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The New Year will be here before we know it, and with that comes often unattainable resolutions that don't ever seen the turn of the calendar month. We can put fail-safe solutions in place to lead us in the right direction, but there are always temptations waiting to lure us back on the wagon (whatever your wagon of choice may be). If your relationship with food is what you struggle with, now there's a vending machine that can join your resolution success team.

Skull Lollipop Candy Case Shows Zombies You're No Sucker

Keep your friends close and your personal lollipop closer as the old saying (sort of) goes. The Skull Lollipop Candy Case from Japan's Village Vanguard will alert those so-called “friends” to keep their sticky fingers off your fave Chupa Chups sucker.

TeaBOT: Custom Loose Leaf Tea Vending Machine

Some days I get the feeling that I overuse the term "trendy". But I also recognize that there are times when there is just no better description. The latest thing I'm going to apply it to is loose leaf-tea. Obviously, tea itself isn't a new thing, but embracing the loose-leaf form has once again started to become a mainstream trend in North America.

Chinese Restaurant Offers Discounts Based On Sex & Weight

A restaurant in Chongqing, China has begun offering discounts to heavyweight males and featherweight females. Something tells us the bistro won't break even until they institute a Ladies Only policy.

Want To Channel Your Inner Viking? Get A Drinking Horn

The drinking horn has a long history throughout Europe, though it seems to be most readily associated with Vikings quenching their thirst in large quaffs. It seems that a new modern version designed for coffee is destined to make a comeback worldwide. It has been redesigned by a guy in Slovenia to serve the international obessesion with java and the need to make it as portable as possible. The result is the Goat Mug.

Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!

Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.

Want To Eat Your Home Fries Fast Food Style? Get Fry Holders

One of the favorite foods in the country is French fries and we seem to love eating them out of those little cardboard containers. You can add that sense of fast food experience to your fries at home with one of these fun and stylish French Fry Holders. These are actually dishes so that you aren't filling up landfills and you can make healthier fries at home.

Top 5 Products To Seriously Reduce Knee Pain

Knee injuries make up about 55% of all sports related injuries. On top of that, continued stress to that joint, whether it be sports related or not, can also lead to tendonitis and even arthritis. If you're one of the many who suffer from knee pain, you may want to try one or a couple of these products to help alleviate that pain.

Want An Extra Touch Of Spice To Your Cuisine? Try A CinniBird!

There are times when you would like to add just an extra dash of flavor and a touch of creativity to your homemade food and drink? Something called a CinniBird Spice Pen is coming your way. It will allow you to draw and write on everything from a mug of hot cocoa with whipped cream to a baked lasagna with your choice of ground spices.

YamChops: The Ironic Vegetarian Butcher Shop

With an increasing number of people focused on eating raw, healthy diets, vegetarian etas are more popular than ever - even with those that lean towards the carnivore category. So it shouldn't be a surprise that new, unique vegetarian and vegan restaurants are popping up in cities worldwide are popping up faster than you can say kombucha.

Conveniently Monitor Your Blood Glucose Levels With Gluco[M]

We have watches that double as calculators, heart rate monitors and activity trackers. Now, designer Eli Hariton has given us a watch that is also a blood glucose reader. The Gluco[M] Wristband takes instant and non-evasive glucose readings and all you have to do is wear it.

KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far East

The KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.

Be Thankful For These Five Turkey Day Fitness And Sports Products

Thanksgiving--that time of year when we give thanks for the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie with which we stuff our faces. It's a time for family and friends and celebrating all of the awesomeness in our lives. It's also a time for football and for contemplating how to counter the effects of an excess intake of calories. These five products honor this great American holiday and the sports and fitness fans who celebrate it.

Nestle Working On "Exercise In A Bottle"

What if you could get the benefits of exercise without stepping foot in a gym, on a track, a court, without waking up early to get in your run, make your yoga class, go for that bike ride? What if you could just drink something and get the kind of calorie burn you would if you put in a couple thousand meters on the rower? Nestle scientists may not be far off from developing that "magic potion."

Top 5 Best Slow Cookers That Are Better Than All The Rest

Looking for the best crock pot?

I tend to think of seasons in terms of the food we eat and how I prepare meals for my family; it’s either grilling season or slow cooker season. The warmer months of spring and summer are filled with fresh vegetables, salads, and everything and anything on the grill. But the cooler months of fall and winter are filled with soups, casseroles, chili and anything I can dump into my slow cooker. Between the ease of preparing a meal and the all-day smell of comfort food, I highly recommend a quality slow cooker for your kitchen. Whether you are looking to purchase your first slow cooker or upgrade to a newer model, these five are as droolworthy as the food in them.


Want To Find A Goldfish In Your Cup Of Tea?

Dealing with tea bags can be a bit square, man. They totally look all alike. It's just not my bag. That is all starting to change though. These Goldfish Tea Bags are a unique idea that a company in Taiwan has come up with to make tea time just a little less boring, but just as relaxing. You can even "play" with your tea while it is steeping by making the fish swim around your cup.

Want To Make Fortune Cookies With Your Own Fortunes?

Fortune cookies are something that everyone looks forward to at the end of a meal of Chinese food. It is not so much for the cookie itself as for the message inside. While these can be a lot of fun -- especially if you add the words "in bed" to the end, sometimes they can also fall flat. You can make your own fortune cookies, complete with fortune, with the nifty Fortune Cookie Maker.

Want To Be Able To REALLY See What You Are Eating?

Many of us are becoming more concerned about the food we put in our mouths -- and not without good reason. From how the food is raised to how well it is cleaned to the safety of the preparation we all need to be concerned that what ends up on our plate is healthy, clean, and contaminant free. For the more paranoid among us one design team has come up with the ultimate tool for food safety checks -- the Magnifying Spoon.

Want A New Way To Crack Nuts?

It is that time of year to indulge in the enjoyment of fresh nuts and practice our skills at getting them out of the shell. There doesn't seem to have been much improvement in nutcrackers since Tchaikovsky turned one into a popular ballet -- until now. The Naomi Nut Cracker can take aim and smash your nut in seconds and it is a lot more fun than the old fashioned kind.

Fight The Cold With Booze Smuggling Mittens

Alcohol concealing wearable items are not a new trend, but they're often lacking the functionality of the original item. The ability to covertly smuggle alcohol is of course the priority, but serving dual functions would be far more practical, don't you think? This winter, a greatly innovative solution has been delivered that has seasonal benefits.