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10. 1.2007

Pink iPod Shuffle bundle supports breast cancer research

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Target recently began selling special edition pink iPod Shuffle bundles, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

In addition to the $79 1GB Shuffle dressed in a shade its never worn before (but otherwise the same as it's always been), the bundle includes a $15 gift card to iTunes. Your cost? Just $79.

The sets are available now exclusively at Target's brick-and-mortar stores, which is great news for anyone living in any U.S. state except Hawaii (me), Alaska, or Vermont.

Via AppleInsider.

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10. 1.2007

MummyWraps made to protect unborn babies from electrosmog

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When Jenna, our editor over at Babygadget, was pregnant not long ago, I'd often see her place something cushiony between her belly and her laptop when she was working. Most moms-to-be aren't comforted by skeptics who say there's no proof that electrical devices can cause harm to unborn babies, and therefore no reason to worry about it. I can't blame the cautious moms. I'm not even pregnant, and I don't generally rest my laptop directly on top of my lap.

MummyWraps were developed to protect unborn babies from "electrosmog," otherwise known as Electro-Magnetic Radiation (EMR), which comes from x-rays, radar, microwaves, TV and radio stations, cellphones, and other wireless devices. MummyWraps are made of "Swiss-Shield" fabric, which supposedly screens out EMR. The stretchy, copper-based, cotton wrap can be worn as an under-garment or as an outer-garment from conception through birth. They're priced at $69.95 on the MummyWraps website (apropos of nothing, does anybody else have the reaction that the model on their website looks awfully young?).

Via stuff.co.nz, by way of textually.org.

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10. 1.2007

Wooloo.org wants you to swap lives

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Berlin based arts organization Wooloo Productions operates Wooloo.org, an artists' web portal and online community. Their site allows artists from around the world to have a professional web presence as well as interact with follow artists and curators. It also acts as a platform for "participatory projects" such as Land Grab Online, which is a call for artwork related to the ownership of land.

Wooloo,org is accepting applications for a New York based project, Life Exchange, that truly caught my attention. Way back in 1973, Nancy Weber penned an ad in New York City's venerable free newspaper, the Village Voice, which basically offered to swap lives, apartments and jobs. She attempted this experiment to find out if "people can get out of their skins."

Flip forward to the present, Wooloo Productions is updating Nancy Weber's work with a one-week performance in Weber's apartment located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Starting on October 31st, participants can go to Weber's West 24th Street home. After an interview with Wooloo Productions, they get someone else's clothes, house key and details of another person's life, while leaving their life behind for the next participant. I am really looking forward to seeing the results of these life swaps.

Photo by: Douglas Reid Fogelson

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10. 1.2007

Humanity skins for your Mac

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Macs are known to be inherently creative on the inside, with the best in multimedia applications, but a small Seattle design company, iamhumannow, wanted to give people a way to express their creativity and individuality on the outside. These well-conceived skins are designed to bring human warmth and personality to your Mac.

There are three designs: Wood, Textile, and Premium. "Wood" features soft wood veneers, "Textile" features modern prints, patterns, and weaves, and "Premium" features limited edition runs of Wood and Textiles.

Indie designs like these inspire creativity outwardly and protect your laptop from dings and scratches.

Price: $30-45 at iamhumanow.com.

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