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The Chem 3000 - A Holiday Toy For Adults. Merry Chemsmas!

In many respects, growing up sucks. Bills, work and responsibilities tend to drain the fun out of holidays, replacing awesome Christmas toys with socks and shirts. But for those that want a little more bang for their buck this Christmas, the Thames & Kosmos Chem 3000 chemistry set delivers!

Aquadoodle Classic Mat A Draws Kids In Again And Again

As Christmas rapidly approaches, parents are seeking the perfect gift for their young children - preferably one that won't damage the house or dye the dog purple. Say hello to the classic Aquadoodle mat.

TV Advertising Still As Effective And Annoying As Ever, Study Finds

For years, there has been concern in the TV advertising industry that the use of PVRs and DVRs would ruin sales numbers and force a revolution. According to research conducted at the University of Chicago, Tilburg University and Duke University - not so much.

Probably Not TSA Approved - The Playmobil Security Checkpoint

With hilarity that seems almost too on-point to be real, the Playmobil "Security Check Point" has seen a sudden resurgence of interest online.

School Rules! 10 Weird & Bizarre Japanese School & Stationery Supplies

Japan is famed for its education system and rightly so, though with school supplies like these its a wonder students can concentrate on the subject at hand.

Qwirkle - Weird Name, Fun Game

Fun and addictive with a distinct element of strategy, Qwirkle is a board game that's been winning awards and rave reviews from parents and consumers alike.

Social Media Random Chat Minus The Private Parts

When Howard Stern titled his 1997 movie, "Private Parts," it was of course a double entendre that exposed the bad boy radio jock's origins while also referencing his obsession with the physical anatomy. When the video chat site Chatroulette graced (or disgraced, dependent on your point of view) our computer screens, that social network gave a whole new meaning to the psychological term "penis envy." With the recent launch of HowRandom.com, a new social media site looks to eliminate visuals from the chatting equation.

Packaging Your Product For Major Retail Success

Packaging is essential to your success with Major Retailers.  Therefore, it is imperative that you spend more time and effort on packaging!  I've seen amazing product concepts not get realized by Major Retailers because of packaging. Truly, packaging can make or break a buyer's decision as to whether they buy your product or not.

Celebrities Experiencing Digital Deaths In Social Media Fundraiser For AIDS

Social Media has long been known for its involvement in charitable initiatives. Among them is Causes, a Facebook application which is very popular among non-profits. Noted proponents like Corey Szopinski, Jane McGonigal and former Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes all come to mind regarding the work that is being done, associated with what is referred to as the Good Web.

In Your Own Voice Storyteller Allows You To Read To Your Child From Anywhere

In the last couple of years a few story reading devices have come onto the market.  These gadgets will read the words to your child as he/she follows along in the book.  Unfortunately, nothing quite beats the comfort of having a story read by a loved one.  The In Your Own Voice Storyteller combines the reading gadget technology with the sound of your own voice.

Fisher Price iXL – The iPad(ish) for iKids

From Fisher Price, maker of all things toy and learning-related for young children, comes the iXL, a touch-screen education station with 6 pre-loaded apps.

2010's Hottest Toys For The Toddler Set

It is fascinating to watch a toddler with a new toy.  With the holidays right around the corner you may be wondering what toys to look at for the toddler in your life.  Here is a countdown of some great new toys and a few twists on old favorites.     

9 Baby Toys To Light Up Their Little Eyes This Holiday Season

So, it’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about what gifts you are going to give the special people in your life.  If you have a baby on your list of people to buy for then you may be wondering what toys will put a smile on that drooly little mouth.  Here is a countdown of new finds and ever-popular classics to get you started.

Should I Manufacture or License My Invention?

I recently attended my local Inventors Association (Inventors Alliance in Northern California) and noticed that Inventors kept asking Andrew Krauss (President of Inventors Alliance) about the differences between Manufacturing and Licensing a product.  New Inventors were confused about what these terms meant and wanted to learn more about the factors to consider when deciding which way to go for their own product.  So I thought I'd take a minute to discuss both options as this comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes as well.


Alchohol Is Most Dangerous Legal AND Illegal Drug

Have you ever wondered which of many evils you should choose if you are going to be naughty.  The Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ICDH), a UK-based advisory, headed by Dr. David Nutt, has just published a report that lists drugs in order of their danger - both to the user and to others who come in contact with the user.  The leader on both scales, by far, was alcohol.

 


Anatomical, Artsy Dresses By Rachel Wright

It much just be that we're feeling a little gorier with Halloween coming up this week, but have you noticed that body parts are in fashion? Last week we saw human anatomy tees, and this week there's something for those who prefer to show off their anatomy in a more feminine way!

25 Free Informative Business eBooks

Thanks to the internet, business owners and entrepreneurs have a multitude of resources available at their very fingertips. The ebook niche has become quite popular in the last few years; you can find one about almost any topic.The best part is - you can get most of this information for free!

Avoid Getting Ripped Off By Get Rich Quick Schemes

Virtually any online get rich quick scheme that sounds too good to be true probably is. Some people are so eager to make quick money that they don't put in the due diligence to ensure a company is legit, and they end up getting scammed and losing their money.

Finally! A How-To Manual For The Budding Evil Genius

Evil geniusing comes to the masses with Robert Iannini's book "Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius: 28 Build-it-yourself Projects"

Invention Through The Eyes Of The Dean, On Planet Green

Dean Kamen, best known for the invention of the Segway personal transporter, will co-host an 8-part series on invention starting tomorrow, October 22, 2010, for Planet Green on the Discovery Channel.  The series, titled Dean of Invention, was named for and after Kamen, as he is now holds more than 400 patents himself.   Though inspiring for all, Dean of Invention is intended to inspire young persons to enter science and math so that they can be a part of shaping their own futures.