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The Postal Service Goes Greener

In March of this year the Postal Service launched a Free Recycling Through the Mail program. Right now the service only exists in 1,500 Post Offices in 10 areas across the country. Three of the areas include: Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Have a Retro Baby For a Hot New Look

Whoever said that the best baby rooms are decked out in the latest and greatest? Sometimes going vintage is the hip thing to do, as is discovered by visitors to My Retro Baby.

Drink it and Toast it - 8 Extraordinary Messages Contained in Cups

Companies around the world are beginning to take advantage of the beverage industry!

Bamboo Clothing: Innovative and Eco-Friendly

Soft on the skin, highly sweat absorbent, highly breathable, antibacterial, UV protective, anti fungal, eco-friendly and innovative.

What am I talking about?

The newest textile around, bamboo clothing.


It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... No, It's a Camera!

If you see something that looks like four hula hoops attached together with some sort of weird contraption in the middle hovering in the sky, don't automatically assume that it's a UFO.

Sure, the aliens have probably been slowly infiltrating our unsuspecting planet for many years now, but for a moment, put that thought aside. That device you see buzzing about might just be the Aeryon Scout, a new product from Aeryon Labs of Waterloo that is actually a flying camera.

Greatest American Dog, Reality Show By CBS

Just what you were looking forward to! Another reality show... this one with dogs and their owners. Professionally and home-trained dogs will compete against each other for the title of the Greatest American Dog in CBS's summer line-up of new reality shows.

Your Toast, The Way YOU Want It!

What shade of white or black is coming out of the toaster today? It's always a guess at my house, where, regardless of how well our toaster was rated by Consumer Reports, one toaster setting rarely results in consistency for any two-day period. The Transparent Toaster, by Inventables Concept Studios, may soon create the need for a recycle center for last-century toasters!

Brake-Lights of the Future

When a car's brake lights come on in front of you, especially at night, your mind has to process quite a few things. Are they coming to a complete stop? Are they slowing abruptly or gradually? Will I have enough space? A new design from Virginia Technical Institute takes almost all of the guess work out for you and should hopefully make the roads a little safer.

Seating for Squares: The Box Bench

Not necessarily inviting unless you like testing your balance, the Box bench nonetheless offers some cutting-edge design and uncomplicated style.

Barcode Art From Japan: Black & White CAN Get Along!

Barcodes... they're those black & white striped patterns that nearly every retail product sports these days. Now Japan's creative community has partnered with big corporations to add a life & laughs to boring old universal product bar codes.

Kids Fly Care Free with CARES

Today's families are scattered all over the map, meaning plane trips to grandma's house are more common than ever before. Thanks to the Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES), flying is safer than ever for your youngster.

Great Invention Idea? Candy for Adults Who Suck

United States patent D301835 enables the psychosexual slackers among us to complete the oral fixation stage anytime we want, or simply prolong it for as long as we like.

World's Only Fitting Room for Car Shopping

According to a recent survey conducted in the United Kingdom, 3 out of every 4 people recognize their car as a status symbol and a huge reflection of themselves. Because of this, Chevrolet has built a "fitting room" for prospective car buyers so they can actually see themselves in the vehicle before they buy it.

Give This Artist a Hand!

Guido Daniele creates awesome hand artwork of animals that pretty much look like the real thing.

Ji Lee's Mini Parallel World Turns Yours Upside Down

We interrupt this program to bring you something a little more random.  Introducing Parallel World, the latest project from guerilla artist and madcap designer Ji Lee, whose initial claim to fame was his NYC Bubble Project a few years back.

Delicious or Disgusting? The Banger & Mash Cone

From Aunt Bessie's web presence and the traditional kind of British food she's known for, like steak pies, home-style chips, and baked apple pie, you wouldn't think she'd become a trendsetter in the food arena. But she has created the United Kingdom's first main course on an ice cream cone -- the Banger and Mash Cone.


The World’s Most Green City?

Before you go patting yourself on the back for recycling your water bottle yesterday or turning the tap off while you brush your teeth, consider what life will be like in the eco-city of Dongtan. The city won't have a landfill. Why would they need one since they don't plan to have any garbage?

VW's New City Transport Cell

City Car Concepts are becoming more and more prevalent, and honestly, they are getting more attention than ever. Volkswagen Designers are hoping to break into this new market with the City Transport Cell (CTC).

The 10 Best Right Wing T-Shirts For Dogs

As the presidential race gets hotter and heavier, defenders of the right will call out the dogs to let those lefties know just what they think. Of course dogs don't have a vote, but they can bite, so you liberals better watch out. Among dozens and dozens of right wing political t-shirts for dogs, the top 10 are uniquely suited to the instinctive cleverness of a dog. Now, go gingerly ahead; these are some mean dogs!


The 10 Best Left Wing T-Shirts For Dogs

While the left and right go at it this election cycle, there are more political dog t-shirts than I've ever seen before. Pet retail is a booming business, perhaps the booming business in the U.S. right now, so it's a great time to get your leftist ideas onto a dog's back. The 10 best left wing dog t-shirts were chosen for pithiness, as well as suitability to a dog's mindset. No dogs were harmed in this process. Righties, don't take your frustration out on the dogs.