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New Year Goals

Every new year we set new goals that we all hope will stick, while in reality they last no more than the month of January. Before heading back to the same old goals, why not give brain exercises a try! People tend to focus on their outer image each new year, instead of focusing on

Don’t Go Wrong This Holiday!

You never want to show your love ones you don’t care about them or their well being, then why half a%# gifts?  Gift them something that is useful! And in honor of useful gifts, this holiday season Quirky wants to look back at amazing inventions that were made with not only creativity, but with a

Inventions to be Thankful For

Every Thanksgiving you give thanks to all the things you are grateful for. This year Quirky wants to celebrate the simple everyday inventions that we are grateful to have been invented. In 1888 John J. Loud created the first ballpoint point, such a simple invention but even in the age of technology is still the

3 Toy & Game Trends that Will Surprise You!

The holidays are right around the corner. The hottest products in toys and games are making the lists of parents everywhere. What are they you ask? The top three toy and game trends this year involve sensors, role playing and the element of surprise. Let’s dive deeper into each one. SENSORS! Characters meet science kits

Inventing is hard. Community matters.  

One of the most rewarding things about being an inventor is the community you join. By taking that leap of faith in manifesting an idea you immediately become part of a global family of like-minded creatives, who are all moving through the ups and downs of bringing a concept to market. And like most families,

Inspiring our Next Generation of Innovators, Kid Inventors

Did you know that the trampoline, popsicle, and ear muffs were invented by kids? So were the first fully electronic TV, Braille writing system for the blind and the snowmobile. We love the creativity kids bring to inventing. Remember 7-year-old Houston Diaz? He invented the Quirky Squeezie, which screws directly onto toothpaste and with a simple

Should You Fake It Until You Make It?

It’s a saying entrepreneurs and inventors hear all the time. It means to present yourself and your business or idea as if it’s legitimate, and maybe even showing signs of early success, when in reality you’re not quite there (yet). So should you fake it til you make it? My two cents: No. But before

The Key To Your Brilliant Idea

Written by Gina Waldhorn We’re all the world’s poorest billionaires, just letting our game-changing ideas rot away in our Notes app because for a multitude of reasons we can’t get past “I’ve got this great idea…” We’ve got jobs. We’ve got kids. I’ve got a dog who lets himself out of my apartment. The idea

The ABC’s of inventing your dreams

If you want to make it in the world of invention, you’ve got to know and talk the lingo to communicate with the right people to prove you’ve done your homework and are ready for the big time.  The invention process may seem daunting and even confusing, but it doesn’t have to be.  In addition

Get a little Quirky and invent something great!

You were one of the lucky ones…. Woken from a deep sleep with the best idea you’ve ever had, you manage to scribble down your brilliant invention concept onto the blank notepad lying in wait on your bedside table.  This act alone is a notable achievement, since so many ideas – good, bad and ugly

What’s Stopping You From Pursuing Your Idea?

By Gina Waldhorn, President of Quirky I Asked a Room Full of Women: What’s Stopping You From Pursuing Your Idea? Quirky launched #InventHer, an initiative dedicated to creating a more inclusive invention ecosystem. We started small, hosting a breakfast to have a conversation about the issue (women file only 8% of all patents in the

The Epic Showdown – Dogs vs. Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are invading the mouths of dogs everywhere. Dogs aren’t having it and they’re doing anything and everything to fight back. Video credit: CrazyFunnyStuffCFS As funny and entertaining as it is to watch dogs dance, juke, bark, nip, play or anything else but get their teeth brushed, keeping your dog’s mouth clean is critical to their