A Short History of MTB Advocacy, and Why It's As Important As Ever
As IMBA celebrates 30 years, we take a short look back at the history of mountain bike advocacy.
A Short History Of Government's Terrible Dietary Advice
In its dietary guidelines, the gov't. warned that “not eating breakfast has been associated with excess body weight.” It was wrong—and that’s no surprise.
A Short History of the Bicycle : ORbike: FIND ADVENTURE
So you have been riding your bicycle for years, or perhaps only for a few months, or perhaps just started riding. No matter how long it has been, you know your bicycle, but do you know where bicycles came from and how they evolved into the steed you ride today? Who invented the bike? What were the first bicycles like? To answer these questions, I’ve assembled a short history of the bicycle, a little peak into where your favorite mode of transportation came…
A Short History of WaSP and Why Web Standards Matter
In August of 2013, Aaron Gustafson posted to the WaSP blog. He had a bittersweet message for a community that he had helped lead: Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality.
A Short History of Black Friday, Long Before It Was Black Friday
In 1906, the Chicago Tribune encouraged Christmas shoppers to begin the shopping season early, so that "the condition of the tired and overworked shopgirl should be taken into account."
How Spreadsheets Changed the World: A Short History of the PC Era
The introduction of spreadsheets helped launch the movement that eventually brought comput
A Very Short History of How Americans Use Energy at Home
We use less energy heating our homes, but more on the appliances inside them
A Short History Of Surrogacy Shows How Much More We Have To Learn
Log onto the website of any fertility clinic these days, and chances are you’ll see surrogacy offered on the “menu” right alongside induced ovulation, egg donation, in vitro fertilization, (IVF) and other assisted reproduction technologies (ART). How…
How Pop-Up Books Inspired The Spectacular “Short History Of The Highrise” Series
“Documentary has always been at the forefront of innovation,” says Canadian filmmaker Katerina Cizek, whose latest project takes inspiration from a kid-lit favorite.
The Stupid-Short History of Higher Criticism and Liberal Theology (and Why It Still Matters)
From the Nuts & Bolts of the Bible Series. Related
A Short History Lesson About How Adjusters Do Not Need to Be Licensed Attorneys
An older retired Florida Circuit Court judge once told me that his first job out of law school was in the claims department of an insurance company. He tol
A (very) short history of Fourth of July fireworks and how they conflict with laws in Chicago,...
Fireworks celebrate the Fourth of July, but that doesn't mean you can use them in Chicago and its suburbs, where they're largely banned.
Who invented engagement rings, anyway? Here's a short history on how the diamond engagement ring...
Ruby Gemstones Todays #MineralOfTheDay is Ruby Zoisite. Red Ruby is usually spread irregularly throughout the Green zoisite. what do you think? Geology
How fast should an elevator go?
A look at a very fast elevator in Shanghai raises a few questions.
Why We Behave So Oddly In Elevators
For most of us, riding from floor to floor in an elevator is a completely mundane process. Lee Gray, an associate dean at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is known as the Elevator Guy. He spends a lot of his time researching the history of elevators and why we behave so oddly in the big metal boxes.
Short credit history? How you can still earn a score of 800
The average FICO credit score reached 704 last year.
This Is the Correct Way to Behave in an Elevator
Elevator rides can be a fraught experience, what with all the murky etiquette around button-pushing, door-holding, and chit-chatting, all mixed in with a healthy dose of claustrophobia.
How to Choose a Home Elevator
Many people struggle to find the right home elevator for their needs. Here are five tips to help you choose a home elevator.
How do elevators and lifts work?
An easy-to-understand explanation of how an elevator works with counterweights (to save energy) and safety braking systems (to protect the people inside).
Building owner’s guide to elevator safety
Property owners are responsible for the safety of elevators, escalators, and other conveyances, in their buildings. This video shows property owners how to c...