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Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

Talking My Language - Learning And Translating Languages At The Same Time

Learning a language will never have been so fulfilling, and online translations will never have been so accurate once Duolingo comes online.

21 Drops Trios Modernize and Simplify Aromatherapy

For many aromatherapy-curious people the practice seems a little too complicated.  21 Drops aims to take the frustration and guesswork out of aromatherapy.  They have created easy to use and tote rollerball vials of pre-blended oils to treat a wide range of issues. 

Super Sized For A Super Console, Part One: The Giant NES Controller Coffee Table

Remembering the days when you'd hook up your NES and start playing Balloon Fight or Super Mario World for hours on end? Well, I do. And maybe you will too, once you see this larger than life NES controller slash coffee table that you can actually hook up to your gaming console!

Neutral Compact Hand Drill Concept Puts A Twist Into The Power Tool Market

An IF Concept Award winner for 2011, the Neutral Compact Hand Drill by Tim Bennett features an innovative new way to get screwed.

Doodle Duvet Gives Kids A Chance To Draw On The Bed

Do you have kids who are constantly drawing on things they aren’t supposed to draw on?  Are you getting sick of telling them over and over not to do that?  Instead of fighting it you can now go with it and get them a Doodle Duvet. 

Having A Pet Party? Bake Your Own Treats With PetCakes Trays & Mixes

.... What first caught my attention about PetCakes was the Pet Party Kit, which comes with appropriate baking pans depending upon whether the host is a dog or cat, the PetCakes mixes, pet invitations, and even a pet party hat!

 


Great Mother's Day Gift For Grandma: Photo-Top Tray Table

I'm giving you a head start this Mother's Day with an early idea for a Grandma gift, because the 'Photo Frame Table' doesn't come with your pictures.  You will have to collect or create photos that fit in the frames; that's why you should get started now.

 


Design Efficient Place To Stash Your Stash

When designing a house, I wonder how many architects think about places to hide.  Maybe places for kids to hide from each other, or for adults to hide when marketers come to their doors.  But what about places to hide stash... valuable stash like money or jewelry?

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

Sweat Your Way To A Beautiful Glow With An Aluminum Facial

If you read beauty magazines you will know that hydration is key in the quest for glowing skin.  Well, if hydration is something your skin is in need of and you have no problem with looking like a creepy robot for about 15 minutes then the Akaishi Aluminum Facial Spa may be for you. 

Up Close With Birds 'N' All - A Hummingbird Feeder For Your Face

The best way to experience hummingbirds is in your face!

Construction Quilt Sparks Creativity In Kids And Adults

Kids think forts are great.   Up until now the building blocks of most forts have been sofa cushions, blankets and cardboard boxes.  The Construction Quilt could offer a new element to the mix.  It could also be used by adults as a funky design piece in their home.

2011 Paper Fashions Hit The Runway In Denver

Some were sexy, some demure, but to be sure, it was not your typical couture.  No, it was the 7th Annual Paper Fashion Show 2011, held in Denver this past week where hundreds of paper couture designs showed up on gorgeous models who walked the runway... yes, dressed in paper.

China's Street Sweepers Buff Boulevards with Homemade Broom-Go-Round

Cleaning streets with brooms may be old school, but Chinese street sweepers are proving once more that everything old is new again.

Spring's Here! - Banish Pasty Skin With These 5 Sunless Tanners

By now we all know that traditional tanning is not a good idea.  Over the past couple of decades tons of self tanning products have hit the market.  There are so many different formulations and application methods available that anyone who wants to get a touch of color should be able to find something to use, but where to start? 

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

The $10,000 Cupcake: 'You Make Me Want To Stout!'

For the fourth straight year, Scharffen Berger chocolate and TuttiFoodie sponsored the Chocolate Adventure Contest, awarding $20,000 to the three best original recipes incorporating Scharffen Berger chocolate in the U.S.  Well, there's one more catch...

Garment Deodorizer Destroys Unpleasant Smells In A Matter Of Minutes

Clothes absorb smells from all over the place and sometimes you just don’t have time to get rid of them before you go out.  If you had a Garment Deodorizer though, you could take care of this unexpected situation in a matter of minutes. 

Green Goose Rewards You For Keeping Up With Life

A new program called Green Goose may offer just the incentive that many people need to get back on track with their health goals and household routine.  The system, which is currently in beta, comes with several sensors to monitor different activities such as flossing, going for walks, taking vitamins, drinking water, etc. and plays out kind of like a video game.