Posts Written ByBlake Davis

Product Design Trends to Watch for 2017-18

2017 has been an exciting year for product design trends with 2018 promising more of the same. One life-changing development this year has been next-generation prosthetic legs worn by a leader in biomechatronic research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Hugh Herr, who lost both legs below the knee to severe frostbite after a climbing accident more than 30 years ago, worked with a nearby machine shop to piece together a set of very unique prosthetic legs that allowed him to climb again. However, this wasn’t enough for Herr. He wanted to end the suffering that he and so…

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This year, like every year before it, students across the country will be jumping on to a wide variety of fashion trends. If you are heading to college for the first year this year then you are bound to see these trends quickly sweeping throughout the campus and you will either have to jump on board  too, or face flying solo. There will of course be some of the same kind of fashions that have existed for many years, flip flops in all weathers, pajamas in public and frat shirts all over the place. If however, you are looking out…

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There is no denying the fact that dating is tricky business. There are so many steps you have to go through before having the pleasure of being in a stable relationship. You have to meet the person, arrange the first date, and more importantly hope that the initial meeting goes well, so that you can continue seeing each other. On top of that, with the dating industry raking over a billion dollars every year, there is an expectation that to start a successful relationship you have to spend a lot of money. However, your savings do not have to disappear…

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Over the last couple of decades the video game industry has gone from the fringes of society to something found in the mainstream. Once it took time and labor to load a game onto a computer with a series of floppy disks, numerous restarts, and with a little luck after an afternoon on work on could be playing a game. Of course now games can be downloaded and played simply by tapping a screen a few seconds later playing a game. In fact, not that it’s the only factor, but mobile games are one of the major factors behind the…

A parent, a clown, a chancer, a recluse or a challenger. These are the five types of bingo players that dominate the bingo halls and online chat rooms. Paddy Power Bingo, have looked at the characteristics of each of these types of players and created the following quiz. Complete the quiz and see which type of player you are. Powered by

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Let’s face it. No matter how much you might love food, cooking can get a little tiresome at times. After a while, we seem to get into a rut with our cooking habits, creating the same tired old meals day after day, without even thinking about new recipes. Unfortunately, this can mean that we end up with uninspired experiences, stressful moments in the kitchen and a lack of creativity. While you don’t necessarily need to have variety in your diet, as long as you’re getting the right dose of healthy vitamins and nutrients, you will need to make sure that…

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Electronic cigarette vapourisers, also known simply as ‘vapes’, are rapidly replacing cigarettes. Their main appeal is that they are cheaper and healthier than regular cigarettes. Vaping is on the rise, yet it seems that so many people are in the dark about what it actually is. Vapes consist of two main parts: a battery power atomiser, known as the ‘pen’ (because of its shape), and a section containing e-liquid, referred to as the ‘juice’. It is this juice which is heated through the pen to create steam, or vapour. The liquid is made from either vegetable glycerine (VG), or propylene…

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As many of you are probably aware, there are a ton of different flooring materials available on the flooring market. In fact so much so that it can be difficult to know what to choose, but even harder when retailers start veering off about the different types of finishes that are available.. just what does it all mean?! The purpose of this article is to tell you just that and break down the differences in each finish of wood flooring and offer an insight as to which may be the best option for you. Solid wood flooring remains an incredibly…

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When a loved one passes away it is one of the saddest and most difficult moments of your life and dealing with the emotions alone are a job in itself. Unfortunately there are some tasks which you have to do after the death of a loved one, the funeral being the most important and whilst the grief hurts, it is important that you give your loved one the send off that their life deserved. In order to help you through this tough time, here are some of the key elements which you need to look at to ensure that the…