Here’s Where to Rent a Wheelchair in the Denver Colorado Area (comments)
When I first had my hip replacement it became very clear that I was going to need a wheelchair for a while. I ended up buying my own wheelchair along with lots of other stuff, but for the first few days I didn't realize that was what I as going to need to do, so I set about looking for wheelchair rentals in Boulder - which quickly turned into a search for renting a wheelchair just about anywhere in Colorado! It turns out that there are very few places in the Boulder / Denver / all of Colorado area where you can actually rent a wheelchair! Not in Boulder, not in Ft. Collins, and barely in Denver. Fortunately, after quite a bit of searching, I found one of the few places in Colorado that rents wheelchairs, and as fortunately, they are great! I committed that I would write this place up so that nobody else has endure hours of frustration trying to find a place to rent a freakin' wheelchair in the greater Denver area of Colorado!

This $3 Device Will Make Your Teeth Whiter (comments)
Yes, it's really true. I didn't believe it myself, but I figured what the heck, I can afford $3.00 to check it out. The device is a "LED Accelerator Professional Teeth Whitening Light", and it actually works to accelerate the whitening process when used with tooth whitening gels.

At Last! A BPA-Free, Dishwasher-Safe Thermal Travel Cup which Accommodates a Stainless Steel Straw! (This article has 1 comment)
It became something of a holy grail for me: I love me my stainless steel straws (which are by definition also BPA free) and I'd been looking for ages for a thermal tumbler or thermal mug (i.e. a travel mug or travel cup) which was a) BPA-free, and b) dishwasher safe, and c) could accommodate my stainless steel straws through its sip hole (many sippy holes are too narrow to accommodate a rigid straw). If it was wide enough to also accommodate my favorite tea strainer, so that I could brew my morning cup of tea (lapsang souchong, thank you very much) all the better. Here's the thing: it's crazy hard to find thermal travel mugs that are both BPA-free and dishwasher safe. In fact, it's hard to find any travel cup or travel mug that is dishwasher safe, period.

Tool-Using Octopus Caught on Film – Video of Veined Octopus Building Coconut Shell House (This article has 1 comment)
In an incredible display of just how smart the octopus is - and how they are capable of forethought - Dr. Julian Finn of Museum Victoria in Australia has caught on video a veined octopus transporting coconut shells for the express purpose of building a shelter (and then doing so).

A Better Alternative to the Ped Egg (This article has 5 comments)
If you've been wondering if the at home pedicure foot care product the Ped Egg is worth it, well it's not. If you have a PedEgg and are disappointed in your PediEgg experience, well, you're not alone. But most importantly, if you would like a rocking alternative to the Pedi Egg, well, I've got it!

Finally! Shred Proof Litter Box Liners! (This article has 1 comment)
We have finally found the perfect shred proof cat box liner! While this is truly the world's best cat litter box set-up, we recently had to put our cat box in a space where that style of litter box wouldn't work. We had to go to a non-covered cat pan, and once we did that, we wanted to start using litter pan liners, but even the ones claiming to be shred resistant - let alone shred proof - cat box liners, well, weren't! But we found something that is truly cat shred proof!

Vegan UGGs Boots – Half the Price and None of the Suffering (This article has 1 comment)
I was so excited to find Vegan UGG boots - well, Vegan UGG style boots, that is - and for a fraction of the price of actual UGGs! And they are so comfortable! All of the comfort, a fraction of the price, and none of the suffering!

Is Chyawanprash the Ayurvedic Fountain of Youth? (This article has 1 comment)
I was at the Indian grocers' this week, and he turned me on to Chyawanprash (sometimes also called Chyavanaprasha, Chyavanaprash, Chyavanaprasam, Chyawanaprash, or Chyawanprash - none of which trip off the Western tongue lightly). Now, before I go any further, I should explain that our Indian grocer isn't just any Indian grocer. He is a classically trained Ayurvedic practitioner - his grandfather and his grandfather's father passed down the Ayurvedic traditions to him. In fact, he is now in medical school here, so that he can practice here, blending his skills and knowledge. So when he recommends something as being Very Good for you, I tend to give it some credence.

The Holy Grail of Removing Cat Smell from Your House? Lampe Berger (This article has 6 comments)
I'm very excited - I just ordered a Lampe Berger (a/k/a Lamp Berger, Lampe Bergere, or Lamp Bergere), and have high hopes for it helping to remove the cat scent - you know, that distinct cat smell deposited by any unhappy cat - from the air in our house! For those of you wondering "What is a Lampe Berger?", a Lampe Berger is a sort of an oil lamp with a unique distinction - it has a cataltic burner that is said to actually destroy odor, and purify the air, before dispensing the scent of the scented oil which it burns.

At Last – a Dog Proof Garbage Can! (This article has 10 comments)
If you've ever had a dog that likes to get into the garbage, you know how frustrating (and dangerous) it is. And you also know how frustrating it is to try to find a dog-proof garbage can. In fact, there was only one dog-proof trash can on the market - and you had to (I kid you not) bolt it to the wall. And that dog proof garbage can cost $110.00 plus shipping. So I was thrilled to find this dog proof trash can which doesn't need to be bolted to the wall, and which comes with free shipping from Amazon.