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Water-Safe Baby Carrier


With summer fast-approaching, visions of the dreaded heat and humidity press tightly on my mind, like a hot, wet cloth. Oppressive and uncomfortable, the Midwest summers can nearly kill you or at least obliterate any fun outdoors - especially for my family. We all dislike the heat. Staying at home with the kids, cooped up in the deliciousness of air-conditioning can only last too long. Boredom sets in. Quick as a wink, I'm out the door, having packed everyone up for an afternoon at the pool. I love the water; its blue wetness dazzling in the glaring sun. Watching the children swimming their hearts and summer away is amazing. I love to hear their ecstatic squeals of laughter echoing off the water.
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IdeaWatch 2.0: Money Waiting for an Idea


Is your next great idea all dressed up with nowhere to go? Business plan in hand but no money in your pocket to get it off the ground? Now imagine the opposite problem...tons of money in hand but no one to turn your idea into reality. Ahhhh...the problems of a venture capitalist. Business 2.0 magazine is helping to bridge the gap between startups and investors by presenting 20 real-life ideas that venture capitalists are just itching to fund...to the tune of $100 million. read more »

Is Finger Regeneration Possible?


If salamanders can regenerate their limbs, deer their antlers and mice their hearts, then why can't people regenerate a lost limb too? Or can we? Scientists are looking into it. Cases, such as the one about Lee Spievack from Cincinnati, who restore a finger tip using the extract of pig bladder, has scientists wondering about the possibilities of regeneration.
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1 Million Solar Roofs In 10 Years


If you know anything about solar panels, you very likely know how much they can lower your electric bill, not to mention help the environment, but you probably also know that it takes a lot of money to invest in solar panels and their installation in the first place. For many people, especially low income families, it is this initial cost of going solar that makes it nearly impossible to do. But finally, places like California are making it easier to go solar for everyone.
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Cooks Delight--Halogen Oven


The oven comes with an easy-to-do recipe book that would be a help for first time users.

The reviews of the product are mostly favorable.

The only requirement is a few trails before one gets it right. One needs to turn the food over during cooking to even out the process, inbuilt electronic signals help make the cooking process easy. read more »

Products That Help Jog Your Memory


Brain & Memory Fitness TrainerYou know the story about Chinese food, right? "The problem with Chinese food is that no matter how much you eat, in 20 minutes you're hungry again."

Have you heard this variant of the anecdote?

"I went to see the Chinese movie, Curse of the Golden Flower, but 20 minutes after I left the theatre, I forgot what it was about."

Or this one?

"We saw the film "The Banquet," and not only were we hungry 20 minutes later, but we had to see the movie again!

I used to laugh at these "jokes." Now... well, I'm a little sensitive about my memory. I can't seem to recall the names of movies, the stars, even the plots of movies I've seen recently...and these movies were not even Chinese!

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Have More Fun in the Bathroom


Having been through potty training twice already, I came across the Potty Bench with mild amusement. This potty bench looks hip with its cool colors and sleek design. Not only does it boast “two enclosed side storage spaces for organizing potty training supplies, and a pull-out drawer for easy sanitary clean-up," but it also has a "built-in toilet paper holder and a removable soft deflector shield." Close the lid and it becomes a stool that supports up to 300 pounds.
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Oh! For Pearly White Teeth


And so, the search for perfect pearly whites continues. But this time the answer lies not in a dentist's chair, but in a new gizmo.

The Ionic Teeth Whitener uses a special blue LED light to whiten teeth!

After the initial shock of trying to visualize a LED in my mouth, I started learning more about the contraption. read more »

IdeaWatch 2.0: Make the Hi-Def Connection


So all your neighbors are buying High Definition TVs, or maybe you just bought one yourself. But are you actually watching it in hi-def? A recent survey reveals that half of the houses with HDTVs aren't actually watching HD signals, and half of those people don't even know it! With any emerging technology comes opportunities for enterprising minds, and our latest new idea is filling the growing gap in the world of HD entertainment. read more »

How To Burp The Best


Every so often I see a parenting scenario that I remember to tuck in my feeble mother memory bank. These situations end up usually as parenting lessons for me – ones that I must remember to do, or ones that I really need to remember NOT to do.
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