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Extreme names for your kids

Do you recall last year’s pop news featuring a child named Abcde (a bold parenting choice)? If you enjoyed that, you’ll love this short video. | learn more

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Straight to voicemail

I learned this week of a new iPhone feature that lets you send unknown callers straight to voicemail. I enabled it right away. One side-effect is that it makes Americans harder to survey. I’ll take that trade 😁. | learn more

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The woven air-conditioner

Two things to note here. First, industrial designer Maxime Louis-Courcier created a no-power A/C that naturally absorbs heat to reduce the temperature of a room during the summer using Phase Change Materials (PCM). Second, he documented the process of creating […]

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Where did the phrase “kicking the tires” originate?

The Chicago Tribune was asked this question in 1997. They received answers from “Goodyear’s high-paid engineers who design and develop tires and high-paid marketing professionals who devise ways to sell those tires.” | learn more

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20,000 startup ideas

The data comes from “the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.” | learn more