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Cross Your Heart, Your Fingers, And Your Toes... Researchers Study Superstition

People often have weird superstitions that bring them luck... or they think bring them luck. Not just the obvious things like crossing fingers and toes, wearing a charm, or carrying a bunny's foot, but sometimes some pretty strange personal rituals that they believe are lucky - just look at what some athletes do!

ZoomAtlas Social Network For Boomers With $10K Geo-Based Reunion Contest

With Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn now the dominant players in the social media space and Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt in the location-based arena - each garnering a user-base larger than many countries - is there room for another to focus on just one segment of the population? Mark Sherman and ZoomAtlas, with the majority of users over 50 seem to think so.

New Balance 'Sunshine & Pink' Shoes Are Some Stealthy Sneakers... NOT!

The limited edition New Balance MTG580 SP running shoes are just about sold out but that doesn't mean you'll never see them again; you will... from miles away.

'The Social Network' Movie Like 'Primary Colors' Portrays Flawed Leader

Columbia Pictures just released its first poster for the Facebook movie, titled 'The Social Network.' Portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Zuckerberg is viewed with a tagline that says it all… "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." Is this a character flaw, or a necessary evil?

"Why Not Me?" Ask Women As FDA Turns Down 'Female Viagra'

There are plenty of theories as to why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today failed to approve a new drug to enhance sexual desire among women with low libidos. Very few of them sound like they're based on science.

 


What Do You Call A Revolutionary Toilet? The Stealth™

You thought a 1.6 gallon tank was saving you water... although it's kind of weak with a flush. But the folks at Niagara Conservation Company have invented a new toilet flushing system that only uses .8 gallons of water on each flush, saving the average family about 20,000 gallons of water a year.  Meet the Stealth.

 

The Newest, Coolest Design In Chopsticks By Kayiwa: TUKAANI

Lincoln Kayiwa, who recently opened his own design company, KAYIWA, in Helsinki, is presenting a new look, material, and handling manner for his elegant TUKAANI, sterling silver chop sticks. 

Why Wasn't Ronnie Lee Gardner Allowed To Tweet?

A lot of controversy has been cyber-ventilating the collective blogo-and-twitterspheres today as the result of Utah's attorney general need to provide a blow-by-blow lead-up to a firing squad execution via Twitter. Some have labeled it a "tweet too far."

Research Prooves Romantic Music Enhances Prospects For Dating

Would you be surprised if I told you that French researchers were involved in the study of romantic music and its effects on getting average-looking men a date?  It's good to hear that romance, even the inclination to study romance, is still alive in France.

Bicycle Escalator Helps Cyclists Climb Stairs

Call it a Bike-O-Lator - they do in Japan, where a series of innovative bicycle escalators help cyclists negotiate steep stairways leading to and from city subways.

Great Student Designs: 3 Fantastic Chair Designs By Rahul Shirbhate

Rahul Shirbhate has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, but his creative energy is being poured into his design work.  While now in a Master's program in design at IIT Guwahati, India, his early works predict a successful career in furniture design.  In a period where so much design is imitative, Shirbhate's imagination is unbound, fresh, and spirited.  Here are three of his exciting chair designs.

Red Bull Takes A Whrrl On Location-Based Social Network For Air Race

While airplane racing might not have the cred or fan-base of the World Cup, it has found a way to promote itself through one popular social media channel. Whrrl, a location-based social network app will provide fans with events up close and personal, even if you are not watching from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ - one of the race's major vantage points.

Will The Internet's 'Kill Switch' Kill Social Networks?

It's hard enough dealing with Twitter's Fail Whale on a daily basis, and the number of phishing attacks occurred on Facebook - now, we might have to contend with the possibility of both networks being turned off with one flip of a switch? When did Big Brother relocate to the States?

X-Ray Pinup Calendar Is More Than Just Skin Deep

An innovative pinup calendar by Berlin's Butter Advertising Agency makes no bones about true beauty being on the inside.

Outdoor Cat Enclosures: How To Go From Patio To Catio

Take the 'P' from 'Patio,' substitute a 'C' and you get a suitably named Catio, an outdoor cat house. Catio is where indoor cats can hang outside of their houses or apartments in an outdoor enclosure that safely keeps them in and predators out.  If you have time to build a catio, you can do-it-yourself, but there are several options.