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Happy Galentine's

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Seeing is...Seeing

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Sometimes, I just see things pop up that I think are particularly cool, or moving, or important in some way. It happened recently when I was reading about this eyewear company, Jonas Paul, that sells glasses for kids online, and also supports charitable work in the field of vision and blindness prevention. The Lions Clubs International has a lengthy history of serving kids in need of vision care, which is also really cool. But Jonas Paul is doing things a little differently, and has made it so easy - especially if you have a kid who wears glasses. Basically, it...

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Fold my laundry, please

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Anyone who has worked in a retail clothing store knows the pain of constantly refolding the clothes that discourteous customers pick up, look over, shake and twist around, and then leave in a heap. But I can honestly say I've never thought much about it at home - until I saw this machine on the news this morning. I'm torn; folding clothes isn't that hard, right? But how great to have a robot that would do it for me! Hmm...I also kind of want to race it, John Henry style. Who would win, man or machine (totally machine - I...

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The first three days

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January. Named for the Roman god Janus: god of beginnings and endings, depicted with two faces, one looking to the past and one to the future. Sounds poetic enough, but generally speaking, January never seems like the most interesting month of the year. Everyone is recovering from holiday madness, it's the worst part of the winter in the North, and now we all have to remember to write a new date on everything, leading to serious dilemmas in 2018: should I make my eights with two independent circles, or one continuous figure-eight line? Aaarrgh! But dig a little bit, and...

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Feeling Low? So is your goldfish.

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The end of the year is coming, and while for some, looking forward to a new year is full of energizing hope, to others (speaking for a friend), it is a crushing realization of everything NOT accomplished over the past year. Or ten. Anyway...if you're feeling a bit depressed, know you are not alone. Science has identified the possibility that fish can also feel depression. Yes, I said fish. As reported by Jake Rossen, a study at Troy University showed that when researchers got fish 'drunk' and then took away the good stuff, those fish became depressed. And when those...

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