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These 20 Redesigned Everyday Products Will Greatly Improve Your Life

These 20 Redesigned Everyday Products Will Greatly Improve Your Life

New and improved are fantastic words, and innovations help make life just a little bit easier. The following familiar products have been “tweaked” and as such have become that much more useful.

1. Light Wi-Fi

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    The Chinese are developing a type of Wi-Fi that uses light rather than radio waves to emit wireless signals. The speed is as fast as DSL, with the potential to be far faster. Some office building in the North Western United States have already implemented the technology.

    2. Washable Keyboard

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      While it may be difficult to imagine a washable keyboard, it truly does exist. No more worries about spilled coffee, water, or soda around the computer. The redesign also spells an end to icky, sticky keys.

      3. Toilet With Sink Cistern

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        This is a product with a definite innovative twist. A toilet with an attached sink, the redesign saves water and money. It also frees up space in a very small bathroom.

        4. Flash Drive File Display

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          Display files on the flash drive in use. This revamped little item saves time by displaying files on the drive without having to click between the file and the hard drive.

          5. Edible Coffee Cup

          Edible Coffee Cup

            This is a favorite of mine. An edible coffee cup pastry is much like “having your cake and eating it too.” An incredibly delicious and innovative way to start your day.

            6. Flat Extension Cords

            Flat Extension Cords

              No more round bumps under floor rugs with this cool extension cord. No more tripping over wires either. Stay connected, without the hassle.

              7. Trap The Cap Bottle Opener

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                Instead of having to hunt down the cap when a bottle is opened, this little gadget traps the cap for easy removal. The secret is a magnet that keeps the cap stuck to the bottle opener.

                8. Self-Chilling Energy Drink

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                Self-Chilling Energy Drink

                  Simply push a button for a refreshingly cool drink. A nice little addition when there’s just no room in the cooler or the fridge.

                  9. Serrated Edge Ice Cream Scoop

                  Serrated Edge Ice Cream Scoop

                    The serrated edge makes all the innovative difference when cutting into a carton of ice cream. The soft grip makes for a very comfortable fit, as well.

                    10. Smart Bin

                    This handy little contraption will make sure you never miss a pitch to the trash can ever again. It is mounted on wheels and designed to catch the trash thrown at it.

                    11. Augmented Video Display Glasses

                    Augmented Video Display Glasses

                      View the world through glasses much like a video game. A camera is mounted into each lens and the data is then digitized.

                      12. Electricity Generating Fibers In Clothes

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                        Every single move you make, even while resting and breathing, generates energy. Now this energy can be stored in clothes and used to charge gadgets on the go.

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                        13. Folding Speed Bumps

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                          No one loves speed bumps. This speed bump folds up when approached at a low speed, but remains a bump when a vehicle is at high speed.

                          14. Laser Keyboards

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                            Simply hook the projector to a computer or a smartphone via Bluetooth and type away. It makes tapping sounds just like a regular keyboard. Use on any flat surface.

                            15. High-Tech Bug Zappers

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                              This project was financed by Bill Gates to kill off disease-carrying mosquitoes. A laser is mounted on a stand and can “hear” the flapping wings of mosquitoes and zaps the bugs to death.

                              16. Laser Touch Screen

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                                A touch screen without a screen is the idea. A shoulder-mounted projector projects the touch screen onto any flat surface. The user simply taps the screen to access more information.

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                                17. Transparent Screen

                                Augmented Video Display Glasses

                                  This smartphone app makes it easy to walk and text at the same time. The see-through application provides a view of a keyboard and the text you are working on, overlaid over an image of your surroundings using the camera, which prevents you walking into obstacles.

                                  18. Personalized Luggage Tag

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                                    The tag may lessen the wait time at the luggage carousel. The luggage tag politely asks fellow passengers to shout out your name to make it easy to find your luggage.

                                    19. Fridge Camera

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                                      Schedule a picture of the fridge contents to make sure nothing is forgotten in the grocery store. The little contraption also prevents purchasing items that are not needed.

                                      20. QlockTwo W

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                                        A twist on a classic. Instead of numbers the time is displayed in a sentence, such as, “It is half past six.” A little something different for the innovator in your life.

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                                        Last Updated on September 25, 2019

                                        How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                        How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                        As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                                        When we were still children, our thoughts seemed to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

                                        Just imagine then, how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power!

                                        We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities.

                                        We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

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                                        We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb.

                                        We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits.

                                        And we’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head…

                                        But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

                                        So, how can we tap into the power of positivity?

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                                        “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                                        It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are 4 simple yet powerful ideas on how you can get started.

                                        1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                                        Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

                                        Just take a look at these 10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life.

                                        2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                                        This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

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                                        You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty.

                                        If you seek it, you will find it.

                                        3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                                        This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what really is important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

                                        Here’re 60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life that can inspire you.

                                        4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                                        How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking.

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                                        Instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                                        Learn from this article how to change your mental images: How to Think Positive and Eliminate Negative Thoughts

                                        If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                                        And remember:

                                        You are (or will become) what you think you are.

                                        This is reasonable enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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