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I love solving problems and the more innovative the solution the better. Whether it is something to help a difficult medical condition, a way to help with the issues associated with aging, or a way to extend or enhance the use of electronics (along with many other things), I am on the trail.

So what will science, technology, and creativity be bringing out next? I'll be on the lookout for the new, the innovative, and the cutting-edge. If you are looking for smart products that solve everyday problems, stay tuned to this blog and I'll keep you updated.

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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 Wear A Little Privacy? Try Nutshell

There are times when you just need a little privacy on the fly, no matter where you are. One designer, Eden Lew, at the New York City School for Visual Arts, has come up with a solution that she calls the Nutshell. It is a hood in which you can cloak yourself for a little immediate privacy in the middle of your day. Yep. That's privacy in a nutshell.

Want To Learn To Read Your Own Tea Leaves?

There are many mystical practices out there and the practitioners thereof abound.-- especially where I live. There are psychics, tarot card readers, numerologists, palm readers -- even my next door neighbor is a professional astrologer. With this cool Tea Leaf Reading Kit you can get into the game by learning to read the future in the tea leaves that remain in the cup.

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 To Smell Like A Nerd?

Somehow you never really think of nerds as having a smell unless they forget to shower or get struck by lightning and their pocket protector starts to melt. Granted they aren't generally the sort of people who are going to drench themselves in cloying fragrance either. Some perfumer has decided that smelling like a nerd is something to be desired and has created Eau de Nerd cologne.

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.

Want A Sofa That Doubles As A Tent?

Most of us had the desire to carve a little private space out of our homes when we were kids, be it as a fort out of sofa cushions, a tent out of a folding table, or a reading nook in a closet. The design team of Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera has created the Orwell, a combination sofa, bed, and "cabin" to give you a greater sense of privacy right in your living room.

Want To Wear A Handy Tool For Small Measurements?

One of the hallmarks of great design is a clever marriage of form and function. This Measure Ring is a blend of a great piece of jewelry with a tailored look and a way to make small measurements. The face of the ring is an inch across and the cut away pieces and sides are the fractions of an inch. With this ring you can measure things easily on the run without having to pull out a tape measure or ruler.

Want An Easy Way To Replace A Button On The Run?

Buttons have been around on clothing for more than 4,000 years. After all that time they still manage to fall off at the most inopportune moment when there is not a needle and thread anywhere nearby. Even if there are, you don't always have the time necessary to thread a needle and get sewing before you will be late for an important meeting. That is why a couple of designers have come up with The Clip Button.

Want A Cool Way To Help You Teach Your Kids About Money?

One of the most important things that many parents struggle with as they raise their children is to instill in them a sense of financial responsibility. Once upon a time that meant just buying your kid a piggy bank. That worked up to a point, but finances are a bit more complicated than just stashing away a few bucks. To help your kids get a better handle on money you can get them a Moonjar Classic Moneybox to give them a better understanding of saving, sharing, and saving.