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20 Creative Instagram Accounts To Follow

20 Creative Instagram Accounts To Follow

Instagram is a great social media platform to inspire creativity and publicly show off your talent. There are endless accounts for everything from dogs that play dress-up, to people who play with their food. The hardest part is sifting through all the millions of members to find something that draws your attention. Luckily, some of the work has been done for you here, with this round-up of twenty unique accounts that will have you clicking following in no time and might even inspire you to create your own account.

1. Rafael Mantesso

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    An account about a talented artist and his dog Jimmy Choo, who is often incorporates into the masterpieces.

    2. Junanto Herdiawan

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      One man chronicles his adventures throughout the world from his signature style: jumping in mid-air, thus giving him the appropriate nickname “the flying traveler.”

      3. Lucía Muñiz Fernández

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        A Spanish photographer who takes colorful ’60s-inspired fashion portraits.

        4. Payphones

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          Dan Marker-Moore captures the beauty of a no-longer used form of public communication.

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          5. Basma Amin

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            A Saudi Arabian illustrator who is known for drawing quirky cartoons.

            6. This Wild Idea

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              Theron Humphrey photos of his adventures in the great outdoors are enhanced by his dog Maddie being the star of the shot.

              7. Red (Hong Yi)

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                A collection of unique art mediums – though never with a paintbrush – this artist and architect revels in finding new ways to express herself through art. Some of her most recent tools include vegetables and flowers.

                8. Alexis Diaz

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                  A Puerto Rican muralist, her account is filled with larger-than-life masterpieces of mythical creatures, often rainbow-hued.

                  9. Darryll Jones

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                    A UK-based toy collector and photographer captures his toys in natural landscapes.

                    10. Ida Frosk

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                      Ida Skivenes, a Norweigan that is based in Berlin, loves to play with her food which always results in beautiful art.

                      11. Murad Osmann

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                        A photographer follows his stylish girlfriend Natalia Zakharova, all over the world and captures it all in his breathtaking photos from a unique perspective.

                        12. Emily Blincoe

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                          Austin-based photographer that has an affinity for color-coordination, landscape beauty and capturing colorful collections of things.

                          13. Harlow and Sage

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                            An account that captures the daring adventures and never boring daily routines of three dogs: Harlow, Indiana, and the newest addition to their family: Reese.

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                            14. Morten Nordstrøm

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                              Danish photographer with an eye for creating alternative universe-like photos from wandering the streets of his home in Copenhagen.

                              15. Humans of New York

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                                This popular account was started by NYC photographer Brandon Stanton, and provides a glimpse into the lives of the diverse individuals who call the Big Apple their home by sharing a photo a day and telling an accompanying story to the picture.

                                16. Miserable Men

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                                  A clever and hilarious account that captures men who have been dragged along to go shopping and are bored out of their mind.

                                  17. Dschwen LLC

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                                    This Minneapolis-based design company brightens up feeds with its carefully curated photos of its whimsical designs.

                                    18. Josh Hara

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                                      This account was created by a cartoonist who saw coffee cups as a blank canvas where he could bring to life his cartoons.

                                      19. Samantha Lee

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                                        This account was the solution to a mother trying to get her picky daughter to eat. It quickly grew into a huge success with its colorful scenes that are created every day.

                                        20. I Love Playmo

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                                          Was Playmobile a huge part of your childhood memories? This account was created when Maria Moysés brought her two passions together: Playmobile and photography; it is the perfect place to relive all of your playtime nostalgia.

                                          Hopefully this article has inspired your own creativity and encouraged you to create your own Instagram account (if you haven’t already). Are there any Instagram accounts that you think should be in this list? Tell us about them below!

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                                          Last Updated on October 14, 2019

                                          10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

                                          10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

                                          When it comes to increasing your metabolism, getting a good workout a couple of times a week is only one of many players. If you’re not a fan of lifting heavy stuff, then you’re only expending extra energy for that, say, one hour of that specific day. But what about the remaining 23 hours? How can you make sure you’re burning blubber all throughout the day? Here are 10 simple ways to increase your metabolism without working out.

                                          1. Stand More

                                          Many health practitioners claim that sitting is the new smoking. We sit in the office, we sit in the car, we sit when we get home. It’s not only terrible for your health and posture, but you require a lot less energy when seated. So, a good way to ignite the furnace a bit is to stand as much as possible through out the day. You work in an office? Put two boxes under your keyboard or laptop. There are many free solutions to making a standing desk—so you have no excuses. When you’ve gotten used to standing while working you will quickly find that it’s easier to stay engaged as well—you’re less inclined to drift away mentally. In fact, this post was written standing.

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                                          2. Gamify Your Life

                                          Toys such as the Fitbit or Nike Fuelband, or apps like Argus, can help you increase your metabolism by giving you an incentive to walk more. Argus, and other apps like it, use the accelerometer in your smartphone to measure your steps and let you know when you’ve hit your daily goal. Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband do the same, but have a host of other functions to make being healthy a tad more fun.

                                          3. Eat Your Veggies

                                          Fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli increase your metabolism by putting your digestive system on overdrive. It just simply requires more energy to break down the tough fiber of these nutritional powerhouses. You’ll also start feeling like a rock star from the overload of vitamins and minerals from eating more vegetables.

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                                          4. Eat Protein

                                          This is one of those rules that’s not to be misunderstood. While it does boost your metabolism to eat more protein, it should be instead of other foods, not on top of other foods. If you’re stuffing your face with a chicken breast when you’re not hungry just to boost your metabolism, you’re doing it wrong. Of the three macro-nutrients—fats, carbs and protein—protein is the one that requires the most energy to break down. So, if you switch out some of those cheese sandwiches with a few hardboiled eggs you’re on the right path.

                                          5. Drink Loads Of Cold Water

                                          Drinking a few glasses of ice-cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism quite effectively. Your body expends energy on constantly staying in homeostasis when it comes to temperature, so if you chug a bunch of icy water you’re making your body expend more energy on keeping itself at the same temperature. Using temperature to expend more energy is called thermogenesis and it’s one of the most efficient ways of cranking up your calorie burning—more on this further down.

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                                          6. Spice Up Your Meals

                                          Spices like cayenne, chilli, ginger and turmeric ignite your metabolism and make your meals a bit more exciting. If you make it a habit to add a little bit of spice to each of your meals it can be a habit that turns you into a fat-burning furnace.

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                                            7. Drink Caffeine

                                            No, drinking loads of coffee is not bad for you. The sugar and heavy cream you could be inclined to chase it down with might be though. Caffeine helps mobilize—that is, get rid of—adipose tissue, or fat. It also helps athletic performance, and some individuals report it to have appetite-curbing effects. If you’re very sensitive to stimulants, try not to have caffeine too close to bedtime though, as it can mess with your sleep.

                                            8. Plan Your Meals Around Exercise

                                            I know the title of this post says “…Without Working Out” but this trick technically is more a nutritional trick than an exercise-related one. When you’ve exerted yourself and, hopefully, broken down some muscle fibers, your protein synthesis, or the rate at which you build muscle, increases. So, having heavy meals after a workout will make sure those calories get stored in the right places. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get a heavy session in before the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

                                            9. Do Intermittent Fasting

                                            It’s long been said you should always eat a heavy breakfast as it kick starts your metabolic rate. There hasn’t been any study proving this though. There have only been behavioral studies correlating obesity with breakfast skippers, but it’s always been a case of confusing correlation with causation. It’s not the fact that you skip breakfast that makes you fat; it’s the poor food choices you make throughout the rest of your day. Studies have shown that fat burning increases the longer you get into a fast, obviously depending on the body fat level of the individual. In fact, in one study lowered metabolic rate did not occur until 60 hours into a fast. Intermittent fasting is very much one of the bigger wins when it comes to increasing your metabolism.

                                            10. Use Cold Exposure

                                            For some reason it’s been common knowledge for a while that sweating increases metabolic rate. Scientist have known for a while though that the opposite is actually true; exposing yourself to cold temperatures increase your calorie burn significantly. Just slight shifts in your home temperature can mean pounds lost or gained when you gather the numbers yearly. How else do you think swimmer Michael Phelps is able to eat 12,000 calories a day? Obviously, he swims hours each day, but it’s not just the exercise he gets from swimming that allows him to consume such quantities of food, it’s also the amount of energy the body has to expend to keep itself at its baseline temperature in the cold water. So, taking ice-cold showers, decreasing the temperature of your home, or swimming in cool pools will help you burn a lot more calories.

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