4 things young innovators should keep in mind before filing for a patent

Emilee Geist



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4 things young innovators should keep in mind before filing for a patent

Our day-to-day life is dependent on products, applications and services that make our life easier and better. And with the new technologies dominating every sphere our lives, the role of designers has changed manifolds in today’s world. There is no doubt in the fact that designers are directly responsible for defining societies, cultures and their outlook in a progressive world.

While Gen-Z is at the brink of this new transformation, it is important for the young innovators to realize their importance as budding designers and how can they contribute towards the betterment of the societies by developing products and getting them responsibly patent.

For decades, India has been a one-stop-destination for MNCs to harness the potential of bright young designers. As per studies, India has an impressive talent pool of creative designers and researchers who played a

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Art Basel to Hold Virtual Exhibit During Miami Art Week 2020

Emilee Geist

Last month, Art Basel announced it was forgoing the trip across the Atlantic to hold its Miami Beach edition in the midst of the pandemic. At the same time, it quietly announced that it would be premiering its online viewing rooms (OVR) for two exhibitions focusing on works made in the 20th century and works made during 2020.

Essentially a virtual art fair, “OVR:2020” seemed to go fairly well for Art Basel during its four-day run in September. Featuring 100 galleries from 28 countries, the online event saw strong engagement from art collectors worldwide, according to Art Basel. “OVR:20c,” the exhibition focusing on 20th-century art, is scheduled to take place on October 28-31.

Perhaps sensing an opportunity to stay engaged with the global art market, Art Basel has announced the Miami Beach show is back on — sort of.

“OVR: Miami Beach” will act as a virtual version of the

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Work-life balance in age of coronavirus a struggle for some, survey finds

Emilee Geist

Achieving work-life balance in the age of coronavirus is proving difficult for college students and graduates just starting out in the professional world, one survey found, with many citing mental health services as an important benefit they would like to see offered by future employers. 

Even though students and recent graduates have adequately adjusted to remote work, the major concerns with making this shift are feelings of isolation and a lack of work-life balance, according to a new study conducted by Propeller Insight on behalf of Handshake. In the online survey, more than half of 1,003 students aged 17 to 24 who responded said they feel it’s important or very important that their future employer provides mental health benefits. 

CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MOST COUNTRIES: WHO

“While students are able to certainly adapt to virtual, one of the things that they really want to make sure employers are

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10 Dangerous Social Media Trends Not to Try At Home

Emilee Geist

Social media trends can be very influential and make a real difference. From clicktivism like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from 2014 to the many movements promoting inclusivity and body positivity, social media has been a catalyst for many positive changes in our society.

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However, there’s a different breed of social media trends that serve no good purpose. And actually, can be dangerous to anyone replicating them. In this article, we list the most dangerous social media trends that we hope our readers are intelligent enough not to try at home.

But just in case… do not try these at home!

1. The 48-hour Missing Challenge

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This challenge originated in Western Europe several years ago as “The Game of 72”. It reemerged as a social media challenge in early 2019 and is still going strong.

Teens are challenging each other to abduct themselves for 48 hours. They are disappearing on

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Kitchen cabinets are costly. Don’t make them trendy

Emilee Geist

The latest colors and trends are tempting, but a kitchen should be timeless, says Barbara Miller, design director for the Neil Kelly design and remodeling company.

It’s expensive to remodel a kitchen, and cabinets can make up 30% of the costs, so make sure you or an owner five to 10 years in the future won’t think the look has gone out of style, she says.

A sure-fire solution: White cabinets.

Since Neil Kelly started remodeling homes in Portland in 1947, “we have never stopped selling white cabinets,” says Miller, referencing a statement made by owner Tom Kelly, whose father founded the company.

She says styles and hardware have changed, but white remains popular in the Pacific Northwest, as does wood-grain.

The easiest way to ensure a kitchen has a timeless feel is to match key elements with the architecture and era of the house: A Colonial Revival house works

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Apple’s iPhone 12 will likely have a new design. Will it be easier to repair?

Emilee Geist

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Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro.

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Looking for Escapist TV? Try Home Design Shows

Emilee Geist

A few minutes into an episode of “Dream Home Makeover,” a home improvement series premiering on Netflix on Oct. 16, an anxious homeowner frets about a minor flaw in the family-room fireplace, an asymmetry that the wife describes as “pretty dramatic.”

If you’ve watched enough home improvement television, you know this scene is meant to cue the eye rolls. But Shea McGee, the show’s perky co-star and the creative force behind the Salt Lake City design firm Studio McGee, cheerfully downplays the issue, promising the couple that the half-inch error will fade into the background once their grand 7,900-square-foot home is complete.

Her down-to-earth approach soothes her clients’ nerves, but also threads a needle for Netflix, which has decided that the salve homebound Americans need right now is an escapist lineup of shows about how to make the homes we can’t escape look prettier. In recent months, the network has

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Go Inside the Santa Monica Villa Melissa Rivers Filled with Her Mother’s Heirlooms

Emilee Geist

“After my mom [Joan Rivers] passed, I felt it was just time for a change,” explains Melissa Rivers of her decision to sell her home in L.A.’s Pacific Palisades. Melissa had lived in it for nearly a quarter century, at times with her mother when Joan was in town and the duo were filming together. “It was a great home, but it was time to take a step forward and create a new environment for myself and my son.”

The television host and producer would soon purchase a 7,048-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa in nearby Santa Monica. She then teamed up with interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to embark on a two-year remodel. The mission? To open up and brighten the somewhat dated home’s flow and feel. Bullard, too, was tasked with helping Rivers find just the right spots for so many of the beloved pieces from her parents’ epic art and

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‘We Must Keep On’ : NPR

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Models walk the runway during the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 06, 2020.

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Models walk the runway during the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 06, 2020.

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New York, London, Milan and Paris have all hosted fashion weeks this fall — even if much of the world was too preoccupied to notice. The fashion industry is reeling; marketing budgets have been slashed, fashion magazines are thinner. Paris is facing a coronavirus spike and there’s a possible lockdown looming — but Paris Fashion Week went on, with collections that exuded hope for an industry uncertain of its own path.

At a time when the relevance of bespoke clothing, haute couture and luxury ready-to-wear is in question, fashion designer Andrew Gn

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Explainer: Central Banks Eye Digital Cash to Fend off Crypto Threat | World News

Emilee Geist

By Francesco Canepa and Tom Wilson

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s largest central banks — and even some of the smaller ones — are toying with the idea of issuing digital currencies.

These would allow holders to make payments via the internet and possibly even offline, competing with existing means of electronic payment such as digital wallets, online banks or cryptocurrencies.

Unlike these private solutions, an official digital currency would be backed by the central bank, making it “risk-free” like banknotes and coin.

While most projects are still at an early stage, they have switched into higher gear in the past year after Facebook Inc announced plans to create its own virtual token and the COVID-19 pandemic boosted digital payments.

A group of seven central banks coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements set out on Friday how a digital currency could function.

Here is what we know so far:

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