Category: Eureka

The Eureka! section is about improving the quality of your life. The focus is on ingenious solutions to everyday problems that make you exclaim in excitement or pique your curiosity.

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Inventor Heroes : Hugh Herr

This Gentleman Isn’t Science Fiction. He’s Real. Hugh Herr is a professor of biophysics who lost his legs at the age of 17 to frostbite, which was to mark the start of his path...

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Inventor Heroes : James Dyson

James Dyson I know him as the man who reinvented the vacuum cleaner as a boy’s toy with his geeky engineering wizardry. How was it that this boring domestic appliance could become cool? It...

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Delta Wave Music for Insomnia, Sleep and Meditation

While exploring ASMR videos on YouTube recently, a recurring theme was using these videos as a sleeping aid. Incidentally if you need an introduction to ASMR (an effect that produces tingles, calmness and relaxation), you...

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ASMR Artist Spotlight: Heather Feather

Recapping ASMR For those still unfamiliar with ASMR and are in need of a quick explanation, I really like the way Ephemeral Rift puts it: ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is...

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ASMR Artist Spotlight: Ephemeral Rift

What is ASMR? To quote Ephemeral Rift himself, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is the current (non-scientific) name given to the feeling characterized as a pleasurable tingling sensation felt in the...

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Tingles and ASMR – Natural Stress Relief

Take a Moment to Reflect Many people will have memories from childhood of being at the hairdresser or doctors and getting a strong tingling sensation over their scalp, neck and shoulders and maybe other...

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Bodum Mugs – Is Convenience Too Fragile?

Thermo-Glass meets Mug: Take a look I’ve been highly satisfied with Bodum’s thermo-glasses for years, but I occasionally wondered if they’d ever make a decent thermo-glass mug with a handle. As a tea drinker...

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Cool Bodum Glass

You must see these. Sit back and relax, because I want to tell you about something cool. Bodum glasses. I came across them a few years ago in the Netherlands at an eat-out; I’d...