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The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.

 


Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.

Bungee Bird Feeder May Surprise Rodent Interlopers

What would we think of our friends at SUCK UK if they couldn't come up with a clever bird feeder?  Indeed, they have.

A Back Support That Moves With You: The Hug

Back pain is the most common health complaint in the world.  It seems that nearly everyone you know has, or has had, back problems, whether they come from swinging a golf club, falling off a curb, or sitting at a desk all day. 

Dogs Stay Inside With The Innovative Dog Escape Preventer

When visitors show up at your door, what does your dog do?  Mine, and many others', want to say hello to them, usually by jumping up on them incessantly until they give him the 'proper' hello.  But some dogs use the visitors as an excuse for taking off - off your premises all together....

What's Love Got To Do With It? - Treating Marriage Like a Business

A new book explains how to succeed in marriage, by treating it like a business.

Sneaker Stilletos: Sexy Or Creepy?

Hot? Or totally, unbelievably, completely, absolutely not? You decide.

Retro iPhone Charger Stand Lets You Talk While You Charge

You'll really get a charge out of this cool, cute iPhone charging station! It juices up your smartphone while allowing you to talk hands-free or via the retro handset.

Miraphone Turns Up The Sound, Not The Volume, For Hearing Impaired

... Users seem to find the Miraphone a desirable solution to their telephone communication difficulties, as many hearing impaired persons cannot use a voice amplified phone at all.

Snowed In, A Massachusetts Man Invents 'SnowBow,' A Better Shovel

Some of us may be snowed in right now; if not, we're waiting for the next storm, and then we'll be snowed in.  Well, three years ago, industrial designer John Mosher was snowed in, in Hopington, Massachusetts,, and he went out with his snow blower to clear the driveway.  It broke down.  A 160 foot driveway is tough to clear with a shovel, and Mosher made it half way when he said that's it!  The rest made shovel history!

Expanding InLine Skates Make Learning Fun, Functional And Less Frightening

Thanks to the new Grow With Me 1,2,3 InLine Skates from Fisher Price, kids can have fun rolling without the danger of rolling out of control.

Keep Your Pet's Food Flowing With Regular, Discounted Deliveries!

How would you like a pet service that doesn't cost you more than not having a pet service?  Hard to find these days. Well, now you can get almost any dog or cat food that your pets eat through such a service.  The company is called Petflow and it ships your pet's food right to your home for  less than it would cost you to purchase it at a pet store, without the inconvenience.

iPad 2 Seen Xoomin' To BestBuy.com For February 17th Launch?

The yet-to-be-launched iPad 2 has created enough pent-up demand to make analysts, techie bloggers and the digital savvy world at large to salivate. Those that didn't purchase its predecessor the first go-around are now ready to pony up for the device so aptly nicknamed the "Jesus Tablet." While Apple has not released an official sale date, a curious report appeared at Buzz Bizz News by a writer named "Nitin" indicating he had the inside scoop.

10 Anti-Valentine Gifts That Say 'I Hate You!' Louder Than Words

If you've been shot by Cupid's arrow and you can't get pull the darn thing out of your heart, you're in pain.  Cupid must have been in a particularly facetious mood the day he brought that babe or dude into your life. Lucky you; there are so many ways to let those stinkers know just how you feel on this Anti-Valentine's Day. Here are some of my recent favorites.

Pet Park's Indoor PetZoom Pet Potty: Train 'Em Young

I've resisted getting an indoor potty for my dog.  But the weather was just horrible lately, and he sooo did not want to go out in it.  After many previous experiences ended in home 'accidents,' I finally broke down and bought a Pet Park PetZoom Indoor Potty and now I realize why I should have done this a long time ago.