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By Kim Taylor

Here are some things we chanced upon that we recommend because they’re useful and awe-inducing:

The Seven Year Pen: Seltzer Goods offers a pen that will last seven years – perhaps longer than many of the contracts you’ll sign with it. Don’t you also feel tempted to put this miracle pen to the test? Find them at along with a fantastic selection of eco-friendly notebooks, cards, and other office items, with a portion of proceeds funneled to EarthJustice.

Hear A Pin Drop: MacBeth headphones are pillow soft with crystal clear sound, fusing the two most important features of a headphone: ear comfort and sound quality. Available in an array of patterns that range from basic black to the English flag, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn how affordable they are at This is a sound investment and an investment in sound.

Treat Your Aching Back: the Spoonk Acupressure Massage Mat was voted as the #1 Christmas gift of the Year in Stockholm for its stimulating acupressure massage. This mat has more than 6,000 stimulation points that increases circulation and blood flow to aching muscles. Choose from organic hemp and 100% cotton in a variety of colors, lie back and feel invigoratingly spoonked;

Relax With Balls: Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls are a self-relaxing massage tool when used to unwind. They come with a step-by-step instructional DVD so you’ll understand how to use them properly. Lightweight and compact, they’ll fit into your gym bag or drawer at home, and will provide relief for tension you didn’t even know you had until you tried them. Read more about them at

Originally published September 2011
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