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Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas' sustainable footwear initiative is growing legs.<p>The company revealed in March that it has made and sold more than one million pairs of its shoes made from ocean plastic. These shoes use a yarn developed by Parley that turns the ocean plastic into a polymer that can be used to construct …

Shoes

Joshua Tree Desert House

Emerging from the terrain like an alien shrub, the Joshua Tree Desert House is organically ingrained into the rocky landscape. The sculpted exterior …

Montana Treehouse Retreat

Whitefish, Montana<p>Montana Tree house Retreat: Featured On The Tree house Guys on DIY Network! Nestled on a private wooded 7 acres, this artistically designed craftsman double decker tree house is one of a kind and has all the luxury amenities.<p>Located at the gateway to the Glacier National Park, …

Airports

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

Here’s An Article & Questions We Used For A Good Faculty Discussion On Classroom Management

Thanks to my talented colleague Jen Adkins, we had a good staff discussion on classroom management today.<p>We first read Discpline Is The Problem – Not …

Designer creates daredevil secret studio under a bridge

No trolls, just a design studio under that bridge<p>The phenomenon of pop-up, guerilla architecture is nothing new, but rarely is it as thrilling as Fernando Abellanas’s hidden design studio. Affixed to the underside of a concrete traffic bridge in an unnamed location in Valencia, Spain, the space …

Weird Bikes Done Right

If you're going to make a conceptual fixie at least make it funny<p>I'm on record as pretty unimpressed by most of the hubless and minimal frame and …

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017

Community<p>16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2017<p>Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com<p>It’s …

Surviving NaNoWriMo: The Tough Mudder of Writing Challenges

That chill felt by writers at the sound of the words “National Novel Writing Month” is more than just a brisk fall wind. For seventeen years running, November has become a time of year associated with procrastination, scrawled notecards, and word-counts in the glorious tens of thousands — the …

Writing

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Kindling Cracker

This is genius, invented by a 13 year old girl for a school science fair project (advanced from prototype to production in just two years), the …

Prototypes

10 Best Apples To Look For At The Farmers' Market

These standout varieties will add depth and taste to all your fall recipes.<p>To experience the diversity of apples—one of the <b>world's healthiest foods</b>, …

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Motoped Survival

If you´re a petrolhead and a DIY fan, the Motoped conversion kit is the perfect project. The Motoped Survival Bike is a utilitarian, …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Costa Rica

3 Science-Backed Bedtime Routines That Make You More Creative | Inc.com

There's a great deal of focus on optimizing your morning routine for productivity. But I find one problem with the practice of waking up at 5 a.m. to kickstart your epic two hours of exercise, meditation, reading every newspaper and preparing an elaborate breakfast.<p>A flawlessly executed morning …

Sleep

7 Ways To Slow Summer Down

Remember how endless summer used to feel when you were a kid? Here’s how to recapture that sense of having all the time in the world.<p>To the young, summer seems to stretch out endlessly. Long days make time feel expansive. By middle age, though, the days can blur into each other. June becomes …

Product Design: Boosted Boards

We love interesting products here on Abduzeedo and this one definitely has the <b>cool</b> factor all over. I remember the days where we used to have pads, …

Airports Are The Next Big Battleground In The Sharing Economy

Startup FlightCar wants to shake up the car rental business–particularly at airports, where the industry makes much of its money.<p>Unlike traditional car rental companies, Y Combinator-backed FlightCar is a combination of peer-to-peer car sharing and a parking service.<p>The stakes are high, since …

The Difference Between Customer Experience And User Experience

In short, customer experience encompasses all interactions a person has with your brand. Customer experience is measured in overall experience, likelihood to continue use, and likelihood to recommend to others. User experience deals with people interacting with your product and the experience they …

Customer Experience

Study Finds Where You Lost Your Train of Thought

Researchers have found just where you lost your train of thought.<p>They’ve seen what’s happening in the brain at the moment we get startled and lose our train of thought, and they’ve turned up a link between that just-lost thought and one of the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.<p>It might come …

The Brain

Amazing Stroller Collapses To Fit In A Large Handbag

When collapsed, the Pockit is small enough to store under a plane seat.<p>If you’re a parent, your stroller can be both a blessing and a curse, especially when traveling. Sure, it makes it easier to get your pudgy little infant and 50-odd pounds of accompanying baby paraphernalia from <i>a</i> to <i>b</i>. But …

Half of inventions “arise unexpectedly” from serendipity—not direct research

Research institutions are the least likely inspirations for that spark of creativity.<p>If you're smashing your face into the keyboard trying to come up …

Creativity

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

Technology And The Economic Divide

At 25, San Francisco resident Talia Jane was living on company-provided junk food, working as a customer support representative at Yelp Eat24 and crying herself to sleep every night in her bathtub.<p>Those details, among many Jane provided in a heart-wrenching blog about the difficulties she faced …

Silicon Valley

Take a Virtual Tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright House That Was Never Built

See the modern design in all its simulated glory.<p>In 2013, an English engineer named Dr. Hugh Pratt asked the village of Wraxall, England for permission to build a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home on his 12-acre property.<p>The house originally was planned for a site in Santa Barbara, California but …

Smartwatch sales hit 8.1M in Q4 2015, pushing smartwatches ahead of Swiss watch for first time

According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, the sales of smartwatches in the fourth quarter of 2015 outpaced sales of Swiss watches for the first time. The company claims that during the holiday quarter, a total of 8.1 million smartwatches were shipped, while 7.9 million Swiss watches were …

Wearable Tech

Tiny Houses, Big Dreams

More people across the country are downsizing their homes — and their lives. Will this trend gain traction in metro Detroit?<p>By Dorothy Hernandez // …

Ann Arbor