[flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/29889578@N05/4272578798/[/flickrvideo] I’m getting married in October. While I’m excited, I didn’t really think through all the details, including things like flower arrangements. Yet we have a meeting on Monday with two florists to decide what kinds of flowers, colors, etc. I’m thrilled. [In case the internet didn't make it really clear, that was sarcasm.] But [...]
Image courtesy of CouponSherpa Gluttony used to to be considered a ‘deadly sin’ … now it is a reality show! It started with televising professional eating challenges, but now each night we can tune in to see shows like Man vs. Food where someone takes on a famous local eating challenge. Just in time for [...]
OK, Judie – I hope you are drinking your Diet Coke from a bottle out at CES! Spotted at Consumerist, a report from ScienceDirect shows that more than 48% of soda fountains contain coliform bacteria. The study was released in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, and you can check out the abstract here.
The water cooler is common place in most offices. It serves it purpose, but rarely adds style. In fact, they are quite unsightly with the giant water bottle sticking out of the top. Not really an item most people want decorating their home Primo has redesigned the old version of the water cooler making it [...]
Editor’s Note: This is a joint review between Adrian and Jessica. Adrian’s comments will be in black, and Jessica’s will be in blue italics Multi-tasking seems to be one of my strong points…work 40 plus hours a week, chase around a toddler, coach high school sports, have a small business, and have family priorities that [...]
With small kids, my house has plenty to be cleaned up. Following my boys around cleaning also brings the concern of germs and maintaining a safe environment for them to make messy. The 2-In-1 Upright and Canister vacuum from Germ Guardian brings a tool to the home to keep it clean and germ free, while [...]
The Marathon Walker from Oregon Scientific is a pedometer that measures the distance (steps or KM/Miles) you walk or run. Unlike other more basic pedometers the Marathon Walker uses accelerometer technology. This means you’ll obtain a reading whether you clip it to your belt or slip it into a pocket. I’m an avid walker so [...]
I have always joked you can buy just about anything on the internet…books, dvds, food, pets, significant others…but 23andme takes this concept to a whole new level with their at-home DNA testing. And for the bargain hunter who wants to know their genetic makeup, 23andme is running a Black Friday sale!
I’m not too sure that the Rolling Razor is that much safer to use: after all, nicks and scratches are common with even the most basic stick styles, and I can only imagine the damage I could inflict with something like this. But according to the Rolling Razor site, using one helps to eliminate irritation, [...]
We have technology for just about everything. Need to catch up with a friend on the other side of the globe? No problem, fire up Skype. Need to find the closest restaurants? There are apps for this right at your fingertips. Want to capture every image, note, or voice reminder and never lose them [...]
Loving that new shuffle with VoiceOver? Dictating all your emails instead of typing them? You may not think about it, but many of those improvements and technological bounds come from a specific area of research; accessibility for people with disabilities. Businessweek has a great article about how voiceover, Apple’s love it or hate it system [...]
As a statistician, I am always looking at data, and try to find new and interesting ways to look at new and interesting data. So I always appreciate when someone does something cool … read on to see what it is!
Transit cover provides a barrier between seat and you – does nothing to stop germs from that hacking fat guy seated next to you
Travel slipcovers seem like a great idea. They slip over most transit seats and provide a barrier between you and the presumably germ laden seat. The cover includes a headrest pillow pocket to hold your own travel sized pillow. Unfortunately it won’t stop the coughing guy next to you from spreading the flu. If the [...]
If you’re a decaffeinated coffee drinker don’t you hate having to trust the person behind the counter to give you the right cup of coffee? Or how about when you get a cup of coffee in a conference room and your only clue about whether the pot contains regular or decaf is a chintzy table [...]
In an age where fresh food prices are skyrocketing and fat & sugar filled processed foods are being constantly made cheaper and cheaper with fillers, it is harder and harder for families to make healthy choices. The nutritional labels certainly help, but for many the time and math required to cross-reference Fat vs. Calories vs. [...]