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The $10,000 Cupcake: 'You Make Me Want To Stout!'

For the fourth straight year, Scharffen Berger chocolate and TuttiFoodie sponsored the Chocolate Adventure Contest, awarding $20,000 to the three best original recipes incorporating Scharffen Berger chocolate in the U.S.  Well, there's one more catch...

Google Trades In One Engine For Another That Drives Itself?

It's been long noted that Google's inability to develop an effective social media network has been a definite chink in the search giant's armor, leaving way for Facebook to potentially surpass them as this decades Internet leader. Yet Google seems to have all the time in the world for pet projects such as artificial intelligence, energy plants and now even a car that can drives itself - talk about giving a whole new meaning what a "search engine" is capable of.

One Way To Get High - Altitude Conditioning At Sea Level

Want to get fit? There's a product on the market that claims to do it for you, while you lie back and enjoy it.

Understanding the Buying Process at Major Retailers

If you’re new to the game of selling to major retailers, then you’re probably wondering how their buying processes work.   It’s a question that comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes.  And this important topic rarely gets discussed, so I thought I’d take a minute to review!

Fifty Nifty Gifted Uplifters - Inspiring Kids To Do Great Things

A program in Washington DC aims to inspire school students to do great things, by introducing them to people who already have.

Groupon's Food Fail is a T-shirt Seller's Epic Win

Popular deal-of-the-day website Groupon's embarrassing New Year's 'Osechi Ryori' meal mess-up was about to fade from Japan's fast-moving pop culture radar. Not so fast - the phenomenal food fail has been spun - literally - into a t-shirt by an enterprising and opportunistic designer.

Chinese Girl Lives & Works in Public Bathroom, Makes a Few Scents Profit

Think we're having a housing crisis? Then consider the case of Xiao Du, a 17-year-old girl from Xian, China, who lives in a public bathroom. On the bright side, at least she has a bed, a TV, and most important: an electric fan.

Rotator MP3 Player Puts A Spin On Mobile Music

With eco-friendly everything on the rise, designer Denis Kalinin has created the Rotator MP3 player, a clever way to have your music and charge it too.

Eat Yak Cheese, Send a Tibetan Kid to School!

Semi-nomadic tribesmen who raise yaks in the highlands of Tibet once thought their traditional lifestyle was doomed. Now a pilot project centered on yak cheese has boosted incomes, employment and educational opportunities.

Reference Tree: Buy College Textbooks Electronically By The Chapter

One of the worst things about going to college - not that there's a lot of bad in the whole experience - is the cost of textbooks. You know and I know that in college you dish out hundreds or thousands each year for books that you may only need a couple of chapters from, and that will no longer be required the next year. There are a number of businesses that have surfaced in the last couple of years that have been focused on capturing this market, but one has particularly taken advantage.

The Writing Really Is On The Wall - Write On Walls And Store The Information

A new partnership allows you to write on walls, and store the information in the format of your choice.

Red Rice For Beans - Marketing Rice To Reduce Poverty

A small organization is helping lift Sri Lankans out of poverty by marketing the rice they grow to the world.

Block Around The Clock - Melissa And Doug Combine Shapes And Time

Wooden toy manufacturers Melissa and Doug are at it again - this time with the Wooden Shape Sorting Clock. It's an educationally good time!

The Holy Grail Of Chocolate Has Been Rediscovered: Fortunato No. 4

Just when I thought I'd tasted the best of them, two entrepreneurs from Oregon go and find a unique cacoa bean in Peru, which has not been used in chocolate making for more than 100 years, and is reputed to be the unsurpassed best ever chocolate in the world.

Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.