Beth Lloyd

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Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

Do These 4 Exercises To Fix Your Bad Posture

These Pilates moves can help un-slouch your back and improve your posture to alleviate chronic pain.<p>Are you slouching? Caught you! Just think: How many times a day do you look down to check your phone? Use your computer? Drive your car? So many of us get into a bad habit of slouching throughout …

Yoga

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

Light Up the Room With These LED Earrings

Before attending a fancy event, my friend asked me to create her some earrings that would light up. I needed to design something that would be lightweight, but I also wanted it to be wearable without the battery for everyday use. I started with a small 3V coin cell battery and built it out from …

Making LED-Powered, 3D Printed Flowers

In Becky Stern’s latest Instructables project and accompanying <i>YouTube</i> video, she shows how to 3D design and print sweet LED-illuminated flowers. Becky is one of the true masters of clear and clever presentation of instructional materials. And she just keeps getting better.<p>I love the design for …

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Red Bird

A Second Designer Experiments with Using Plastic Bottles as Heat-Shrink Joinery

First Charlène Guillaume, now Micaella Pedros<p>A couple of years ago we looked at the work of Charlène Guillaume. While studying at France's ENSCI-Les …

So Longhand: Has Cursive Reached The End Of The Line?

<i>Geoff Nunberg (</i>@GeoffNunberg) <i>is a linguist who teaches at the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley.</i><p>Is longhand doomed? People were predicting that as early as 1938, when <i>The New York Times</i> warned that writing by hand would soon be swallowed by the universal typewriter. …

University of California

8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of

The most common reason to skip a workout is lack of time but with these eight bodyweight moves, an awesome pump can be achieved right in your bedroom.<p>…

Design Thinking: Solving the Most Wicked Problems in Education - BAM! Radio Network

Spring is here. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing. The weather outside is beautiful. So, what do you think teachers are doing on those be …

Drag and Drop Mobile App Builder for iOS and Android

website<p>https://thunkable.com/<p>Thunkable.com: Drag and Drop Mobile App Builder for iOS and Android<p>Thunkable is the platform where anyone can build …

Innovation: Creating and Learning in AR, VR

As a long-standing fan of technology and the endless possibilities, any time I learn about a new tool, I either immediately create an account and try …

Turning an iPhone into a USB Flash Drive?

In this video from Strange Parts, Scott undertakes what some might find an aggravating, even pointless project. As a “what if?,” he decides to see if he can turn an iPhone 6 into a USB stick drive. More accurately, he de-solders the flash memory chip from a broken iPhone 6 and transfers it onto a …

Flash Drives

How lagom — the Swedish concept of 'just right' — can help you live a balanced life

If there’s one word that defines our modern lives, it’s this: excess. We own too much stuff, too many things compete for our attention (Should I …

Japan invented a Google Maps for cats and it's purr-fect

Technicians from the tourism board used 360-degree cameras to shoot the cat maps. The interactive map looks almost identical to Google street map, …

Meet These Book Authors at Maker Faire Bay Area

A number of our presenters at Maker Faire Bay Area have published books recently. They offer new ways of thinking about technology, education, creativity, science and maker culture. Maker Faire is fun, colorful and interactive. Yet, as these presenters and their books demonstrate, there is a quiet …

People are freaking out about Google’s extremely human-sounding phone-call-making AI

After a public demonstration of its latest experiment in bots garnered disturbed reactions, Google says the AI will identify itself to call …

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, …

AI for Everyone: Google’s AIY Neural Net Kits Go Mainstream Retail

We’ve officially entered the big-box DIY machine-learning era.<p>Starting this week, Target sells the Google AIY kits, both the Voice and Vision variants. These are upgrades of the kits that came out last year, each now using the Raspberry Pi Zero and coming in new retail packaging. Other than that, …

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Startups

France's Macron takes aim at Trump agenda in pointed speech to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Emmanuel Macron may be known in the US for his close relationship to President Donald Trump, but in his address to Congress on Wednesday, the French President took aim at several key points of Trump's agenda.<p>Speaking before US lawmakers from both the Senate and the House, Macron …

Iran Nuclear Deal

10 cool fonts to give your work an edge

What exactly makes something 'cool'? It's difficult to tell for sure: the science of coolness appears to be a highly sensitive balancing act. Try too …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …