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Book Picks

Sure, I feature a lot of apps. I like apps. But I love books. So, here is a selection of cool looking books for incredible prices. Oh, yes, another thing I like...finding great deals for my peeps (yes, that's you!). Now, I while dislike bringing business into things, I feel obliged to tell you that I earn a wee amount…

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Shop Kids Clothes & Gifts ➜ We feature the work of independent designers and small businesses that create fun, quality kids products, which are sustainable, ethically produced, and contribute to the local economy Read more ➜ MoZanimals Penguin Kids Gifts & AccessoriesThis modern penguin design is the first in the MoZanimals collection (Mosaic + Zany + Animals?). Our t-shirts, onesies, hoodies,… Learn…

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Doodling, drawing, and coloring is rewarding – at least, your brain thinks so

While coloring and zentangle-styled doodling books seem to be everywhere, there has not been much research in its benefits. However, recent research shows that the brain’s reward pathway is activated while doodling, drawing, and coloring, which can improve mood and sense of pleasure. I consider myself a skeptical optimist. If someone says, “research shows that drawing is good for the brain,”…

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My Summer of Mandalas

This summer I created over 50 mandalas. That's a lot of mandalas! These four mandalas were the top mandalas on my Instagram feed (check it out and follow me), and I will be adding these to the site soon. Why so many? For the next two-years I will be returning to college to study psychology and it's going to be an intensive 2…

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Top Coloring Pages of 2016

What a year! By the end of December, we would have published 66 free mandala coloring pages and 200 coloring pages in total! But what is most interesting is that our #1 page on the site was not a coloring page, but the blog post, "Can Creating Art Improve Brain Function and Well-being? Seems so." Still, the heart of the site continues to…

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Top Coloring Pages for June 2016

We thought we'd amuse ourselves and see what the most popular coloring pages on Babadoodle.com were last month. We weren't surprised that 7 out of 10 were mandalas, since we do have a lot of them on the site (41, last count). But we were surprised that one of our first mandalas, the creatively named Mandala #6, made the list.…

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Being Creative Can Reduce Stress: Even If You’re Not Artistic

Even if you're the type of person who exclaims, "I can't even draw a straight line!" being creative can still significantly reduce your stress levels. In a new study of healthy individuals, researchers at Drexel University found that participation in 45 minutes of creative arts was linked to a significant drop in the level of the stress hormone, cortisol. Interestingly, this drop was not dependent…

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