Thursday, December 08, 2016

Most Popular Christmas Toys Since 1983

A couple of Bratz dolls bullying a Barbie doll.REUTERS/Stephen Hird

Every year there is a toy that every kid wants for Christmas and when supply can't meet demand trouble ensues. Remember the Cabbage Patch Kids riots in 1983? There were fistfights between parents desperate to get their hands on one of the cuddly but homely toys for their kids.
From Cabbage Patch Kids to Bratz Dolls Ebates has put together a list of the most popular toy for each year since 1983.


Pantone's Color of the Year 2017

The 2017 Color of the Year is PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery, which the company describes as "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew."

I have a sofa that was covered in a similar shade. I liked it because it matched my cat's eye colour but thought it was time to shake things up and it is currently off being reupholstered in pewter velvet. Now I'm going to be off trend. Damn!


How Easy Is This?

Homemade vanilla extract makes a great holiday gift.

Easy instructions at Honest Cooking

A Life Changing Invention

When Emma Lawton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 29 she thought her career as a graphic designer was over.  Then an invention came along that is changing Emma's life.