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06.14.2012

This gadget will give you a warm, comforting hug

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This quirky little gadget is designed to give you a warm, comforting hug when no one else is around. But will it really make a difference?

It may seem like a weird idea, but designers Park Jinmi and Kwak Jinsub created the Hug Light to offer owners heat and light therapy to mimic a hug when they're feeling a little low, stressed out or have stomach pains. They believe it's a much better way to deal with problems because it's emotional, non-invasive and might be an alternative to medication.

Would you buy yourself a hug?

[Via Yanko Design]

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02.11.2012

Valentine's Day Self-Gifting

You've heard of "re-gifting" but what about "self-gifting?" We're big fans, especially on days like Valentine's when even if you have a mate, they may be at a loss. So say thank your for the giant -sized box of chocolates and secretly check out our suggestions:

BLISS
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Did you know that when you meet a guy for the first time, studies show that he spends more than half that talk time just looking at your lips? (It could be worse.)

Treat yourself to a sexier pair of lips with Bliss Fabulips, with cork tree extract and peptide-inflating complex.It volumizes that pucker but doesn't dry out your lips.Check out all the products at Sephora. Oh-la-la.

NYX

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What gal doesn't love some new mascara? Pick up the NXY "Boudoir Mascara Collection," with seven formulas and distinctive wands, each promising lengthening, and curled lashes.

For instance, the "Le Frou Frou" volumizes and lengthens lashes, using a dense "dome brush" to reach each lash, where as the "Pin-Up Tease" darkens and curl lashes with a hard bristle comb to separate and curl lashes.

So far, our favorite is "Za Za Zu" which is perfect for a night out. Fiber-infused to darken, lengthen, and volumize, it ues a soft, bristle brush large enough to cover all lashes in one swipe.

At $6 a pop, you can buy the entire collection for less than you'd pay for some brand's mascara.
Va-va-voom.

BABY LIPS

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We're wearing Maybelline's "Baby Lips" on a daily basis and already our lips look better - not chapped and baby - dewy. Besides loving the price ($3.99) we're mooning over the six tints. And sorry about the "Pink Punch," my favorite color, which is sold out. I bought one for all of the girlfriend's this V-day. As an added bonus, each mositurizing balm has an SFP of 20, essential these days. Oh-baby.


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01.24.2012

A Spot-Less Idea?

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How do you get rid of dark spots or those discolorations that suddenly show up on your skin? And what about uneven skin tone? Keihl's may have found a solution.

Kiehl's, the premium line of skin-care products, has developed a new product called "Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution," a clear fast-acting serum that features a brand-new Vitamin C derivative,which is said to penetrate deep into the skin to diminish dark spots, prevent new ones from forming, and result in an "overall radiance and youthful clarity. "

Vit C is the new keyword in skin-care and unlike some others that we've tried, Khiel's doesn't have to be mixed before use, but is immediately active when applied to the skin.

We love an new invention.

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12. 5.2011

New software identifies Photoshopped images

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A new kind of software program has been created, which allows you to detect images that have been tampered with using Photoshop.

The new program, created at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, uses eight different parameters to detect changes, like to face shape, body parts and different textures of skin.

Yes this new piece of software is very cool, but it also has huge implications when it comes to representations of celebrities and public figures in the media. For a long time many different groups have been asking for more transparency from our newspapers and magazines about which images have been edited and which haven't. Let's hope the media is forced to reveal the Photoshopped images (now that anyone could with this software) as it could help to give people of all ages a more healthy view of their own bodies.

[Via Gizmodo Image via Young Design]

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11.23.2011

Doctors testing portable breast cancer detector

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A university in Japan has begun to test a new portable device, which could bring breast cancer detection to those without access to doctors and hospitals.

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10.31.2011

Branded bandaids: Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton

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Fashion lovers will be happy to see that some of their famous brand names are now available on cute little bandaids, which are called Brandages Bandages! But do you REALLY want to draw attention to the fact you cut your leg shaving? Well, at least now if you do you can hide it in style!

Available from Sugoi Life for $7.95 for a pack of 12.

[Via Like Cool]

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10.11.2011

Student turns tablet into Braille writer

Student Adam Duran has turned a regular tablet computer into a Braille writer over his summer vacation.

Duran attended a course held at Stanford University dedicated to providing students with an in-depth understanding of computing. It was during this time that Duran and two of his mentors developed an app which allows blind or partially sighted individuals to write in Braille. Watch the video above for more information about the incredibly innovative and possibly even life-changing application.

[Via Engadget]

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10.10.2011

Eye Slack Haruka gadget massages away under eye circles

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We've come across quite a few different beauty gadgets over the past few months, but this has to be the weirdest looking!

The Eye Slack Haruka is only worn for about three minutes each day and it promises to massage away dark under eye circles by applying a little pressure and a little heat. It MIGHT work, but it'll definitely make you look like a pink bug in the process!

The Eye Slack Haruka is available from Japan Trend Shop for $132.

[Via Chip Chick]

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10. 7.2011

My Lane brings urban mobile spas to the park

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Going for a run or a quick work out during lunch is often the only way some people can squeeze in the time to exercise. That's why we love this very clever (but presumably VERY expensive) idea from My Lane, which gives you your own space to change, shower and get yourself ready for work again. Ideal for those who like to exercise during the day but either don't have a shower at work or feel weird about getting naked when your colleagues are metres away!

[Via Yanko Design]

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09.20.2011

3 Cute hand warmers

We covered soup and coffee warmers this morning, but what if we just want to keep our hands nice and toasty?

There are so many different solutions out there, so expect us to feature many many more as it gets colder and colder! But for now here are three of our favourites:

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