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Bad Relationships Put Your Heart At Risk In More Ways Than One

A bad relationship may end in a 'broken heart,' but research indicates stayng in a bad relationship is really bad news for your heart.  It can lead to cardiovascular disease or stroke.

Want This New . . . Ummm . . . Idea? Potato Salad

Yes, this is as strange as it sounds -- this story is true. A man by the quirky name of Zack Danger Brown wanted to make some potato salad. He describes himself as "risk averse" so he went to the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter and started a campaign to raise just $10 for the fixings to make potato salad. Where it went from there was the stuff of which legends are made.

DAHON Ikon Electric: Lots Of Power In A Small And Elegant Package

If you're a fan of the folding bike, then you know DAHON bikes, but did you know that DAHON makes a folding electric bike? The Ikon Electric employs the same technology and convenience of the typical DAHON bikes, but it with get you to your destination faster via motor power.

Piafloss, For All Your Pierced Ear Flossing Needs!

You read that right, “pierced ear flossing”, and if you didn't know you needed to floss your filthy ear holes, well, you do now! Thankfully, using Piafloss (in two pleasing ear-romas) can save you from the eternal humiliation of having some tall, dark and handsome type lean in to whisper sweet nothings in your ear... only to instantly recoil in shock and disgust.

Odor Eating Bacteria Could Snuff Out Unpleasant Bathroom Smells

A bacterial “bio-weapon” developed by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences could soon make smelly bathrooms a thing of the past. Cheap, natural and non-toxic, the unique strain of waste-eating Lactobacillus promises an “ultimate” cure to an “urgent” national issue.

Petollar: An Ingenious Device To Minimize Pet Allergens In The Home

A university student from Thailand, Mr. Thanut Chaovakul, has made it into the semi-finalist round of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, with his ingenious concept to remove pet allergens from the air, thereby making more petless folks into pet owners.  Allergies to dog and cat fur are among the most common, but Chaovakul has designed an eletrostatic air cleaner that follows your pet around and picks up his fur and dander. Amazing!

Wear Your Fitness Tracker On Your Ankle With Flyfit

Activity trackers abound in today's fitness market, and each offers its own spin on what you need in a tracker--each has its own perks. Thr Flyfit Ankle Tracker, is the one you wear on your ankle. Actually, it is the only one you wear on your ankle, and that makes for quite a few perks.

The Grenade Bag: Wearable Tech’s New Explosion

Check out menswear designer Asher Levine's cool new Grenade Shoulder Bag with adjustable strap. There's more wearable tech here than meets the eye in the form of a Bluetooth device known as Track R. Read on for more information.

Smart Car Cozy Coupe Puts Childlike Fun Back In Driving

OK, so you bought a Smart Car for its fuel economy, park-ability and all-round urban practicality but you still get mocked for driving a “kiddy car”... what to do? Just go with it by dressing up your Smart Fortwo as a (slightly) oversized Cozy Coupe!

X-Pro Tights Provide A Convenient Pocket For Your Smart Phone

Whether you're a gym rat, a meathead, a treadmill trailblazer, a casual gym-goer or a novice to the world of ellipticals and free weights, you will probably run into a common gym problem--where to put the smartphone. You'll want to listen to your favorite playlists and unless you buy one of those arm straps, there's no good place to put your smartphone or music device, unless you have the X-Pro Tights or Shorts.

Russia's Deadly New Robotic Weapons Platform Bears A Striking Resemblance to WALL-E

While most countries are looking to regulate killer robots, it looks like Russia's going the opposite route. This past week at the Kalingrad War Games, The Russian military unveiled Platform-M, one of the most sophisticated weaponized robots the world has ever seen. It can also operate autonomously.

Get Four Tools In One With The Green House Multi-Function Carabiner

We all love multi-function gadgets. Campers and hikers especially like tools that perform more than one function, because it conserves space. The Green House Multi-Function Carabiner is one of those gadgets that can do several jobs, four jobs to be exact.

Summer Camps Are Now Using Minecraft To Make Kids Fall In Love With Science

Just outside New York, the YMCA's Camp Combe has started up a new activity: Minecraft. The kids at the camp are playing an educational version of the immensely-popular sandbox game, which is teaching them all about the marvels of science. Who says video games are a waste of time?

The Star Cars Of SpeedWeek Are... Studebakers?

While SpeedWeek has changed much since a 1953 Studebaker coupe made its first official run across the Bonneville Salt Flats, one thing remains constant: Studebakers are STILL making and breaking class records a half-century after the company itself went out of business.

Cruise In Style With The Sunset Ghost Skateboard

Of course, it's not an actual ghost and it probably won't frighten anyone, but it was designed with the supernatural in mind. The Sunset Ghost Skateboard's clear board and white LED wheels will definitely make a ghostly impression as you glide by your friends. 

Cool Wearable Tech: Bathing Shorts That Don't Get Wet

The idea of bathing trunks that don't get wet seems to defy the laws of both nature and common sense, but it's true. Read on for more on how a high school graduate developed a new way to revolutionize the concept of swimwear.

Wilshire Gun Range: First Business To Combine Shooting With Serving Alcohol

If we've learned anything, it's that the best businesses don't always have to be the most innovative or out of this world concepts. Sometimes, taking a familiar concept that already has mainstream success, and putting a unique spin on it is exactly how some of the best businesses come to be. Other times, businesses take this approach, but get it all wrong.

Dark Chocolate Improves Blood Flow To Legs, Boosts Walking Ability

Many studies have shown that dark chocolate has healh benefits, but few have shown such immediate remedial benefits as the study published in the most recent Journal of the American Heart Association.  Could the study, although conducted with peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, also suggest some benefit to athletes, particularly marathoners?

SaddleBaby Allows For Hands-Free Shoulder Rides

The SaddleBaby Shoulder Carrier enables you to give your child hands-free shoulder rides. It is a harness worn around your chest and has built-in ankle cuffs that keep your child securely on your shoulders, thus freeing your hands to do something else. The cuffs are made with industrial strength hook and loop fasteners as well as industrial strength velcro. The foam saddle is meant to create a more comfortable ride, but SaddleBaby can be used with or without the saddle. SaddleBaby is designed to carry children 2-5 years old.

Black India Ink Bath Salts Leave You Clean As A Blank Sheet Of Paper

India ink bath salts from Japan's Kaimei & Co. may be made from calligrapher's ink but fear not, they won't leave your back as blackened as a Louisiana cooked catfish.