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Limited Edition Star Trek Captain Kirk Chair - Go Ahead, Sit on It!

For the Trekkie who has everything, why not add this piece of life-size furniture to your collection? What better way to watch your favorite Star Trek flicks than in this honest-to-goodness Captain Kirk chair replica?

Estate Planning For Online Accounts Allow Beneficiaries To Grieve in 140 Characters Or Less

People take many steps to ensure that their estates and assets are left to the right people in the eventuality that they pass away. But, other important items that slip through the cracks are the various online accounts that we hold so near or dear. For many, Hotmail, Twitter and Blog accounts are far more valued then their collection of family keepsakes or jewelry, and they want to ensure that these virtual assets are well taken care of after their death. Legacy Locker, a new online business has captured this niche to ensure that important online accounts are distributed to those trusted by the deceased, so that they can grieve their loved ones passing in 140 characters or less.


Top 5 New Businesses That Should Profit From The Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)

With fears about the Swine Flu (H1N1) pandemic spreading wordwide, not everyone is living in fear. Some business, are seeing dollar signs as the media continues to instill fear about the Swine Flu in the minds of Americans and the rest of the population around the world, because their profits should quickly rise. Here are some innovative new businesses that should see a profit from the Swine Flu.

Alzheimer's Reversal: Is This Genetic Discovery The Medical Miracle We Need?

An MIT research team has pinpointed the exact gene responsible for memory recovery and restoration in mice with Alzheimer's disease: the HDAC2 gene. Remember that gene, because it is one of the major genes responsible for brain plasticity, and now it is thought that drugs that target the HDAC2 gene may help Alzheimer's patients reverse long term memory loss and regain the ability to learn new things.  It worked on mice.

Peer To Peer Lending Trend Expands With Video Rentals From iLetYou

At a time when the economy requires us all to derive income from the minimal resources we might have available to us, iLetYou, a new business which recently launched in Private Beta, couldn't have had better timing. Allowing people to rent out the items that they hold near and dear to them, iLetYou's revenue sharing program is an easy way to make money with minimal effort.


Go With The Flo™ A Transgenerational Squat Toilet

No.  You're kidding, right?  You think that boomers are going to squat on a toilet?

The designers of Go With The Flo, from Arizona State University (ASU) Design School, say that their squat toilet is a toilet concept for baby boomers to help them get Yoga exercise.  Not this boomer!

Bizarre Weight Loss Solution Lifts, Separates, Disturbs

Overweight in Japan and not a Sumo wrestler? Not to worry, there's a new weight loss solution that's easy to wear but hard to look at: the bizarre Boneless Belt. 

The Coolest Way To Read In The Dark: LED Reading Glasses

The newest thing in reading at night makes more sense than a lamp, an LED book light, and certainly a flash light.  It not only creates maximum efficiency by focusing on what you're viewing, but it can be used for more than just reading!

New Treatment Used To Treat Restless Legs Syndrome

Researchers have found that a drug used to treat seizures and anxiety may now aid people suffering from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

Exercise Your Mind At Brain Fitness Gym Vibrant Brains

With today's health trends, people of all ages and all lifestyles hit the gym multiple times a week. But, while we're so concerned about exercising our bodies to meet today's aesthetic standards, we forget about our minds and strengthening them in the now and for the future. A new San Francisco based business is trying to bring brain activity into the mainstream, by offering a fitness gym called Vibrant Brains. Created with Baby Boomers in mind, the brain gym can help keep minds sharp today and prevents the onset of mental impairments in the future.


All Boxed Up: The Fitness Cube Keeps Your Home From Looking Like A Gym

Most of us don't have a special space for a real home gym, but the Fitness Cube, by the French fitness club and gym equipment/sports clothing manufacturer, Domyos, is clearly made for those small home and apartment dwellers who want everything in a home gym without having it take over our living spaces.

Spavino Bath Salts Turn Water Into Wine

Women have bathed in milk, mud, pretty much anything in an effort to look pretty so why not wine? Simply add Spavino Cabernet (red) or Chardonnay (white) to a warm bath and you'll be looking grape in no time!

Want To Be On Reality TV? Italian Resort Offers Reality TV Inspired Vacations

For those who have turned on their favorite reality TV show, and thought "man, I'd like to do that", a major Italian vacation tour operator is about to make your dream comes true with Reality Village.


Researcher Creates Model To Determine When Heart Attacks Are Imminent

A young medical researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University is giving hope to the millions of people who may otherwise die of sudden heart attacks. Dr. Sharon Zlochiver has developed a mathematical model to predict heart attacks.  And if it proves successful, he will be able to recommend prophylactic treatment from his office to patients' physicians by email!

LEGO Ice Brick Tray – Cool!

If you have a birthday party or pool party coming up, make your drinks extra special with LEGO ice cubes. Your cubes will be the coolest around!

Study Finds Statin Users 3 Times Less Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the world. New research points to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications, called statins, having positive effects on prostate health, in addition to their benefits in reduction and control of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Hypoxic Response Is One Key To Age Related Disease And Longevity

Research conducted at the University of Washington, and published in the April 16, 2009 issue of Science, uncovered a new pathway by which the hypoxic response can occur... the regulation of a protein called proteasome.

Exercise Your Hands To Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries, Postpone Arthritis

Chances are you have, or will get, osteoarthritis in your hands, fingers, wrists, or elbows. Arthritis is really limiting, because it doesn't just come and go; it's deteriorating. That's why the Hand Fitness Trainer makes so much sense. It strengthens your muscles and joints, resisting repetitive stress injuries and slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.

Laid Off Camp:Recession-Friendly Concept Provides Entrepreneurial Motivation For The Unemployed

At a time when jobs are being cut daily throughout North America, lots of people find themselves in a position that's new and more than slightly terrifying; without a job for perhaps the first time in their lives. Laid Off Camp is an outlet for those who have recently lost their jobs to network and share their terrifying campfire stories with one another, but more than that, it inspires the opportunity that comes with finally being without a job.


Free Beer? Kirin Free is All Fizz, No Buzz

Free beer? It's more likely than you think... if you're in Japan, at least. That's because Kirin has introduced Free, a de-alcoholized brew with all of the fizz but none of the buzz.