What Effects Could Social Media Have on Our Brain?


You spend all day tweeting, liking, posting, and sharing, but what are these practices doing to your most important tool—your brain? The human brain has had to adapt to many changes throughout history as new technologies were introduced (the printing press, anyone?) and the acceleration of the Internet and social media has shown fascinating effects on the mind.
Dara Fontein , a Blog Writer with Hootsuite,  presents the affects  of social media on the brain. Even though the sociological and cultural effects of social media have been studied, the physiological effects on the brain are rarely discussed and what possible long-term effects this could have on us.  Find out here… 

Graphic Design Trends to Watch This Year


While forecasting trends with any certainty is a tricky business, many members of the design industry seem to have developed a consensus as to what styles and approaches are most likely to take off in 2016.

Janie Kliever,  a freelance writer and graphic designer and the owner of Design Artistree Creative Studio, offers The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need To Be Aware Of In 2016.  From “Modern” Retro Style to Abstract, Minimalist Style, her article will give you a valuable overview of what to be aware of with examples to get your creative juices flowing.  Also, she offers free resources and access to some very trendy free fonts to help create your next project.

While I found the article intriguing and insightful on it’s own, there was also the added benefit of exploring  additional resources and recommendations.  I found myself like a kid in a candy store, trying to take it all in , deciding which article to read next or examples to view.  And be sure to visit Janie’s website too.  Her talent is well beyond just her writing expertise – if you’re like me, you’ll appreciate her illustrations, paintings and designs.  As a photo enthusiast, I’m waiting to see what she creates from behind a camera too!

Janie and Design Trends have rounded up nine possible trends to keep an eye out for. To start discovering, click here>



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Top Reviews and Favorite Gadgets from CES 2016

ce161Where Innovators Gather

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.  There were over 3,600 companies demonstrating their products over 2.4 million square feet of exhibition space over four full days.

We scoured the Internet for some of the best take-aways from this year’s show in the opinion of popular media.  Here is our list for your evaluation:

Wired Magazine – Best of CES 2106: Our Favorite Gadgets from this year’s show

Tech Radar.comCES 2016: All the news, reviews and videos from Las Vegas  

BGR.com – Boy Genius Report: The most innovative things we saw at CES 2016


WashingtonTimes.com – 6 best travel gadgets from CES 2016

CNET.com – Here’s everything we discovered about the future of technology

MakeUseOf.com – 6 amazing products that are coming soon

dpreview.com – The good, the bad and the analog: CES 2016 ‘Best of’.  Focuses on photography related products.

RunnersWorld.com – 10 Gadgets Runners Will Want

USAToday.com – The coolest tech you missed at CES 2016

VentureBeat.com – Our best photos from tech’s biggest show

Pocket-Lint.com – CES 2016 kicked off at the beginning of January, giving manufacturers the chance to show off their latest innovations in televisions, presenting the devices you’re going to want to buy in 2016.


WWD.com – The Best of Wearable Technology

PCMag.com -The Most Eye-Catching Booths

ConsumerReports.com – Top 5 TV Trends at CES 2016

AllBusiness.com – The Best Technology From Las Vegas’s Electronics Show

Will you pass through the Secret Door?

The Secret Door will transport you to another place from around the world.  You might end up in an antique shop, corner restaurant, wax museum, park or somewhere else from around the world.   What I like is the idea of exploring other places I’d never unknown about or even considered, going on an adventure to discover someplace new and interesting.  For each place you visit, there is an option to select Google maps so you can see where you are in the world.   Or you can share your find on one of your social media sites.  Anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity will find the Secret Door tempting.


Click on the door to begin your journey (or click here)