I'm always on the lookout for interesting lighting, and while I do go gaga for hip, modern pieces, my traditional upbringing has left me with a soft spot for antiques and reproductions likely to be coveted by mother. The Wisteria Call to Dinner Chandelier ($349) is no exception. Its reproduction old hotel silverware and hemispheric iron frame give it the look of an antique, without the price. And, it has a quirky, creative quality that's characteristic of my wacky family. In fact, now that I think of it, my grandmother used to hang antique silverware on ribbons from the rafters in her kitchen — maybe that's why I'm fond of this piece.
It's true, putting your fork down between bites will force you to eat slower, thus giving your body enough time to register the amount of food you're actually putting into your body before it's too late (and you feel uncomfortable). Chances are you'll realize you've had enough much sooner than if you were to scarf down your whole meal without releasing your grip on your fork. If that doesn't work, you can always try a diet fork.
So try it out and let me know if you notice a difference in how much you eat by using this technique in the comments section below.
Now that the weather is getting warm I bet you're itching to get outside into the fresh air. Biking is one of my favorite ways to exercise outdoors.
Now is the time to get your bike tuned-up, so it'll be all ready come riding season. Keep your bike in tip top shape so it can help you get into tip top shape, too.
You can tune up your bike yourself if you don't mind getting dirty, but taking it to a professional bike shop might be easier for you. Shops usually offer basic tune-ups for around $40-80, depending on where you live and what needs to be done to your bike.
Want to know what a bike tune up entails? Then read more
A few months ago, I told you about the motorized Twirling Spaghetti Fork, and well what do you know? Today we've got the low-tech version. It's still a twirling spaghetti fork, but this time you've got to actually put your fingers at the top and push down. The corkscrew design makes the pasta twirl around the tines.
Okay, now is it just me, or is anyone else having a hard time seeing how this would really work or why it's better than just twirling a regular fork? If you're not having a hard time and need to get one for yourself, It'll cost you about $20 for a set of 2.
Source: Coolest Gadgets
I love how they call it the "Automanual" Pasta Twirling Fork.