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Some recent posts to peruse…

Is it possible someone else has the same idea?
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/is-it-poss...

G8 Spotlight: The Perfect Bacon Bowl, Invented by Thom Jensen
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/g8-spotlig...

Inventing 101: A Lesson on Public Disclosure
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/inventing-...

15 Inventions Every Parent Should Own
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/03/15-inventi...

InvENtor Spotlight: A Q&A with Tim Hayes
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/03/inventor-s...

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I have seen them all…Must see..Check them if you haven’t yet.

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Thanks Michelle,

I really do enjoy reading the Blogs but I have a tendency to forget all about them. Would it be possible for whom(who?)ever posts a blog to just drop a note here in this thread to let everyone (me) know to check it out?

By the way, I just love the image in…
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/is-it-poss...;

Thanks again

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Hi William, exactly the purpose of creating this thread – as new posts are created, I’ll post links here. ;)

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New Article today!
ProtoTYPING: Six things you didn’t know you can 3D print
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/prototypin...

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New Article – check it out!
Pitch Day at the Innovation Factory!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/pitch-day-...

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Many forum topics have bee created to ask if EN looks at phone app ideas. Looks like this pitch day is your opportunity if you have a phone app or app enabled device invention.

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Double-dip today! Here’s a link to my April Q&A post with Eric Huber!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/04/inventor-s...

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So many good reads!

…and with a double dip two-fer; it’s “mind bloggling”!

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New Post!
Bill Oates’ Invention selected from Pony Tools Innovation Search
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/bill-oates...

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Hey guys!

New blog post online for your reading pleasure and ongoing inventing knowledge!
From G1-G8: Mastering Stages 4 and 5 of the Invention Submission Process
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/from-g1-g8...

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Thanks for the reminder!

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Checked!

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Hey guys!

THREE new posts to check out on the blog! (we’ve been busy):

Inventing 101: The Basics of Priority Claims
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/inventing-...

Edison Nation ASOTV is Looking for Interactive Pet Toys and Egg Products
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/edison-nat...

ProtoTYPYING: Ideation Methods for Everyone
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/prototypin...

Enjoy and share!

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A busy week indeed!

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Hey guys!

New post to check out!
15 Websites to help you stay tuned into industry trends!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/15-website...

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Love it Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

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Ahhhh!! Very good information. I try Google searches for stuff like “2015 (insert industry) trends”, but the results are always so broad. Glad to narrow it down with these website!!

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Some really good reads right now!

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Hey guys!

New content on the blog to check out!
InvENtor Spotlight: A Q&A with Chris Cooper
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/inventor-s...

Anther idea licensed to PetStages, Congratulations Cheryl and Donald Benson!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/05/another-id...

Inventing 101: How to Stand Out in a “Crowded Market”
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/inventing-...

Read, absorb, enjoy…

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Thanks Michelle!

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Hey guys!

Need some reading material? Catch up on recent blog posts now and don’t forget to share!

10 Curtain innovations designed to conserve energy
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/10-curtain...

Ellery Homestyle is looking for window treatment innovations for their Eclipse curtain brand
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/ellery-hom...

10 Creative Packaging Designs for Candy
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/10-creativ...

Boston America is looking for innovator candy packaging ideas
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/boston-ame...

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Hey guys!

New Post! Get to know Colleen Noonan a little better!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/inventor-s...

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Hey guys!

A few new blog posts to check out this week!

New ASOTV Selections! Congratulations, Norma and Rachel!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/new-asotv-...

protoTYPING: Working with metals
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/prototypin...

Read, absorb, enjoy and share!

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New post to take you back to childhood (and inspire those tabletop game ideas)!
15 most iconic board games of all time
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/15-most-ic...

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Hints and tips for cruising through Stage 6!
From G1-G8: Mastering Stage 6 of the Invention Submission Process
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/06/from-g1-g8...

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Fun patent tips for your Thursday!
Patents 101: When to file for foreign patent protection
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/patents-10...

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Hey guys!

Itching to learn how to make YOUR product appeal to the mass market? Check out this new post on the EN blog:
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/inventing-...

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So much blog. Not enough time. Can’t even write complete sentence.

Don’t slow down though!
Anything I miss will be edifying this winter.

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Wanna go out and play? Here are some toys you may want to check out first…and, submit to Goliath Games’ most recent search while your at it!

15 Sport Outdoor Toys You’ll Wish You had as a Kid
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/15-sport-o...

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Thanks for the link Michelle,
I sometimes forget to jump over there and check up on the latest.
I made it a point to visit 3 really cool toy stores in the last week while traveling and was amazed by all the new concepts out there!

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Thanks Michelle, just like Michael..I don’t go to the blog without a reminder:)
If we had toys like that when we were kids, would there be video games and internet?
Have a peace full weekend my friends
Warmest aloha
Charlie

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Hey guys!

Want a chance to learn more about EN member, Wendy Bialek? Now’s your chance! She’s our featured innovator for our “InvENtor Q&A” this month:
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/inventor-q...

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Thanks for the reminder again.
Wendy very nice story.
I wish you very big success with the SnugnHug. Nothing better then inventions that can help people. There is a special part of myself, that wants to do everything I can for special needs kids and adults. Congratulations and Namaste
Aloha Charlie

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Thank you Charlie! Great to hear you have a special place in your heart to want to help special needs individuals too! Thanks for reading my Q & A.

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Wendy – great story! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on inventing the SnugNHug! What
a fantastic product! :)

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Struggling to find something to listen to on the way home? Check out these recommended podcasts from our very own Jeremy Losaw!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/prototypin...

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I’m hooked on the InventorsMind podcast! Been listening to it non-stop.

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Good morning to all!

Please take a moment to switch over to the Blog for an important message from our President, Todd Stancombe…
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/how-we-wor...

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Every member should read Todd Stancombe’s blog message, which is linked in Michelle’s message below.

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Kathleen, I agree. Todd’s article offers more detail on the inner workings of innovation, vetting and commercialization, etc from EN’s standpoint. Great insight. Thanks Todd!

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Want some hints for the Toter search? Check out the blog!
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/07/toter-is-l...

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Happy Friday!

Some fun new info to check out in the blog:
Why There is No Better Time Than Now to be an Inventor
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/why-there-...

Still need help with Toter? Check out these 10 Innovative Composting Ideas:
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/10-innovat...

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I did. and It’s good!

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Looking for your “Aha” moment? Check these out!
Ten Aha! Moments We are Lucky Were Not Forgotten
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/ten-aha-mo...

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Hey Michelle,
Thanks for the heads up! I must say, the blogs have become edgy and down to earth all together. I for one have been enjoying them “to the nines”!
They are both inspirational and informative and help to keep me going!
Thanks : )

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Hi Michael!

Glad you are enjoying the content! Be sure to share it through social media channels using the buttons at the top of each article as well to continue to spread the word!

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Ever wonder about how to make your idea more cost effective? Here’s your chance!
Inventing 101: Making your idea cost effective
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/inventing-...

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Need some fun reading over the weekend? Check out these two articles!
10 Benefits of Composting
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/10-benefit...

protoTYPING: Teaching my daughter to prototype, solder, build and create
http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/prototypin...

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Hey guys!

The August Inventor Q&A spotlight is on Brian McLoughlin!
Get to know Brian a bit better here: http://blog.edisonnation.com/2015/08/inventor-s...

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