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Gifting and Inventing Things We Want and Need

On Christmas Day, many of us were surrounded by a pile of torn wrapping paper, along with all of the gifts family and friends so kindly presented in appreciation for our relationships and the holiday spirit. From handmade crafts to high-tech gadgets and everything in between, there’s no shortage of “things we needed” and “things …

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Common Inventions with Uncommon Beginnings

Inventions come in all shapes and sizes and spring forth from some very unique situations. Sometimes, the most common things that we know and use today are born from interesting origins. Behind every invention is a creative mind and today, we wanted to take a look at some of these inventions and their beginnings! Green …

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This Invention will Keep you Covered

As the weather is slowly starting to change for the better, spring rain showers are imminent. April rain continues to creep into the weather forecast, so umbrellas are a common sight when venturing outdoors to work or running errands. The invention of the basic umbrella dates back four thousand years and counting. Evidence of this …

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The ‘Light’ at the End of the Tunnel: Daylight Saving Time

On Sunday, March 9, we will be pushing our clocks forward! Despite the fact that we will lose a coveted hour of sleep, we are one step closer to a warm, spring breeze filling the air. Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short, is a change in the standard time with the purpose of getting …

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The 2014 Winter Games are ‘Hot’

The 2014 Winter Olympics began on February 7; and, since that time, the Olympic torch has been ablaze. The idea for the invention of the Olympic torch stems back to the ancient Greeks’ belief that fire was given to humankind by Prometheus, who believed that fire had sacred qualities. The Greeks held their Olympic Games …

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The Future is Just in Time for the 2014 Winter Olympics

With the opening events of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Friday, February 7, we thought it would be a great idea to talk about some of the innovative inventions that will be displayed at this year’s games. The Winter Games are full of adrenaline-pumping sports like bobsledding, freestyle skiing, snowboarding and curling (OK, …

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Inventions

The holiday season is in full swing and with this time of year comes festive decorations and treats that are appropriate for the season. From sparkly tinsel to tasty peppermint candy canes, the holidays, especially around Christmastime, are filled with joyful and merry inventions that add a little flair to your celebrations. Let’s take a …

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Paul Winchell: An Amazing Inventor

What if we told you that there once was this amazing man who had many talents: comedian, ventriloquist, voice actor, inventor, and humanitarian – would you believe us? OK, you’d say – that could happen. But what if we said that he was also the host of a prime-time television show, the host of a …

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Who Pays to Develop a New Product Idea?

If you are like most inventors, the ultimate goal for your idea is to create a product that will sell. But one of the first problems you will face is this – an idea is not a product. In order to create a product from an idea, an inventor must be willing to devote time, …

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Simple, Life-Changing Inventions

Think of how much more difficult life would be if the world were never treated to the creations of great inventors. Without Thomas Edison, we’d be reading by candlelight. Without Ford, Daimler and Benz, we’d be riding horses to 7-Eleven to buy our scratch-off lottery tickets. And, without Dreamfarm, we’d be drinking faucet water from …

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