One thing I've learned over the years is you can never go wrong by invoking the diet excuse. (This excuse is particularly effective if you are still single.) Of course, you run the risk that a family member will decry your concerns for your figure as nonsense, or worse - for your plan, not your ego - tell you you're too thin as it is. read more »
Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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The Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force, may not end the age-old debate of whether or not centrifugal force actually exists, but it sure will take a pregnant woman’s mind off the business at hand during childbirth! read more »
In the past, when I packed my daughter's lunch I tried my best to use reusable containers as much as possible, but it proved to be a bit of a challenge and not always as environmentally friendly or as convenient as I hoped. The Wrap-N-Mat has given me a longer lasting eco-friendly alternative to Tupperware, sandwich baggies and foil paper. read more »
In the not-too-distant-future, you'll be able to have your sagging breasts lifted on your lunch hour! Well, just about.... An Israeli company, MIM (Minimally Invasive Mastopexy) has developed a two-hole breast lift procedure to insert what amounts to a permanent push-up bra under your breasts. How clever and how considerate!
The "Stork's Cradle", an insulated drop box for babies in Japan's southern city of Kumamoto, has already saved 6 newborn babies from an uncertain fate. read more »
Tragedies like the Columbine Massacre and this years killing spree by a crazed gunman at Virginia Tech are proving to be more than isolated incidents. Worried parents are turning to the bulletproof My Child's Pack, an innovative accessory that provides children with an added layer of protection from the increasingly violent world. read more »
If you think about an episode of the Jetsons when you think about the future, chances are your predictions may be right on. This is especially true in the nation of Korea, where South Korea specifically has made it a goal to have a robot in every home by the year 2013. read more »
Here's super-cool new option for frustrated parents whose obstinate kiddos refuse to sit in a special seat or booster chair during mealtime... read more »
Watching the first episode of the second season of American Inventor this week made me wonder what ever happened to season one's winner of American Inventor? I bet a lot of people are asking the same question.
The grand finale of Season One of the American Inventor show aired on May 19, 2006 and Janusz Liberkowski won the title American Inventor. Janusz is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule (a safer car-seat). read more »
According to a 2005 survey of more than 1,000 moms, lots of blunders happen in the bathroom. For example, 85 percent have fallen into the toilet when the seat is left up. One quarter surveyed have resorted to using toilet paper for a wet child emerging from the bath when no towel was in sight. Better yet, 33 percent of moms have sleepily brushed their teeth with something other than toothpaste. read more »
What do you get when you cross a willful, stubborn, potty-training toddler with baggy, saggy jeans?
Truthfully, I don't want to know. But thanks to sister inventors Talia Bahr Goldfarb and Danielle Bahr Eason, kids now have a simple way to keep their pants above their knees. Their solution? Myself Belts. These innovative belts snap around the first belt loop (so it remains attached at all times). After sliding the belt through the rest of the loops, the child simply secures the end with the Velco closure. This design allows little ones to pull and tighten one-handed without the belt coming out of the loops, and without any tricky buckles to manage. read more »
The House Sitting Robot is a cute gadget that will take care of your house when you are not there.
Now don't think that this robot will water your plants, take your pet out and look after your kids when you are not there. No it does something far more important. It protects your house against robbery. Wow!
You can go on an extended holiday without a single worry. read more »
When I was a kid, I remember every Thanksgiving following my uncle into the hallway so he could retrieve the phone book from his closet.
He would hold it high above his head, shuffle to the table, and with a flourish, place it firmly on the black vinyl dining room seat.
Donna Rendell is the mother of a child with life-threatening food allergies. She lives in fear that her daughter, Stella, will come in contact foods given to her by well-meaning parents, relatives, or friends who may forget that her allergies are so severe, the wrong foods can kill her.
She set out to create products to help communicate the allergy message. read more »
A must-do on every child's list is to play with food. Spinach can transform into ‘yucky mush', peas into footballs, fries and ketchup into bloodied swords...WOWIE!
Who said food is meant to be eaten?
Definitely not a kid. read more »