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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.

Foursquare And Seven Years Ago. . .

Has it really been seven years since Foursquare emerged on the digital landscape and became the first location-based social network to take hold of our zeitgeist? Do you remember how check-ins and being acknowledged as a mayor of your local Starbucks distinguished you as a member of the social media elite -- and that the more places you visited, the more popular you became  — or so you thought?

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.

Mobius II: A Car Built In Africa By Africans For Africans

By providing Africans with affordable, reliable, basic transportation, Nairobi-based auto manufacturer Mobius Motors hopes to succeed where others have failed. The long, unpaved and potholed road to success lies just ahead as the first fifty units of the company's one and only model, the Mobius II, are about to be delivered to customers.

YouBionic is Technology You Can Wear: Italian Designer Unveils 3D Printed Bionic Hand

Federico Ciccarese is an Italian technology designer in Milan who wants to lend a big helping hand to amputees around the world – literally.     The 33 year-old has just invented YouBionic, which is a 3D printed bionic hand. While still in the design, research and discovery phase, Ciccarese will be testing amputees with his invention in early 2015.

Chinese Restaurant Offers Discounts Based On Sex & Weight

A restaurant in Chongqing, China has begun offering discounts to heavyweight males and featherweight females. Something tells us the bistro won't break even until they institute a Ladies Only policy.

Scandic To Go: Pop Up Hotel Accomodates You Wherever You Are

Have you ever found yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, not yet at your final destination, and with no place to safely stay for the night? It's challenging when you're out on a little road trip, and just don't have access to a warm, dry place to lay your head that won't come with Norman Bates creeping around the minute you close the shower curtain. A genius solution ensures that a comfortable space is always available to you, no matter where you find yourself.