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Dames Making Games Helps Female Developers Do What They Love

It's no secret that the tech industry has a bit of a problem with its treatment of women, and gaming isn't exempt. Game development is still very much a boys club - though many seek to change that. Dames Making Games isone such organization; a nonprofit which aims to get more women involved in game development.

Need This New Invention? The Tongue Patch For Weight Loss

It is amazing the extremes that some people will go to to lose weight. Over the years people have tried wiring their mouths shut, having liposuction, taking sometimes dangerous combinations of drugs, stomach bypass surgery, and lapband surgery. A new procedure developed over the past few years is starting to raise some eyebrows. It is called a 'tongue patch." A bit of surgical mesh is sewn onto the tongue to keep people from eating.

Need This New Innovation? Award-Winning Film About Eating Disorders For Teens, By Teens

Two middle school girls in Greenwood Village, Colorado, were given an assignment to make a film for their film class at Aspen Academy. They put their heads together and came up with an idea for a docu-drama on the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Their finished product, just four silent minutes long, has been making some serious waves.

The Female Condom Is Making A Come Back

Female condoms are making a come back. The FC2 protects women from sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and even increases their pleasure. It competes with with more than 7 other female condoms, like VA Wow, the Woman's condom, and soon, the Origami. Popular in China, Colombia, and South Africa, they are available in 138 countries around the world.

Zehui Women's Tattoo Leggings Provide A Daring Body Art Look Without The Commitment

Tattoos aren't for everyone as they require a big commitment. What you think you want on your body today may not seem like such a good idea in another decade or two. Plus there's also that whole pain factor, and if even pulling up your big girl/boy pants doesn't make you brave enough, then no matter how much you like the look of tattoos, you'll be out of luck.

Want To Get Pregnant? Track Your Fertility With Glow IPhone App

Want to increase the chances of getting pregnant? Updated Glow iPhone app helps women get pregnant by predicting their fertility. This app now includes access to other parents-to-be so you can exchange experiences and stories and get pregnant faster. 

Invent Six-Ringed Wearable Art, Win $4,000!

The Origomu Master & Protégé Contest is challenging inventors and an underprivileged female friend of theirs to design and share an empowering accessory using those plastic six-pack rings that end up killing marine life when they hit the ocean for a chance to win thousands of dollars.

Robots From Space Being Used To Help Treat Breast Cancer

The core robotics technology used to maintain the International Space Station is finding a new use back on the blue planet - breast cancer treatment. A device under development at the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation is using space-age robotics to automate the breast biopsy process.

Need This New Invention? The Liberation Wrapper

Japan is deeply dyed in age-old traditions and beliefs. One of these old beliefs is that a woman's mouth should be small and discreet. That is why there is a cultural convention of women covering their mouths when they eat, especially in public and not eating anything that requires taking a big bite. For Freshness Burger, a Japanese fast food restaurant, this has created a huge challenge in marketing their biggest burger to women.

Nap Cafe Corne: The Business Of Snoozing In Public (With Scones)

Smart businesses focus on offering solutions to common problems and needs that everyone has - and there are a limited number of things that all people absolutely require. One of those basic primal needs is to sleep, and there are studies that have shown a nap during the day can greatly increase productivity. But where should you sleep when a nap just can't wait?

Chinese Snuggies For Scooters Warm Up Winter Electric Bike Commuters

Electric bikes and scooters are immensely popular in China but driving one in winter weather leaves many commuters cold in more ways than one. Enter the Scooter Snuggie, an innovative insulated flexible semi-snowsuit that keeps riders from being chilly though it makes them look a little silly.

Need This New Innovation: Boyfriends For Rent

It may be the 21st century but for many young women around the world. there is still a lot of pressure from family and friends to find the perfect man. For some the pressure can be unbearable, especially when it is time to go home for important holidays.  In China the new thing is to rent a boyfriend to show off to the parents when the pressure gets to be too much. The pressure can be pretty intense as well since they are considered past it by the time they are 27.

Need This New Innovation? Disney Princess "Filter"

For many decades now Disney has been spoon-feeding us their iconic princess image until it has become a one-size-fits-all caricature image of royal femininity. Our daughters are immersed in this perception of what a woman should be and they play these roles in their games. Award-winning artist David Trumble has taken the image of 10 amazing, strong, and talented rea-life women and reimagined them with a sort of Disney "filter of perception."

Pregnant Moms Who Exercise Give Newborns A Head Start

The further along a mom gets in her pregancy, the more she longs to just sit down and take a load off her feet.  But not too much, indicates the latest research from the University of Montreal; she should be mindful of the power of exercise to give her newborn a head start.

Mitsubishi FUSO's “Cute Truck Project” Aims To Cheer Up Women Drivers

Mitsubishi FUSO's “Cute Truck Project” is a proudly pink, broadly blatant come-on aimed at lady truckers put off by major motor manufacturer's macho machines.

Meet Momiji Dolls: The Toy With A Little Love Inside

The Momiji family of modern doll figurines continues to grow with darling new designs on a regular basis, and for good reason: Reading the sweet note tucked inside from whomever gave you the Momiji is half of the fun!

Cooking Invention To Provide Greater Freedom For Millions Of Women: The Rotimatic

Serving delicious roti fresh and warm at dinner time takes hours of tedious work, performed mostly by women, in India, Pakistan, and many other south Asian and African countries every day.  So, it's no surprise that inventor Pranoti Nagarkar believes that the impact of her Rotimatic roti maker will be on a par with the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, and the contraceptive pill in terms of providing freedom for women!

Bullet Designs Shoots For Cool Fashion Statement

Looking for a new type of fashion statement? Try a bullet. With Bullet Designs, you'll never have to worry about wearing boring jewelry. It's a real action packed accessory.

Need This New Innovation? A Book About Rosie The Reindeer

Just about all girls get frustrated at some point in their lives when they are told that they can't do something because it is only for boys. While the issue has been getting better over the past few decades, girls still hear this message coming at them in so many ways. One is in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. While a fun story overall, the girls are sidelined. A project seeking funding on Kickstarter proposes the story of Rosie the Reindeer to show that girls really can do anything.

Adopt A Guy: Retail Store Offers A Modern Approach to Matchmaking

Choosing a mate isn't as simple as shopping for a new pair of jeans (which is a task that many women dread, so we can't underestimate the complexity of jean shopping). But one bold, international company wants women to select a man by browsing the available options in a store using a process that's not unlike shopping for denim. Except that you've got to try your selections on for size after you take them home.