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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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JumpSnap, the Jump Rope Without a Rope


Exercise whether it be: yoga, walking, running, aerobics or even martial arts, has always been a big part of my life. I've always found some way to stay fit, but at about every 2 years or so I hit a rut. I get distracted, perhaps bored, and I allow myself to allow work and my kids to keep me too busy to make the time to exercise.

It's been six months worth of distractions this time and very little exercise has been a part of my routine, except for the occasional sun salutation in my living room at night. In six months I feel like my body and mind have aged five years and not in a healthy kind of way. So now, I'm desperate and looking for ANYTHING to get me motivated and back in shape again, on a consistent basis. read more »

Painless Sleep with Innovative Neck Pillow


The Temperature Therapy Neck Pillow, is a soft polyester fiber pillow which has a removable gel cylinder at its core.

This gel cylinder works as the proverbial magic lamp. You want a cold compress on the strained muscle?

Just freeze the gel cylinder, insert it into the pillow and apply on the painful muscle.

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Community WiFi : IdeaWatch 2.0


What's the worst part of relying on WiFi to run your business? The unpredictability! Many stores and restaurants advertise as being WiFi-ready, but you never know until you show up whether or not it actually works the way you need it to, or worse, whether or not you have to pay! Enter FON, a Spanish company backed by the likes of Skype and Google to develop a community-based WiFi network that literally spans the globe. And with limited penetration in the U.S., FON presents a unique opportunity for enterprising minds looking to make a little money on the explosion of wireless connectivity. read more »