Jacques Priestner

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A Designer’s Guide To Launching A Successful Kickstarter

Four tips on how to get your project funded from a Kickstarter crowdsourceress.<p>They call her the crowdsourceress. Vann Alexandra Daly is a New York-based crowd funding consultant who was responsible for marketing the record-making $6 million Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young’s Pono Player, a …

Stress and How to Manage It

Stress in the workplace is an increasing concern not just for those in the workforce, but also for large and small-scale employers. How employees manage stress on a day-to-day basis is an issue that many companies now view as a serious organizational issue.<p>If stress is not managed properly, it can …

Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

<b>Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.</b><p>The impact of air pollution on the risk of heart attack and stroke is less clear, say UK experts.<p>Analysis of data from England and Wales shows air pollution is particularly …

Sleep's memory role discovered

<b>The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, showed …

Employers urged to encourage lunch breaks for staff

<b>Employers have been urged to encourage staff to take decent breaks after a study suggested many people are working through their lunch hour every day.</b><p>The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy said inactivity resulted in ill-health and therefore more time off sick.<p>The study of about 2,000 people …

Kebo Bottle Opener

If you’re opening a bottle, you should probably have both hands on board, but we’ll make one small exception for this bottle opener. Now your other …

NSPCC reports rise in child emotional abuse calls

The number of child emotional abuse cases referred to police and children's services by the NSPCC has risen by 47% in a year, the charity has said.<p>Its helpline received about 8,000 calls in 2013-14 about such non-physical cruelty, and 5,354 were thought serious enough to merit further inquires.<p>Ben …

Offer vegetables early and often to fussy toddlers, study says

<b>Children can learn to eat new vegetables if they are introduced regularly before the age of two, suggests a University of Leeds study.</b><p>Even fussy eaters can be encouraged to eat more greens if they are offered them five to 10 times, it found.<p>The research team gave artichoke puree to 332 children …