insomnia and depression or other issues such as problems in relationships and irritability. Higher levels of stress can also result in you producing lower quality work at a slower rate.

5 Creative Ways to Market Yourself as a Designer


It’s the age old dilemma of the creative person: you’re a designer, not a marketer, and you’d probably prefer to spend all of your waking hours doing what you’re actually passionate about, not beating the pavement. Alas, to pay the bills you need customers, and to get customers, you’ve got to engage in at least some marketing activities.

3 Easy Ways to Deal with Change within Your Team of Designers


Twenty years ago, school career advice didn’t even list design as a possible occupation. The design industry has grown up a lot since then and is now at the heart of the creative industries which, in turn, are now the second largest industry in the UK after finance. It’s fair to say that jobs within the design industry are hugely competitive, once you have found the talent ideal for your business; it’s all about maintaining a good relationship with your designers and ensuring they are happy within the workplace.

Famous Thanksgiving Campaigns: Is Thanksgiving Becoming the New Black Friday?


It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal. It’s one of the major holidays of the year in the U.S. and it’s becoming more and more important all around the world. The meaning of Thanksgiving is one of being thankful for what you have – both things and people around you. This year, small business owners have another reason to feel thankful for. You see, this year, the shopping season starts early.

Natural Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Brain Power


We are all aware of how a healthy balanced diet can improve our general health and fitness. However research now indicates that there are a number of super foods which can boost your brain power and raise your creativity levels. We have all experienced that mid-afternoon lull in thought processes and lack of good ideas which results from indulging in a rich lunch heavy with carbs, but many refuse to consider the reasoning behind it.

5 Project Management Tools for Designers & Why You Should Use Them


Project management can be a difficult task to perform. You can easily find yourself swamped with things to do and may even wind up overlooking essential aspects of your project because of the sheer amount of work related to successfully managing a project. Seeing as the design industry is no different than any other, you should look at these tools as more design resources. That’s why you should take a look at the following tools and give them a shot.

6 Steps for Designers to Do Things Efficiently and Quickly


As Neil Gaiman once said, there are three qualities the ideal collaborator has: he does great work, he does it fast and he’s always a pleasure to talk to. Still, none of us are perfect. That’s why in order to be a good collaborator, you need to only have two of these.

11 Tips on How to Choose the Right Price for Your Product


When you are a freelancer and you are trying to find your place on the crowded market, setting up an efficient marketing strategy is probably the most difficult part. Price is the only element in the marketing mix producing what we’re all looking for: money. But when it comes to pricing your products or services you provide, things aren’t so easy.