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Thanksgiving: How Two Groups Came Together to Start a Generational Changing Holiday

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These days, families and friends across the United States take for granted the existence of Thanksgiving. We gather together to overindulge on food, drink and conversation, and seldom think about how this day came to be.

While every holiday’s origin has its own unique story (and, at times, mystique), Thanksgiving is in a class of its …

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Can You Teach Innovation to Others?

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Many things in our lives don’t come naturally to us. Reading. Writing. Arithmetic. These are skills we use in our daily routines but aren’t innate abilities we have as humans.

Even formulated speech borders on this concept. Humans have an area of the brain that helps us to speak and communicate; however, studies have shown that …

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What Should an Inventor Do When Facing a Creative Rut?

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There have been countless studies conducted, and articles written, trying to pinpoint the origin of creativity.

We’ve even discussed it in various forms here on our blog. And while theories and assumptions are plentiful, the truth is, the source of creativity is as mysterious today as it was hundreds of years ago.

Equally as mystifying is the …

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Grandson Keeps Grandpa Safe with this Clever Invention

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Who would have thought that helping to improve the safety of someone with Alzheimer’s would be as simple as putting a pressure sensor in their sock? That’s just what 15-year-old Kenneth Shinozuka came up with when he wanted to keep his grandfather from having accidents and help his aunt get more sleep at night.

Kenneth’s live-in …

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Celebrity Dream Team Revisited – How Ellen Can Help Brick and Mortar Stores Keep Customers

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Online shopping is remarkably convenient. Why get dressed up, hop in your car, fight the traffic, cut through crowds, deal with rude salespeople, only to fight traffic yet again on your way home, when instead you can simply turn on your computer?

It’s becoming incredibly clear that more and more people are opting to stay at …

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What Monkeys can Teach Kids about Computer Programming

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Monkeys competing over bananas can teach children the logic behind basic computer programming. Raj Sidhu is demonstrating that with his board game, Code Monkey Island.

In a world that revolves around code, programming knowledge isn’t just for geeks anymore. These are skills that have become as necessary as reading, writing and arithmetic.

Code Monkey Island introduces kids …

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The ABCs of Creativity and Innovation

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It’s not easy trying to explain what it takes to be creative and innovative. Many folks might say, you either got it, or you don’t. But we’re not as cynical. True, there are some people who naturally lean toward innovative ventures. But even if you’re a late bloomer, you, too, can be a creative force …

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What’s So Great About Ideas, Anyway?

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From sliced bread to walking on the moon, the world’s most remarkable achievements began with an idea. And even though ideas are the foundation for every great innovation, they’re often overlooked and ignored. But why?

Even Steve Jobs, the late, great, idea man behind Apple’s revolutionary products, is attributed with a quote that questions the importance …

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How Are Schools Fostering Innovation For Kids Who “Think Differently”?

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As recently as just a few years ago, the buzzword shouted through hallways in schools across the country was STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math.

By merging each of these subjects into one mega-disciple, the goal was to make the U.S. competitive and help teachers foster problem-solving skills and collaborative learning.

Of course, while more focus – …

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Building a Bridge to Big Ideas Through Brainstorming

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Riddle us this: A group of people are desperately trying to get from one side of a river to another without getting wet or drowning. How do they do it?

 … Give up? They cross the bridge.

While that riddle may seem silly or a part of the routine delivered by Captain Obvious, we mention it here to …

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