If this Halloween you have dreams to dress up like a member of the military and tote your own selection of guns and hand grenades, there might be a great way to get the experience if you're too old for trick-or-treating, you'll just have to travel to Beirut.
If you thought that surrogate motherhood was about as personal as it gets when it comes to lending your body to another person, think again, because there's another surrogacy trend that isn't exactly comparable, but also involves the most intimate parts of the body. Unlike surrogate motherhood, this either type of surrogacy is considered a form of therapy.
Ghost stories always surround buildings, homes and other establishments built over alleged graveyards and burial sites, but while there is folklore, it's rare that a business built over a piece of history pays tribute to the past, at least not in the way that one Indian eatery does!
While many have a different perspective on why and how North America has found itself in the financial position it is today, some blame lack of education from a young age regarding money management and the accumulation of wealth. One business, Camp Millionaire is aiming to change this by educating today's children to become the millionaires of the future.
Sometimes what makes a company stand out from the crowd is their unique name. LemonAid Beverages simply changes the way the name of a common beverage is written and makes people wonder whether it resulted from an unfortunate clerical issue or something else entirely. Rest assured, the spelling of LemonAid is intentional, and you'll want to read on because this is one business that supports a good cause.
If the first thing you think when you wake up is "where's that caffeine" and can't seem to open your eyes until you've had a few healthy doses, you might want to look at some alternative products to give you that pick me up. Chemical Evolution is a company focused on delivering that caffeine fix in different forms.
Unless you've buried a love one, you probably don't realize just how big of a business the sale of grave plots happens to be; it's an industry in itself that seems like it might operate on poor moral grounds, taking advantage of the bereaved. That aside, it's a profitable industry, especially when it comes to dealing with the sale of graves near the final resting places of celebrities.
We've seen restaurants that deal exclusively in mac ‘n cheese and PB&J, and now there's another fantastic new restaurant that serves a different type of food. Care to render a guess? No, well then just read on to find out.
Everyone loves a morning cup of coffee, but sometimes one just isn't enough. So you don't need to keep on filling your bladder as a result of too many wakeup beverages, one company that caffeine addicts are sure to love is making other caffeinated breakfast foods.
We've seen marijuana cafes located in California, but on the other side of the globe there's now a bar that's the first of its kind and it serves a drug that is surrounded by even more controversy, particularly as unlike marijuana, there is no talk of move towards legalization.
Hula hooping has become the latest fitness craze, in part popularized by the Wii Fit fun hula hooping challenge which also doubles as great abdominal activity. But standing in one place swivelling your hips for many minutes on end is far more boring than a run or walk on the treadmill, which is why one hula hoop maker has decided to offer artsy dance classes.
Halloween is coming up, and I bet I know what you're planning. If you're into the nightlife scene, you're likely to be dressing up as a scantily clad superhero, pirate, or football cheerleader (if you're a woman that is, and maybe even if you're not); or if you're looking for a low key Halloween night, you're probably waiting to fend off the trick-or-treaters with candy. Well, for a unique experience, here's a better idea by way of a unique business that will satisfy your appetite for fear and dinner!
There are lots of hotels around the world that offer comfortable accommodations for travelers, but some of them are far more memorable than others with unique themes, décor, and unusual locations that really stick out in visitors' minds. Here are some of the 5 most strange and unique hotels from around the world.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; vending machines are the ultimate business of convenience. And as long as people keep developing the technology and making them available on the market; we'll never see an end to the type of products that are dispensed. The latest vending machine will conveniently dispense a fashion product that everyone needs.
Sometimes the most industrious businesses don't just stick to what they know - they expand to capture additional markets and ensure that their appeal reaches a greater scope of clientele. The most recent example of creative branding has occurred with the popular fashion brand Ed Hardy. Keep on reading to find out what they've done to re-invent themselves!
Daily milk delivery is a thing of the past in many communities, but there's one business that's bringing it back to New Yorkers, but rather than simply offering bottled milk, they've got a milk product delivery service that sends something a little bit more delicious to your door.
Women like heels, but there's a common problem that accessory loves face - their heels just don't like them by the end of the day. Changing shoes for the walk home after a day at the office or a night at the club means remembering and managing to tote a more practical pair around which just isn't always reasonable. Now, an Australian design student has a more functional alternative.
As much as working parents would like to enhance their child's minds and imaginations by reading to them daily, few can find the time to read to their kids as much as they'd like. That's where Story Something, a TechCrunch50 finalist comes into play.
We've seen businesses run by prisoners who are currently incarcerated, as well as those that give former convicts a second chance by employing them following their release from the big house. But now there's a special line of greeting cards which is exclusively geared towards those kept behind lock and key.
It's a requirement that expiration dates be posted on all perishable products, but there are some items that are lacking these labels even though there's a good chance that they will go bad on the shelf or once they make it home with you.