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Sliced Bread, Move Over: Contest for Next Best Thing

Yesterday marked the 80th anniversary of sliced bread. In honor of this momentous occasion, Times Online and News.com.au have launched a contest to find the best thing since sliced bread. Read on for details.

Change in Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension has shown that a higher intake of minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium by dietary means may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and decrease blood pressure in people with hypertension.

10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not to only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. It's too hot to leave the windows open and AC off and its too hot for the AC to keep up with the heat and keep us cool. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news is below is a quick list of innovations items to consider when thinking of investing in ways to reduce your bill.

Watermelon Could Possibly Work As Well As Viagra

A cool, juicy watermelon is a refreshing fruit for many. However, watermelons may have the same effect as Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Earn Your Bread and Butter With Toast Art

What can you do with toast besides slather butter and jelly on it? Create cool portraits with it!

Saleen's New Racecraft Brand is Official

Saleen has been spilling information about their new "value-oriented" line of performance kits. However, the official word came on the 4th of July in the form of a press release that outlined the new line as well as the first product from the new brand.

Cool Handmade Keyboards are Just Your Type

Bored with your keyboard? The NISHI-KI keyboard adds a touch of class & culture to this most utilitarian of peripherals. It may cost a pretty penny, but such is the price of made to order exclusivity, not to mention the gorgeous handmade decorative keys.

Wine Compound May Slow the Effects of Aging

Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and grape skin, may slow the aging process, researchers say.

Drink Up! More Coffee May Lower Risk For Liver Cancer

Think drinking coffee is bad for you? Well think again. Researchers have found that drinking more coffee may decrease your risk of liver cancer.

New Technology Could Detect Breast Cancer With Hair Strands

An Australian company called Fermiscan is in the process of developing a test that could possibly identify a person with breast cancer using about 20 strands of their hair.

Slap On The Ham And Make Sandwich Art

Why is it that I always find some food-related art when I'm really hungry? I see these works of art and I start to drool. Here is some sandwich art that will definitely make you salivate.

Buy Gas Now and Pay Less Later

Everyone has been feeling the crunch when buying gas. As the price creeps closer and closer to $5.00 per gallon, more and more people are wondering what they are going to do. A new program called MyGallons may be the answer.

Nerve Stimulation May Help You Lose Weight

Tiny amounts of electricity in order to stimulate the nerves might be a way to lose weight, researchers say.

Stars And Stripes Forever - Craziest American Flag Art

July Fourth, also known as Independence Day, is a time to celebrate the founding of America and commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. In honor of this celebration, I would like to share with you some interesting flag art that I have come across.

How A Dish Drainer Becomes An Item Of Genius

Read all about this innovative dish drainer that conserves runoff water that otherwise would go down the kitchen drain by utilizing it to grow herbs!

Rake Up Those Leaves and Create Leaf Art

This gorgeous leaf art originated in a small town in India and is done on dry Peepal leaves. This artwork is one of the oldest forms of art, and only a few people around the world are left that create this form of art.

CPR Pad Makes Resuscitation Easier

Designer Ryan Helps has come up with a CPR resuscitation pad that gives a person feedback when they are performing CPR correctly.

Weight Loss Device Won’t Make You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Many Americans are constantly fighting the weight loss battle. With so many delicious calorie-filled delights out there, it’s no wonder many people struggle. A device has been invented that could enable people to lose weight by taking smaller bites.

Pill May Cure Alcoholism

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have reported that a drug can lead to a reduction in heavy drinking.

Migraines Possibly Cured By Removing Muscle in Forehead

A clinic in Britain is offering a cure for migraine sufferers by removing a muscle in the forehead that triggers pain, nausea and dizziness.