Bill Gates made the news this week by saying “We need Mosquito Week more than Shark Week.” He’s right, and here’s the article on how you help. Speaking of mosquitoes, Insect Shield (one of my favorite travel apparel companies) just came out with the Outdoor Blanket and Mini Blanket that offer built-in, odorless and effective insect protection. Both blankets can be used by the whole family, are washable and require no special care. The Outdoor blanket ($29.95) is 56″ x 74″ and weigh a just 18 ounces. The Mini blanket ($15.95) is 28″ x 36″ and weigh 6.4 ounces, and is ideal for picnics in the park or at the beach.