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Chinese Starbucks Coffeehouse Serves Lattes of Luxury

Starbucks' success in China owes much to the global coffee company's strategy of harmonizing their stores and menu with local culture and customs. Take the new Starbucks Coffeehouse in Fuzhou, for example, which channels the ambiance of a classic thousand-year-old Song Dynasty garden.

Branding Vegetables So Kids Will Eat Them

Would George H. W. Bush have liked broccoli if his mother referred to it as "Power Bunch Broccoli" instead of just plain (hold your nose) broccoli?  Research from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab says he would.

Kids Become Jewelry Designers By Goldsmith Mia van Beek

This has to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while, and every parent needs to get their hands on one of these neat accessories. Throughout history, children have loved bringing home their crafts for their parents, including jewelry. The only problem with the childhood creations is that they tend not to withstand the tests of time - so there's a goldsmith offering a solution!

Leica ShutterBug Necklace: The Photographer's Best Accessory

If you're a photographer, you know that your best accessory is your camera. You can't take it everywhere - but with a special little accessory that's newly available you can make people think you're doing just that!

Japan's Vending Machines Dispense Drinks for People, Juice for Cars

Juicing up on the road is about to get a lot more convenient, because a consortium of 10 Japanese companies wants to quench your thirst and recharge your car... at the same time and place!

Reference Tree: Buy College Textbooks Electronically By The Chapter

One of the worst things about going to college - not that there's a lot of bad in the whole experience - is the cost of textbooks. You know and I know that in college you dish out hundreds or thousands each year for books that you may only need a couple of chapters from, and that will no longer be required the next year. There are a number of businesses that have surfaced in the last couple of years that have been focused on capturing this market, but one has particularly taken advantage.

Grannies Inc: Design Your Own Knit And Choose Your Granny To Make It!

The latest craze in online shopping seems to involve hiring a granny to create you a homemade craft, but now there's a new business that's hit the market and it actually offers you a little more hands-on control over what your granny is producing.

Placebo Chocolate Medication: Business Believes Chocolate Is The Solution To All

Placebos can be just about as effective as real medications, according to studies so there's one wise individual has now put together a unique product line based on this idea. It just happens to be made of an ingredient that's believed to save the world anyway.

Just The Right Book: Personalized Book Subscription

These days you can get just about anything by subscription, but now there's a business that's put a twist upon something that's always been available in this format, and what they offer makes for a great gift!

9 Best Travel-Related Businesses of 2010

With the recession starting to become only a memory, traveling is something that many individuals decided to start doing again, and as a result, so did the presence of new travel-related businesses. There have been some cool ones this year, and the best were of course the most obscure. As we ring in the new year and you start to think about travel plans for 2011, here are some of 2010's best travel businesses to help you out!