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Txt Blocker: Business Offers Will Power Service, Limiting Cell Phone Use

Cell phone bans while driving are being rolled out around the world, with varying penalties for those who still choose to talk or text and drive. While the distractions that cell phones can cause are obvious, there are some who just can't resist answering a ring or responding to a text even when they're on the road. Since some drivers lack willpower, there's a business that's decided to take advantage!


NC-17 Rating For Xbox 360 Users Restricts Tweets

Not only are teenagers 17 and younger allowed to watch certain movies, Xbox 360 just banished them from accessing social networks. Strange that the teen demographic that is the target market for Xbox systems are restricted from from the Xbox Live's new integration of Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. And with Christmas right around the corner!

Nintendo Isn't Kidding With The 'Baby And Me For Wii' Doll Controller

"Baby and Me for Wii", set for release this December in Australia, is the latest and perhaps the strangest application yet for Nintendo's popular Wii game console. "Bring your baby to life with your Wii remote"... and with that, let the creepiness begin!

Air Filter and Houseplant Have Baby: Andrea Air Filter Is It A Great Holiday Gift Idea?

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday gift? How about a gadget and a plant in one? How about the Andrea air filter?

Novelty Fashion For Geeky Mothers To Be: The “Loading...Please Wait” Maternity Shirt

Maternity clothing is slowly improving the more time goes on. No longer do mothers have to suffer through fashion mishaps while wearing shirts and dresses that pay them a resemblance to tents. Maternity clothing is becoming more fashion forward, but that's just not for everyone; what about those geeks out there who want to wear their personalities loud and proud throughout their pregnancies without having to disguise themselves as fashionable women?


7 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas Mother Nature Would Appreciate

There is still time to make your own Halloween costume. Take a look at the list of eco-Halloween ideas I have gathered below. The costumes are made with recycled material and of themes Mother Nature would appreciate.

Top Ten Social Media Halloween Costumes

As much as social media occupies our everyday lives, I was surprised at how few social media costume actually were being packaged for sale. Perhaps retail manufacturers are in such an economic slump, they are focusing more on unloading existing inventory versus created new merchandise. However on the "home-made-create-your own" front, there are dozens of folks who have spent their time and creativity to craft some very unique social media costumes for this Halloween.

Falcon's Faux-Flight Of Fancy, the Reality Show?

It started with a helium aircraft  hovering over Fort Collins, Colorado and the belief that a  6-year-old boy climbed in and floated away Thursday, October 15, forcing officials to come up with a rescue plan to save him. Update at 3:35 p.m. ET:The balloon slowly spun to a crash-landing, surrounded by rescuers. Mystery widens, no one was inside balloon? It was at this time we learned that the father was a stormchaser, thus the balloon, and the family was involved in ABC's "Wife Swap," thus the reason for part of the craziness that unfolded. But the story didn't end there. The rest is only something that could make up a real-time Reality Show! Was it Truth or Hot Air? Or Balloonacy?

Maternity Jeans: Fashion That Grows With The Denim Loving Hot Momma

Maternity clothing is improving, but few moms look forward to having to give up their everyday wardrobe when they can no longer comfortably wear it due to pregnancy. It's a sacrifice that of course is worthwhile, but not if there's a way around it. One fashion label is offering expectant mothers a unique service that will keep them in their jeans.


Win Big Making Your Very Own Homemade Halloween Costume

Have you noticed that Halloween really brings out the creativity in people? I have. In search for earth-friendly Halloween innovations I came across one costume contest after another after another and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the cute and/or gory things people can create out of recycled material.

The Perfect Natural/Unnatural Teddy Bear Gift Leads to More Sustainable Toys

In a recent skim through of environmentally friendly e-newsletters in my inbox I came across one headline that I could not skim past. What in the world is a Placenta Teddy Bear? I had to click through.

McDonalds McTweets Born Too Late?

McDonalds has finally set up shop in the Twitterverse. But is it too late? McDonalds' movies, videos, blogs, social networks and Web sites have been cropping up all over the social media landscape for the last five years. And unfortunately they are not singing the praises of the hamburger joint giant.

Loving The Plush Life: 6 Weird Art Stuffed Toys

Weird art plushes When I was a young girl, I competed with my friends to have the largest collection of stuffed animals. Now that I’m an adult, I have noticed that I must not have been alone as there seems to be plenty of artists focusing their work in the realm of plush toys. While some of them are a bit strange, they are always fascinating. Funny enough, now my house is still filled with stuffed toys, only now I only collect weird artistic versions.

Plum Crazy About Social Networking!

How does a social network that has been around since 2006, with limited social media cred make an impact in today's Web 2.0 world? Well, perhaps if a well known mobile phone company with the resources of Nokia was will willing to invest in it!

Top Ten 'Texting For Tots' Mobile Phones

It use to be you learned to crawl, before you could walk and then run. Well today, while tots and teens begin to become mobile, they're also learning how to use a mobile. Kids born after the year 2000 might end up being called the 'Tiny Texters' generation as their passion to text is keen. Parents might not agree, but as we all know peer pressure in our formative years becomes the driving force behind these types of purchases, and Mom and Dad more often than naught usually succumb to the demands of their offspring!

Soft Fan Provides Cooling Breeze, Protects Curious Fingers

Want to cool down a room but worry about spinning metal blades slicing a curious child's fingers? The "Soft Fan" eases minds with its soft polyurethane blades while pleasing eyes with a rounded, stylized design.

Belly Button Box Preserves The Tie That Binds

Preserve the joy and wonder of giving birth for eternity by preserving your child's umbilical cord in this special wooden keepsake box.

Top 10 Women In Business: Results of StartupNation’s Leading Moms in Business Competition

This summer, StartupNation held the Leading Moms in Business Competition which asked Americans to vote on their favorite businesses run by busy moms and women out of the thousands of submissions that were received. The top leading moms in business were whittled down to 200, and here are the top 10 who lead the competition! Many of these entrepreneurs aren't just mothers with businesses - most of them can thank motherhood for their ideas and success!

Pregnancy Glamor Shots Make The Most Of A Bella Belly

Everyone loves baby pictures, but before the baby even arrives? Japanese mothers-to-be are baring their bellies in exclusive photo sessions that capture the pregnant pause.

Pimp Your Brolly With The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle

The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle frees up your hands when inclement weather strikes. Students, shoppers, busy mothers and anyone fumbling for their house or car keys will appreciate this ingenious add-on that grips your shoulder like an angry anaconda in heat.