February 20th, 2017
The Watson Backpack project on Kickstarter is changing some rules in backpacks. And their approach may change your mind too. The Watson from Function is more sophisticated and refined bag than their competition.
 
We decided to delve a little deeper in on the Watson Backpack project. And by the end, we’ll give you our unfettered thoughts on the Watson project.

The Watson Backpack for Urban Professionals

The goal of an exceptional backpack was primary for the Function Design team. The team spent 12 months honing the Watson backpack for “knowledge workers.”

Whether they mean information technology workers, or an everyday professional backpack for men, I just wasn’t certain. But, it’s not mental gymnastics. They’re aiming for the professional backpack crowd with style and taste with their backpack.

I will say that they have some unique features in their backpack. And their feature-rich backpack matches their aim to create something special for an everyday backpack.

The History of The Watson Bag

Watson’s founder, Valerie Crisp is a third-generation entrepreneur. Valerie, inspired to leave her mark on the design world, came up with a great concept for a bag.Valerie Crisp Function Design
 
January 3rd, 2017

We’ve all experienced that moment when we forget the name of a friend of a friend, or that colleague that we never talk to. It can be embarrassing, but there are things you can do to improve your memory.

Below you’ll find a few easy exercises and tips you can do everyday to slowly improve your memory.

1. What You Eat Matters For Your Memory

You are probably wondering what the fuss is about eating. Well, the foods we eat do matter, because it is what fuels our brains, and activates our memory. Our memory is like a human body. The same way our bodies need certain foods to sustain our energy levels, so does our memory. The more energy our brain has, the better our memory functions.

Some important foods which will help fuel and improve your memory includes fresh vegetables, blue berries, soy beans, green tea, salmon, milk, spinach, carrots and asparagus, to say the least. Foods to avoid would be excessive intakes of carbohydrates and sugar. These can slow your memory functioning down.

2. Get Some Exercise and Improve Your Memory

This is a crucial part in the functioning of your brain, as well as the performance of your memory. By exercising, your brain works at a capacity where its able to activate the nerve cells in your body. In order to improve your mental game, you have to keep it active.Exercise helps your memory

You can try out various mentally engaging games, including word

January 25th, 2016

The Ideal Professional Backpack For Men Who Work

A professional backpack is the perfect gift idea for women and for men. But what are some qualities you should look out for in a business backpack? Below is a short list of the top 6 things you should be looking at when deciding what professional backpack to buy for that special guy in your life.

Here we go!

Backpack and Comfort Should Go Together

There’s nothing worse than lugging around a heavy backpack all day (remember elementary school?). By picking the right backpack, you’ll help alleviate strain on your shoulders and lower back.  Rule number one, make sure that the backpack has padding on the shoulder straps and along the back. This extra padding will help distribute the weight of the contents more evenly along the back.  We discussed comfort in our article about the Watson Backpack, and it’s important to place it at the top of requirements.

You can find a comfortable backpack, just look. If you can’t, look some more. ~David

When carrying a lot of weight on our backs, we tend to lean forward, which can be bad for our shoulders and back. Thick straps and proper strap adjustment are key here. Make sure that the straps are pulled tight so that the bag goes up higher on the hips. Once you do this, the weight will not be on the straps, rather on your upper torso.

Also keep in mind that after wearing a backpack for long periods of time, the back

January 10th, 2016

Commuting to work to could be fun. It presents the opportunity to meet and connect new people and it opens you to a whole new world of opportunities and fun. There are certain things you need to do in order to keep the fun going, there are mistakes you need to avoid if you don’t want to be another weird or creepy passenger. This article highlights mistakes to avoid while commuting to work especially if you’re with your new Kickstarter Watson backpack.

Manspreading, Don’t Take Up Space With Your Crotch

commuting to workThis is usually a big problem when there is a limited amount of space. Taking more than one seat when the bus or train is overcrowded is very rude. Manspreading results in the violation of the personal space of another. The name is derived from the tendency that men have to “spread” their legs when sitting down. Male or female, you should not take a space of two or three people in between your laps when you could just sit right and create more space so as to ensure that fewer people are standing.

Squeezing Yourself Into A Small Seat, You Animal

Squeezing yourself into a seat that is too small for you could make you inconvenience others. Don’t try to fit into a space if you don’t fit in. It gets your co-passengers angry and uncomfortable. Remain standing until there is a space wide enough to accommodate you without having to squeeze your hipbones