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Income Boosting Businesses Help You Sell Your Junk

Selling things you don't need can be a great way to boost your income when times get hard during this economic downturn. These businesses may not have been created with the recession in mind, but their unique existence sure comes in handy at a time like this. Read on and learn about how you can turn items lying around your household into money in your pocket.

Reverse Chocolates Say It's Good to Give Back on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day in Japan has always been about girls giving to guys. Now candy makers are hoping to double their business with chocolate packaging printed in reverse.

Re-Gifting’s Never Been Easier and Now It Puts Money In Your Pocket

Gift Card Rescue finally solves that age old problem; getting cash back for a gift card that you just don't think you will ever use. I'm sure you've been there; stuck with money on a gift card for a place you will never shop, even if it's not your own money you have to spend. Now, instead of letting it go to waste or ineffectively negotiating with the store to receive its cash value you can use Gift Card Rescue to trade it or sell it to recoup the costs.

Buffalo's New USB LCD Computer Monitor Gives You Extra Screen Time

The new FTD-W71USB secondary computer monitor from Buffalo (the company, not the city) lets busy computer users view off-topic programs from an off-screen location.

PatientPak: A Practical Business Or A Product of Paranoia?

The PatientPak is the idea kit to help the germaphobic to help fight bacteria, viruses, fungi and superbugs during hospital stays, travel, or around the house. It's a product marketed towards seniors, expectant mothers and others living in fear of contracting deadly diseases from contaminated environments? Read on and decide if The PatientPak is practical or a product of paranoia.

Trendiest Vending Machine Of 2009: Yo! Naturals

If you don't know that healthy foods and organic eating are in, you must be living under a rock. As a result, it's no surprise how rapidly the industry has grown over the past years; and since vending machines seem to be entering the forces of many niche markets, companies like Yo! Naturals', YoZone vending machine are popping up which combine convenience with eating trends.

Back To Basics: Businesses That Emphasize Sharing

Sharing is a concept learned from a young age, and while we may not all do it well, new and innovative companies believe it's important to try to share and be a friend through use of their unique services. ParkatmyHouse.com connects drivers with parking spots, SingleSpotCamping.com takes backyard camping to a new level, and Bixi brings bike sharing to Montreal.


Google's 40 Minutes When the Earth Stood Still

Google caused the Internet world to stand still on Saturday 6:30 AM PST, January 31, 2009 for a whole 40 minutes! The problem affected internet pages across the entire planet, as engineers frantically tried to fix it.


Just 10 Of John Backlund's Awesome Guitar Designs

You don't have to know diddly squat about playing the guitar to recognize how awesome these designs are. If you've ever admired the design of a Fender® or a Parker guitar close-up, you would want it displayed somewhere in your home where others could admire it. Wait until you see the electric guitar designs of John Backlund!

GPS and Mapping Industry Introduces Interactive, Niche Directories

In a world of GPS, it's no surprise that online mapping tools are growing in popularity to cater to those of us who have yet to invest in the trendy devices. Step aside MapQuest and Google Maps and make room for interactive, niche mapping directories that cater to your every whim and help you get there.

Valentine's Day Activities: 10 Unique and Romantic Businesses Sure To Impress

Celebrate the upcoming holiday with your Valentine, with activities supplied by businesses across the globe that are sure to impress and make the day one to remember. Whether your ideal Valentine's Day is made up of activities that are unique or romantic, there's a great idea here for you.


Send Your Valentine The Right Message: Use These Business Services With Caution

Whether you possess the romance gene or not, it's important to send the right message to that special person this Valentine's Day. While some of the businesses discussed in this article are great concepts, they just might generate the wrong effect if you're not careful. If you insist on using their services anyways, proceed with caution and take note of the messages you may inadvertently be sending, changing the day from one of romance to one filled with obscenities.


Fonolo Helps You Bypass Annoying Automated Phone Navigation

Hate wasting your time trying to talk to a customer service person at a major company using an automated menu system? Me too, and thankfully a new company, Fonolo is addressing this problem by helping you navigate quickly through the process with their beta program.

Let Your Feelings Dictate Where Your Visit To London Takes You

Usually when you visit a new city you decide to visit restaurants based on the type of meals served, or you know you want to visit a museum or historical site. But, doesn't that all seem a little too practical? Now, I Feel London shows you the right places to go when nursing a hangover, feeling naughty, or on a visit with an empty wallet.

Logobama Mania or Separated at Birth?

After the meteoric ascendency of Barack Obama from junior senator to leader of the free world, I think one of the lesser known factors of his campaign was instrumental in his success; namely his innovative logo.


Like Free Stuff? Sign Up For Matterbox's Creative Marketing Program

 Matterbox uses a sneaky marketing tactic that you just can't help but like. They offer potential consumers boxes of free stuff that they feel would be useful or interesting for their target audience in order to recruit new business for their clients.

Chocri Gets Your Mouth Watering With Customizable Chocolate Bars

If you can think of anything more mouthwatering than creating your own chocolate bar, I urge you to challenge me. German website, Chocri, lets you create the chocolate bar of your dreams, for selfless gift giving or your own personal consumption.

Feel You’re Missing Someone Important In Your Life? Rent A Relative

Japan offers a rental market for just about everything; pets, prostitutes, and yes, even relatives. Of course, no amount of money will form a tangible blood connection, but the right price will get you someone willing to pretend and fill that void in your life.


Why Start a Home-Based Business?

If you're thinking about working at home you have a couple of ways to go about it; you can start your own, or you can buy one that's pre-existing (and hopefully successful) if you want to avoid doing the groundwork yourself. While your motivation to work at home shouldn't ONLY be because of the location, but also because of your love for the job, it does have its many benefits.


Build Your Experience By Paying To Work For Free

Society tries to prepare students of high school and college age for their future careers by setting them up with job placements and career counseling, and while it's a great way to help establish career goals from a young age, what about the older generations? Figuring Out understands that no matter what your age or stage of life, sometimes you need a little help to meet your career goals.