Halloween is a huge business, but sometimes the classic historical haunts get overlooked. The businesses based on haunting history, do however offer some of the most horrifying experiences available in the United States, and here are some of the top 5 historical haunts that you should let horrify you this Halloween!
Perhaps it's an evaluation of just how productive you are at work, or maybe it's a website that truly is crappy - but, whichever way you look at it, it's certainly a tool to help you waste time at work. Sorry employers!
Vending machines haven't traditionally catered to those looking for a healthy afternoon snack. Most vending machines feature chips, chocolate bars, cookies, and occasionally, the odd granola bar or apple accompanied by a wealth of carbonated beverages. Yo! Naturals was a healthy, organic vending machine that we spotted before, and now they've got competition!
We've seen businesses that put you in the starring role of Hollywood movies, and those that make children the main character in a tale, and continuing right along with the story customization theme is Getting Personal.
There's a black market for stolen goods in many countries around the world that get passed off as legitimate. Not only is this misleading to unsuspecting consumers, they can encounter legal ramifications for purchasing counterfeit goods. In order to help businesses and consumers verify the legitimacy of their purchases, Barcode Plus has been created.
If we could, most of us would take the opportunity to give back and put a smile on the face of someone else, but we just don't always know where to start or don't have the ample financing available to make our aspirations a reality. The Canadian Credit Union Servus has spearheaded a project just focused on good deeds.
It seems like no matter where you go around the world, there's a unique experience offered that might just want to make you run screaming home to momma. With Halloween approaching, there's no better time to terrify and disturb yourself or your loved ones, so here are some of the top 5 most terrifying and disturbing restaurants that you just can't miss this year.
No matter what generation you're from, you've probably spent your fare share of time with a Nintendo game, and you've probably always wondered what it feels like to stomp on the head of a Goomba or bounce off the top of an oversized mushroom. Well, dream about it no more, because soon this will become a reality!
Lazy gifting companies aren't new to us, and really aren't all that surprising since people thrive on having everything provided to them as convenient as possible. Now, there's a new company that takes this ideology to the next level, making use of the world's favorite method of communication in the spirit of giving.
We've seen pop-up shops which are temporary in that they can fold up shop and move on when the mood strikes them, but otherwise, a store's a store, and until its lease is up it typically stays in one place. Well, that's what we've been taught to think, and of course, that standard in retail has now been broken with one innovative shop.
These days all types of businesses are taking advantage of the convenience of vending machines to market their products or set up their own virtually self-sustaining franchise. The latest industry to get in on this trend is farming.
Even in a down economy, people still have refined tastes. The bad news is, their wallet might not be in agreement with their taste buds - so to address this issue, there's a new trend in fine dining.
The food delivery industry is a tough one; although we've seen some unique businesses that do offer food delivery services to more uncharted territories, most deny the convenience of food on demand to those without a fixed address to provide. One well-known delivery service is changing all that in hopes to transform the food service industry.
Hotels are hotels in a lot of cases, and it takes a grand gesture in order to make one stand out from the other in order to attract clientele looking for a unique experience. Last month, one of the biggest brands perhaps set a new trend in creating a house of cards.
Setting up equipment to brew beer at home requires a lot of space, and specific housing conditions which make it a more convenient and desirable option just to run to the store for a 6-pack rather than putting in the effort. Now, the Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it possible to brew beer with limited space through the unique product that they offer.
Everyone needs to vent, particularly after a bad day at the office or at school, but it seems there's no real safe way to do that these days with angry rants finding their way on YouTube and social networking sites, in turn giving the enraged even more reason to need to vent. A new company wants to take advantage of our anger, and our need for privacy, and it's in the form of a pay-per-minute service.
Sometimes when you go to a restaurant, you read through the meal descriptions and it's the luck of the draw as to whether or not it meets your expectations once your food turns up at the table. There's additional adventure involved when eating at a restaurant where you don't speak the language that the menu is written in. But what would you think of eating somewhere that makes sure every meal you have is a complete surprise?
Caskets seem like a bit of a frivolous expense when it comes down to it; however necessary, kind of like wedding dresses, caskets only really get their glory for one day. This Halloween, buy someone you love a unique casket design that serves a different purpose until the time comes for it to provide transportation to a final resting spot from a company that believes caskets can serve in life and in death.
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.