How to Ship Two Tons of ‘Teardrops’

Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a little brewery hell-bent on excellence.   If you’re one of the 24 million annual tourists flocking to Austin over the past six years, you’ve probably heard of Austin Beerworks. In a sense, they’re still the newbies on the scene; and yet,  Austin Beerworks — with its gold… Read More

If You Build It: The Future of Manufacturing

From Rosie the Riveter to advanced robotics, manufacturing evolves into the largest sector of the U.S. economy – while employment continues to drop by the millions. Is it a pivotal moment for this aging industry? Manufacturing – the transformation of raw materials into products – is big business. It happens in large factories and plants,… Read More

Tiny Houses: Transporting Big Dreams in Little Spaces

Tiny Houses are big business as more and more homeowners embrace the allure of downsizing and simplifying their lives. The “less is more” movement results from a decrease in average household sizes, an increase in environmental concerns, and a continuously challenging economy. The lure of self sufficiency, mobility, and debt-free living drives all kinds of… Read More

Don’t DIY! An Open Letter from Your Lower Back

Hey, it’s me, your lower back, that part of your body you largely ignore, except for those few times a year when I kick and scream because, let’s face it, you aren’t as strong as you used to be. Sometimes I just have to protest and show you who’s boss. Like last week, during your… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Keep Busy While Piloting a ‘Driverless’ Truck

While there’s no match for the skilled, experienced human truck drivers of today, two recent deliveries by self-driving trucks signal that a new era is on our tail. While it’s hard to say exactly when these ‘driverless’ contraptions will be truly autonomous, in the short term, they’ll still be piloted by an experienced driver to… Read More

Self-Driving Semis: Otto Makes Its Second Delivery

About a month ago the country watched as Otto’s self-driving truck made its first successful delivery. The 120 mile trek from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, Colorado, started before dawn and went off without a hitch. Otto hauled 45,000 special edition cans of Budweiser while its driver let go of the wheel on Interstate 25…. Read More

How to Ditch the Santa Suit & Make Some Real Money

It was around this time a couple years ago that I struggled to rub two dollars together. I was trying to ride the train of seasonal work and cash in like most post grads. I applied for all the normally seasonal jobs but the thought of standing in a retail store with people asking me… Read More

How to Haul the Most Famous Christmas Tree in America

With another Thanksgiving in the books, millions of people are starting their Christmas tree search. Picking just the right one can carry a bit of pressure. Perhaps no one has more pressure picking a tree than Erik Pauze. You’ve probably never heard of Erik. He’s the guy responsible selecting the world’s most visible Christmas tree:… Read More