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Smart Tags Help You Avoid Unpleasant Food Surprises


One thing I’m usually pretty good at is keeping up with what is in my refrigerator. Our trash pickup is at dark-thirty Monday morning, so Sunday night typically finds me going through the various containers and either packaging for freezing or tossing the more questionable items. Sometimes there’s a surprise, …

Withings Aura May Actually Bring Rest to the Weary


It is becoming increasingly common for people to have issues with sleep. Whether the problem is not being able to fall asleep, waking up repeatedly throughout the night, or not being able to sleep for long periods of time, it can be debilitating. Withings is looking at a new way …

PhoneSoap: Charge Your Phone and Clean It Too!


Are you one of those people who takes your phone with you when you use the bathroom? And do you sometimes take out your phone to pass the time while you’re in there? If so, you’re certainly not alone. One in six phones is contaminated with fecal matter, which is …

Exercise Your Way to Power With the Pulse Jump Rope

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We’re coming up on the new year, and you know what that means…resolutions. The number one most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and/or to exercise more. In today’s world, another popular resolution is to reduce one’s carbon footprint and/or go off the grid and use less energy …

Eden’s Paper Takes Recycling to a Whole New Level


When we were kids, money was incredibly tight. So every time we unwrapped gifts for whatever holiday, we would painstakingly peel the tape and bows off, smooth out the paper, and fold or roll it to be used again. Of course, that also meant we couldn’t rip into our presents, …

Combat Overeating With the Stress Busting Bra


The holidays are here, and with them comes high-calorie foods, stress we are all unaccustomed to, and the danger of overeating. While these are not exclusively female problems, research does show that women are more likely than men to overeat as a result of their stress levels increasing. As such, …

Team ReWalk Raises More Than Just Money


‘Tis the season for charity events, fundraisers, and various and sundry groups competing for your hard-earned dollars. If you’re anything like me, you find it impossible to give to every organization you feel is worthy because of your own budget constraints, but you do what you can. I’ve settled on …

Florida Sixth Grader Invents Sandless Sandbag


Leave it to a Monday story to make me feel woefully inadequate. A sixth grader from Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently won first place in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for inventing what he calls SOS – Sandless Operational Sandbag.

Peyton Robertson is no stranger to floods, having experienced …

Healthy Meals Made Easy With the Prep Pad


One of the things I thoroughly enjoy doing, and by all accounts am pretty good at, is cooking. Every year for my birthday, I make cakes people talk about years later, and my daily dinners are often pretty darn impressive if I do say so myself. But the last few …