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I graduated from Union College in the spring of 2010 with a BA, majoring in Social Behavior. A Founding Father of Zeta Beta Tau - Eta Chapter on Union's campus in 2009-2010 and was the Vice President. I have been involved with the marketing/advertising industry for most of my life and currently am searching for the next big thing in social media/online/digital media.

Interests: Sports (played soccer and ran track in high school, soccer in college), Reading (James' Patterson & Rollins, Dan Brown, Ender's Game), Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Ohio State football & basketball, social media, advertising, worldwide innovations and trends

Favorite Movie: Fight Club
Favorite Book: Ender's Game
Favorite Food: Steak (Filet obviously)

Blog: http://tpallgrownup.wordpress.com/
Twitter: Jm_allgrownup
What is unique that's not in your bio?
Two things: 1) I was born on Leap Day (February 29th) so I'm either 22 or 5.5 years old. 2) I'm adopted.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
At this point, graduating college. "Everyone" does it but it's something that I can look back upon and realize just how much I learned about myself, not to mention what I learned otherwise.
How do you define cool?
Cool is something that you just can't get out of your head. Find yourself looking it up days later, talking to your friends about it, buying/reading/using it ASAP? That's cool. Cool is different for everyone.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Trends are everywhere. I studied social behavior in college so I discover trends by seeing where and how people are reacting to what's going on in the world around them. The world is going through a huge innovation phase right now, trends are constantly changing and developing.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
The ability to find the most random and awesome things going on across the world; things that I would never discover otherwise. It helps get my brain juices flowing and stimulate my own thoughts and ideas, continuing the cycle.
What is your favorite trend?
Right now? Can't choose one. I haven't logged nearly enough miles on the site to chose one yet since I still have yet to understand what the perfect trend is. I'll get back to you on that.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Never exclude anything...absolutely everything can be posted and shared.
How do you reset to be creative?
Plug the headphones in, sit back, and GO! (mentally). Anything that allows me to zone out or think subconsciously, like reading or just browsing the internet also helps me out. I always have a sketch pad next to me for writing down ideas I think of.
What inspires or excites you?
The next big thing. That's it. What's going to get people saying "Holy shit, that's amazing...let me tell everyone!" I want to be the driving force behind something revolutionary. Oh yeah, and adrenaline rushes.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
2020, huh? Contrary to what people think it's going to be similar to today's world just with more electric cars, less dependency on other countries, and complete connectivity wherever you go. Imagine a world that caters to you. Doesn't help with the selfishness of everyone, but will certainly make them more involved with their world than just walking through it as a routine.
Autonomous Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous Self-Driving Cars
Google's New Project Allows Cars to be Driven Without Human Help
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Luxury Eco SUVs
Luxury Eco SUVs
The Land Rover LRV+ is the Green Solution for Sport Utility Vehicles
The one class of cars that has yet to really catch on to the "green" movement is the SUV class. That's about to change. Say hello to the Land Rover LRV+. This eco-friendly SUV still sports the extreme… MORE
Unbelievable Balancing Furniture
Unbelievable Balancing Furniture
Pascal Anson Turns an Ordinary Chair into Something Extraordinary
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Social Media Tapestries
Social Media Tapestries
'The 50 Different Minds' Fiber Optic Canvas is Twitter-Ready
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Eco Shower Add-Ons
Eco Shower Add-Ons
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Futuristic Ergonomic Wheelchairs
Futuristic Ergonomic Wheelchairs
The IX Transfer System is Designed for Comfort
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Sun-Cooked Meal Makers
Sun-Cooked Meal Makers
The Solar Ibex Cooker Uses Only the Sun's Heat to Cook Your Food
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Electronic LED Clocks
Electronic LED Clocks
The Equinox Clock Uses Both Hands of Light and Dark to Display the Time
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Transformable Luxury Cars
Transformable Luxury Cars
The Volkswagen Inside Can be a One or Four-Seater & More
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Fingertip Measuring Devices
Fingertip Measuring Devices
The Smart Finger Measurement Tool Makes Life Easy
Ever tried centering a picture on a wall, or measure a piece of furniture? It's tough to do accurately and you have to get out the annoying measuring tape that result in a paper cut at an unreasonably… MORE
Micro-Sized Electric Planes
Micro-Sized Electric Planes
The Cri-Cri is the World's Smallest Co2 Emission-Less Plane
The Cri-Cri is officially the world's smallest electric plane and has finally taken it's maiden flight. The first flight lasted only seven minutes, but all systems ran perfectly. Aerobatic maneuvers will… MORE
Aircraft-Inspired Seating
Aircraft-Inspired Seating
The Aviator Chair Will Provide You With a Badass Boost of Confidence
This interesting Aviator Chair will undoubtedly trigger thoughts of aircrafts and military planes. The bomber plane Aviator Chair is wrapped in aluminum and has a padded leather seat that just screams… MORE
Game-Controlling Kicks
Game-Controlling Kicks
Nike Air Maxes Get Customized as Wii Balance Boards
Nike recently challenged 78 artists to attack a pair of its shoes and come up with something that is not just a normal pair of shoes. The result? A pair of Nike Air Maxes that have been transformed into… MORE
Robot Vacuum Security
Robot Vacuum Security
The Samsung VC-PL62W Monitors Your Home While it Cleans
At first glance, the Samsung VC-PL62W robot vacuum is just like any other robot cleaner, but take a closer look and you'll see that it's much more. Made with monitoring capabilities through its built-in… MORE
Eco-Friendly Transport Apps
Eco-Friendly Transport Apps
Weeels is a Cab-Sharing App That Helps the Environment
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Mind-Control Wheelchairs
Mind-Control Wheelchairs
Swiss Researchers Have Developed a Brain-Powered Chair
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Tech-Infused Nature
Tech-Infused Nature
Henrik Garnell's Photos Combine Natural Objects with Modern Gadgets
Henrick Isaksson Garnell photography does exactly what an artist wants viewers to do -- it makes you look at everyday and familiar objects in totally new ways. His take on nature photography combines natural… MORE
Luxury Compact Caravans
Luxury Compact Caravans
The Averso Plus Caravan Fits the Whole Nine Yards into a Mini-Mobile
The Averso Plus luxury caravan is a pint-sized mobile home that contains absolutely everything to make it feel like your stationary home. The interior design completely maximizes the small space, comfortably… MORE
Fast Furniture
Fast Furniture
The Couch-And-Coffee Table Car Can Go Up to 10 Mph
Tim Francis was inspired by the record-breaking "Fastest Furniture in the World" couch car to create his on mobile furniture. This couch-and-coffee table car won't be breaking speed records, but it is… MORE
Luxury Custom Saunas
Luxury Custom Saunas
The Moods & Woods Steam Rooms Make the Affluent Home Even Hotter
Why wait for the ultimate wellness experience until your next day at the spa? With a Moods and Woods sauna you can make your own home very spa-like...and in any way you want. The saunas cab be customized… MORE
Futuristic Hi-Tech Homes
Futuristic Hi-Tech Homes
The Home of an IT Entrepreneur is a Technological Marvel
This hi-tech home of an IT entrepreneur is the ultimate geeky paradise, coupled with a stylish look inspired by Lamborghini and Mac. The IT entrepreneur who owns this technological oasis wanted his home… MORE
Watercraft Pool Tables
Watercraft Pool Tables
Peter McKee Creates an Incredible Speedboat Billiards Table
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Digital Interactive Teaching Tools
Digital Interactive Teaching Tools
'Pas a Pas' Promotes Learning Through Use of Everyday Objects
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Space-Surfing Ribbons
Space-Surfing Ribbons
Japan Sends a Strip of Metal into Space to Ride Magnetic Fields
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Movie Screen Glasses
Movie Screen Glasses
The Cinemizer Head-Mounted Display is Your Sleek Pocket-Sized Theater
The Cinemizer movie screen glasses are the mobile solution to watching your favorite shows and movies on the "big" screen...that fit in your pocket. Developed by Carl Zeiss, the new OLED display will barrage… MORE
Music Icon Auto Sales
Music Icon Auto Sales
Elvis Presley's Mercedes Benz 600 is Now Up for Grabs
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Futuristic Mirror Displays
Futuristic Mirror Displays
Tat Creates 'Minority Report'-Style Technology for All of Your Screens
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Performance-Tracking Swim Accessories
Performance-Tracking Swim Accessories
The Swimsense Watch Monitors Your Aquatic Workout
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Green Luxury Yachts
Green Luxury Yachts
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Out-of-This-World Furniture
Out-of-This-World Furniture
The Nova Black Hole Coffee Table Sucks You In
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Augmented Reality Postage
Augmented Reality Postage
Royal Mail Intelligent Stamp Hits UK With Video
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Self-Rocking Recliners
Self-Rocking Recliners
The Panasonic Relax Chair Yasumi Will Make You Sleep like a Baby
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Photo-Flipping Technology
Photo-Flipping Technology
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Toy Gun Security Systems
Toy Gun Security Systems
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Hyper-Efficient Pools
Hyper-Efficient Pools
The Super Green Richmond Plunge is Ultra Eco-Friendly
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Baby-Monitoring Sleepwear
Baby-Monitoring Sleepwear
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Robot Vacuum Security
Robot Vacuum Security
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Photo-Flipping Technology
Photo-Flipping Technology
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No-Fuel Supercars
No-Fuel Supercars
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Superhero Game Systems
Superhero Game Systems
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Heavy Duty Booze
Heavy Duty Booze
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Watercraft Pool Tables
Watercraft Pool Tables
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Maneuverable Touchscreen Typing
Maneuverable Touchscreen Typing
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Eco Shower Add-Ons
Eco Shower Add-Ons
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Silicone Gadget Bracelets
Silicone Gadget Bracelets
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Eco-Friendly Transport Apps
Eco-Friendly Transport Apps
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Deadly Online Shows
Deadly Online Shows
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Censored Nudity Headboards
Censored Nudity Headboards
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Pocket Pedal-Powered Submarines
Pocket Pedal-Powered Submarines
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Swipe 'N' Pay Technology
Swipe 'N' Pay Technology
With Cardless Swipe You Use Your Smartphone Instead of Credit Cards
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