The Solution For Tear-Free Onion Chopping: Onion Goggles

What do you get the person who has everything… and loves to cook?

If they already have herb scissorsherb savor, and pizza cutter, there’s only one logical next step: onion goggles.

Legend has it that whenever first US President George Washington began to feel under the weather, he’d tuck in to an onion (cooked, of course). Aside from the cold-annihilating vitamin C, onions also contain vitamins B1 and B6, and aid in lowering bad cholesterol and minimize blood clots.

But for all of their nutritional benefits, making onions can be quite unpleasant, especially on sensitive eyes. Onions grow underground, like garlic, chives, and leeks. As they grow, they absorb sulfur from the dirt, resulting in tear-inducing amino acid sulfoxides.

With our onion cutting glasses, you won’t ever have to worry about stinging eyes or awkward kitchen crying again. The onion glasses frames are lined with a comfortable foam seal so that no nasty onion vapors eek through.

The onion chopping goggles come in the sleek style shown in the pictures. The onion goggle is unisex and fits most face shapes, but does not fit over glasses. Only mildly near-sighted? You’re probably okay. But if you’re blind as a bat without your specs’, please don’t take the chance. Fingers don’t secrete amino acid sulfoxides, but they hurt like heck when you cut them.

So if you’re one of those folks who can’t get near an onion without tearing up, stop chewing gum while you chop or trying to mince your onion under water. Strap on a pair of onion cutting goggles and make like an Iron Chef.

Are you the satisfied with your onion goggle purchase? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to TLC Cooking on How Stuff Works for all the helpful onion info.

Useful Things Weekly Link Round-Up

Easily Track Packages on Your Mobile Phone
With Slice, you can track your packages with one simple login. Plus, the push notifications can be set to alert you when a packages has shipped or been delivered.

“Slice Makes Tracking Purchases on iPhone a Breeze”
via Lifehacker

5 Apple Crafts to Make From Your Apple Harvest Surplus
These crafty ideas would make great gifts for the holidays, too.

“5 Apple Crafts to Make With Your Surplus Apple Harvest”
via Crafting a Green World

Break Your Overspending Habits
Think you’re only making small purchases here and there? You’d be surprised how they add up.

“Breaking the Overspending Habit”
via Mint

Firefox Cuts Memory Usage in Half
Firefox’s campaign, MemShrink, has cut memory consumption between 20-50%, with more to come.

“Mozilla Hatches Plan to Tackle Memory Leaks in Firefox Add-Ons”
via Ars Technica

7 Ways to Stop Your Snoring
Help you and everyone in your household get better sleep…

“7 Easy Fixes for Snoring”
via Web MD

Survival Strap: For the MacGyver in You

What’s cool and stylish and potentially life-saving? Sure, if it came down to it you could probably MacGyver a survival tool out of just about any article of clothing. But why waste the brain power (and precious, precious time) when you could just get yourself a Survival Strap?

Survival Straps are made by hand in America. When you strap on your SurvivalStraps survival bracelet, you can feel good about where it came from and the conditions under which it was constructed. The team at Survival Straps works in a well-lit factory right around the corner from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Those of you looking for alternatives to off-shore, factory made items of dubious origin – take note!

But SurvivalStrap doesn’t just have upstanding business ethics, their paracord survival bracelet is a superior product. Every bracelet is made from military spec 550 paracord, meaning when the s!*% hits the fan the last thing you’ll have to worry about is your Survival Strap breaking or fraying.

The straps are approximately 1″ wide with about 1.75′ cord per inch of wrist side. That means a size 7.5′ (the smaller of the two large sizes) yields about 14 feet of paracord when deployed. Here’s a quick video demonstrating how the bracelet unravels:

Because SurvivalStraps is so committed to their customers loving their product (and maybe saving a few lives along the way), they offer a lifetime guarantee. If you ever have to use your Survival Strap in an emergency, simply email the replacement form that comes with the product’s owner’s manual to the company, along with the tale of your harrowing escape from the elements, sharks, &c., and they will replace your Survival Strap for free.

Whether you’re a lifeguard, a firefighter, a soldier in the US military or just a fashion-forward survivalist – the Survival Strap is for you.

Useful Things Weekly Link Round-Up

Time to Winterize Your Car! Here’s What You Should Do
Winter weather is tough on cars. Here’s what you should do before the storms hit.

“Top 10 Car Winterizing Tips”
via How Stuff Works

Get 1,000 Free Delta SkyMiles for Free
Sign up by December 31, 2011, and you’ll get 1000 free Delta SkyMiles.

“Get 1000 Delta SkyMiles for Free”
via Five Cent Nickel

7 Ways to Change Your Life in 7 Days
Get ready for a new and improved you.

“7 Ways to Change Your Life in 7 Days”
via Marc and Angel Lifehack

Kindle Fire will have Netflix
… and Pandora and Facebook.

Amazon Confirms Kindle Fire will Have Netflix”

How-to Deal with Difficult Relatives Over the Holidays
Good advice for everyone expecting guests over the holidays.

“9 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives Over the Holidays”
via The Happiness Project

Gotta Getta GoToob

We recently added GoToob to our New Products list, and people really seem to like it – what’s not to like? They look good, they work well, and they go a long way to significantly reducing stress at one of the most harried places around: the airport.

Picture it. You’re running late for a flight, and the line through security is monstrous. You have no time to lose as you place your bag conveyor belt, kick off your shoes, and wait to be waved through the metal detector. You pass through without incident, and now the only things keeping you from boarding are your bag and a few quick paces.

What is taking so long? The guard manning the x-ray machine sits with his nose to the screen, his eyes scanning the image of your bag. After what feels like an eternity, he passes the bag through… just not to you. A second guard opens up the bag and reveals the problem – an 8 oz bottle of lotion.

When you’re crunched for time at the airport, the last thing you need to be worrying about is whether the shampoo and conditioner you have in your bag are regulation size. GoToobs keeps it simple (and look good doing it). These 1.25 oz silicon containers are PC and BPA free, meaning GoToob travel bottles are just as safe as they are convenient.

The GoToobs come in different colors to easily distinguish one substance for another (so you don’t get your toothpaste mixed up with your hand sanitizer). The window in the collar near the cap of the Go Toob also rotates to mark the bottle as lotion, soap, shampoo and more. The cap has a ‘lock’ setting so your shampoo doesn’t leak in your purse or luggage, but Human Gear Go Toob website has a list of substances that you shouldn’t store in your Go Toob because they have a tendency to leak. The list includes single malt whiskey, but don’t worry. We also sell flasks.

Are you a GoToobs fan? Let us know in the comments.