Hey there! It's International Literacy Day today. A great opportunity to think about how important your education was and to thank the people who helped you receive it: your parents, teachers, spouse or kids. 
If you needed a motivating kick to start learning something you wanted to master for a long time, then here it is! No matter what age you are and what your lifestyle is, nothing should stop you from gaining the knowledge you dream of. You deserve to have a little "me time" everyday and study Spanish or Phyton.
 
We prepared a list of free recourses that can help you learn something new:
 
1. Eatthismuch.com. A wonderful source to learn about proper nutrition and how to achieve your diet goals. Just enter how much calories a day you want to eat and what type of diet you prefer, and the website will plan all the meals for you, as well as supply you with recipes. 
 
2. Lesswrong.com. It's the best platform to learn more about logic, rationality, psychology and neural science. Try it and your way of thinking will change for the better. You'll be able to do anything more efficiently. 
 
3. Teachyourselfcs.com, leetcode.com, freecodecamp.org are the best resources to study IT, programming and coding. You should totally try them if you're interested in this department. 
 
4. EdX.org will allow you to study whatever you like at the world's best institutions. The best universities offer their on-line courses there and some of them are completely free. 
 
5. Duolingo, Memrise and Busuu are good platforms that will help you learn new languages. Their exercises are easy, fun and effective.

And to celebrate this day with your favorite hobby, check out our smarty-pants psp tags!

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Hey there! As you know, not long ago we launched a new website, portrayme.art. Our popular artists Misticheskaya, Stan_Dudin, Katharine and Trinita were kind enough to join us. 

The project we made together focuses on creating custom portraits of people and animals. It currently offers AI pet paintings and royal portraits for both humans and animals. AI portraits are made by a special neural net developed to create drawings in various styles based on reference photos. The royal portraits are drawn by hand. Their idea is rather simple: The artists create premade templates. A customer chooses what they like best and then send us their photo as a reference. After that our artist draws their face on the template and the support team sends the preview to The client. If they approve it, we print the painting and send it to them. If there is something the client dislikes about the picture, they can ask for an edit, which is completely free. 

We take pride in our custom portraits, as they are definetely a work of art: detailed, beautiful and made in rich noble colors. They make great gifts for any occassions, from weddings and birthdays to Mother's or Father's Day, and will sure surprise even the most demanding person. They also earned some amazing reviews by our customers. You can find them on Google, Trustpilot or Facebook. 

If you're interested in our royal portraits, do not hesitate to visit portrayme.art/templates/royal. Maybe there's your future favorite painting waiting for you! 

 

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Hello! Probably everyone has heard that hobbies help to cope with stress. Doing what we love, we can relax and gain strength, take time for ourselves. However, in order for leisure to be beneficial, you need to be able to relax correctly.
 
If you are nervous, mentally returning to your problems and daily chores, you do not relax, but rather increase stress. Our brains are not designed for multitasking. Evolutionarily, we are adapted to respond quickly to environmental signals and live in the present, which is why regular disturbing thoughts about the past and future make us so tired. If on the way home from work you endlessly jump over thoughts about the events of the working day, about the upcoming tasks, about the fact that the house has run out of milk and that you need to wash the curtains next week, it's time to change something. Such a jump of thoughts and experiencing stress, even when nothing threatens you, not only exhaust a person mentally, they undermine their physical health and shorten their life.
 
One of the main secrets of a good, uplifting rest and a happy, peaceful life is mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness is not at all about many hours of meditation sitting in an uncomfortable position in the mountains of Tibet or on the banks of the Ganges. It is enough to be truly present in the moment, to be able to turn off the autopilot and focus your thoughts on what you are doing at that moment. In this case, the hobby will bring pleasure and benefit, relaxation for the mind and body.
If you want to practice mindfulness, try the following tips.
 
Concentrate on your activities and how they feel. For example, if you are doing psp tagging, do it as if you were seeing psp tube for the first time. Take a look at the picture - what colors is it, what associations and emotions does it evoke in you? What message would you like to convey with a psp tag with it? What tools do you want to use? What background is perfect for it?
Such a strategy can be used not only by doing a hobby, but also by doing physical exercises, eating or drinking, reading books.
 
Turn off autopilot mode and resist extraneous thoughts. Try to track the moment when you start thinking not about the current activity, but about other things. Stop thinking about the upcoming renovation or your aunt's birthday, for which you still haven't bought a gift. Tell yourself that nothing bad will happen if you think about it later. Now you deserve to completely immerse yourself in your hobby and spend time only on yourself. Then, with a little effort, bring your attention back to the here and now.
 
If you are nervous or angry or sad, try to be aware of this emotion, but do not succumb to it. Let it surround you like the sea, but not cover you with a wave. Look at it from the side. Don't give it a moral assessment, just accept it existence as a fact. Don't beat yourself up for feeling this way, because it's not your fault, and blaming yourself will only make things worse. Learning to contemplate your emotions without being influenced by them is learning to separate your feelings from yourself and control them. It is quite difficult, but in time it will work out.
 
Focus on the sensations in your body. Are you comfortable sitting? Are the clothes you are wearing now comfortable? Are you warm or cold? Are you thirsty? Maybe you should make yourself a cup of tea? Try to provide yourself with the most comfortable environment and listen carefully to yourself. The human brain cannot simultaneously focus on somatic sensations and thinking about the future. 
 
Use this trick to relieve stress. Hope they help! What tricks do you use to relax? Tell us in the comments! 

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Hey there! smiley
We have some great news for you. In case you missed our newsletter: 
 
1. From now on, all the PSP tubes from Exclusive Club are available for purchasing under PU and commercial types of license for everyone. 
While Club members can download exclusive pictures for free, non-members can purchase them for a price starting at $2,5 (for the PU-only license). 
Club members will save 40% on exclusive pictures under the PU-only license and also get a generous  discount on products for Commercial Use.

 
2. R4R lilicense was added to our website a few days ago.
Now we're working to make it more convenient. It is a special case of CU Basic license. This category is for limited-stock items typically sold by original artists for further commercial use. The tube's author still owns the copyrights, but you are allowed to use such product for commercial gain in digital realm, possibly after making the changes allowed by the seller to offer more color options and etc. The author can sell their tube under this license up to 15 times in the $5-12 price range, the item will then be sold out and no longer available. Such measures are meant for protecting the buyers and keeping their products more competitive.

 
3. Our second project, PortrayMe.Art, now offers more pet portrait options.
They are available not only for cats and dogs, but also for more unusual animals, such as birds, lizards, horses and so on. 
 
To order such a portrait, pick a style you like, write a comment for the artist, enter your pet's name, attach a high quality reference photo of the pet and leave a contact email address. 
 
We'll send you the ready preview in 3 days. Then you can approve it or ask for edits. And you don't have to pay until you see the result and like it. 
 
Our website offers 3 sizes of pet portraits, but if you want a smaller or bigger canvas, just mention it in the comment to the order. We'll customize it for you. You can also customize the background color. 
 
If you want to get a portrait of several pets together, it's possible as well. Then you need to provide us with their reference photos and explain the details in the comment. 
 
Picsfordesign.com's customer can get a 10% discount off their order by using the promo code "picsfordesign10".
 
We're open for collaboration with bloggers, so if you run a big Instagram account about your pet, contact us at support@portrayme.art.
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