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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....

Beware: Hackers Are Targeting POS Systems

POS, acronym for Point-Of-Sale, are the systems or devices that allow for transactions to be performed. In other words, it is the point where the costumer pays to the merchant in exchange for goods or services. Recent news showed that hackers are beginning to target these systems. If there is more than one POS, they are connected in a network, which gives hackers the perfect opportunity to act. Let's get to know the risks and possible solutions.

10 Must Have Microwave Gadgets For The Empty Nest Mother

The kids have gone to college, have their own houses or apartments, get jobs, families of their own... and what was once "home" is now a place to visit when they get a chance.  Moms and dads adjust, take up hobbies, travel more, work more.... and, probably, cook less.  Cooking for one or two now, mom probably takes some short cuts and, more than likely, uses the microwave more.  Boring?  Nope. Not with these 10 gadgets, all user-approved to make short cut cooking fun and delicious. Surprise her this Mother's Day!

Empire Avenue's [X]PendaPalooza 14 Opens To Limited Media Fanfare, But Lots Of Grass Rooters Rooting!

If one was to search for "[X]PendaPalooza 14" on Google News, you'd be hard-pressed to find any coverage. On the other hand, typing those same keywords into a standard search you'll be presented with "about 5,750" links. However those SERPs [search engine result pages] will take you to links created by Empire Avenue's founders or from veteran EAers. . .

Is Your Mom A Geek? 10 Mother's Day Gifts For Geeky Moms

Whether your Mom is a mathemetician, scientist, physician, gamer, or bookworm... if she's into Star Trek, Doctor Who, or Game of Thrones... Maybe she's just a generic geek.   We've got 10 Mother's Day gifts for the geek mom to make your shopping easier!

Cutest Star Wars Gadget Yet: R2-D2 Measuring Set (Clever Video Too!)

Still the most memorable robot in film history, R2-D2 has also become a popular embodiment for a variety of toys and gadgets.  This set of R2-D2 Measuring Cups and Spoons pays tribute to the movie star in its likeness and adds a surprise element to your kitchen counter. This Lucasfim licensed charmer makes a super gift for a fan too!

5 Driving Aids That Make Driving Easier & Safer

Is it getting to be a pain (literally) to get in and out of your car? What about turning your head half way around to see what is in your "blind spot?"  Can you see while driving at night?  Well, here are 5 nifty products that will help you continue to drive without hurting yourself; they'll also help to keep you and other drivers safe.

With Revlon Parfumerie, Your Nails Will Look And Smell Pretty

I paint my nails weekly because I want fingernails that look pretty. I wear perfume because I want to smell pretty. What happens when you smash those two together? You get Revlon Parfumerie, nail polish that both looks and smells amazing.

3 MORE Cat Toys That Will Drive Your Cat Wild

Let's face it; it's hard to please a cat. Toys are one way to do that, but cats are finicky, so you have to rotate them. One day your cat will be rolling around with a catnip-stuffed mouse and the next she's as blazé as a sphinx when you toss it.  So, you have to keep a stash of toys, freshened up with some good catnip, before you re-introduce them every few weeks or so. It's cat psychology... as far as it goes.

Baby Got Back...The Easy Way: Introducing The Booty Pop Panty

No, this isn't 1992, and Sir Mix-a-Lot isn't rocking out in the corner. This baby "don't got back." If genetics aren't on your side and squats are not for you, there's an easy way to a better booty. Now you can buy a built in butt with the incredible, and slightly hilarious, Booty Pop Panty.

Bitcoins Coming To A Store Near You, As Well As Amazon & 'Almost Human' Too!

You know that Bitcoins have gone mainstream when this unique form of tender is featured in the plot line of a current TV drama. That's right - the world's first decentralized cryptocurrency lacking any political authority was featured in the recent season finale episode of the Fox network series, 'Almost Human.' Granted, while the premise of that detective drama is set in the year 2048.  .  .

New Supercat Catnip Spray: Product Review

My cat loves his catnip, but the new SuperCat Catnip Spray definitely has its own special powers....

Razer Unveils Two New Ultra-Thin Laptops In The "Blade" Line

Razer - known for its gaming hardware and peripherals - today announced two new versions of their ultra-thin Razer Blade Laptops, bringing to the table better displays, enhanced apps, and overall better computing performance. They're pricy, but if you're into portability, it just might be a worthwhile purchase.

Protective Leg Covers For Your Dog Make A Fashion Statement Too: H-Leggings

You may have seen leg warmers for dogs, but these H-Leggings are leg protectors for dogs... and in their sporty royal blue and orange strap, they look pretty chic too!

Let Them Eat Grass! 6 Grass Products You Can Grow For Your Pets

If you have any size yard at all, you probably recognize this grass, Elymus repens, aka couch grass, aka dog grass.  Dog grass?  You guessed it. Dogs, and actually cats too, love to eat this stuff. But they don't love it enough to remove the roots of this obnoxious weed that insidiously takes over your entire yard.  So, get rid of the "dog grass," and let your pets eat some other grass that's even better for them.  Here are 6 of the most popular grasses you can grow especially for your dogs, cats, and other pets.

The Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell: An Ingenious Pet Invention

If your front door looks like mine, you will appreciate the Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell.  I think it's one of the most ingenious pet products created in some time, and I recommend that you at least consider investing in this clever device for a few reasons: one, to keep your dogs from scratching up your doors when they want to come inside (or go outside); and two, to have some great fun training and rewarding your dogs for using it.

Save Your Relationship With The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow

If your significant other snores like a hibernating bear, oblivious to the world, you have a few choices... wake (let's call the snorer "him") up, sleep in another room, count sheep, or buy him the Snore Activated Nudging Pillow.

Mutt Collars? Just For Dogs, At Mutt Couture

Think dog collars and leashes are boring?  Then you haven't seen the designer "mutt wear" from Mutt Couture....

Real-Life 'Breaking Bad' Kingpin Captured In The Deep Web Running eBay Of Vice

Life became stranger than fiction when federal authorities arrested the notorious hacker Ross Ulbricht [aka 'Dread Pirate Roberts'] for crimes mirroring the fictional character of Walter White in the award-winning TV drama, "Breaking Bad." Drug trafficking, money-laundering and cold-blooded murder transformed a mild-mannered physics student into an underworld kingpin, just as it had for a chemistry teacher in that five-season AMC thriller.

The Totally Practical, Extraordinarily Stunning Canine's Raincoat

When you see the dogs on the runway in this fabulous Canine's Raincoat, you will want one for your dog!