Friday, August 24, 2012

Emergency items to keep in your vehicle

The vast majority of the population travels daily for either work, school, or a number of other reasons, but if an emergency were to occur where you'd be stuck on the road, would you be prepared? Today's project is a simple list of must-have items you should keep handy in your vehicle at all times.

  • First Aid Kit
  • Necessary Utilities
  • Vehicle Equipment
These are the three general categories covered in the project, going more in-depth with what exactly you should have. With winter coming up, it will be especially important to carry items to provide warmth and extra water to stay hydrated.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baking brownies, from scratch!

You can always go to the store and purchase premixed brownie powder, but have you ever been curious about how delicious fresh, homemade brownies would taste?

Our featured project today is how to do that--a recipe for making your very own homemade brownies. This project lists not only what ingredients you'll need, but also how to prepare it and baking instructions. With an estimated time of 35 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes to bake, it's a small investment for the very tasty and rewarding outcome.

Have some of your favorite family cooking recipes you'd like to share with us? We'd love to read them and have your project as our next featured project of the day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ready for Tea Time?

Every tea drinker has been there before--when you get to the tea section in the store and are overwhelmed by all the choices. White tea, black tea, orange flavored and so forth; here's a project listing all the different types of tea so you can make your decision before going grocery shopping. Don't see your favorite? Add it to the list and mark the teas you recommend as "useful" by using the right hand toolbar.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Successful Prize Project and Solving Issues on PieceWise

Our $1,000 Prize Project came to a close yesterday after a very successful session. Over 700 pieces were contributed and over 1,000 votes cast! PieceWise would like to thank each of you for your contribution.
With PieceWise, not only can you stay organized but your ideas can also help others in search for the same answers. Say you’re looking to purchase a new iPad but don’t know what type would be best for your needs. While you could post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter, your friends and followers may or may not be able to assist. Furthermore, by creating a project on PieceWise you not only can gather information needed, but that information will help anyone else interested in purchasing an iPad.
Help yourself and help others by sharing your everyday issues and solutions here, with PieceWise, to build a stronger community.

Friday, August 17, 2012

An Important Reminder--Cash is on the Line!!

Use your cranium for cash today in our $1,000 prize project before its too late! Post your marketing ideas and rate pieces to earn cash--the more you contribute, the more you receive. While you can always add ideas to this project, the last day to earn part of the prize is this coming Monday, August 20, 2012.

Two projects we want to remind you of involve a new startup and our feline friends.

  • This startup was created and organized by youth in the Boston metro.
  • Guided and supported by The Possible Project.
  • Contribute ideas to help make a dream become reality.
  • List all your feline friend's favorite positions to rest and sleep.
  • See what other cats across the country consider comfortable.
  • Submit photos of your cat to to become a PieceWise celebrity on Facebook.

Back to School Shopping

With school right around the corner, some school shopping is in order! By making a school list on PieceWise, not only can you compile a list of everything you need to purchase, but others can use and contribute to the list until completion.

The school shopping list has all ready been started with many basic items needed for a successful start to the school year. What other items are necessary for a successful start?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Books to Read Before You Die

Books. They surround us but are rarely read. Why? Because most are not comfortable investing that amount of time into a story that may or not be good. PieceWise now has a project devoted to sharing some of the best stories written that are must-reads before you die. With names such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and JRR Tolkien, you know this is a list of quality. Build your reading list off of the ones provided, contribute more to the list, or start a personal project listing all the books that specifically interest you.
Check back in tomorrow to see what new project-of-the-day we have!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A day to the cats!

Today some of our feline companions felt like getting involved in comfort sharing. Our unofficial mascot, Precious, is trying to reach all felines and feline lovers to share some of their comfiest resting and sleeping position. While Precious, along with a few others, have contributed many of their favorites, Precious is anxious to see some of her other comrade’s favorite positions.

Post in Precious’ Project to share all the cute, abnormal, and flat-out crazy positions your feline wiggles into and see what favorites others have! If any of our furry friends would like to become poster children of PieceWise Inc., you can submit their photo (with their meowed permission, of course) to

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Startup uses PieceWise to put the Pieces Together

The Possible Project, an organization to inspire young entrepreneurs, sparked five youth to develop a plan to create customizable iPhone cases. The team, now working as Cambridge Made Possible, is composed of Anika Chowdhury, Catalina Nguyen, Gentry Demchak, Dahir Egal, and Aicha Ka’ba under the leadership of a successful businesswoman, Becky Levin. Together, they work to find ways to make their dream become reality.

“We’ve already found out what most our costs would be and are now mainly working on finding what cases work the best,” Chowdhury said during an interview. The team started the project just over two months ago and also want to create wall art and custom clocks in addition to iPhone cases.
Chowdhury intends to have a website up within the next several months where customers can view their products and also submit their own photos for customized phone cases. Here is where you can view their progress and submit your own ideas to help these young entrepreneurs out.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New features- Right click to work on projects!

New features!

We've just released a really awesome new feature that should make the interface even easier to use. While working on a project, you can now right click a piece to get all the options you used to have to go to the console on the right side to use. Using right click you can edit a piece, split a piece into multiple pieces, vote on pieces, and more! Check it out on our prize project or help students with the Possible Project work on creating custom iPhone cases.

Our next blog post will be on our work with the Possible Project; a group of student entrepreneurs learning the start-up ropes!

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