Christina Mitchell-Lesser

12 Flips | 6 Magazines | 16 Likes | 4 Following | @ChristinaMi6vcl | Creative product designer and business owner. Married with children and juggling it all!

The Real Marlboro Man

Darrell Winfield, star of the most successful campaign in tobacco history, sold the spirit of the cowboy to American men—and, surprisingly, women too.<p>The real Marlboro man died in Wyoming last month. Darrell Winfield, who modeled for the brand from 1968 to 1989, was the ideal poster child for the …

Philip Morris

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

UX Design

One of Google’s best services is now being offered for free

Image: Google Earth Pro<p>Image: Google Earth Pro<p>FOR THOSE WHO haven’t used it already, Google Earth is probably one of the best mapping tools out …

Wednesdays at Whole Foods – Top Trends for 2015

On the first Wednesday of every other month, I have a column called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. It showcases the most interesting news, products, …

Where to Buy Non-GMO Seeds - Organic Gardening

<i>Can you recommend a reputable company or website that sells non-GMO, organic garden seeds?</i><p>So far, only a handful of common garden crops have been …

The Facts About Organic Foods

Are you confused about the benefits of buying organic? Well, you're not alone. Fortunately, a study published this month in the Annals of Internal …

Weight Loss

Eating Organic Produce Can Limit Pesticide Exposure

People who eat organic produce may have lower levels of some pesticides in their bodies than people who eat similar amounts of conventionally grown …

The Only 15 Foods That Are Worth Buying Organic

In a perfect world, all food would be organic and we would all be able to afford it. Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every …

4 Niche Entrepreneurs Who Won Big By Thinking Really Small

These guys prove that success doesn’t always mean creating something everyone wants and dare you to think a little smaller.<p>The road to success as an entrepreneur is paved with passion. Without passion, most entrepreneurs wouldn’t pursue their ideas and wouldn’t have the energy to keep working …

Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward. But once the herculean task of creating a business has been …

Entrepreneurship

What My Hearing Aid Taught Me About the Future of Wearables

As human-enhancing technology becomes tinier and more advanced, the price of progress is complexity.<p>I was into wearables before there was Google Glass, Apple Watch, or the Moto 360. I was into them before cheap devices told you how much you had walked, run, slept, or eaten. In fact, I’ve been into …

Wearable Tech

The next Google Glass will probably look nothing like the first one

Google Glass, once the darling of advanced wearable computing, is now an inadvertently funny cautionary tale about how not to develop a product — at …