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Want Your Chakras To Chime?

The hills in Tibet are alive with prayer flags. They bless the surrounding area and all those who live and travel among said hills. You can decorate the exterior (or interior) of your home with a similar design with these incredible Chakra Flag Chimes. They hold the visual echoes of the Buddhist prayer flags and also have bells that chime charmingly in the breeze.

6 House Warming Ideas For Dog Houses This Winter

It's been a long, hot summer but there are restless leaves blowing from cool breezes and, indeed, snow has already fallen in varioius parts of the northern hemisphere.  Our dogs are shivering in the cold even as they can't hide the delight in their eyes that cold has finally arrived.  A warm shelter is a perfect way for your pet to enjoy the winter weather.  Here are 5 of the top-rated insulated dog houses for your buddy, which promise to keep your dogs warm in winter and cooler in the summer.  For extra heat I've also listed a super dog-house heater for use when it's super cold outside.

Ping Pong Paddle Pot Trivet Adds Sporty Flair To Any Kitchen

The Ping Pot Mat from Japan's Evolete might look like a run of the mill paddle but its dimpled silicone rubber surface makes it a kitchen all-star. Able to resist temperatures more than twice as hot as the boiling point of water, this terrific trivet is a triumph of practical and whimsical kitchen tool design.

6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

Tasks that require the application of tools to groom or beautify are difficult to manuever for those with poor vision. Among boomers and seniors, 80 percent are affected by significant vision loss due to presbyopia or macular degeneration. Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading, if you read at a precise distance, but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six tools I think you'll find very helpful....


The Squatty Potty Improves The Way You Do Your Business

Simply sitting on a regular toilet to do your business doesn’t put you in the ideal position for thorough elimination. The Squatty Potty puts you in the perfect 35 degree angle to properly evacuate your bowels.

10 Punny Gifts For Witty Word Lovers

There's nothing quite like a punny gift to make that special word lover in your life crack a smile.  With holidays just around the corner, I've compiled a list of quirky items so literal they're punny to put on your list.

Want A Garden On Your Wall?

Not everyone has a lot of room to do any gardening and sometimes the standard indoor plants can seem a bit, well, tame. Go beyond the ubiquitous spider plants and bamboo! The main thing most people overlook when they are running tight is vertical space. With a Succulent Plant Living Wall Kit you can have a few square inches of garden to hang on a vertical space.

Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold Ones

There's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener from Japan's Evolete to quickly and quietly pop the tops off those frosty bottles.

Is Your Mate Cheating? Your Child Stealing? Find Out With A Home Lie Detector Test Kit

There are several lie detector games available, even many that are downloadable as apps for smart phones.  But the Home Lie Detector Test Kit now selling at Hammacher Schlemmer is not a game.  It's probably as close as a home lie detector kit comes to mirroring what law enforcement actually uses to measure physiological changes in our bodies that occur when we lie.  This portable Home Lie Detector Test...

Want This Way Cool Cold Drip Coffee Maker?

If there is one thing that the people of this country are addicted to (legally) it is the brew of the bean -- coffee. If you don't believe me all you have to do is look at the proliferation of coffee houses all over the place. For the true coffee connoissieur finding a way to brew their own can become an obsession. Search no more. This Yama Glass Cold Drip Coffee Maker not only makes an excellent, low-acid cuppa Joe, but is also a great way to dress up a special corner of your kitchen.