About a year ago, researchers at the Boston Children's Hospital used video games to help children deal with out-of-control emotions, teaching them to regulate and reign in their anger. Today, I'd like to ask a very simple question: could the same tactics be applied to adults?
Fido may not be writing dialogues any time soon, but perhaps you can get him to respond when you call him for a Plato Thinkers Treat Stick....
.... Portable TENS gadgets have been produced for home use, but they still require dealing with the wires and pads that attach to your skin and that is an even bigger pain than the one in your back. So a smart company in Chattanooga, TN, Hollywog, has invented the first wireless TENS machine: the WiTouch.
If you love to make things yourself, you have to visit Instructables.com, where you can learn to easily make almost anything you want. All the items are from other DIY'ers offering photos and guided instructions, sometimes videos, demonstrating their DIY designs. Here are five adorable, innovative dog Halloween costumes from Instructables that you can easily and inexpensively make yourself....
Yesterday, Apple officially announced the iPad Air. It's smaller, thinner, and more powerful than the iPad mini, and represents the first major redesign Apple's brought to the tablet since the iPad 2. But is it really worth getting excited over?
The Day That Facebook Went Down - A Breaking News 'Chicken Little' Story! [UPDATE: It's Baaaccck!!!]by Ron Callari
Breaking Bad was probably one of the most phenomenal shows we've seen in years; an instant classic that'll be talked about for decades to come. Apparently, it's also become a Cookie Clicker-inspired browser game too, courtesy of the folks at nullism.
Now, you are the one who clicks.
Lots of car harnesses for dogs are advertised as 'tested,' or 'crash tested,' or 'safety tested,' but according to the Center For Pet Safety's 2013 crash tests, there's only one that gets a Top Performer rating....
Dandelions have already been more generous to humans than we ingrates deserve. While we spend our spring-times trying to stamp them out of our yards, many revere the weeds as a source of vitamins and minerals essential to a variety of physiological functions. Now, agricultural engineers are cultivating the dandelion for a new purpose....
Ever notice the posture of a horseback rider? Straight back, flat tummy.... Most folks don't realize that horseback riding is exercise, but sitting up straight while your body weight is shifting back and forth and up and down requires flexing and relaxing appropriate core muscles. The Compact Core Exerciser mimics the movements of horseback riding as well as its effects on your body.
How many times have you seen dogs hanging out of the passenger seat or rear window looking like they will surely try to fly out while their owners are nonchalantly driving while texting. Too many times, as far as I'm concerned. Oh, I know dogs love the feel of the wind on their faces and all the great smells of places they've never been, but is the danger of losing one's dog really worth all that canine freedom? Here's a compromise solution that gives your dog a fun car outing and keeps him safe as well....
A new study of the data from two sections of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), published online in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, looks at the possible effects of multivitamins and minerals on the survival rates of women with invasive breast cancer....
One of least rewarding chores of female beautification is face and body hair removal. It's a boring activity, it can be painful, and it's fruitless because the hair always grows back in what seems like no time. Here's a great gadget from Hammacher Schlemmer called the Pinchless Electrolysis Hair Remover that claims it will remove all your unwanted hair once and for all. And, unlike expensive salon treatments, you can use it yourself at home.
Fall weather is here and our pooches may need a little help keeping warm in the great outdoors. These Native American styled dog ponchos look so smart and are just perfect for the cooler, windy weather of the season.
I usually write about innovations I think are really cool. The Blizzident is cool, but not the kind of cool I'd like to own. It's cool as in very weird. I mean look at it. Cornelius in Planet of the Apes rejected this set of chompers because even ape men don't have such hairy teeth. In fact, the Blizzident is a custom toothbrush, not a set of false teeth, although I bet you'd be a hit wearing it on Halloween.
You are looking at one of the most perishable foods we love to eat. Raspberries are so delicious and full of anti-oxidants. But rasberries, as well as other yummy and healthy berries, seem to get bad before you can even get them home from the store. Well, a young designer, Kavita Shukla, has invented a green product to make all your fruits and greens last 2 to 4 times longer. It's called FreshPaper and it's produced by Shukla's new company, Fenugreen.
Our mobile devices are our lifelines; when they die, we feel it. Keeping them charged (and operational) is thus a huge priority. Unfortunately, this isn't always possible - one doesn't always have access to an outlet.
Ravpower's got a solution to that problem - the Dynamo-On-The-Go Power Bank.