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Innovative Fashion Design: Convertible High Heels

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.


Story Something: iPhone Customized Bedtime Stories for Children

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.

Three Square Greetings: Cards For The Incarcerated

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.

Beauty In Business: Cosmetic Expiration Reminder Stickers From Beauty Alert

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.

Creepiest Company: Ghost In A Bottle, Packages Ghost Busted Spirits

It's a little bit early to be talking about Halloween, but if you're one who wants to prepare to scare the bejeezes out of someone you love, or just give them a novelty Halloween gift they'll never forget, then you'd better check out this creepy company.


Immortality Industry: Secure Storage For Memories and DNA

 Believe it or not, there's an industry being built on our quest for immortality, and one bank is preserving lives with the security of a Swiss bank.

Conviction Restaurant: A Business Based On Crime

You might have seen the show Conviction Restaurant which aired for the first time this week. From a business stand point, the owners of this restaurant are doing something quite risky. Keep reading to find out how this unique restaurant works, and share your feedback on what you'd think of going into a restaurant with a staff like this.


A Little Bit Of Paradise In Business: Japan’s Indoor Beach

We've all heard that we should stay out of the sun's rays, but that makes it difficult when we want to enjoy a day at the beach. A business in Japan offers a great alternative to fun in the sun outdoors, and is also suitable for all seasons.

Branded Medical Business: Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Hospital

Hello Kitty has been a major phenomenon to spread across Asia; although we have the brand here in North America, the trend hasn't quite blown up to the same level. In Taiwan, Hello Kitty is the basis for a themed business that you just wouldn't expect.


Blue Sky Coffee Shop: Medical Marijuana Dispensary With A Menu

Marijuana might not be legal for general use in North America, but you would be surprised to learn just how big the marijuana industry is; and we're talking about those that are operating legally and even paying taxes on their products and services.