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From Huff Po:

Sometimes, when a sugar craving hits, you can't help but to reach into the cookie jar a few too many times. Before you know it, all you're left with are a couple of crumbs and a bad feeling that you ate too much.

A nifty gadget called the Kitchen Safe secures the lid on your treat jar and prevents those with a sweet tooth from mindless eating. It's like a temporary sugar restraining order.

The safe is equipped with a lock and a timer. Users can bolt their box of goodies for as short as one minute to as long as ten days, and there are no overrides. In other words, the box can't be opened until the timer hits zero. The technology might come in handy for anyone trying to take control over their diet; whether you've resolved to limit your sugar intake for a week or really want to save some homemade brownies for your roommate, the tool could help.

If you think you have the power to resist munching on just one more sweet, science proves otherwise. As the product website notes, human willpower is not always reliable. We have a finite reservoir of willpower, and with a lock, willpower won't have to be used. Kitchen Safe enables us to reserve willpower for the moments when we really need it.

Even more, the timer will force cookie cravers to seek distraction. When a craving is psychological -- caused by feelings like boredom, anxiety or fatigue -- many will find that after reading a few pages of a book, playing a game of sudoku or even going for a run (too much?) the craving has subsided.

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The product can police more than just food. It can store smartphones (if you're attempting a digital detox), cigarettes and even gaming controllers, which, depending on your level of, uh, devotion, looks like absolute torture.





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God forbid people have self-control...


Willpower can be hard to maintain, especially after a long work day. Also? It can be a good way to encourage kids to behave without threats or intimidation. "If you're good for the next hour, you can have the cookie. If not? I'm locking it up for another day."

Nanny McSpazz

Actually this could be good for parents of children that are good at sneaking snacks.


Sad thing is, something like that would make me go out of my way just to defeat the lock and retrieve whatever was inside.

As for what Nanny and kitai said about being useful for parents, I could agree if I believed the people who would buy such things were intending to use it for the purposes of actually putting restrictions on their pwecious widdle Sneauxflayke.

For those curious about me... I have an obnoxious force of habit with trying to figure out how things work. Often times leading to the destruction of one device for the greater good. (Although that doesn't necessarily hold perfectly true for the 3 alarm clocks I've broken.)

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@kitai: Certainly willpower can be difficult to get, but I have had experience with people who lack willpower and won't even try to improve, or even blame their excessive drinking on some stupid metabolic disorder (read: "my body tells me it really wants some alcohol now")
The first was my stepfather who eventually died after a few years of alcohol and painkiller over-indlugence. The latter is a friend of my mother's who ACTUALLY said that to excuse his excessive drinking... hey, can we lock PEOPLE into these kitchen safe thingies? Yes, yes, we'll put in an airhole, but can we lock them in there for a while to cold turkey their addictions?


GrammarNazi: Yes, we call that 'rehab'.

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