Recently a researcher friend of ours was showing us an image from a 12th Century book from France that depicted four men working in the fields.  Our eyes widened as we looked at two of the men and said, “WAIT!  Is that a medieval hoodie?!?”...

In 1969 an entrepreneurial innovator convinced the University of Washington’s bookstore to sell their brand new “Ski and Hike Daypack,” which they marketed to university students to carry their books and school supplies.  Although the university’s administrators were initially skeptical that this concept would catch...

Pantone declared the 2019 color of the year to be living coral.  And, looking back, the quirky color and its warm toned friends have certainly made their way into our collective consciousness.  Fashion, art, design, and new products have all featured this 2019’s color of...

When it comes to golf, the emphasis always seems to be on what you can’t do.  All those rules and limits contribute to the sport’s reputation as something for people “in the know.”  But even committed golfers may not know all the things you CAN...

As if a Thousand Geeks Cried out in Sadness In the original Star Wars, ObiWan Kenobi feels the destruction of the planet Alderaan and says that he senses a “Great disturbance in the Force.” If you are in the geek world, 2019 is going to be...

There’s a meme that goes something like this: I showed my kid an old floppy disk and he said “You 3D printed the Save icon!”  Depending on your age it is either absurdly funny or authentically sad. It touches on a reality that life is moving...

Many employers claim that they want creative thinkers on their team. Unfortunately, when it comes time for these “outside-the-box” thinkers to shine their ideas are often deemed too risky. Since 2005, the folks at the magazine Make: have been doing their best to change this mindset. Dale...

The tee is a classic fashion staple with a fascinating history. It can remind you of a great night out with friends or take you back to the glory days. They can also showcase part of your personality through graphic tees. Tees can serve as...

Most everyone has a favorite holiday ritual. Giving gifts, decorating the Christmas tree or lighting the menorah can be wonderful family traditions. If you’re not careful though, they can pose hazards to your pets. Make sure Fluffy and Fido have a happy holiday, too. Keep...