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Among all that is produced out there for us to buy, there are products that truly make life more enjoyable and easier. Everything here is the real deal--if I haven't used it, it doesn't get pinned. These are about what brings happiness...here's hoping you get some of that from these, too!

These are the coolest outdoor lighting fixtures and accessories. Super high quality and craftsmanship from a good company!

Sleepfans. You won't believe your ears but this is the greatest innovation in fans since oscillation. Vary the volume of air independent of the volume of noise. Two blades interact to create air flow and noise where you control both. Sleep with a fan for noise cancellation or airflow or both--you have discovered nirvana. Use this ALL the time.

Electric Fans Designed for Sleeping: SleepFans

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The GeekDesk: the desk adjusts from standing to sitting heights using an electric motor. I like this desk because I will live longer than all you people that sit all day. Really! Read the article in Atlantic Monthly "Confirmed: He Who Sits..." I bought one of these for my office and now stand most of the day...you build up to it a little at a time. I would never go back to a traditional desk. Lots of stuff on the internet about stand-up desks and what people experience. Give it a look.

Expensify: the app that makes expense reports so darn easy, you wanna cry with joy. Pretty free, too. You use it on your smartphone (iPhone for me). There's a desktop app that integrates with a browser where the report is finalized and submitted. Receipts are official and electronic through your credit card (no more paper). If you have a physical receipt for cash or something large where your policy needs paper, take a picture and the app scans and interprets it for you. This is fast and easy.

Lenovo ideaPad U300s. I have a 1st gen iPad that, despite the brilliance of the product, there are limitations. They are expensive to do what they do. But, if you need a laptop you know that an iPad is not one, yet, even with an aux keyboard. Laptops are bulky and I get tired of carrying them. I almost bought a MacAir until I found this. Solid state drive, fast, light (2lbs!) and bright, inexpensive for what it does. Boots in seconds. Hours of battery life. It goes with me! Happy weight.

Psyllium Husks (The Elixir of Youth!) This board hosts products, tried and found true. What can be more practical than this--you gotta clean out the cr@p or nasty things happen. I asked a gastro-doc to demystify fiber. He said: "Everyone, big or small, has about the same size bowels and they need to keep them clean. So, get 30g a day anyway you can." That's it. Buy it a TJs, take 4.5 tbls with OJ or AJ every day. This is the truth, you will use FAR less TP and be happier! Just saying.

This stuff works to make shaving a delight, from Dermalogica. Use "soothing shave cream" along with the "pre-shave guard" and you will think a barber did the deed! No nicks, no cuts (of course, you keep your razor sharp). I get about six months of daily shaving with these products, so it is really economical, too.

This stuff works to make shaving a delight, from Dermalogica. Use "pre-shave guard" along with the "soothing shave cream" and you will think a barber did the deed! No nicks, no cuts (of course, you keep your razor sharp). I get about six months of daily shaving with these products, so it is really economical, too.