August 2014

  1. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study: Can Magnets Improve Memory?

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study: Can Magnets Improve Memory?
    You may have heard of TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive form of therapy that transmits electromagnetic impulses to targeted regions of the brain. The practice of using electric current therapeutically has been around for centuries. According to PBS, “electric eels and fish were used by people in ancient times to treat headaches and mental illness.” Most commonly, TMS therapy has been used to treat those that have been non-responsive to more traditional antidepressant treatment. The method is a relatively new one, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2008. As with most new medical discoveries, it has been the subject of several studies to test its effectiveness. Continue reading →
  2. Hanging Up Fall Decor with Magnets

    Hanging Up Fall Decor with Magnets
    With Labor Day weekend underway, fall is right around the corner. For some, this may mean filling your home with autumn smells, like apple pie and cinnamon and/or the bright leaf-like colors of red, orange, and yellow. If you like to give your home a seasonal touch by decorated it with festive decor, there are a few things that you can do to make decorating more fun and little to no work. Here are a few DIYs and tricks for using magnets to hang up your fall decor: Continue reading →
  3. How We Magnetize Magnets

    How We Magnetize Magnets
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  4. Fight Off Procrastination with Magnets

    Fight Off Procrastination with Magnets
    As summer dwindles away and the school year starts again, we get back to the daily grind of work. However, just because you are doing work doesn’t mean you can’t make it a little more fun. Because, let’s face it, it’s easy to fall down the steep slope of procrastination especially when you are not having fun, not organized or just not motivated. Well, we’ve got some ideas for how you can fight off procrastination with some help from the magnetic force. Continue reading →
  5. Magnet Experiment: How to Make an Electromagnet

    Magnet Experiment: How to Make an Electromagnet
    The discovery that electricity and magnetism are closely related goes as far back as the 1820s, when physicist Hans Christian Oersted demonstrated that an electrical current creates a magnetic field capable of deflecting a compass needle. Oersted’s discovery established that there is more than just one type of magnet. Continue reading →
  6. Magnet DIYs for Labor Day

    Magnet DIYs for Labor Day
    Labor Day is the ultimate holiday to sit back and relax with friends and family. With over 155 million men and women in the American workforce, we’d say it is much deserved. If you are having some friends over this Labor Day weekend, here are a few magnetic home hacks that you can use to make both your guests and you feel more comfortable. Continue reading →
  7. How Are Neodymium Magnets Made?

    How Are Neodymium Magnets Made?
    Magnetism may interact with the Earth’s natural magnetic field, however, today’s magnets are not formed naturally. One of the only naturally occurring magnets is lodestone, but its magnet strength is too weak for use in practical applications. Modern magnets are much stronger, because they are created from alloys of ferromagnetic metals, which include: iron, nickel, cobalt and a few others. Ferromagnetism actually means the ability for certain materials to be magnetic or magnetized. Continue reading →
  8. Magnetic Experiment and Lesson Ideas

    Magnetic Experiment and Lesson Ideas
    Magnetism is all around us. It is one of the greatest scientific and natural phenomenons in the world and an important part of science and other learning curriculum. However, it can get a bit complex, so how do we teach students about magnetism without confusing or boring them? Here are a few suggestions and lessons to try to engage and introduce students to the magical world of magnets. Continue reading →
  9. How to Enter Our Everyday Magnets Photo Contest

    How to Enter Our Everyday Magnets Photo Contest
    Believe it or not, the functionality of magnets reaches far beyond just adorning your fridge. We use magnets everyday and so often that we may not even realize that we are using them. Honestly, our lives would be very different without magnetism. For instance, magnets are used in head phones, computers, cars, recycling centers, blenders, handbags and much more. Even now, inventors, scientists and researchers are looking towards magnetism for use in several medical and technological innovations such as the treatment of cancer and depression. Often, when customers contact us with magnet or other product questions, we also get to hear about the creative and exciting projects that they are working on. But, we’d also like to see their projects and end results. How have you used magnets? Share a photo of your magnet projects with us in our “Everyday Magnets Photo Contest” and you’ll also be entered for the chance to win $100. Continue reading →
  10. Magnets for Back-to-school

    Magnets for Back-to-school
    It’s that time of year again. The kiddos are headed back to school and teachers are getting their classrooms student-ready. For teachers that have to put up and take down the decorations each year, magnets can be an easy-to-use solution. You can use magnets to hold up decorations and other classroom items and easily move or take them down at the end of the school year without leaving behind any holes or other damage. Here are some ways to use magnets for your back to school needs: Continue reading →

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