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Upwalk Anti-Stumble Socks Help Keep Senior Citizens On Their Feet

Upwalk anti-stumble socks from Japan's Terumo Corporation are designed to help senior citizens avoid tripping over different kinds of household flooring surfaces. The socks feature a specialized sewing technique that creates a pulling sensation on the front of the foot, lifting the toes and shifting the center of gravity back toward the heels.

The De-Stressing Vest: It Sure Doesn't Look Like A Medical Device!

No, the de-stressing vest, invented by a quartet of Cornell University students, doesn't look like a medical device, and I bet it doesn't feel like one either.  I just have two questions: Where do I have to go to get into the device testing pool? and When?

Need A New Work Out? Try An Elliptical Bike

The first time you see an ElliptiGO coming at you down the street you will be wondering just what is coming at you. Is it a bicycle? No. Is it a skateboarder? No. What the . . . ? Then you get close enough to see that it is an elliptical machine on wheels. What an awesome idea! At least this was the process in my mind the first time I saw one.

Video Games Shown To Improve Brainpower In Older Players

We already know that games can be used to treat a wide array of illnesses and afflictions, but as it turns out, they can help healthy individuals, as well. A growing body of evidence suggests that games - if designed carefully - can actually dramatically boost brainpower, particularly in older individuals.

Safety Piercer, For All Your DIY Body Piercing Needs

The Safety Piercer features a titanium-plated medical stainless steel spike mounted in a lightweight, spring-action case. These miniature masochism machines are designed so solo body piercers can perform the operation(s) one-handed, presumably while looking in the mirror. What could possibly go wrong?

Power Pop Lollipop, Oh Lolli, Lolli... Yummy, But Do They Help You Lose Weight?

Power Pops, one of the latest weight loss fads, are flavored lollipops that are supposed to quell one's appetite and, particularly, the yearning for other carbs. Power Pops contain natural ingredients, like hoodia, that are known to reduce hunger and increase energy, but are they present in enough quantities to make a difference?  Or is the suggestion that the Pops are effective enough to make them so?

The 5 Top Natural Night Masks On Amazon

Many of us use night masks for a number of reasons. Some to repair the daily damage, others to protect from natural aging. Whatever the underlying reason, leaving something on our skin, especially on the face has tremendous time to do good, and if unnatural, it also can do a lot o fbad. That's why, I moved to using natural face masks.

The 5 Top Rated Natural Deodorants Sold On Amazon

Deodorants are something that is part of civilized society today. Without it, be prepared to be shunned and ostracized, and rightfully so. The good thing though is that there is no longer any need to subject your body to the usually chemical suspects contained in mass produced, deodorants like parabens, synthetic ingredients and petrochemicals or aluminum. For me, putting on something that was synthesized in the lab is a big no-no. So I started looking around and came up with a the top five top rated natural deodorants.

New Chinese Law Prompts Sale Of “Pee-Straight” Funnels

China's public toilets are no fun but at least now there'll be funnels, thanks to an enterprising pair of migrant workers selling colorful “pee straight” plastic cones. The funky funnels appeared on the streets of Shenzhen shortly after a new law came into effect threatening fines for those who "failed to urinate accurately."

Sprayable Energy: A Caffeinated Energy Drink For Your Skin

Move over Starbucks and Red Bull!  Two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs have developed an energy drink that's not at all palatable: in fact; in spray form, this caffeinated concoction is absorbed through your skin.  The product, Sprayable Energy, is packaged in an attractive pocket-sized spray vial, is now seeking crowdsource funding through indiegogo.