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Round Rock kids design and sell solar eclipse sunglasses

Related CoverageROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Karina and Garrett Schmitt are two young adult entrepreneurs who have invented glasses which make it safe to view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.The Round Rock kids are selling their glasses online and at flea markets and festivals this summer.The idea started at the family’s cabin in Oregon, which is in the path of the total eclipse. Karina says she and Garrett sat down and made modifications to solar glasses that they knew people would need.They...

Keeping an eye on the kids

Some children are naturally cautious, with a strong sense of self preservation. Others rush in, either oblivious of any danger, or convinced nothing will ever happen to them. But any child could be involved in an accident. Genuine accidents are unfortunate. However many are avoidable, if those responsible have enough care, consideration and preparation.The following checkpoints are fairly general but going through them will be a timely reminder of how to protect growing children, in the very...

Back-to-school shopping goes mainstream with deals on eyewear, fitness apparel and kitchen appliances

Back-to-school discounts are not just for students.What were once merely sales on school supplies like crayons and notebooks have morphed into promotions on a wide array of products from some surprising retailers. “When consumers hear the term back-to-school, they should reframe what retailers come to mind,” said Mausam Bhatt, senior vice president of product at coupons and savings website RetailMeNot. “Many retailers will be running sales during this time, even if they don’t have a...