Eilidh Ellery

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A Brief Visual History Of Psychological Testing

If your psychotherapist turns up with one of these, make an excuse and leave.<p>Most of us are familiar with Rorschach inkblots as a tool psychologists use to test patients’ personality and emotional well-being, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In his new book, <i>Psychobook</i> (Princeton …

Psychology

A Wristband For Prosthetic Hands Lets Amputees Swipe, Click, And Zoom

The typical language of human-computer interaction falls short for amputees. Three design students think they have a solution.<p>The vast majority of digital interfaces, from touch screens to keyboards and mouses, are built to be operated by two organic hands. So for amputees, the lack of fine motor …

Wearable Tech

We Need To Accelerate Innovation. Here's How

Look at any marvel of our technological age, whether it be an iPhone, a self driving car or a miracle cure and you’ll find three things: An academic theory, a government program and an entrepreneurial instinct. When the system works, it is a wonder to behold, not only creating prosperity, but …

Innovation

Salvaged Tree Branches Seamlessly Emerge from Antique Picture Frames

Artist Darryl Cox sees his ornate wooden frames as fundamentally uncomplicated, fulfilling a desire to reject everyday conventions within his art. His striking pieces combine vintage picture frames with twisted tree branches collected in the forests of Oregon. His intricate pieces allow him to …

Art
Art

Sleek Wood Furniture Gently Curves to Fit the Body for Hours of Comfortable Seating

During his time in the furniture business, designer Adam Friedman has learned that people have a love/hate relationship with upholstered furniture. They enjoy the softness of its seating but have concerns about damage to the fabric and the longevity of style. Friedman, under the name Sitskie …

Furniture

Japan festival offers nearly $1 million to make a short film

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese festival focused on the art of the short film is offering a new award of nearly a million dollars to a director from anywhere in the world with a great pitch for a movie.<p>Organizers say short video is where audiences are going, as entertainment increasingly gets …

Online

A Revealing Look at Bullets Precisely Split in Half

<i>Ammo</i> is a series of portraits featuring bullets cut in half, revealing what this powerful object looks like on the inside. With over 900 specimen in her collection, Pearlman displays the projectiles in a simple format, against a blank background, to draw the focus on the objects themselves. Each …

Japanese children increasingly hobbled by 'floating toe' due to lack of exercise

Concerns growing over complaints, including obesity and hand muscle mutations, caused by modern lifestyles<p>Japanese children are suffering an epidemic of "floating toe", a complaint that affects balance and is caused by a lack of exercise.<p>Soaring rates of the condition, which now reportedly affects …

Wearable Tech

Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts of depression and …

13 Family-Friendly Gifts to Play With on Christmas Morning

It’s officially the holiday season. Woot! But do you know what that means? It’s time to get your shopping on to find the *best* gifts out there. If you’re sick of your matching PJs fallback option and stuck on gifts you can get for the family, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 13 presents that …

Cards Against Humanity

Burnout: How to deal with creative and mental exhaustion

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud:<p>It’s no shocker that working all night and all day with a …

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) add to their workout repertoires, most fitness professionals advise …

Exercise

How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Picture a circle.<p>Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company.<p>The circle contains every critical element needed to make it all work.<p>Now -- what do you think sits at the center?<p>Your ideas? Your capital? Your unique way to solve <i>this</i> or <i>that</i> problem?<p>No. It's …

Entrepreneurship

Adopted Boy Bonds with New Grandfather Who's Also Missing a Hand

Newfoundland couple Doug and Lesley Facey encountered many obstacles when they decided to adopt a child in 2012. They were confronted with screening procedures and legal difficulties that lasted for months before they finally got to see a picture of their new son Kirill. The 4-year-old boy was born …

Disability

'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some of the most successful and inspirational entrepreneurs never set out with the goal of running a large company or employing scores of people. Many are simply men and women motivated to develop solutions to a problem they’re …

Entrepreneurship

These Gorgeous Textiles Change With The Environment, Like High-End Hypercolor

The stunning accessories in The Unseen’s Air collection are made with color-changing ink.<p>Inside the temperature-controlled accessories department of London retailer Selfridges, the back leather bags in The Unseen‘s <i>Air</i> collection don’t look much different than any of the other designer handbags on …

Wearable Tech

Bartlett students create felt material that can be moulded into self-supporting chairs

Students at the Bartlett School of Architecture have developed a composite material using felt and resin that can be stitched together to create …

Furniture

This Plastic Becomes As Moldable As Play-Doh When Dipped In Hot Water

FORMcard, created by designer Peter Marigold, can be used to repair, modify, or create everyday objects.<p>“I’ve always made things and it’s always frustrated me that plastics are something you’re given, and not something you can change easily,” says London-based furniture designer Peter Marigold. …

Repairs