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For Alzheimer's Patients, Singing Improves Mental Abilities

While today's boomers may best remember the words to Beatles or Rolling Stones songs, groups of older folks with Alzheimer's disease improved mental skills after sing-alongs of '40s and '50s movie and show tunes!

Incredible Site Allows The Blind To Scan Cans

Site is a truly commendable project from inventor Jim Ruck. With the aim of helping blind people to solve a long standing food-related problem, the Site device offers a crucial service, and does so in an extremely practical, modern and effective way. Something tells me this bad boy will go far.

Pregnant Moms Who Exercise Give Newborns A Head Start

The further along a mom gets in her pregancy, the more she longs to just sit down and take a load off her feet.  But not too much, indicates the latest research from the University of Montreal; she should be mindful of the power of exercise to give her newborn a head start.

Stop Worrying About Embarrassing Gas Thanks to Shreddies

Everyone farts, but no one wants to smell it. With Shreddies though, no one has to know about your gas -or at least, no one has to smell it.

14 Awesome Hanukkah Menorahs For Pet & Animal Lovers

A menorah is a special candelabra lit for eight nights during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, a holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is a joyous one, so it is not surprising that there are many that celebrate our relationship with our pets and our admiration and appreciation of wild animals as well.  Here are 14 wonderfully artistic animal menorahs for children and adults.

Showcase Your Shining Invention For Radio Shack’s Make It Glow Contest!

Radio Shack and Instructables.com have teamed up to award the inventors who can make and share how to create some fun light-up projects a fantastic bundle of glowing goodies, including an iPad, CHAUVET blacklight, and a Canon camera!

Research Shows Statins Protect More Than Your Heart

Statins have been given a bad rap in the past, mostly due to possible, but rare, serious side effects like muscle inflammation, diabetes, and liver disease. But lately, research is unvieling some very positive and unexpected 'side effects' of statin use...

Create Your Own Stylish Storage Spaces With OrgaTrend

Space with style. That is the somewhat intriguing slogan being shouted from online rooftops with unrivaled enthusiasm by the creators of OrgaTrend - a stylish and smart way in which to make the most of the space in your drawers whilst also guaranteeing exclamations of 'oh how clever' from any dinner guests who may pop round. Like I said, intriguing.

10 Funny Hanukkah Toys For Chewish Cats And Dogs

Chewish has, more or less, become the special attribution of pets who live with Jewish persons.  Or maybe it's just a great hook to sell more pet toys for Hanukkah. In any case, there are some real fun toys for cats and dogs who qualify - chewers, chasers, and swatters, who should not be left out of the Hanukkah festivities that begin early this year on Thanksgiving eve.

See The Innovative Insulin Delivery Tools From Winners Of The “Ignite: Diabetes Challenge!”

Way back in May 2013, the “Ignite Diabetes Challenge” prompted designers from around the world to create plans for painless and less painful ways for diabetics to take their needed insulin. Shots suck, so let’s check out the insulin delivery tools of the future:

Keep Gardening Through Winter....Indoors With Breathe

Everyone loves a good summer. The smell of freshly cut grass, the fact that everyone moans about getting sunburnt but secretly likes it, and of course, the privilege of being able to garden away to the heart's content. Well who says summer has to end? At least when it comes to the gardening bit. Yep, bursting on to the scene is a new food invention from the mind of Jim Ruck which goes by the rather snazzy name Breathe.

Suit Of Armor: An Elegantly Tailored Bulletproof Business Suit

If attempts on your life are all in a day's work, but you still need to dress comfortably and stylishly on the job, you need a fashionable suit of armor.  Garrison Bespoke has just the proprietary threads to make you a custom bulletproof suit that's elegant, stylish, and lightweight too! Keep reading to see the tests of this bulletproof business suit on video!

Stick It! The Top 10 Antisocial Stick Figure Family Decals

Stick figure family decals have been around since 2006, if you can believe it, and though their 15 minutes of fame has LONG expired... they unfortunately haven't. These 10 antisocial stick figure family decals cleverly mock, belittle, shame and otherwise skewer those who would advertise their oh-so-perfect socioeconomic status to those stuck in traffic behind them.

Your Pets Deserve Their Own Thanksgiving Dinners - Healthy Ones!

Every year around the holidays, we are warned not to share our yummy meals with our pets.  They can get very sick from eating our rich food, and really we should not feed them from the table anyway.  But there is at least one pet food company known for making high quality pet foods, that has whipped up a couple of special Thanksgiving meals for our dogs and cats - even those that are on grain free diets.

5 Unique Indoor Planter Gifts For The Winter Gardener

There's something very personal about receiving a plant.  And if you receive a plant in winter, when all outside is stagnant or frozen, it's really special.  I was browsing Uncommon Goods the other day and found a range of really creative indoor planting schemes for unique gifts.  They have dozens, but here are five of my faves....

Cooking Invention To Provide Greater Freedom For Millions Of Women: The Rotimatic

Serving delicious roti fresh and warm at dinner time takes hours of tedious work, performed mostly by women, in India, Pakistan, and many other south Asian and African countries every day.  So, it's no surprise that inventor Pranoti Nagarkar believes that the impact of her Rotimatic roti maker will be on a par with the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, and the contraceptive pill in terms of providing freedom for women!

Lord Of The Spies Afoot On The Island Of Web 2.0

Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys cast-offs on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Published in 1954 when McCarthyism and the "Red Scare" of the Soviet Union was at its height. Flash forward almost 60 years to the day, and American are anxious once again  - but this time it's not the Russians, it's our own government.

Mouthwatering? How About Rotisserie Fried Turkey For The Holidays?

Some enjoy the nip in the air, others enjoy visiting with friends, the parties, the gifts.... I'll be honest. What I enjoy most about the holidays is the food - especially turkey!  So I did flips when I found out there is a way to improve on my favorite cooking method, fried turkey.  A rotisserie!  Right, a rotisserie in a fryer! Whoa!

Thief Proof Your Dog With The Safespot Locking Leash And Collar

Dog theft has been on the rise for the last several years in the U.S, with an estimated 2 million dogs being stolen in 2012.  But a company with the slogan, "You lock your bike, why not your beagle?" is promoting its new Safespot Locking Leash and Collar, so maybe there won't be more dog thefts than bike thefts!

Medical Intervention Successful In Rats With Gambling Addictions

Rats who are compulsive gamblers have reason to celebrate today as researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the first successful drug to inhibit this compulsive behavior in its test group.  The test of 32 laboratory rats over a 16-month period involved the development and deployment of the only slot machine-style rat casino in North America, a casino built by the UBC Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience.