Shut Up and Bite Me! The Hearing Aid You Can Chew

Sometimes, wacky technical ideas belong deposited straight in the dustbin and should never make it into actual production — or on a public web page.  Meet the “Bite Me” hearing aid — okay, it’s actually called “SoundBite” but “Bite Me” is a so much more fulfilling meme — considering the silliness of the product.  The Bite Me hearing aid sits on your teeth to better conduct sound.  I wonder if their slogan is: “Clench and Listen” or “Bear Down and Hear Harder” or “Shut Up and Bite Me!”

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Smile Like a Celebrity: The Waterpik Ultra Flosser Review

When I was a youngster, I wore braces, and part of my daily tooth cleansing routine was using a rudimentary Waterpik that attached directly to our bathroom faucet.  The cleaning was delightful, but awfully messy.  Today, as aging teeth become crowned, the WaterPik Ultra Flosser has made its way into my life as the newest part of my daily dental care routine.

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Two Crowns for the Lack of a Helmet

Sometimes the things that happen to us that seem the most trivial end up being some of the most significant, with repercussions that last years, even decades.

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Let the Healing Begin

by Nancy McDaniel

I never seem to do things in the right order. I floss my teeth in the morning, not at night. I brush before I floss, not after. I get dressed before I put on my makeup. I quit my job before I had another. I say “I love you” first. You get the picture.

And now I’m trying to figure out how to grieve. Not a death of a person. The death of a relationship. The death of love. It didn’t die for me. It died for him. So I must find a way to put it to rest too and get on with my everyday life.

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