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The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.

 


Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.

Bringing a Food Product to Market - The TERRA Chip Success Story

The story behind the success of TERRA Chips is truly inspirational for any entrepreneur interested in bringing a new food product to market. 

Here’s their story…

Anchor Stones Build Up Highly Crafted Fun

Popular since the 1880s, Anchor Stones by German toymaker Richter are seeing a comeback as well-made, high-quality toys come back into vogue.

What's Love Got To Do With It? - Treating Marriage Like a Business

A new book explains how to succeed in marriage, by treating it like a business.

Got Issues? Map Them - A New Map Making Tool That Anyone Can Use

IssueMap is an easy to use, free map making tool that allows you to map your data quickly and professionally.

Melissa And Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart Attracts Kids' Interest

Getting kids to do their chores, brush their teeth and even be nice to one another can be a challenge, but with the Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart, good behaviour might just stick.

Kindle's New Social Media Features Sends Message:'You Are What You Read'

Kindle owners, or those about to purchase, get ready for feature updates for the latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G devices. The free 'Kindle Software Update Version 3.1' is promoting an early preview release. In an effort to stay current with the social media milieu we live in, some of the new features are targeted to our networked communities, within and outside of the Kindle book covers.

Will Social Media Leaks Or Pokes Win Nobel Peace Prize?

Two years ago, the world wondered how a newly-elected president like Barack Obama could qualify and win the Nobel Peace Prize. Even the president questioned the honor. This year, that same president might also question why WikiLeaks is now a candidate for that same distinction. Moreover, in a year that couldn't get enough of Facebook, could that honor go to a dark horse, like the world's largest social network?

Calling All Kid Inventors: First Lego League Wants You!

FirstLego® League (FLL®) is calling for all young inventors between the ages of 9 and 16 (9 and 14 years old in the U.S. and Canada) to compete for the New Global Innovation Award presented by the X Prize Foundation.  Kid teams will compete for the opportunity to win a cash reward of $20,000 that would go towards patent and development costs for their new invention.

WobBally Tower Takes Balancing Balls To New Heights

The name of the game is WobBally, and the object is to not be the one that sends the balls tumbling to the table.

Tasty Science - Edible Education For Budding Scientists

Science kits are a dime a dozen, but Tasty Science stands tongue and buds above the rest – help kids learn about science, then eat an experiment or two. Yum!

Quantum Big Screen Microscope Brings Great Fun To Small Things

The Quantum Big Screen Microscope from Learning Resources helps kids enjoy the craziness of tiny nature while also learning a great deal in the process.

Laparoscopic Feedback Instrument Helps Surgeons Thread The Needle

Delft Unveristy professor finds a way to give surgeons tangible feedback during delicate Laparoscopic procedures.

China's Confucius Institute Spreads Chinese Culture Around The World

Soft power, hard sell: The non-profit Confucius Institute has been promoting China's language, culture and society to people and nations the world over since 2004. Nearly 500 CI's are now open in almost 100 countries and plans are afoot to establish 1,000 Confucius Institutes by 2020.

Oblo Puzzle Sphere Takes Thinking To The Third Dimension

The Oblo Puzzle Sphere is a three-dimensional way to teach kids about hand-eye coordination, motor skills and an appreciation for this crazy multi-dimensional world we live in.

Snap Circuits Junior Electrifies With Simple Fun

From Elenco comes the Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100, a great way for kids age 8-12 to learn about electricity without a shocking price tag.

Biotic Video Games Bring Life To The Small Screen

At Standford University, Assistant Professor Ingmar Riedel-Kruse and his team are developing ways to take real micro-organisms and make them part of video games.

Artz Koffer From Haba – If You’re Thinking “Geshundtiet” You’re Not Far Off

Kids love to play doctor, and European toy maker Haba has created an easier-than-ever way for little ones to make house calls: the Artz Koffer.