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Diane Fittipaldi

A Likely Story
July 8, 2013


Sociologists often say Facebook is the world’s greatest social science laboratory. Studying what people “like” reveals their sexual orientation, ethnicity, political affiliation, religion, intelligence, age and gender.

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Not Your Mother’s Hula Hoop
June 5, 2013


The Sporthocker is a remarkable product that defies description. It’s kind of a cross between a skateboard and Hacky Sack. Whatever it is, this thing is a testament to innovative design.

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One Last Quiz Before The School Year Ends
May 7, 2013


True or false, form follows function? Most people say, “true.” But sometimes great design goes hand in hand with something that really works and neither is subordinated or trumped by the other.

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Every Student In Every School Should Have the Opportunity To Code
April 11, 2013


Computer science is among the highest paid college degrees and computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average. So, what’s the problem?

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Looking The Part
March 15, 2013


They call it the Theory of Aesthetic Labor and it goes something like this: In certain industries, employers seek out workers whose appearance matches the company’s brand image.

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It’s All Fun And Games
February 19, 2013


Airline frequent flyer programs demonstrate gamification at its best. Over the years, we’ve seen air travelers jump through hoops to move from silver status to gold and reap the rewards that go with it.

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In Edina, An Example Of A World Coming Together
January 22, 2013


When a tragedy hits, technology enables word to travel quickly — and spurs a community to band together in an amazing display of support.

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Recipe For Holiday Cheer
December 20, 2012


christmas cookies

Instead of enduring the frustratingly long lines at shopping malls and all the frenzy brought on by the season, Diane finds a better way to say ‘Happy Holidays, Fast Horse!’

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Micro Lending On A New Level
November 20, 2012


Little Free Library

More than 3,000 micro libraries in local communities nationwide help build a movement based on neighbor-to-neighbor book exchanges.

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Marketing To People Who Love Animals
October 23, 2012


Diane curates dog videos on the web, so she knows all the tricks advertisers use to get your attention … and some of those old tricks still work!

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