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What's In A Name? Real Names vs NickNames On Social Networks

Remember when the Internet first emerged in the late 90s and "email" was the new shiny thing? So new and so shiny that while we gravitated toward it's light, likes moths to a flame, we were leery of revealing our true identities. So what did we do? We invented nicknames to protect our anonymity. And while we soon realized that real names were not a threat, many of us followed suit when social networks surfaced a few years later.

Having A Pet Party? Bake Your Own Treats With PetCakes Trays & Mixes

.... What first caught my attention about PetCakes was the Pet Party Kit, which comes with appropriate baking pans depending upon whether the host is a dog or cat, the PetCakes mixes, pet invitations, and even a pet party hat!

 


Great Mother's Day Gift For Grandma: Photo-Top Tray Table

I'm giving you a head start this Mother's Day with an early idea for a Grandma gift, because the 'Photo Frame Table' doesn't come with your pictures.  You will have to collect or create photos that fit in the frames; that's why you should get started now.

 


It's A Bag.. It's a TV.. No, Wait, It's The Bag TV!

Now this definitely isn't Superman but I think it's something that's equally as super for a woman: the BagTV. Now this would be a gift that a lady who loves her bags and enjoys her daily soaps would fancy.

What's In The Easter Bunny's Basket For 2011?

The Easter Bunny will soon be making the rounds and many kids (young and old) will be looking forward to some sugary treats.  There are certainly a lot of classic favorites, but even the bunny knows that sometimes it’s nice to shake things up a little.  Here’s a look at a few of the surprises that may be hiding this year.

The 8 Best Easter Toys (To Give Your Kids Nightmares)

Do your little monsters love the Easter Bunny? Do you want to traumatize them so badly that they never want another Easter Basket in their lives? If so, you've come to the right place. Here are 8 stuffed rabbits so scary your kids will be afraid to get out of bed on Easter Sunday.

Worried About A Wrinkled Cleavage? Try The Sleeping Beauty!

If you've never seen design unleashed, you're looking at it now. Though this bra might be perfect for the right breasts, like the ones on the plastic model, I don't know what it would do to the sex lives of most of us. 'Sleeping Beauty' or 'Sleeping Droopy?'

Social Media Platform For Hotels Offers Web Site Visitors Incentives

Based on the premise that travelers can become a brand's strongest advocates, Flip.to, the social media service for hotels, airlines and restaurants launched its 'confirmation' component to beta customers this past year. Over 50 hotels on five continents have integrated with Flip.to to allow guests who book online to receive incentives for communicating with their followers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This month, the social media platform expands to include incentives for Web site visitors as well.

Royal Wedding PEZ Dispensers: The King's Sweets

PEZ makes around 80 million dispensers annually, most of those in China, but the special set of William and Kate PEZ dispensers available to eBay bidders from April 7 through 17 are priceless... literally.

Power Pod: An Elegant Solution To The Tacky Power Strip

Power strips and endless cords criss-crossing your floor have no place in a sophisticated setting and, whether your setting is a home office or the top floor suite overlooking Manhattan, your design 'ethic' requires more aesthetics.

Hot Pants: Wear Them And Get Hot!

Low waist, high leg?  Not.  But hot?  Oh yes, very hot!  Would you believe 167° Fahrenheit?

Painting For Pets (Arrgh): Pup-Casso™ & Kitty-Casso™

Have you ever dreamed of your pet becoming the next Pup-Casso or Kitty-Casso?  Me either.  But if your imagination can muster up the vision of your pets walking on plastic wrap-covered paint globs, then these  Art-Casso kits are all you need.

Fatigue Preventing Sunglasses Don't Need A Prescription

Did you know that our eye color fades as we age?  Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features.  Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.

 

A Second Story Walk-Up Designer Dog House

A second story walk-up, what every dog craves... and deserves.  From the time British designer Michael Young began his career, his works have put a smile on a lot of faces, and his Doghouse is no exception.  But the Populux style Doghouse is not a design joke; it's for real!

Clever Cat 'Scratch 'n Sniff' Brings Cats To New Highs (Video)

What are your cat's favorite indoor activities?  Scratching and sniffing, by any chance?  Uh-huh.  The new Scratch 'n Sniff may not be the first cat product to combine scratching with sniffing catnip, but it's probably the most purr-fectly designed one yet...

 


Himalayan Dog Chews Win 'Best Of Show" Award At Pet Expo

The 2011 Global Pet Expo took place in Orlando, Florida earlier week, and the Dog News Daily, (the online magazine for dogs) gave the Best In Show award to Himalayan Dog Chews. Straight from Nepal, the Himalayan chews are made according to the centuries-old recipe that mountain farmers chew, even today, while they are working in the fields all day. 

On The Lighter Side: 6 Clever New Gift Ideas From Atypyk

Today I found that when things look the most glum, there's a space within us that makes room for just a bit of levity.  For me, I found it in one of the design spots I depend on for just such levity - Atypyk.  These six new items from the fun pair of French creators are just enough to make you smile just when you or someone special needs it.

 

Social Media 'Sock Puppet' Impostors OK'd By Military

How many remember the flack that emerged when someone impersonated the Dalai Lama two years back leading the Twitter founders to believe they could create "enlightenment in 140 characters" - only to learn he was an impostor leaving them no recourse but to exile him from the site. Well, now the government is condoning this activity as they enter the game of creating 'fake online identities' in hopes of using social media to counter anti-U.S. messaging around the world.

Japan Auto Industry Hit Hard By Quake

The effect of the massive earthquake that rattled Japan is a story that's going to play out for months to come. As you might expect, the quake has wreaked havoc on Japan's automotive industry.

If Groupon Cashes In At The Register, Can Credit Cards Be Far Behind?

Groupon, the social buying site with over 60 million subscribers and a valuation of $15 million (at last count) wants to take its successful monetization model and incorporate it into cash registers. According to a Business Week report, VeriFone Systems is in talks with Groupon's president Rob Solomon about adding a "Groupon Button" to their cash registers. Wouldn't it be wiser for the social networks just to issue "Groupon" credit cards?