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eSalon Offers Expertly Blended Hair Color In A Home Kit

eSalon is an entirely new concept in the world of hair coloring. The site offers expert color blending and advice and then ships personalized kits out so that you can get a quality color at home.

Want This New Invention? Floating Beach Cabana

After the winter from hell, summer is here and we will soon be seeking ways to cool off. One great way is to buy your own island -- well sort of. You can buy your own floating beach cabana with the SportsStuff Cabana Islander to have your favorite body of water within arm's reach. It even comes with a 16 quart floating cooler for those all-important snacks and beverages.

If Beach Is In Your Plans, You Gotta Take The PTATT Tracking Towel

It's a strange name for a beach towel come travel bag, but that's what it is, the "PTATT" (Personal Travel and Adventure Tracking Towel). But don't hold the name against it, it's actually a pretty clever invention. It's been awarded two patents, so far, and it just won the People's Choice Best Invention Award at the 2014 South Florida Inventor's Society Expo in West Palm Beach. So, what is the PTATT and what does it do?

Want This New Invention? The Napkin Table

There is nothing quite as romantic as a lovely picnic for two in a park, along a riverbank, or on top a mountain. Sometimes the romance can be interrupted by trying to keep the glasses upright, uneven ground for the plates, and unwanted spillaage. Designers in Taiwan have come up with the answer -- a tiny, folding table for two -- the Napkin Portable Dining Table.

Social Media's Soft Shoe (Sock) Send-off To Mad Men's Bert Cooper

The Mad Men finale of season seven, part one bid a fond farewell in grand style, to the last of Sterling Cooper's founding partners.  Bearing in mind, producer, director, writer Matthew Weiner is no stranger to goodbyes, he also knows how to tug at our heartstrings when sending off memorable TV characters. Bearing in mind, producer, director, writer Matthew Weiner is no stranger to goodbyes. . .

Not Your Grandmother's Support Hose: 10+ Compression Socks To Knock Your (Old) Socks Off

In the old days - you might not remember them - our grandmas wore 'support hose' to keep the veins in their legs and feet from swelling. Pregnant women were also prescribed support hose to keep ankle edema down.  Today, it's become clear that nearly everything we do with our legs requires some support - whether it's sitting, standing, running, walking, biking, or weight training.  Support comes in the form of 'compression,' compression of veins and arteries in the legs.

From Slender Man To Widbook: Internet Myth Influences Writers' Social Network?

They say writing is a very lonely business. Some of our greats have gone mad searching for the perfect plot line or bon mot. Edgar Allen Poe is a cautionary tales as to how genius led to an ignominious ending. With the advent of Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing, an increasing number of services are looking to dispel the myth of the lonely writer by offering up social media options.

10 Funny And Useful Father's Day Gifts

There are no neckties in this gift list.  Not even funny ones.  But there are some other fun items that will make your dad chuckle, and that he'll likely use at least sometime between now and next Father's Day and maybe even longer.  Here are 10 fun Father's Day gifts for new dads, old dads, geek dads, golfer dads, foodie dads, and even single dads....

Outdoorsman Invents A Sleeping Bag For A Dog: The Barker Bag

Barker's not just any dog; he belongs to Andy Storms, a Seattle softgoods designer and outdoorsman, who loves to hike and camp with his best pal.  Barker's a tough dog; he hikes trails with Andy and he can get down and dirty with the best of them, but when night time comes, he likes to be cuddly and warm at the bottom of Andy's sleeping bag.  Problem is that while Barker stays warm, Andy's feet freeze.

Sitting Too Much? Get Off Your Butt With The Varidesk®

Poor posture, bad back, stiff neck, lack of circulation in your legs.... These are just a few of the dozens of health problems that can be caused by sitting all day, especially if you're watching a screen for a good percentage of it.  You could, of course, buy a standing desk.  Or, you could look into getting one of the amazingly versatile Varidesk® designs that let you move your desk up and down as you stand or sit.  Nice to have a choice, eh?

New Research Findings: Which Meditation Methods Are Best To Reduce Stress?

Those who want to practice meditation are often initially challenged to pick 'the best way' to meditate.  Some experts argue for mindfulness meditation, like focusing on your breathing or on body parts, or about a specific object or even a real problem one is experiencing.  Others prefer a non-directed, open-minded meditation in which one allows thoughts to come and go without dwelling on them or judging them or even reacting to them.  A team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Oslo, and the University of Sydney recently published their findings on the respective methods and their effects on the brain as seen on magnetic resonance imagery (MRI).

Yammer: Tower Of Babble For Private vs Public Engagement?

In the world of Web 2.0, while corporations have struggled with just how much social media their employees should be allowed to engage in, opinions differ widely as to its usage. From strict guidelines that prohibit using Facebook, Twitter, G+ or even LinkedIn at all in the workplace, to companies like Zappos that encourage their employees to become company advocates and engage to their heart's content, there a wide range . . .

All That Jazz Is Good For Your Brain: 3 New Studies

....Studies have shown that those with early music training benefit from that training long into their adult years, and there are correlations between early music training and improved neural reaction to speech sounds in elderly persons, for whom these signals are generally the first to go.  These three most recent studies help explain why musical training might be so important to the retention of language skills....

Innovative Food Research: Products Reflect Changing Diets

What will the diet of the future be like? Researchers in France have been busy developing diverse food types with higher nutritional value, alternative ingredients and production processes that are compeltley sustainable. Read on for more information, whether you are hungry or not.

PupSaver Dog Car Seat Safe For Use In Front Seats

Notice to all dog owners: It is not safe to drive with your dog in the front seat.  Right.  Now that you have that information, I will share news of a new car seat called the PupSaver that is made for pet owners who insist on keeping their dogs in their car's front seat anyway.  The PupSaver Car Safety Seat for Dogs passed an independent agency's crash tests up to a 30 mile-per-hour crash!

Make Your Picnic Posh With The Picnic Trolley

No awkward, bulky coolers will do at a picnic where the Picnic Trolley is going! Made in Great Britain (Wales, in fact), "the mecca of high-end picnics," the Picnic Trolley is brought to you by the incredibly innovative Pro-Idee Concept Studio....

Cisco Leads The Charge In The Application Economy

It's hard to believe that mobile devices while a couple of decades in the making didn't achieve mass adoption until Apple launched their first iPhone in 2007. With it's customer-pleasing multi-touch interface and application distribution platforms, a number of competing mobile operating systems joined the fray quickly to meet the burgeoning demand. Smarphones, tablet computers and other hand-held devices ushered in tech advancement . . .

5 Ways To Calm Your Cat

Stress is bad for all living things. For humans and animals, high cortisol levels in our systems can wreak havoc on our mental and physical health, cause disease, and eventually early death.  Like the good cat parents we are, we always try to soothe our kitties when they are stressed by petting them and talking to them calmly, but some situations may still drive them crazy. Traveling, especially to the vet, is especially harrowing for cats, being left alone for longer than usual, environmental noise, a new pet in the home, boredom...  These are just a few of the situations that can cause extreme stress in your cat, but what can we do for them?  Here are 5 natural products that I recommend....

How Instagrammable Is Instagram For Your Small Business?

While it's often been said, "a picture's worth a 1000 words," none of the current crop of social networks have given as much credence to that sentiment as Instagram. Yet, on the same token, can a platform (which is almost 100-percent mobile-based) really benefit those in small businesses saddled to their computers, working on the 'cube farms'?

Smart Touch: A New Concept For Blood Glucose Management

Luc Fusaro, award winning engineer and designer, has developed a new approach to blood glucose management. His Smart Touch is a device that attaches to your smartphone and works with your smartphone's camera app to give you accurate blood glucose readings without the bulky equipment most diabetics have to deal with.