advertisement advertisement advertisement There are many things they don’t tell you about becoming a mother. The most shocking for me was how much my breasts would hurt in the blurry days after I gave birth: The cracked nipples, engorgement, and clogged ducts made me cry as much as my newborn. advertisement advertisement Frida , the baby brand famous for creating a snot-sucking device , wants to tackle these problems through its postpartum recovery brand, Frida Mom. Today, it launches a suite of products devoted to breast care. The brand spent months interviewing new moms about their pain points, before designing products like a breast massager that unclogs ducts, breast masks to soothe engorgement, and warming pads. Hirschhorn , CEO of Frida, had noticed a gap in the market when it came to helping new moms deal with the pain and discomfort in their breasts. Instead, much of the narrative around breastfeeding has to do … [Read more...] about You know about human-centered design. Now meet breast-centered design
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advertisement advertisement advertisement In the first-ever season of Sesame Street , in 1970, cast member Bob McGrath appeared in a memorable sketch where he receives a delivery from his local grocer, a grumpy blue muppet. “Did you get everything I ordered?” McGrath asks. “No,” comes the reply, but he’s helpfully supplemented the delivery with other fresh veggies. McGrath breaks into song, a version of the now iconic “People in Your Neighborhood,” to explain to kids the role a grocer plays in the community. The grocer is the bearer of sustenance. advertisement advertisement A few weeks ago, during Super Bowl LV, “People in Your Neighborhood” got remixed into an anthem for the app-based delivery platform DoorDash to signal to the world that it is expanding from restaurants to convenience and grocery. In a crisp 60 seconds, a tap dancing Daveed Diggs ( Hamilton )—directed by French auteur Michel Gondry ( Eternal Sunshine of … [Read more...] about If DoorDash wins, what do we lose?
advertisement advertisement advertisement Verizon is launching a new rewards program for customers that’s being billed as the first of its kind among the big carriers. advertisement advertisement Under the terms of “Smart Rewards,” Verizon’s 100 million customers will be able to rack up points for things like gift cards and discounts. But as the Associated Press reports : Smart Rewards is designed as a loyalty program, but the company is also using that to encourage enrollment in Verizon Selects. That program, launched in 2012, uses subscriber surfing and location data to better target ads they see on the phone. Enrollment in Selects is mandatory for subscribers who want to start taking advantage of Smart Rewards, but they can then leave Selects and keep using Smart Rewards. Those who stay with Selects get additional Smart Rewards points every month. Smart Rewards is designed like your run-of-the-mill rewards program to … [Read more...] about Verizon’s New Rewards Program Has A Catch: It Gets To Track You First
advertisement advertisement advertisement Every year, my mother and I meet up for an ad hoc Oktoberfest. We find a restaurant with big beers, Thuringer sausages, and sauerkraut. We toast, sing songs, and tell stories. And while I know both of us would attest that this one-night ritual makes us happier all year long, it’s still nice to finally have the scientific proof. advertisement advertisement Because according to new research from Washington State University, published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , people who celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich report an increased life satisfaction from the experience. And while lederhosen, Wiener schnitzel, and flying to Germany might not be your thing, know that this benefit is by no means restricted to Oktoberfest itself. “Oktoberfest is one of what I would call ‘crucial events’ that are tied to improving quality of life perceptions when they are … [Read more...] about Here’s scientific proof that we all need to party when COVID-19 ends
advertisement advertisement advertisement In my attorney days, I had a to-do list for each active case, which I carried with me from meeting to meeting like security blankets. Truth be told, I loved my to-do lists. But with working 12-plus-hour days and feeling like I never accomplished quite enough in the day, I actually thought I was bad at time management. advertisement advertisement Back then, even on days I rocked it and completed a huge brief, I’d go to cross the brief off one of my many to-do lists, only to see the 48 other things I didn’t get done. My pride in completing my big project deflated, even though there was no way I could have gotten the whole to-do list done in a single day in the first place. That unwarranted feeling of never quite keeping up (much less getting ahead), and therefore never quite being good enough, is what I call To-Do List Defeat. To-do lists make us think we should be able to get it all done … [Read more...] about Suffering from to-do list defeat? Here’s how to take back control