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Four Innovations that Changed the World

| By Editorial Team

Each year, thousands of innovations are created, patented and even released to the public without much notice or fanfare. And while many of these innovations improve our lives, not all of them have truly changed the world.

There are, however, many innovations that have made such a huge splash that society, as a whole, has never …

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Reinventing Coffee. How a “Simple” Drink Survived the Ages

| By Editorial Staff

Hipsters in Brooklyn and coders in Seattle may have a firm grasp on the mug handle of the coffee world. But they’re far from the first to bow to the bean.

Coffee’s been around for hundreds of years, if not longer.

Yet despite its age, coffee is as strong today as a Starbucks drip. But what’s more …

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Channel Your Inner Artist with these Creativity Exercises

| By Editorial Staff

In the film Lucy, Scarlett Johansson’s character gains supernatural powers as a result of being able to use nearly all of her brain’s capacity. That may just be a slice of science fiction at its finest, but the truth is the human mind is in fact more capable than what we regularly use it for.

The …

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Reinventing the Wheel for New Year’s Resolutions

| By Editorial Staff

Every New Year few things are all but guaranteed:

Folks will flock online and to stores to return unwanted gifts, and cash in on gift cards
The lyrics to Auld Lang Syne will be butchered by 99% of revelers
Resolutions will be made, and quickly broken

While there’s little we can do to address the first two items, there …

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11 Creative Gifts to Give that Give Back

| By Editorial Staff

The holiday season is supposed to be the season of giving back. But, we can’t pretend that it isn’t also the season of giving gifts.

So we thought, why not merge these two elements of the holidays and share 11 gift ideas that actually give back to something bigger, and greater, than all of us?

If you’re …

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Which Inventions are Changing the Grocery Industry

| By Editorial Staff

Technology is no stranger to the grocery shopping experience. We’ve all grown accustomed to those self-checkout aisles (for better or for worse). However, these unmanned aisles are just the tip of the iceberg.

Imagine skipping the checkout experience entirely. Or, let’s take it one step further: imagine never having to step foot in a grocery store …

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

| By Editorial Staff

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?

| By Editorial Staff

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?

| By Editorial Staff

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

| By Editorial Staff

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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