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The SwRing Is Fun For All Kids And Therapeutic For Those With Autism

Though the SwRing was invented by Emory Clark more than 30 years ago, it is new to some parents and their autistic children. It’s similar to a tire swing in that it swings while spinning in small circles while rotating in larger ones. The SwRing is built as tough and long-lasting as playground equipment, but is safe enough for children as young as 18 months. Kids can climb on, sit in, or stand on SwRings, but it’s more than child’s play. SwRing is fun for all but therapeutic for children with autism and recently won a 2014 Family Choice Award for children’s products.

Zen Float Tent: In Home Sensory Deprivation

Maintaining health and wellness is about balance. Of course you need your exercise and fitness, but you also need recovery and relaxation. One proven relaxation method is sensory deprivation. Typically, you have to visit a location with isolation tanks to experience sensory deprivation. Or, you could have your own isolation tank--the in home Zen Float Tent.

The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

Independent developer Raúl Rubio Munárriz's game Rime was inspired by a rather harrowing experience. Apparently, when on vacation in the Mediterranean with his girlfriend, he almost drowned. Just goes to show, you can draw inspiration from just about anywhere, if you know where to look.

Tired Of Driving Your Own Car? Startup Cruise Wants To Make It Drive Itself

Have you ever thought it'd be nice if your car could just drive itself? If you could make the occasional mistake on the road without it costing you a mint? If so, then I think Cruise is just the thing - it's tech that can turn any car into a self-driving one.

Need This New Invention? Elven Ear Clips

Whether you are heading to Comic Con, a sci fi convention, or your nearest Renaissance Festival, these cute Elven Ear Clips can turn you into an elf, fairy, or Vulcan in a moment and without using spirit gum. The fanciful design works much like a paper clip so that you don't need to have pierced ears to get the fantasy ears of your choice!

The Business Of Clowning Around: Terrifying Stalker Clowns For Hire

We have seen businesses that are scary in their genius, scary in their creativity, and scary in the fact that they're disturbing. While many businesses end up being scary, few actually setup to attain this as the central part of their business plan, it just happens somehow. Since scary isn't generally the intended goal, those monetizing on the terrifying become all the more interesting.

Kitty Litter Facial Masks: The Purrfect Way To Clear Pores

There's an innovative new way to use kitty litter, and you don't even need to own a cat. If you are a brave soul and will do anything for beauty, kitty litter facials might be the way to go. A bentonite kitty litter face mask is the purrfect way to get clear pores and soft skin.

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?