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Friday, March 20, 2015
The Beatles famously admitted they “get by with a little help from their friends.” Similar to this, potters get by with a little help from rubber bands! Picture a pottery class. You may envision a group of people spinning a wheel and shaping clay.  Image via Potters Depot Many...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Many millennials and their parents may remember Balu the Bear singing about “The Bare Necessities” in the movie The Jungle Book.  Today, many folks may consider a cell phone one of those “bare necessities” of life. One of the many ways people use their cell...
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Think of the greatest museums in the world. Which ones came to your mind? The Louvre? The British Museum? Perhaps New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. All of these museums are fascinating galleries filled with some of the most beautiful art ever created. We wanted to provide a...
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Lunar Gala 2015 has come and gone for fashion students at Carnegie Mellon University. This year, a clothing line made from rubber bands was featured on the runway. Miriam Buchwald, a junior industrial design major at the university, designed the line. Last fall she reached out to us about providing...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Cooks around the world know the kitchen can pose its share of challenges, even if you don’t have Gordon Ramsay yelling at you.  Image via imgarcade.com Many dishes involve the use of a strainer. Transferring items from a bowl to a strainer back to a bowl can be a hassle.  Image...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  Potlucks are fun occasions for many reasons. Enjoying a meal at the table is a great way to form and build relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc. A possible downside to a potluck is transporting your dish from your kitchen to your destination, especially if your dish is...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Being located in Hot Springs, Ark., we are accustomed to seeing many residents enjoying various outdoor activities, particularly when water is involved. Although the groundhog forecast six more weeks of winter, we know it will be fishing season before we know it. There are many factors that...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Moving from one living space to another comes with its share of challenges. Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, packing and unpacking all of your belongings is not a fun process. One of the many unpleasant tasks is collecting all of your hanging clothes and keeping them...
Monday, February 09, 2015
We wanted to share an awesome story about a hard-working, resourceful seventh-grader.  A few months ago Lauren Biondi, a seventh-grader at Ventnor Educational Community Complex in Ventnor, New Jersey, reached out to us as she was conducting her research on rubber bands for her science...