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Delicious Jewelry Inspired By Food: Accessories By Top Chef Padma Lakshmi

Food inspires many things, most prominently the meals that we serve to our families on the dinner table night after night; but since you've been reading, you're well aware that food also inspires fashion, whether it's a good idea or not. Padma Lakshmi, author and contestant on Top Chef, proves that sometimes food can inspire accessories, with an attractive effect.

Gradefund: Corporate Sponsorship For Students Who Get Good Grades!

Last week, I introduced you to Do Good for Debt, an organization that partners individuals with student loans leftover from their educational pursuits with charities that are willing to pay off students' debts in exchange for good deeds. While that may be a helpful way for former students to get back on their feet and start their lives without the burden of financial restraint, there's no denying that it takes away from the philanthropist attitude; so today I will outline another business that helps students overcome the financial repercussions of pursuing a post-secondary education. Gradefund offers a sponsorship-style system, that rewards students for their good grades, that way the better they do, the more corporate sponsors they'll have behind them to pay off their debts before they even have a chance to accumulate.


Pop-Up Business Cloak Vroom: Serving Summer’s Hottest Outdoor Events With Drive In Coat Check

Pop-up businesses have been sprouting up all over the world, many of which cater to the events and music festivals that take place during the summer months. Since often outdoor event goers are stuck lugging around all of their clothing and gear, Cloak Vroom is offering on-location cloak room services that has an online component for those who have one too many drinks in the event's beer tent, or find that the heat of the day has impacted their ability to remember their things.

Laid-Off Workers Display Business Cards at CardsofChange.com

We've all been feeling the crunch of the world's economy slowing down into this current recession, but a few hopefuls out there are trying to make the best of it.  CardsofChange is a site that collects the modified business cards of ditched workers all over the world and puts them on display.  We'll all get a few laughs out of these images, but maybe some of these bright individuals will find themselves a new gig, too!

Fujiyama E-PC Netbook Computer Sounds Japanese But Accent's Only Skin Deep

Bull in a China shop? Maybe bull FROM a Chinese shop if the Fujiyama Netbook computer is a typical example. If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery than Chinese manufacturers really do love Japanese products.

Bill My Parents: Giving Children Financial Independence, With Parent Approval Controls

Prepaid credit cards for teenagers are not a new concept, but this type of payment method doesn't allow parents to control where, when or how their children are spending their money. Bill my Parents is a new company, which provides children with a card, but in order for a payment to be processed when kids are shopping online, parents will be notified and have to approve their children's purchases.


Wi-Drive: Eco-Chic Transportation Service For Executive Commuters

As businesses work to bring more environmentally friendly alternatives to their operations, there's a necessity to reconsider traditional options to cater to a more elite crowd. While the average commuter might have no problem with taking public transportation by way of a city bus, commuter train or subway; it takes a little bit more persuasion to convince some executives to give up the comfort of their Mercedes for the more eco-friendly alternative. Following of a new San Francisco law that requires companies with 20 employees or more to offer incentives to encourage employees to choose ride-sharing programs or other forms of shared transportation; Wi-Drive, an eco-chic transportation option for business executives has been created.


Do Good For Debt: Student Loans Traded For Charity Work

Most students who complete a post-secondary education find themselves overburdened by the abundance of student loans they were forced to take out to finance their educations. As a result, they find themselves struggling to pay their bills as they try to start building their careers, which leaves little time or money to do anything else; finding the time to contribute to charity just is not a reasonable possibility. To make both things possible, Do Good for Debt was created to allow those with looming student loans to trade their debts for charity work.


Running Through Rome: Sight Jogging’s Unique, Fast-Paced Sight Seeing Tours Keep Tourists Active

Sometimes tourists complain that sight seeing tours are too slow paced; often due to the size of the group, people on group tours find they just can't take in all the historical sights and attractions they'd like to see during that vacation. A new company, Sight Jogging, took the slow-paced tourism complaints literally, and offered their own unique form of historical sight seeing action with jogging tours.


Poo To The Rescue Once More: EcoFaeBrick

Before I tell you about this next innovation I want to inform you that I don't have a fascination with dung, despite how much I've written about it. I do however find it fascinating how many wonderful products can be made with this sort of waste. It is even more fascinating how beneficial using it can be. This next innovation, a brick made with cow manure, is a perfect example. 

Careers For Yummy Mummies: ConnectMoms Acknowledges The Business Of Women

Today, I'd like to think that women aren't held back career-wise because of their decisions to have families; but it remains a hard reality that women who are pregnant or have young children are looked at in a different, not so positive light when they apply to jobs, or when being considered for a promotion in the corporations where they work. Yummy Mummy Careers, is an employment agency that understands that even hard-working women have the right to make their families a priority, and finds them jobs and careers that also abide by this mentality.

Murder Scene Mop Up Company Advanced Bio-Treatment: A Business Built On Gore

Not everyone has jobs they're proud of, and even fewer have occupations that make people want to vomit during introductions. Businesses like Murder Scene Mop Up certainly aren't for the faint at heart, but it's a disgusting job and someone's got to do it.

Twitter Dating Service Radaroo: Finding Love In 140 Characters Or Less

 As Twitter helps businesses and people communicate in 140 characters or less, brevity in communication is changing businesses marketing strategies and replacing long, drawn out corporate communications. As Twitter transforms the business world, could it also change the business of online dating, with online matchmaking profiles in 140 characters or less?

Solar Powered Apparel: Chic or Geek?

If solar powered gadgets were inconspicuously integrated into apparel or integrated into clothing in such a way that it looked more chic than geek would you wear it? Maybe you like the eco-geek gadget look. Not sure? Take a look at the cool solar powered apparel gadgets below to find out. 

Mile Meter’s Car Insurance By The Mile: For Those Who Don’t Feel Like Hitting The Road

Most drivers have some qualms with their car insurance policies, or more specifically, their insurance carriers; but insurance is a big business, since those who want to get behind the wheel of a car need to make sure they're insured. Typical car insurance policies insure vehicles for a pre-determined term, but Mile Meter tries to offer drivers a more flexible and affordable option, by insuring people based on how much they drive.


We7 Eliminates Music Download Pirating, One Embedded Advertisement At A Time

In today's day and age, everyone is looking for new music to listen to on their iPods or MP3 players; but the options available to download music aren't always the most desirable. Music lovers can either download songs from iTunes or other music distribution services for a per song fee, or they can risk criminal prosecution by downloading pirated versions available from peer-to-peer exchange networks. Fortunately, there's now We7, a music sharing site that provides free music, with some strings attached.


Embark On A Rare Culinary Adventure With Edible And Have Unusual Foods Delivered To Your Door

Want to take a walk on the wild side and add a little bit of adventure into your diet? Edible, a UK based company specializes in the acquisition and shipment of unusual food from around the world that will really spice up your meals.


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.

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.