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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

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Vitamix Blender Containers Recalled After 11 People Injured By Exposed Blade

Vitamix announced last week that they are recalling blender containers after 11 people reported lacerations as a result of an exposed blade. The recall affects approximately 105,000 of the Ascent and Venturist 8-ounce and 20-ounce containers made in March 2018 or earlier. The products were sold at Costco and Williams-Sonoma Read more

The FDA Just Approved The First Birth Control App

An app designed to track fertility and prevent pregnancy in women 18 and older is the first to win US Food and Drug Administration approval to be marketed as a contraceptive, the agency announced Friday. The Natural Cycles app was approved as part of the agency’s new Digital Health Innovation Read more

This Woman Is The Youngest Person To Have A Face Transplant

As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound. Her vision is greatly impaired due to her injury, but touching her face allowed her to feel what her doctors were working around the clock to treat. She could feel where her face was swollen. She Read more

This Cool Program Lets You Design And Build Your Own Custom Lego Creations

Kids’ toys, shows and programs are only getting cooler as the years pass. One example: LeoCAD, software that lets you create a new Lego design, hopefully without spending a ton of time learning how to use the application. It’s a free tool that offers creative people a way to work with Read more


In-home care options for Northwest Indiana people

Look at local, professional care & support options for a parent, spouse or family member who needs some extra help.


Northwest Indiana people no longer have to clean their gutters

Skip gutter cleaning this summer.

Target Is Selling Inflatable Glitter Chairs

It looks like the ’90s are alive and well — at least at Target. Do you remember those inflatable, glittery chairs that were ubiquitous back in the day as an even cooler alternative to the plain old beanbag chair? You could find them everywhere from basement hangouts to dorm rooms. Read more

Starbucks Has New Protein Blended Cold Brew Drinks

Starbucks has always been a great option for an afternoon pick-me-up, but it may not have always been the best option for a post-workout boost. But that was then, and this is now. Starbucks has found yet another way to become a go-to in your everyday life. Starting Aug. 14, Read more

10 Quirky Doormats You Need To Spruce Up Your Home

A doormat is a great way to welcome guests to your home and, depending on the style, can really set the tone for what guests can expect once inside. Check out these 10 quirky doormats that are full of personality. 1. Mochi Just So You Know There’s Like A Lot Read more