Social Media Worm That "Likes" Facebook

Worms on Facebook are becoming almost as ubiquitous as the site itself. With so many Facebook pages on the network today, and with everyone trying to get their pages additional "LIKES," it's wise in general to stay away from any page with "Shocking" in its title - let alone, if its followed by "This girl killed herself after her Dad posted this photo."

USB Toothbrush Sterilizer Case Blasts Bacteria With UV Light

The new UV light toothbrush sterilizer case from Japan Trust technology (JTT) is powered through a USB connection or by two AA batteries, allowing germophobes to wipe out 99.9% of the bacteria infesting their toothbrushes anywhere, anytime.

Got Milk? Good. Milk Helps You Lose Weight!

Milk helps advance weight loss?  That's a surprise to most of us, because many of the most popular diet programs exclude or minimize dairy products as part of their regimes.  A two-year study shows not only that milk drinkers lose more weight, but that Vitamin D has other health benefits besides preventing skin cancer.

Awesome Eyeglasses For The Future Win Wall Street Journal Tech Award

Edyeglass technology hasn't advance very much since the 19th century... until now.  TruFocals, soon to be re-branded Superfocus, are the coolest things in prescription eyeglasses since Benjamin Franklin made his own.  In fact, they are designed just like Franklin's glasses. 

Krispy Kreme Japan Rolls Out Scary-otypical Halloween Treats

Krispy Kreme Japan is rolling out a special, seasonal series of donuts with a Halloween theme. The sweet holiday treats will only be sold until October 31st so get 'em while the going's ghoul!

British Researchers Find First Evidence Of Genetic Link To ADHD

In the 1980's when attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was first bandied about as a developmental disability, many college and university administrators and teachers thought it was just an excuse for poor grades and low test scores. Slowly though, it has become recognized in the educational community as an actual disorder and new educational methods, as well has drugs, have been developed to help treat it.  Now, scientists have found that there is a genetic link to ADHD.


Back To The Future: 8 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets From The 20th Century

One of the several segments of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) historical look at 20th century kitchens is its collection for Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen.  Here, we find designs for the kitchens of the future from the avant-guarde of the last century, which still have relevance and style for today's kitchens... But where are they?



Social Media Screens Prospective Employees & Clients

Be careful what you tweet, Flikr, YouTube and update - less you want to reduce your chances of getting hired or landing your next client. Social media is now officially the extension of one's resume. It adds another layer for discovery by prospective employers and companies. After all, who knows you better than your social networks?

Vegetable Scrubbing Gloves Have Grate A Peel

Peeling potatoes - a popular punishment for picked-on privates penalized in the PX - just got a little less punishing, thanks to these pink scrubbing gloves from Japan's Aimedia.

In The Race For The Fattest Country, U.S. Comes In A Close Second

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), an international organization of 33 countries, recently released the latest figures on the obesity rates of all of its member countries.  Though the U.S. was just shy of coming in first, we still have a big fat influence on the world.


The Moss Ring: Organic Jewelry That's Keen, Green, & Begs To Be Seen

The Moss Ring from Lade Store is not only a unique, eco-friendly jewelry design, it's a gift that will will grow on you... literally.

Social Media Crowd Sources Fund Raising For First Twitter Documentary

It's appropriate that a crowd-sourced medium such as Twitter would be the source for a movie producer to solicit funding for a documentary about the microblogging platform. Since the movie is a series of individual vignettes of Twitter users, the Singaporean filmmaker Siok Siok Tan (@sioksiok) is reaching out to all 190 million users with an appeal for assistance.

'Magic K' Proves To Be 'Magic Drug' For Depression

Ketamine, a common recreational drug known as 'Magic K" or "Special K," is being studied by scientists at Yale University School of Medicine as an alternative to the more commonly prescribed antidepressants.

Social Etiquette Design Diplomatically Tells Cell Phone Users When To Shut Up And Shut Off

While you might bark something strident to the person who is obnoxiously responding to cell phone calls while supposedly having a conversation with you... Ingrid Zweifel, an award winning Parson's Design School student, has designed a group of products that respond to these and similar obnoxious cell phone acts... diplomatically.

Social Media Gets Graphic With Zuckerberg Comic Book & Novel

Mark Zuckerberg has been called a lot of things, but 'comic book action hero' is not one that comes to mind. However, with Facebook movies (Catfish & The Social Network) gaining a lot of buzz at theaters nationwide, "nerd" as anti-hero seems to be the latest trend. Who would have guessed that a "social media thriller" could actually become a new literary genre. But seemingly that is the case with a new comic book and graphic novel written about the world's most ubiquitous social network.