Weird gadgets that are actually really useful


by ZDNet

ZDNet— I get a lot of weird and sometimes wonderful gadgets across my desk, and some end up impressing me by actually being extremely useful.

SBNation.com—The Packers and Seahawks have a really weird history. The “Fail Mary” was an exceptional weird moment in a game between two teams who usually provide weird moments. The Seahawks and Packers have provided plenty of wacky moments, from Matt Hasselbeck’s coin toss hubris to the Fail Mary. The Seattle Seahawks are especially prone to weirdness. That’s a product of the Seahawks playing in more dramatic games than any other team in the NFL. In the last eight seasons, they’ve been part of a league-most 82 games decided by one score. Play in that many...

@refinery29—These Luxe-Looking Kitchen Finds Are Cheap (& Actually Useful). As much as we dream of pristine cabinetry, bold granite countertops, and gleaming stainless steel accents, our cook-space reality looks more cramped budget than luxury living. But, just because we don't have the coin for some big remodeling project doesn't mean we can't achieve elevated kitchen status — we just need to be thrifty about it. After pounding the virtual pavement in search of the most effective solutions for making cheap look luxe while still serving a purpose, we distilled our...

Mashable—My quest for a non-corny planner I'll actually want to use. Well, it's eight days into the new year and I'm already dropping the ball on one of my resolutions: to start using a paper planner. It's not for lack of initiative, either. I simply can't find one that fits both my requirements, which are 1) not too expensive and 2) not ugly. I loved using a paper planner in college, mostly because I didn't have a smartphone and my laptop could only hold a charge for about an hour and a half. I usually opted for a spiral-bound paper option from Target, which was...