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Better Than Coffee?


Remember Wake-Up Juice from Back to the Future III? (View a clip on YouTube here .) It was a concoction of flaming sauces that jolted Professor Brown’s body to immediate alertness after a night of whiskey sloshing. Today, dozens of energy drinks and pills flood the market claiming to keep your body jazzed up with hours of unlimited energy, but most of them have annoying side effects (rapid heartbeat, shakes), or lead to addiction (hello, coffee!). But what if there was something that kept you awake without the consequences of traditional stimulants?

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Frozen Back to Life?


When it comes to our health, sometimes it can be out of our control. No matter how healthy we are or how safe we try to be, accidents happen and our lives... can suddenly take a turn for the worst. Lucky for us there are people who dedicate their lives to help us get back on our feet. People like Dr. Joseph Varon, for example, or as some like to call him, Dr. Freeze, from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. He is known for his innovative life saving hypothermic treatment on brain dead patients.
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Warning About Food Allergies Can Be Fun


Donna Rendell is the mother of a child with life-threatening food allergies. She lives in fear that her daughter, Stella, will come in contact foods given to her by well-meaning parents, relatives, or friends who may forget that her allergies are so severe, the wrong foods can kill her.

She set out to create products to help communicate the allergy message. read more »

Drink Coke for Healthier Skin?


For some people, me for example, having nice skin can prove difficult. I can't count the number of times I've been to the doctor for skin related problems. Water and vitamin E help, but they don't solve the problem. It would be nice if something came along that would make taking care of my skin much easier. A few days ago a friend sent me a link to an article about a drink that could help us all have nicer skin.

It turns out that the Coca Cola Company and L'Oreal are pairing up to develop their very own health beverage for health conscious women. It is a health and beauty tea-based ready-to-drink drink that will help us have nicer skin. read more »

Perk Up With Perkative


The energy drink Perkative, is currently the most powerfully caffeinated beverage available in the market. Its creators are sure that no other beverage in the market has levels of caffeine as high as those in Perkative. read more »

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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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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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 »

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 »