A 35mm film photo shows a baby girl of approximately one year wrapped in a blue bunny-themed blanket as she smiles from her stroller, 1944. (Jim Heimann Collection/Getty Images)

Maybe you don’t have the smartest baby, but maybe you can get the smartest baby stroller. There’s a self-driving baby carriage that’s being hailed as the world’s smartest baby stroller, and it just debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Good Morning America featured the stroller called the “Ella” and it promises a long list of amazing features like “adaptive push and brake assistance” for a “hands-free strolling” experience for parents and caregivers, according to Gluxkind, a Canadian company that claims they’ve got the best baby stroller ever. Gluxkind says the stroller would work across any terrain, even hills, and icy sidewalks. Yes, there’s an app for that. It’s designed to work with their app and is also powered by artificial intelligence. Some other features that you might find convenient are a removable bassinet and toddler seat, an automatic “rock-my-baby” option, and a built-in white noise machine.

But wait, there’s more, “it gives you a second pair of hands and another pair of eyes while you’re out and about with your kid,” said Anne Hunger, who is one of the company’s co-founders. She also told Good Morning America that the stroller’s push and brake features are like the brakes on an e-bike. She also shared that the stroller’s maximum speed is about 4 miles per hour.

She co-founded Gluxkind in 2020 with her husband Kevin Huang, who told Good Morning America they were inspired to create a smart stroller after they started shopping for one for their two-year-old daughter. He said, “When we were stroller shopping, even the most popular ones were really lacking in a lot of the safety tech that we take for granted in cars.” He also mentioned that “we were mind-blown that there’s nothing that’s smarter than what they used to be like 50 years ago.”

Do we really need a stroller that we don’t have to push? The stroller market will decide if this changes the game.


Ways to Spread Love and Happiness Every Week in 2023

I believe that all of us would love to spread kindness as much as possible. We don’t perform random acts of kindness for a variety of reasons, maybe we think we don’t have time, or perhaps we feel money is the issue (it’s not), or some might feel it’s “weird.” One extremely small way I try to be kind and friendly is when I’m on my daily run I give a quick wave to anyone and everyone I pass or see. I used to sometimes wait until someone else waved before I’d wave back, but at some point, I decided to always be the “wave initiator.” Again, this is a very tiny, teeny-weeny thing I like to do, but there are so many other ways to spread joy.

The fine folks at The Guardian have compiled “52 Acts of Kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023” to help us make 2023 a better place and more enjoyable for all of us. Some are as simple as helping a dying bee or donating a coat, while others can be more complex, but certainly doable.

Here are some of the “52 Acts of Kindness” on the list, see how many you feel you could accomplish this year…


  • Tutoring

    Maybe you have a special knowledge about a certain subject, try to help at least one person who needs it. Volunteer to help a struggling math student, or take some time to offer some knowledge to a student who is having trouble with their Spanish class.


  • Walk a Dog

    There are many people who have and need their dogs, but, for various reasons, are unable to walk them. If they can’t walk them, they may not be able to keep them. Maybe you can help.

  • Give Blood

    It only takes a few minutes and it could save a life. This could quite possibly be the easiest thing we could do that has the largest positive impact on others. And there’s the free donuts:)

  • Donate to a Food Bank

    Instead of simply donating the items in your pantry that you don’t use, go to the supermarket and buy a couple of bags of groceries that you would want if you couldn’t afford it.

    Franklin Food Bank

    Franklin Food Bank is funded in part by Somerset County, the Township of Franklin and by neighbors like you!

  • Pay Someone a Compliment

    This is a win/win! You tell someone how much you love their hair or like their shoes and you both get a good feeling. Everybody loves (and needs) to hear positive things about themselves and it doesn’t cost anything.

  • Be the Office Secret Santa Year-Round

    We actually have one of those. Frania is one of our fantastic account executives here and she not only arranges all of the holiday parties and festivities, she also keeps a candy jar filled for all to enjoy. She also occasionally brings in treats like donuts or snacks for everyone. You don’t have to be a Frania, but doing something similar from time to time would certainly be appreciated and could turn someone’s bad day around.

  • Learn CPR

    If you don’t already know how to perform CPR, now could be the time to learn. You would feel an amazing feeling of satisfaction, and you would be ready to help someone in need should the necessity arise.

  • Buy Someone a Cup of Coffee

    How easy is this? You go and buy coffee everyday, but have you ever bought a stranger coffee. Simply, pay for it and say it’s your good deed for the day. It will make you both feel good and maybe they’ll pay it forward.

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