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The Original PotMaker: Roll Your Own

With spring comes time to plant. For plants that love the hot weather best their seeds may need to be planted indoors. To keep your garden extra "green" this year (and for years to come) you can recycle your newspapers into seedling pots with PotMaker®. Once the plants are large enough and the weather warm enough you don't have to disturb the tender new roots. Just plant the pot in the ground and it will degrade naturally into the soil.

Mugnificant! Top 10 Crazy and Funny Mugs

There is certainly no shortage of weird and wonderful food-related things to write about, but when a friend showing you a picture of a toilet-shaped mug results in a pig-like chuckle squeezing itself out of your lungs/nostrels, there is not much thinking left to be done. So here we go - a tribute to the 15 year old schoolboy/girl in all of us. I am talking, of course, about some of the world's funniest and craziest mugs.

Talking Tissue Boxes Coming Soon?

Are talking tissue boxes coming soon? Research being done by scholars over at Penn State shows that people who were confronted with a talking tissue box, one that made suggestions and blessed them, was a welcome thing by most people. The research is part of a larger project that shows how smart technology can be placed into our homes.

Kitchen Accessories For Scientists And Science Nerds

If Food Network celebrity chef Alton Brown has anything to teach us about cooking it is that it's all about science. The culinary art is mostly chemistry and physics with some biology tossed in for good measure. If you are all about science and cooking you can reflect that in your kitchen with a Scientific Spice Rack, a Scientific Storage Jar Set, and Good Chemistry Salt and Pepper Shakers.

Are Brits Sleeping Better - And Cheaper?

Whether you spend your nights in 1500 Thread Count luxury or the scratchy tatters of motel room sheets, the quality of the mattress is always key. Getting the best mattress isn't easy or cheap, but somehow, the brilliant Brits at WeDo Mattresses have unlocked the mystery behind inexpensive, high-quality beds so they can grab some cheeky sleep.

Magisso Tipping Teacup Allows You To Brew And Enjoy Without Added Accessories

If you love loose leaf tea, but hate fumbling around with infusers there’s an option you may not have considered or even known about. The Magisso Tipping Teacup’s inventive design eliminates the middleman and gives tea enthusiasts the opportunity to brew and enjoy without added accessories.

The Wonderbag Takes Slow Cooking To A New Level

Wonderbag Eco Slow Cooker moves slow cooking into the 21st Century by saving money and energy since it doesn't need to be plugged in all day. Not only that you can take it with you in the car or the RV and it will continue cooking while you put in some miles on your road trip or getting your special chili to the tail-gate party.

PEEL Lamp From Japan Adds A New Dimension To Night Lights

The PEEL Lamp is an innovative night light from Japanese design duo YOY. This unique electrical fixture utilizes an ultra-thin OLED light source to create the illusion of another, brighter world lurking just beyond our own.

Terrarium/Display Lamp Does Double Duty

For many household space is limited, so anything that can make small spaces go further is a sought-after option. With this clever lamp the clean, modern lines can suit just about any decor and the base can double as a terrarium to add a bit of plant life for the environment, or as a small display case for collectibles or found treasures.

The Ultimate Chopsticks For Inept Westerners

Being able to eat with chopsticks is a skill that many of us in the Western world aspire to, much to the amusement of Asians everywhere. After all, where they have been successfully feeding themselves this way for several millennia, many of us could starve to death trying to gain the manual dexterity needed. Now we have an intermediate option with ForkChops 3-in-1 Eating Utensils.