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Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

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Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

An invention is a two-way street. The person behind the invention is inspired to create something meaningful and useful, and we are inspired by their dedication and their stories. If you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, here are the …

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Industry Profile: Lumberjills and Timbersports

Industry Profile: Lumberjills and Timbersports

It’s a career most see as pedestrian, if not entirely outdated. And if it’s not either of those, it’s viewed as restricted to mythical giants of Minnesota and Wisconsin. But lumberjacking is a very real and very much needed profession- …

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A Quick Guide to Paint

A Quick Guide to Paint

Paint is far more diverse than people realize. You would never use a watercolor to paint your entire house and spray paint is completely different than acrylic. With this handy guide, you’ll never again confuse your oils and your enamels.…

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Invention Spotlight: Holiday Inventions

Invention Spotlight: Holiday Inventions

The holidays are upon us, and that means breaking out the lights, meticulously wrapping presents and addressing endless greeting cards to our friends and family. Of course, these staples of spreading holiday cheer weren’t always around. From yule logs to …

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Industry Profile: Women in Manufacturing

Industry Profile: Women in Manufacturing

The history of the manufacturing industry is difficult to pin down. It’s vast, complicated, and intertwined with the histories of other businesses and companies. But it’s possible to suss out some of the defining moments- and how women have influenced …

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Running a Business…Kid-Style

Running a Business…Kid-Style

There’s a stigma that the ideas of children tend to be fanciful, impossible, or just plain silly when measured by adult standards. But sometimes kids have ideas or inventions that are truly something incredible…incredible enough that they could make a …

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Evolution of Navigation Systems

Evolution of Navigation Systems

We don’t know about anyone else, but we (almost daily) thank the heavens for GPS. It may not cross your mind until you’re using it, but think about the kind of freedom that little app gives you. In the days …

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The Top 10 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

The Top 10 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

Have you ever had a really great idea or even a dream of creating something that would revolutionize the world we live in? It might be starting your own video game company, or creating a new board game, or even …

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Common Misconceptions About Einstein

Common Misconceptions About Einstein

If you’re ever stuck in a particularly competitive game of Pictionary, it wouldn’t be hard to win a round if you drew his name. Though he was born in the 19th century, he’s one of those historical figures who continues …

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