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10 Greatest Inventions of All Time for Women ...

By Mercy

Great inventions have made our lives easier in a variety of ways. Electricity, the telephone and indoor plumbing are all excellent inventions that have served mankind and enhanced our lifestyle for years. There are however a few inventions that have really benefited women particularly and here are 10 of them.

1 Figure Slimming Underwear

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Thanks to Spanx and Lycra, women everywhere don’t have to worry about the unsightly bulges around the waist and thighs. They can wear fitted dresses and tops with confidence, knowing full well that they are rocking their look.

2 Padded Bras

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Padded bras are a Godsend for flat-chested women everywhere. Until then they had to resort to stuffing their bras but with padded bras, the problem was solved. Plus no one had to worry about ensuring the bra was stuffed appropriately; the manufacturers took care of that.

3 Pads and Tampons

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Managing that miserable time of the month was a nightmare for women of yesteryear, having to deal with rags and other makeshift arrangements. Thanks to disposable pads with adhesive as well as tampons, this is now a non-issue.

4 Hair Styling Gizmos

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Unfortunately very few of us actually wake up with our hair looking as good as it does the rest of the time. Imagine our lives without blow dryers, straightening irons and hair styling gels. We would be a nation of unkempt and badly groomed women.

5 Microwave Ovens

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If it weren’t for microwave ovens, women would have had to cook fresh food for every meal. Further even if they prepared it in advance, they would have a mountain of dishes to wash after reheating everything. What in the world did women do before microwave ovens?

6 Disposable Diapers

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Of course disposable diapers have to find a place on this list. Until they were invented, women didn’t just have to put up with some of the more gross aspects of looking after a baby but also had to deal with sleepy irritable babies who were constantly disturbed by wet nappies.

7 The Cell Phone

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Cell phones allowed women to talk to other women whenever they liked. They no longer had to hold back on their frustrations, concerns or excitement. Girlfriends were available at a touch of a button.

8 Cocktails

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Until cocktails were invented, women were forced to drink wine, as the only other options were harder liquors. Thanks to cocktails, we now have a wonderful way to enjoy an evening with an interesting drink at our fingertips.

9 Contact Lenses

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Before contact lenses, women who wore glasses never got to show the world their beautiful eyes. Many a romance and long-term love story was born following the invention of the contact lens.

10 Hair Removal Products

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Hair removal products like razors, wax and epilators have made women everywhere more elegant and refined. Imagine our lives without them, wearing shorts and sleeveless tops with unsightly patches of hair everywhere.

The ten inventions mentioned above have in some ways given women everywhere a new lease on life. It has eased our anxieties and enabled us to live more comfortable lives. Thank God for all of them!

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