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Rapunzel Descending System Gets You Out Of Hairy Situations

When it comes to getting off the roofs of burning highrises, odds of survival are often poor. Now, with the Rapunzel descending device, trapped workers have a more than a hairsbreadth chance of making it to safety.

9 Best Travel-Related Businesses of 2010

With the recession starting to become only a memory, traveling is something that many individuals decided to start doing again, and as a result, so did the presence of new travel-related businesses. There have been some cool ones this year, and the best were of course the most obscure. As we ring in the new year and you start to think about travel plans for 2011, here are some of 2010's best travel businesses to help you out!

GroupMe: Beta Application Makes iPhone Conferencing Easy!

In today's world of remote working, there's a new app that feels like the perfect solution to stay in touch with co-workers all over the place. With my own team located worldwide, I know how hard it is to stay connected and catch people at the same time, but there is a great way for iPhone users to do it now!

Press Don't Panic: New Technology Focuses On Teaching People How To Handle Emergencies

Would you know what to do if someone near you suffered from a seizure or an allergic reaction once panic sets in? You might not have previously, but now there's a business that's released a neat little gadget to offer the ideal solution.

Crack Mask – Aqua Access Rather Than Addiction Affliction

Access to water during a fire or emergency is a must, but can often be difficult to find. Now, the Crack Mask offers mobile moisture during a panic. 

UnHear It: The Ear Worm Solution When You Can't Get A Song Out Of Your Head

There's nothing worse than getting a song stuck in your head, and you know that there's just no hope in ever getting rid of it, until one creative website came up with a way for you to do so.

Jelloware: Drinking Cups That Are Edible And Environmentally Friendly

Dixie is a company best known for their cups proving that sometimes there's one product in a line that becomes the central focus. Another business just may be following in their footsteps in that way, but the fact that cups are the face of the business is about the only shared similarities between this new one and Dixie.

LAST CALL For HOT IDEAS! Everyday Edisons, Season 4

Deadlines are upon us for Everyday Edisons Season 4 submissions.  Don't even worry if your idea is not prototyped yet; the online submission can even be sketched out on a napkin!

Sock Mob Tours: A Different Look At London Through The Eyes Of The Homeless

Tours of cities often follow the same structure, showing visitors all the main attractions while providing some historical perspective. Well, one group has decided to change all that and take people on a tour of London that lets them see some of the less glamorous aspects of the city.

Seafood Buffet Has A Hello Kitty Theme!

Themed restaurants offer diners more than just food, they offer a whole experience. In some cases, people will visit certain restaurants not for the food but for the environment. One fun and funky theme has just arisen in a seafood buffet that`s international.

Box Holidays: Grocery Store Style Vacation Shopping

It's so simple to walk into the grocery store and buy one of those boxed packages that provides you with everything you need to get a full, delicious meal on the table. In a world that thrives on convenience, this type of shopping is very much appreciated by many Americans. Apparently so much so that they've decided to apply this to vacation planning as well.

Storage By Mail: The Easiest Self-Storage Concept Ever

Self-storage is suddenly a hot business since A&E decided to put a show on about storage auctions, and now there's a new business on the scene that's getting attention. It's one that's made a simple change to a standard business concept, and it feeds on the fact that people like things to come easily!

MedCottage: Pop-Up Medical Home For Senior Care

When senior care falls to family members, it can be challenging for everyone involved due to a lack of privacy for both the senior and their family, and the fact that a family caregiver is constantly worried about their well-being. One business has created a solution to this, adopting a current trend but taking it in a new direction.

Easiest Give: Non-Profit Helps You Donate Where It's Needed Most

It's the time of year where many of us are focused upon giving, and as we pass around gifts to those already leading comfortable lives, it's hard to forget about those who really need our help. With so many different charities and centers designed to help the under-priviledged, it's always hard to know where a donation that you choose to make will be most needed and appreciated. A non-profit operating online ensures that every donation you make truly helps.

New York Introduces Pop-Up Cafes!

In the past, there was no option for NYC business owners to introduce cafes along the city's curb lanes, but after a successful summer trial this past year, the city is actually encouraging the establishment of some pop-up businesses and they're willing to make changes to make it work!

YogaTailor: Site Creates Custom Yoga Programs

Yoga is hugely popular right now, and in order to compete, websites and yoga studios need to have an edge against the competition. There's a new website that offers a unique yoga experience for a very affordable price!

Street Dinner: A Surprise Italian Dining Adventure

This is without a doubt one of the most intriguing business concepts I've come across in a while, and I would love to see it surface in every major city around the world. This business, Street Dinner offers individuals the chance to experience an Italian dining adventure, and it's all a surprise!

Don't Let Saggy Pants Drag You Down: Get Subs™ Control

One inventor, Andrew Lewis of Harlem, has come up with a way to keep the eyesore saggies above the butt.  It was a trend many of us hoped would go away, but it has actually caught 'on fire' in urban neighborhoods.  Saggy pants.  The fat workman's 'crack,' so often hyperbolized as the height of grossness, is now considered fashion among school kids and even those in their twenties! 

 

Salvation Army Modernizes Their Kettle Collection

One of the big names in business that you hear about during the holiday season is the Salvation Army. It's a non-profit that we all know best for their collections efforts that involve collections kettles and little ringing bells. This year, they've decided to take their business plan, and collections efforts to new levels by modernizing the way that they take donations.

The Sharpie Dotifier - DIY Robots FTW

Sometimes, you've just got to build yourself a robot arm that draws pictures by dotting them on paper with a Sharpie, and that's exactly what Chris over at PyroElectro projects did. Enjoy!