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All the cool stuff that’s not really news, but is still awesome.

Save the Trees With Your Morning Coffee

Save the Trees With Your Morning Coffee

Reduce. Reuse. Grow. That's not only the company name but the mission behind a new biodegradable coffee cup, and it's a brilliant one! In an era where less is more, why are we still using styrofoam cups? Many o... Continued
Irony: Darth Vader Humidifier Eases Wheezing

Irony: Darth Vader Humidifier Eases Wheezing

When I was a kid, my mother was convinced that a liberal application of Vick's rub on my chest, a steady supply of Vernor's ginger ale (no other brand will do), and running a humidifier next to my bed could cur... Continued
Great Sleeping Bear Offers Happy Hibernation

Great Sleeping Bear Offers Happy Hibernation

Winter is here, finally, and I can't say I'm happy about it. If there's one thing I hate, it's being cold. In fact, I regularly comment that I'm going to hibernate in my bed under a pile of blankets, although t... Continued
Sippy Cup Helps the Medicine Go Down

Sippy Cup Helps the Medicine Go Down

Here we are at the beginning of cold and flu season, and if you've got kids you know that means you're in for several months of runny noses, sneezing, coughing, and miserable little faces begging you to make th... Continued
Keep Yourself in Suspense With Spoiler Alert

Keep Yourself in Suspense With Spoiler Alert

You know what I really hate about social media? Spoilers. You'd think with the increasing number of us who record shows or sporting events or whatever to watch later, people who watched whatever it was in real ... Continued
Laundroid is the Machine of My Dreams

Laundroid is the Machine of My Dreams

Laundry isn't necessarily the bane of my existence as it is with some people, but then I also periodically do it for a living. Funny how much easier it is to deal with when you're being paid! But then there's l... Continued
Let a Yeti Keep You Warm

Let a Yeti Keep You Warm

As the northern hemisphere edges closer to winter, my mind turns to creative ways to keep warm. The trouble is, I live in an old house and renovating to make it more heat-efficient or turning the thermostat hig... Continued