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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.

A New Spin On Laundry: Brought To You By Laundry Locker

San Francisco's always on the cusp of new, modern trends and when it comes to laundry, this is no exception. I know what you're thinking, laundry? Trendy? Well, it may not win you any prizes for coolness, but the idea is definitely an innovative one.

Chinese Auto and Steel Industry Gets Government Stimulus

In an attempt to promote innovation, development and stability within the auto and steel industry, China, which has the world’s second largest automobile market, has unveiled a very generous stimulus package. It is intended to give a significant boost in coping with the current global financial crisis. Read on for more details.

Sitter Soirees Connects Families And Babysitters Through Speed Dating

 Anyone who has children knows how difficult it can be to find the right caregiver, who is responsible, reliable and a good personality match for the whole family. Placement agencies are common to help parents find a sitter, but the process of interviewing can be time consuming and tedious. Sitter Soirees of Tampa, Florida uses an already trendy form of matchmaking, and introduces it to the babysitting industry. Consider their services speed dating for childcare.

Pet Fur Recycled Into Human Clothes

If you thinking making clothes out of human hair is weird how would you feel if I told you humans are making clothes from their pet's fur? It isn't much different from using sheep's wool or natural animal fibers from Alpaca, Angora, Llama or Camel. Right? Danelle German doesn't think so.

Personal Reminder Service Industry Grows: But Is It A Necessary Trend?

Personal reminder services via email, text messaging and computer software seem to be popping up all over the internet. While they must certainly be helpful for the forgetful, are they really necessary when basic technologies, like cell phones and computer applications already offer structured calendars and reminders? Maybe you think they are, and if you are someone who likes the feel of a personal assistant without the need for socialization and a hefty paycheck, read on; these businesses might be able to help you out.

China Innovation To Combat Global Crisis

Premier Wen Jiabao after visiting companies, markets, communities and rural areas in China's eastern Shandong Province, has urged Chinese companies to stress innovation policies to combat the impact of global economic instability. Read on for more information about this very noble plan.

Miniature Tennis Just For The Younger Generation

We've seen sports facilities for children and know it's possible to purchase miniature-sized equipment that is better suited for their small statures. Drop Shop Tennis combines these concepts, and offers a unique sporting experience in this niche market for kids aged two to ten.


Cancer-Stick Clothing, Eco-friendly?

You see them littered, in the grass, in your flowerpots, on the streets, in the sand at the playground, in the sand at the beach.... everywhere. They are an eyesore, toxic to the environment (start forest fires, small animals ingest them and die, chemicals leach into our water supply) and a daily reminder of how wasteful we can be with even the smallest of objects. What are they? Littered cigarette butts. What's being done about the litter? Alexandra Guerrero is recycling them into clothing.

Don’t Get Enough Nagging At Home? Use An Online Service To Motivate Your Weight Loss

Like many others, you may have committed to lose weight for your New Year's Resolution. And again, like many other, you may have traded the treadmill for a pint of ice cream, or your workout gear for your comfiest pair of PJs. Feel like the nagging you already receive from your spouse or family just doesn't motivate you to get back into a healthy routine? Now, a couple of progressive online services can help you by providing gentle or even forceful reminders.

Blind Leading The Blind: A New Perspective To Historical Tours

Who ever said all guided tours have to be the same? Sensorial Lisbon, organized by Portugal's renowned creative studio Cabracega, lets visitors experience one of Lisbon's boroughs Alfama, using their senses other than vision.

The Business of Toilets: Laughable or Innovative?

No matter your level of maturity, you might not be able to resist giggling at the word "toilet"; a residual effect of childhood. But to many companies, toilets aren't funny; they're serious business that determines their future revenue and growth success. These businesses prove that it's possible to stifle the giggles, and make toilets into innovative organizations and products.


Robot Receptionist SAYA - If Looks Could Kill

Robot receptionists may indeed be the coming thing, but one of the first - SAYA from Tokyo University - is desperately in need of an industrial grade facelift.

Dead People Bring Heat to Crematorium

To those of you who like to begin the New Year thinking gloomy thoughts, here is an eco-gloomy issue/question to think about. Is it okay for a Crematorium to use the smoke from cremated bodies to save on their heating bill? What if in doing so they also help clean the environment?

Restaurant Lets Patrons Experiment With Flavors

Who doesn't like to smother their meals with ketchup, barbeque sauce, and other garnishes? Okay, well maybe that's primarily the younger generation that makes those food choices. However, now a new restaurant in Germany takes the meal flavoring concept to the new level in a classy way that appeals to the grown-up crowd by allowing diners to add flavor-infused olive oils to their meals.


Luxurious Yet Economic Flat Rate Taxi Service To Launch By Taximobil

No one likes to ride the bus, but we do it because it's convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Now, an improved service has been introduced to the transportation industry that combines the benefits of public transportation with the comforts of a standard taxi service. Taximobil will be launching a flat rate taxi service that will escort people on their intercity travel for one affordable fee.


Gitchers.com Creates Walking Billboards With Their Free T-Shirt Directory

 At a glance, Gitchers.com may seem like an inane business idea, but its model is really aimed at connecting businesses looking to expand their marketing perspective towards a target audience, to individuals who like to wear free stuff. Want a free t-shirt? Read on!

Esquel: A Chinese Shirt Company in Sync With the Environment

The Esquel Group is a Chinese company whose mission involves a great deal more than just the manufacture of premium cotton shirts. Its powers that be have made a serious commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable growth on the Chinese mainland. Read on for more “green” details.

These Companies Are Getting Their Own Piece Of The Revenue Pie…With Pizza!

Pizza; a favorite meal embraced by so many people around the world. With a growing industry of its own, companies in the pizza service industry have learned how to put unique twists on their preparation and delivery methods to stand out from the rest!

Pity These Businesses: It’s Their Job To Hear You Complain

Who doesn't like to complain? We take pride in our ability to whine, moan, and gripe to whoever will listen. The people hearing our issues can become tired of it; but they might not if they're getting paid. Two innovative businesses have kept this in mind, and not only will they hear out your annoying ranting, they also help you solve your problems.