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Is Quirky the New Hot?

Uloop | Posted 05.06.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you're Mindy Lahiri, Jessica Day, or just another Jo Shmoe on the street who is obsessed with something, you can be accepted.

7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas.

Crash Course in Crowdstorming: An Interview With Shaun Abrahamson

Carrie Yury | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

From picking pop stars, to funding scientific research, crowdsourcing, the process of using the power of the crowd to get ideas, fund projects, review...

Inside Edison Nation: Charlotte's Willy Wonka-Style Warehouse Of Inventions

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Nate C. Hindman

Hop the ragged chain-link fence behind Panthers stadium, scale a gravel embankment, and you'll come upon a nondescript warehouse with an unmarked door. This is Edison Nation, and inside, you'll find a winding labyrinth of high-tech design studios, 3-D printing labs, and ultra-modern offices.

Major Manufacturer To Let You Design New Gadgets

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — GE says it is licensing thousands of patents to Quirky, a New York City startup that lets people collaborate on designing household ...

In Praise of Following Random Instincts

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

In a rational culture like the United States where you are supposed to have a plan (and a retirement plan), it can feel countercultural to follow a quirky whisper, intuition or impulse.

You Know You're in Kenya When...

Anne E. Collins | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Anne E. Collins

For every country we visit on our 500-day trip around the world, we like to capture all the charms and quirks that make a country so unique in our series "You Know You're in ____When..." but no country's oddball encounters have stood out more than Kenya.

Keep on Truckin’: Our Favorite Innovative Food Trucks Across America (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Taste

Mobile munchies. Street eats. Whatever buzzphrase attributed to them, food trucks have quickly made their way beyond the nation’s biggest metro area...

The Girl in the Plastic Bubble

Nikki Luongo | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

We all have unusual quirks: obsessive hand washing, hair twirling, tilting your head to one side when you don't understand something, showering five t...

Stem: The Spray-Nozzle For Your Fruit

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

This can't possibly work, right? And even if it does, is the citrus fruit not already nature's most perfect spray bottle? We suppose that if you are r...

Annals of the Overrated: Zooey Deschanel

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Between her cloyingly unfunny sitcom, New Girl, and her ubiquitous iPhone 4 commercials, she's way overfulfilled my daily -- nay, annual or even lifetime -- recommended dosage of Zooey Deschanel quirk.

Jason Gilbert

PHOTOS: The 8 Best Inventions From Quirky.com

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.12.2011 | Technology

Quirky.com is one of the best-case uses of the Internet out there today; it is, in my opinion, exactly the way that the Internet, with all of its crow...

PHOTOS: 10 Most Romantic Films of All Time

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Tiffany Shlain

A recent evolutionary study on the large size of the human brain proposes that it did not grow for a greater capacity for knowledge, but for our great...

Bob Kerrey Stands Behind Cornhusker Ben Nelson on Health Care Reform

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

I called former governor and senator of Nebraska, Bob Kerrey, to ask how he would have voted on health care reform if he were he still in the United States Senate today.