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Everything is Possible

Cattail on Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis, Minnesota. January 15, 2017: Photo Christopher Pollard

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
– Margaret Drabble

It’s time to roll up my sleeve, do the hard work and show the world that hope can’t be trumped.

Ask More Questions

Most of what we can see at the first glance about a problem is only what’s on the surface. In order to create solutions that truly impact our users, however, we need to dig deep into the root of the problem, and the drivers, needs, and motivations of our users.

Source: Question Everything | Interaction Design Foundation

Thank You President Obama

“If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.” – President Obama

“I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours.”
– President Obama

“The scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware’s favorite son.” – President Obama

Emotion For Our Pets Helps Explain Human Health Spending

Harriet exploring on the shores of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Photo: Christopher Pollard

In almost every year since the 1960s, health care spending has grown at least as fast as the overall economy, and often much faster. Strange as it may sound, how we care for our pets offers some answers.

Source: How Emotion Over Pet Care Helps Explain Human Health Spending – The New York Times