Quirky Item of the Week: Plant Nanny App

(Image Credit: FourDesire)

(Image Credit: FourDesire)

Imagine the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Multiply it by ten. Are you imagining something absolutely, incredibly adorable? Yes? Good. Now let me ask you this: Does this little bundle of joy you’ve got conjured up in your head also help you stay healthy? Oh… It doesn’t? But now you’re probably starting to think that something this cute and helpful would be pretty darn amazing, right? Well, then, I’ve got just the app for you!

It’s Fourdesire’s Plant Nanny, and it’s something you should start downloading right now!

Here’s the gist of it: You choose a plant you want to grow – you unlock more options as you keep playing – and then you water it periodically throughout the day. But what makes it interesting is that you’re only allowed to feed it when you drink water.

Basically, your goal is to drink enough water to help your plant grow. To do this quickly, you’ll have to drink 100% of the water needed for someone of your height, weight, and activity level (all of which you will input when you start your Plant Nanny experience).

As you help your little cactus or devil’s ivy grow big and strong, you’re also helping yourself become healthier at the same time! It’s a bonding experience. Do a good job and your plant will be all smiles! Do a bad job and your plant may begin to wilt or even die. So, seriously, drink a lot of water – this is high stakes stuff!

It’s the perfect app if you enjoy cuteness and know you need to be drinking more water, like me. And best of all, it’s free!

So look it up in your phone’s app store, give it a try, and start living a happier, healthier and cuter life!


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Quirky Item of the Week: Pet’s Eye View Camera

National Geographic Pet's Eye View Camera (Image Credit: National Geographic)

National Geographic Pet’s Eye View Camera (Image Credit: National Geographic)

Have you ever wondered what your animals are up to while you’re out? Who knows, maybe Disney got it right all along. Who’s to say your cats aren’t jamming with a band of alley cats downtown, and your dog’s not sneaking out on late-night dinner dates with strays behind the bistro, sharing meatballs and spaghetti in the moonlight? Document your animals’ shenanigans with this ingenious Pets Eye View Camera from Nat Geo Wild. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Snapchat!

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Snapchat (Image Credit: http://www.snapchat.com)

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Computer (Image Credit: Ray Smith)

Computer (Image Credit: Ray Smith)

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Would you try…Google Glass?

Google Glass (Image Credit: Google)

Google Glass (Image Credit: Google)

It’s all the rage in the tech world: Google Glass.

Google Glass is “a type of wearable computer created by  Google’s Project Glass…” and works to “provide an experience known as augmented reality, where images are superimposed over what the user sees in real life.” (source 1)

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