Something Good, Something Fun, Something Smart: Three Interesting Designs
Here are three interesting items that make the process of packing, eating and separating trash a bit more practical, fun, and smart.
I love the idea behind the packaging of one of the world's most expensive olive oils, El Verd Del Poaig. It's design was done by Spanish studio CuldeSac and it's nothing more than cheap, recyclable cardboard. Why can't everything be packed like this? It might not be the most economical and sustainable packaging but it's certainly much closer to being that than the majority of packaging on the market.
The second item is so whimsical that it will definitely cheer up your friends next time you serve them a piece of cake. And if you've done it before you know very well that despite popular belief we don't all want an equal share of the pie. German studio DING3000 has played on this idea and come up with this provocatively shaped baking dish.
And lastly, something very practical coming from the same studio, that can be very useful in an office environment. It's a waste basket for office paper with a removable small bin for other types of litter. This way you don't have to worry about throwing out the remainder of that sandwich with the rest of the recyclables.
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
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The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Research by neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal.
The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you'll need to be alert but not so excited that you make mistakes. Even if you are simultaneously sleep-deprived and full of nervous energy, you need your brain to moderate your level of arousal so that you do your best.
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