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How To Burp The Best


Every so often I see a parenting scenario that I remember to tuck in my feeble mother memory bank. These situations end up usually as parenting lessons for me – ones that I must remember to do, or ones that I really need to remember NOT to do.
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American Inventor Television Show airs JUNE 6, 2007 at 9:00 pm


"Next Best Thing," from Peter Engel Prods. and New Wave Entertainment, will settle into its normal one-hour slot at 8 p.m. the following week, June 6.

That leads into the return of the reality contest "American Inventor," from FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell at 9.

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Popable, Shareable and Eatable Fashion


Along with working out and feeling good on the inside it would be nice to also look good on the outside. Unfortunately, with the decline in my fitness, my sense of style has diminished too. Naturally I've turned to magazines, friends, family and the ever so versatile internet for some help. Though all the tasteful tips and advice have been useful and appreciated, nothing has been more eye opening and entertaining as the search for style on the internet, be it my style or not.
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The Ultimate Dog Lead


The Canny Collar was voted the Best New Product for 2006 by the Pet Product Retail Association.

This revolutionary, yes, it is revolutionary innovation is made up of a simple collar with a slip line that fits over the dog's nose and a lead that fastens behind the dog's head. read more »

Ewaste Makes N+ew Seat


Sometimes when in search for something, such as the remote control, what you find instead: your lucky pair of frog socks, 2 dollars worth of quarters and an unexpectedly good poem you wrote several years ago, makes your search all worth while. Whether you find what you were looking for in the first place or not it feels good to know that your search still lead you to something more exciting and possibly more valuable. A few days ago my day kind of went like that.

Reading from the About My Planet online green news, I came across a strange and funny picture of a person dressed in a Selk Bag. A Selk Bag is a wearable sleeping bag. read more »

Stop Playing With Your Food


A must-do on every child's list is to play with food. Spinach can transform into ‘yucky mush', peas into footballs, fries and ketchup into bloodied swords...WOWIE!

Who said food is meant to be eaten?

Definitely not a kid. read more »

I’m Turning My Clock BACK!


How many times have you said mournfully, "I remember when I could open any jar." Or "When I was young I could lift 50 pounds with one hand" Or "Up until recently, I could eat anything I wanted and not gain weight?"

Wish you could turn your clock back?

You can. And not only that...

You can get highly personalized information about how to do it for free!

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Help Opening Locks



The Solar Keyhole Light is solar powered as the name suggests.

Small and compact it can be used to light up key holes, door handles or entrances.

No more fumbling in the dark, no dropping all the shopping, no putting down the baby while trying to open the door. read more »

Easy Way to Lock Your Computer Away


Afraid of leaving your computer?

Kavita Mathur, our Guest Blogger, is a public relations professional in the field of Education with a passion for communicating. Taking a much deserved break from her career to bring up her two children, she has gone back to her first love-writing - in her free time. She wanted to share her love for cool gadgets with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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Haven’t you always been irritated with nosy parkers whose main interest in the office is to poke and pry into your affairs? Leaving your cubicle becomes a major hassle as computer security can be a major concern. read more »

JumpSnap, the Jump Rope Without a Rope


Exercise whether it be: yoga, walking, running, aerobics or even martial arts, has always been a big part of my life. I've always found some way to stay fit, but at about every 2 years or so I hit a rut. I get distracted, perhaps bored, and I allow myself to allow work and my kids to keep me too busy to make the time to exercise.

It's been six months worth of distractions this time and very little exercise has been a part of my routine, except for the occasional sun salutation in my living room at night. In six months I feel like my body and mind have aged five years and not in a healthy kind of way. So now, I'm desperate and looking for ANYTHING to get me motivated and back in shape again, on a consistent basis. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $18,600 for a Fork


Have money to burn? How about paying $18,600 for a fork? Alright, you caught me. I'm exaggerating. For that meager price you get a dinner fork, dinner knife, soup spoon, salad fork, and teaspoon. Five entire eating utensils. Wow. I can smell a bargain from a mile away.

Malmaison Classique Flatware by Christofle features sterling silver cutlery with handles trimmed with diamonds of exceptional quality. The collection includes knives, forks and spoons with diamonds embellished in the front and back. read more »

Ladies, Put Your Beer Boobs On!!


Wine RackWine RackWell, folks who know me know about my fascination with beer and with lovely ladies.

Well, I just got news of a device that is probably the smartest thing I ever heard of in my life for a woman trying to catch a man's attention. read more »

Painless Sleep with Innovative Neck Pillow


The Temperature Therapy Neck Pillow, is a soft polyester fiber pillow which has a removable gel cylinder at its core.

This gel cylinder works as the proverbial magic lamp. You want a cold compress on the strained muscle?

Just freeze the gel cylinder, insert it into the pillow and apply on the painful muscle.

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Community WiFi : IdeaWatch 2.0


What's the worst part of relying on WiFi to run your business? The unpredictability! Many stores and restaurants advertise as being WiFi-ready, but you never know until you show up whether or not it actually works the way you need it to, or worse, whether or not you have to pay! Enter FON, a Spanish company backed by the likes of Skype and Google to develop a community-based WiFi network that literally spans the globe. And with limited penetration in the U.S., FON presents a unique opportunity for enterprising minds looking to make a little money on the explosion of wireless connectivity. read more »

If You Think A Trademark Search Is Easy, You're Not Doing It Right!


The innocents do a Google or Yahoo search for their trademarks. Then they visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office, enter their favorite trademark in the blank box and no results are returned. Hurrah! Voila! This clever, creative, boss, rad, cool, hot trademark is all mine!

 

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Tea Stick for a Stylish Cuppa


The Gamila Company has created a Tea Stick that promises to bring back the lost joys of tea drinking. Connoisseurs of tea will love this innovative new product. A slim, sleek stainless steel tube with perforations along its body, it is the ultimate infuser for tea enthusiasts. read more »

Util-Key: Awesome Tools Smaller Than Your Keys


Want something tiny and handy?

Kavita Mathur, our Guest Blogger, is a public relations professional in the field of Education with a passion for communicating. Taking a much deserved break from her career to bring up her two children, she has gone back to her first love-writing - in her free time. She wanted to share her love for cool gadgets with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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In today's world of miniaturization, small is in! read more »

Chilled Drinks, Instantly!


Tinchilla Instant Can CoolerTinchilla Instant Can Cooler

The Tinchilla Instant Can Cooler works with most 350 ml cans and gets them to ice cold from room temperature in under a minute.

All it requires are two AA batteries and as I mentioned a handful of ice.

The Tinchilla Instant Can Cooler works 240 times faster than a conventional fridge. read more »

Need Great Market Research on the Cheap?


Need a better way to do market research?

Patrick Misterovich, our Guest Blogger, is a stay-at-home dad to three young boys and spare-time entrepreneur. He created the PEZ MP3 Player and
helped create the Helmet MP3 Player. His one-man company is Lincoln West
Studio
, LLC. He wanted to share some helpful tips with the inventors and entreprenuers at AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's his article
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2007 Audition Dates for Season Two of American Inventor


The audition dates for Season 2 of the American Inventor reality television show are:

Los Angeles - March 19th
San Francisco - March 25h
Chicago - March 31st (originally had it at 30th)
NYC - April 4th
Orlando - April 9th
Houston - April 13th

UPDATE: CHICAGO AUDITION DATE CHANGED FROM MARCH 30TH TO MARCH 31ST

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