Therapy By Text: Where iMessage Replaces The Doctor's Couch

What comes to mind when you hear the words "therapy session"? If the portrayal in mainstream media has anything to say about it, you're probably envisioning being stretched out on a leather couch, sharing your darkest secrets while your therapist continues to provide you with a constant flow of new Kleenex as you deposit tear stained ones into the trash. But in today's world where technology and detachment are favored over face-to-face interactions that's an archaic method for improving mental health. I bet you can guess here this is heading...

Tattly: Custom Temporary Tattoos Lets You Test Out Your Tattoo Ideas

Getting a tattoo takes both bravery and commitment, and for those reasons, many people remain tattoo admirers only. You know, from a distance, where there's no needle poking involved. While temporary tattoo alternatives are available on the market, they rarely provide the look and feel of the real thing. Until now.

American Green Marijuana ATM Dispenses Legal Goodies Vending Machine Style

Around here, we've seen vending machines of all categories, and they tend to be a fan favorite. The features on marijuana vending seem to have particular appeal among our readers, and with the changing laws, the competition is getting fierce when it comes to naming the most innovative concept.

Sorry It's Over: Breakup Business On Demand

What can't you outsource these days? Whether you perceive that as good or bad, there are options available to hire people to do the jobs that you're not skilled for, or that you simply don't want to do. Some of them are just plain unusual, uncomfortable, and they take advantage of modern trends.

Slide The City: Business Offers Summer Teaser And World's Biggest Touring Slip 'N Slide

After the nasty North American we've been having, there's no doubt that we're all dreaming about summer adventures and the balmy weather than comes with them. So, it makes sense that a new business would choose this timing to let the world in on their concept, and how it will affect cities around the world.

World's Fastest Hotel Looks A Lot Like Vagrant Life

We've seen hotels all around the world that provide a unique, sometimes terrifying environment for patrons to rest their weary heads. Let's be honest, sometimes we've just go to wonder why anyone would willingly pay money to stay in some of these establishments (for a whole variety of reasons), but the latest tops that list.

A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 

Invisible Girlfriend: Helping You Fake Your Digital Relationships

Pretending to have a significant other is an activity that we, as a civilization, have been participating in for years for a whole variety of reasons. Beyond businesses that fall under the "escort" umbrella, this isn't the first time we've seen a business that aims to capitalize in the industry of romantic deception. 

Outsourced Revenge Businesses: Best Served With Glitter and Poop

I don't know how you feel about getting someone else to do your dirty work for you. But clearly, some of you out there really want to keep your hands clean - just not enough to avoid revenge altogether.

Problem Solver: Beer Company Fuels Corporate Creativity With Drinking Formula

If you thought that "day drinking" was something better left behind with your college days, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn what a new company is encouraging people to do to trigger their creativity.

Beagle Street Insurance: Using Art To Make Policies Fun

There's one big challenge when it comes to the creation of innovative businesses - there's only so much room to manipulate the business structure of more common concepts. These necessary businesses offer key services that we rely upon to go about our lives, and while they may be a dime a dozen to meet the demand, there is room for a little creativity.

SheTaxis: Business Offers Secure Transport To Women On New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is fast approaching, and in just a matter of days transportation services will be in high demand. After all, drinking and driving is a terrible idea, and it is a time for celebrating with food and drink - often in excess. Taxi services come in a variety of formats, and one caters to a specific demographic.

TeatreNeu: Comedy Club Charges Per Laugh

Pay-as-you-go style compensation structures are not new, although they were once innovative in themselves. A la carte sushi allows you to pay per piece, cell phones have you pay-per-minute, and many services are offered by the hour. So, a business featuring a similar payment structure doesn't makes it unique. What does is the unit item that's being paid for - and it's certainly the first we've seen.

Leak Free: Business Has A Simple Solution To Feminine Hygiene Worldwide

The unique needs of a woman are not always recommended by men, but that matters less when there are businesses working hard to make our lives easier. A startup with the desire to better the lives of women around the world is also choosing to give back, proving they're not just about tapping into the revenue in the market.

A Ticket Forward: Business Stems From Viral Search For A Travel Companion Named Elizabeth Gallagher

It stems from a story you've probably already heard about - where a Canadian man named Jordan Axani searched for a Canadian citizen named Elizabeth Gallagher, after a ticket around the world threatened to go to waste when his relationship ended. Then, as a kind of "pay it forward" he started a non-profit business to create similar opportunities for others.

Don't Get What You Pay For From Judgy Snack Vending Machine With Facial Recognition

The New Year will be here before we know it, and with that comes often unattainable resolutions that don't ever seen the turn of the calendar month. We can put fail-safe solutions in place to lead us in the right direction, but there are always temptations waiting to lure us back on the wagon (whatever your wagon of choice may be). If your relationship with food is what you struggle with, now there's a vending machine that can join your resolution success team.

Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.

TeaBOT: Custom Loose Leaf Tea Vending Machine

Some days I get the feeling that I overuse the term "trendy". But I also recognize that there are times when there is just no better description. The latest thing I'm going to apply it to is loose leaf-tea. Obviously, tea itself isn't a new thing, but embracing the loose-leaf form has once again started to become a mainstream trend in North America.

Spice Box: Monthly Subscription Service Inspires Customers To Heat Things Up

Box of goodie subscriptions have been all the rage in the past year, with businesses offering door-to-door delivery of makeup, underwear, razors, beauty products, dog items, and even dates in a box (the activity, not the dried fruit). Another new concept has turned up the heat for the trend.