IDEA Could Oculus Rift Help Our Brains Unplug

Many people aspire to be more mindful by living in the present moment. The practice of mindfulness is often associated with the absence of technology. We’re told that if we ditch our phones, our laptops, our iPods and simply unplug, that we will feel calmer and even happier. But could hi-tech wearables, such as Oculus Rift … Read more IDEA Could Oculus Rift Help Our Brains Unplug

Idea: Convert Your Body’s Energy into Device Energy

The average American lives 78.8 years; their heart beats more than 2.5 billion times over a lifetime; and they’ll walk more than 215 million steps over their lifetime. What if you could take all that energy and get something back out of it? Now you can. Or, at least, the technology has been developed that you … Read more Idea: Convert Your Body’s Energy into Device Energy

America’s Favorite Bird Of Prey Returns To Chicago

Yo Chicago, I’ve got a riddle for you: What has a bald head, symbolizes freedom, tried to bite Donald Trump and is in your backyard? No, no. Not Bernie Sanders, you hippy. It’s our favorite symbol of America, the bald eagle. Bird watching just got a whole lot more patriotic, my friends. According to the Urban Wildlife … Read more America’s Favorite Bird Of Prey Returns To Chicago

No Money, No Problem Five Nonprofits Making Chicago More Awesome

Though most people know of the various Fortune 500 companies and startups that call Chicago home, the nonprofit scene in the Windy City is also thriving and worth noting. Just google “Chicago nonprofits” and you’ll get just under 3.5 million results. This should come as no surprise, considering Chicago’s status as the third largest city in the … Read more No Money, No Problem Five Nonprofits Making Chicago More Awesome

Food Sustainability is Helping Build a Brighter Future for Chicago

On July 21, Life Creative hosted Food: A Chicago Sustainability Series Dialogue. This symposium attracted different influencers hailing from the world of sustainability to come in and have a platform where they could educate the community on what they do, while hopefully inspiring others to follow suit in the process. The main concepts of the event … Read more Food Sustainability is Helping Build a Brighter Future for Chicago

Local Woman is Changing Children’s Lives By Teaching The Power of Art

Art is something inherent to all of humanity. The fact that we gravitate toward it when we need inspiration, hope or encouragement shows us that you don’t have to be an “artist” to create or appreciate art because we are all artists. And the moment that beauty is stripped away is the moment that our development … Read more Local Woman is Changing Children’s Lives By Teaching The Power of Art

Involving Veterans In Tech Entrepreneurship Will Invigorate The American Economy

Todd Connor, founder and CEO of The Bunker, recently told me that after World War II, 49% of veterans came home and started businesses and today, only 6% will. That’s a problem not necessarily for our veterans, he said, but for American society as a whole. “I think society is at a time now where we … Read more Involving Veterans In Tech Entrepreneurship Will Invigorate The American Economy

Kickstarting Chicago: A Carry-On that Carries You and More Ways to Charge Up

Keep the ideas flowing, Chicago. Some of the coolest Kickstarter projects are based right here in Chi-town by people just like you. We’ve seen some pretty nifty contraptions in previous Kickstarter spotlights, but we just aren’t quite finished yet. Take a gander at at some of these Chicago-born ideas and who knows, maybe your idea will … Read more Kickstarting Chicago: A Carry-On that Carries You and More Ways to Charge Up

Everything You Need to Know About “Poop Bag Girl”

There are hundreds of thousands of innovators out there working hard to find new ways to protect our environment and reduce waste in natural methods. They bring their super cool ideas to the table, leaving many of us thinking, “Now why didn’t we think of that?” (Why, oh why, didn’t we think of that?) Let me tell … Read more Everything You Need to Know About “Poop Bag Girl”

Meet Hearken The Chicago Startup Revolutionizing Editorial Decision Making

Imagine a world where you’re able to measure the success of a project you’re working on before actually creating it. A world where your thoughts and insights are guaranteed to appeal to your audience and your following. Sounds impossible, right? In the world of journalism, the seemingly impossible is now possible. Chicago-based tech startup, Hearken, is an … Read more Meet Hearken The Chicago Startup Revolutionizing Editorial Decision Making