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Wow the Home Chef with Cool Kitchen Gadgets

Every great cook needs quality tools of the trade, here’s a list of genius kitchen gadgets for the home kitchen. Choosing what to get for the chef in your life who already has everything can be difficult. Using stylish, functional, innovative tools can make culinary craft even more enjoyable for the home chef. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of kitchen gadgets fit for a professional that will inspire creativity in the kitchen. Molecular Gastronomy Kit For the truly adventurous chef, here’s something that will tantalize their inspiration. Molecule-R’s Cuisine R-Evolution makes molecular gastronomy accessible, fun, and easy for anyone. The do-it-yourself kit is fully loaded with everything needed to experiment molecular techniques at home. Take culinary art to the next level and experiment with mixology, styling, and flavoring. Turn any occasion into an elevated event. The kit comes with 20 sachets of food additives, a silicon mold, and three pipettes. Playing with food has never been this fun! Check it out on the Molecule-R website or get it on Amazon. Breville Joule Sous Vide This little

Monthly Gift Clubs: Goodies that Keep Coming All Year Long

With a gift club, there’s something for everyone, every taste, every personality, every month! Whew, you made it through the holidays. After all the holiday preparations, entertaining, gift-giving, festivities, and feasting, you or someone you know deserves a pat on the back for a job well done. And there’s no better way to accomplish that than being treated to a special surprise every month. Make it something really special like fine wines, wellness boosts, beauty samples, or grooming goodies, there’s so much to choose from. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular and unique men’s and women’s monthly and quarterly gift clubs for your perusal. Go ahead, enjoy surprises all year long! The Wordy Traveler Perfect for the traveler who reads and loves tea. Every quarter a seasonal collection box of curated travel-related goodies is shipped. Receive a book, a limited-edition fine art print, ethically-sourced free trade organic tea, and a special gift —all relating to a specific region. This quarterly subscription has an added bonus: every box provides education for an underprivileged woman or girl

Coffee Lovers Gift Guide: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

Make gift-giving a smooth brewed experience for you and the impassioned coffee lover in your life. “Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee.” – Unknown Thinking of giving another coffee mug as a gift to a coffee connoisseur? How about surprising them with high quality must-haves that will wow the most experienced barista or novice. We’ve listed some unique finds for every taste – coffee on the go, cold brew, pour-over, French-press style, iced, and more. Take a look at these hot items that are highly rated by users. Wacaco Nanopresso If your coffee lover is always on the go, they can still quench their craving for an espresso anytime, anywhere with the Wacaco Nanopresso. This handy instant espresso machine delivers a powerful 261 psi of stable pressure to extract every bit of flavor and aroma from finely ground coffee beans. Using single-handed power, it takes less effort than other models to produce a fine 2.7 fluid ounce size brew with a dense crema layer. It’s an elegant personal pocket-size wonder to use anywhere you are. Get

Restless Nights? Meet The Calm App: The Cure For Insomnia

The #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation is making the world happier and healthier. Every day we see advertisements for products that will make us look better, smell better, and improve our health.  The commercials are appealing because, well, that’s the objective of a good commercial. Some of the products work, some don’t, it’s often a matter of personal taste.  But, recently, one of these commercials caught my attention! Finding a Sleep Solution I don’t know about you, but my nights have become more and more restless as I’ve gotten older, and it’s not just the middle-of-the-night pee, I simply struggle falling and remaining asleep. Sure, I’ve made the move to a top-of-the-line latex mattress, which happens to be incredibly comfortable, and state-of-the-art and plush bamboo pillows, but the only difference is that I’m really comfortable while I think about falling asleep in the middle of the night! Somewhat desperate for help, I happened to catch a glimpse of a commercial for an app called Calm that would supposedly help cure my lousy sleeping habits. After a bit of research, I

ClimbStation: Wall Climbing and Treadmill in One

Fun and fitness rolled into a single treadwall, now you can safely climb at fitness centers or in the comfort of your home. I’m always searching the Internet for innovative products, something I would love to own.  And, yeah, you might have guessed, most of the products that I stumble upon are well beyond my price range.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t tell you all about them! The Sport of Climbing Remember in our youth, it seemed like we could climb almost anything be it trees, walls, fences, whatever stood in front of us. We gave no thought to dangers or injury. We just did it without any inhibitions. It’s a different story now that we’re boomers. For some of us, boundless energy has been replaced with a daily nap. But physically challenging ourselves shouldn’t stop, we can still build endurance and strength, and climbing might just be the answer for a full body workout. Have you ever noticed those climbing walls at local gyms, or amusement centers, or on your favorite cruise ships? I have … noticed

CINEMOOD: The Family Entertainment Experience

Access an endless library of movies and shows and project them up to 12-feet wide on any flat surface. How to keep your kids and grandkids entertained: Switch on the CINEMOOD smart projector and watch the good times roll. It’s a wireless portable mini-cinema that projects onto any flat surface. It looks like a small cube with rounded corners and has the ability to stream a broad range of content from TV shows to pre-loaded, kid-friendly cartoons. It’s not only great for kids, but for adults too and provides a much-needed solution for families with special needs. CINEMOOD is the world’s first noiseless, ultralight standalone content projector. It combines the high-quality image of a projector with child-friendly portability and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s so easy to use, even a young child can control it. “We created a safe and smart cinema for the whole family. The variety of CINEMOOD’s content is endless,” says co-founder, Paul Zhuravlev. CINEMOOD is getting a lot of press. According to Forbes, “For a pocket-sized projector that’s portable, multifunctional and free of any

SylvanSport VAST: A Camping Trailer Like No Other

Enjoying outdoor living with uncompromising comfort, convenience, and efficiency. Hitting the open road with a camper has just become more convenient than ever before. Outdoor enthusiasts are being wowed by a totally new design concept and innovations that make the SylvanSport VAST modular camper, a real home away from home. An engineering feat, VAST is the company’s first travel trailer, completely reimagining comfort and convenience to maximize the enjoyment of the great outdoors. Breakthrough Design At the drawing board, every detail from the vehicle and residential systems to the manufacturing process underwent scrutiny. The resulting towable is lightweight and versatile to suit any camping preference. VAST accommodates gear for all types of outdoor activity and can haul 500 lbs. of cargo. Compact yet roomy, VAST’s multi-functional design lets you configure your own living and storage spaces quickly and easily. “Just like we re-invented the pop-up camper with our SylvanSport GO, we set out to reinvent the travel trailer with our VAST,” said Tom Dempsey, CEO and lead designer for SylvanSport in a press release. “It’s so elegantly forward thinking in

Art and Augmented Reality: Expanding Cultural Experiences

Finding New Depth and Dimension in Artworks and Culture. From phone apps to online experiences, art has expanded its impact from hanging silently on museum walls to full-blown augmented reality (AR) experiences. Art appreciation is being elevated to a whole new level thanks to the collaborative work between some of the world’s most prestigious museum collections and creative AR technologists. Art is becoming more accessible to everyone, everywhere, learning and interacting with artwork collections in ways never before imagined. Beyond the painted canvas, this same technology is preserving humankind’s heritage and cultural history. Ancient manuscripts and books, historical sites and travel destinations, performances live and recorded, and so much more are being added to a virtual world for all posterity. Here is just a sampling of free AR art offerings that both fascinate and educate. All that’s required is a yen to escape into a virtual world from the comfort of home. Smartify Perfect for at home or in-person museum tours, Smartify is a popular personal digital curator app connecting people to art. Some of the world’s best museums have

Inspiring Children: the Power of Play

Educational toys help kids gain a better perspective on Black history and learn to build a better self. Child’s Play Children can wear you out with their nonstop questions, picky eating habits, and affinity for play. On the other hand, little ones can also inspire you to be the best version of yourself, ignite the leader within you, and take you to new heights. Ask Tiffney Laing; she owes a lot of her success to the love of her children. Since becoming a mom, her priority has been to make the world a better place for her kids. That passion led her to become the entrepreneur she is today. Thinking of her children’s future, Laing was fed up with a lack of representation in the toy industry. It began to affect her children, who were puzzled as to why no toys looked like them. Her solution was founding Ancestors & Descendants, LLC, in 2016, which later became Bevy & Dave, LLC, named after her children Beverly and David. The company creates toys with brown skin and a historical perspective, changing

SmileDirectClub: New Oral Care

Tooth tech pioneer enters the retail market with an exclusive line of personal oral care products. Grin bearers have something new to smile about. SmileDirectClub is revolutionizing the oral care industry with its recent introduction of new premium products for consumer home use. The industry pioneer was the first to build a direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening and is now expanding into personal oral care products. They’ve introduced new end-to-end oral care products to keep teeth, clean, bright, and healthy. Offered exclusively through 3,800 U.S.-based Walmart stores and Walmart.com, the new line of oral care products will be the first offered in mass retail by a provider of clear aligner therapy. The inaugural rollout includes smile-enhancing products such as a state-of-the-art electric toothbrush and bright on™, a premium teeth whitening system featuring an LED light. Other new products include toothpaste in whitening and sensitivity varieties, a water flosser, and smile spa™, the first ultrasonic UV cleaner on the market that sanitizes toothbrush heads, aligners, retainers, dentures, and more. The new suite of products offered at an affordable price point