Pick The Top Inventions From The Past 100 Years

The women in the BlogHer community tend to be very digitally savvy compared to the average woman. We love our smart phones and our laptops and our tablets (especially the iPad). We love our e-readers, shopping online, blogs, and social networks. There are also plenty of BlogHers who geek out to the space program, or hybrid cars, or watching the latest popular TV series (Downton Abbey, anyone?) on their HDTVs. ...more
I'd add one not on this list: antibiotics. Penicillin was invented in my eldest sister's ...more

Successful Baby Inventions

Every parent is grateful for successful baby inventions like vaccinations and car seats that keep their babies safe. Parents love whoever invented cribs, rattles and strollers because they make it easy to take care of newborns. There have been many great baby inventions over time, but modern baby inventions are the most important. No parent is going to invent a revolutionary product that rivals the diaper or is as important as the medication that protects babies. However, modern inventions are crucial because similar successful products can be invented by anyone....more

"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% swine flu."

World's first lickable wallpaper installed in the UK.Apparently some poor poor misguided soul decided to go ahead and install hundreds of Jaffa Cakes on the wall of an elevator so that people could lick to their hearts' content. ...more

Heating Pads

Tonight, I am thankful for electric heating pads.  At times like these, they're a girl's best friend.  Somehow, I've managed to injure myself again, but no worries, I have a heating pad!  Thank you to whomever invented them.  Controversy exists about who should truly get the credit for this invention.  Who knew?Father,Thank you for gifting the inventor of this therapeutic appliance with the knowledge and skills to create it.  In Jesus' name, Amen!CC...more

Inventions We'd Like To See

There's been a lot of talk in the beauty industry lately about multi-tasking products. You've probably seen ads for some of them:  eye creams that disguise and treat, self-tanners that also moisturize and exfoliate, toothpastes that clean and whiten.But I think we can do better. We are living in a modern, industrialized culture, after all. Humans have traveled in space. We can shop for a dizzying array of products that we don't need, online, 24 hours a day, without changing out of our pajamas. Drive-through hamburgers are available at every major intersection.  And there's enough reality TV programming to fill every channel, around the clock, for the rest of our lifetimes. Image: Pink Sherbet Photography via Flickr ...more
I'm new here and just read this post. Great inventions! I'd love to see a tooth-whitening coffee ...more

5 Fun Ideas or Inventions for 2011

This past year was a fantastic foundation for inventions that could or will come about in the year 2011, by which I mean, some of these are damn fine ideas that someone should put into reality; and others are actual inventions that have limitless possibilities. ...more

Re: a car that could fly. @cfd46 and I were watching Back to the Future the other ...more

How To Solve The Missing Sock Scenario: 3 Socks Are Better Than 2

Have your socks ever fallen victim to the Bermuda Triangle of laundry mysteries, the missing sock? Just why can't those pairs stay together and WHERE exactly do they disappear to? Well, as a sock lover myself (here is a link to a photo album of over 70 of my favorite pairs - yes, I'm obsessed), I was delighted to come across the charming and innovative idea of writer-director Edwin Heaven, called Throx....more

Where Do You Store Your Fat?

They say it's different between men and women. Personally, I store my fat here: ...more

I have one of those metal containers on my stove that I put grease in.  Yesterday I fried ...more