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Want This New Innovation? Mermaid School

Next to owning their own unicorn, getting to be a mermaid is the stuff girl dreams are made of, and not just little girls either. You can indulge those dreams with a vacation to the Philippines and spend some time at The Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy. It is there that you can don a tail and learn all the basics of being a mermaid -- and live the dream.

Spice Up Your Fitness Routine With Aerial Yoga

If you're into fitness and wellness, I'm sure you're constantly on the lookout for ways to spice up your program. Maybe you're just looking for something to add to your current program or ways to improve your core strength, mobility and flexibility. If you're looking for any of these, you may want to try Aerial Yoga.

Harness Wind Energy With The Portable, Collapsible WindPax Wind Turbine

You've seen those huge wind turbines that dot the open-plained landscapes of the Midwest (perhaps just in pictures) or maybe old wooden windmills on farms. Now, imagine being able to take that sort of technology with you on a camping trip. With the WindPax Wind Turbines, that's exactly what you can do.

Bolder Band Headbands Won't Pop Off Your Head During Your Workout

Ever been in the middle of a workout--sopping with sweat, moving like a finely tuned athletic machine, killing the workout--and you start feeling your headband slide up toward the crown of your head. One more push up and swoop--it pops off, leaving your hair free to adhere to your sweaty face and tickle your eye balls (trust me, that isn't pleasant). This scenario is why Amy Crouse created the Bolder Band, and headband that won't slip off your head.

Give Yourself A Massage With These Rumble Roller Handheld Products

Massage. That word is music to an athlete's ears. Actually, it's a pretty sweet sounding word to anyone. However, not everyone has the time or cash for regular massages. Still, with foam rollers and handheld massage equipment, like the Beastie Bar and Beastie Hook, from Rumble Roller, you can work out muscle stiffness and soreness on your own.

Try These 5 Barefoot Running Shoes That May be Better Than Vibram

When you hear "barefoot" or "minimalist" shoes, you probably think of the Vibram FiveFingers. Vibram has been at the forefront of the barefoot shoe market since barefoot shoes became a household name. However, there are other barefoot shoes out there, and for those who still love running "faux naturale," despite recent scrutiny, check out these five alternatives to the big daddy Vibram.Perhaps one of them may work better for you?

Outdoorsman Invents A Sleeping Bag For A Dog: The Barker Bag

Barker's not just any dog; he belongs to Andy Storms, a Seattle softgoods designer and outdoorsman, who loves to hike and camp with his best pal.  Barker's a tough dog; he hikes trails with Andy and he can get down and dirty with the best of them, but when night time comes, he likes to be cuddly and warm at the bottom of Andy's sleeping bag.  Problem is that while Barker stays warm, Andy's feet freeze.

Generate Electricity By Playing With SOCCKET

"We combine play with innovative technology to address real-world issues in a meaningful fun way." That's what Uncharted Play's website says, and with a product like the SOCCKET Soccer Ball, the ball that generates energy and can charge small electrical devices, they're living up to that statement.

World's First Electric Wooden Bike Leads The Charge To Sustainable Cycling

Bough Bikes is a world leader in the field of handmade all-wood bicycles, having produced over 300 pedal-powered two-wheelers from sustainably harvested French Oak. Now the Dutch manufacturer is, ahem, branching out into electrobikes, showing off two prototype electric wooden bikes at this year's NYCxDesign.

HeadsUp Headband Could Shed New Light On Concussions In Sports

Injuries are a part of sport--there is no getting around it--and concussions are one of the worst injuries. They can sideline athletes indefinitely and have a lasting impact on their lives. However, companies like Integrated Bionics are leading the way in developing products that can improve the lives of athletes. The HeadsUp Headband, a head impact indicator, is one such product.