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Curry Soda Spices Up Japan's Soft Drink Selection

Curry soda could be shrugged off as a one-off attention grabber if there weren't at least two varieties of the fiery flavored fizzy drink heating up Japanese store shelves.

DNA Reveals First Americans Came From Siberia

It has always been a moot point as to how the first humans arrived on the North American continent. Scientific findings now strongly suggest that the vehicle definitely was a temporary land bridge that spanned the Bering strait, connecting Siberia to the continent. What is the truth? Will we ever know? Read on and wonder.

Trash the Dress.com: Getting Down and Dirty With Wedding Photography

As beautiful and sentimental as they may be, most wedding photographs follow a similar format that are timeless but not what you'd call unique. Trash the Dress.com showcases the photos of the risk-taking bridal parties willing to throw caution (and their glamorous wardrobes) to the wind to capture a series of unique shots.

Leah McLaren: Model Entrepreneur For Young Writers

Journalism and writing are popular career aspirations for today's youth, but most don't know the right way to go about chasing their dreams. Leah McLaren is a popular columnist, magazine contributor and author who sets a model example for young entrepreneurs hoping to see their names in print.

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle Provides Innovation and Peace of Mind

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle was one of 10 winners of 130 entered in the 2008 JPMA Innovation Awards Competition. It is the first family transportation system powered by Mom or Dad. One or two children can be placed in the ChildPod. The LeaderLink System can be disassembled in 30 seconds or less, transforming it into the separate elements, Zigo ChildPod and Zigo Cycle. The ChildPod can be converted into a Jogger with the Jogger Kit or a traditional bicycle trailer using the Trailer Kit.

Japanese Virtual Wife Nags You to Eat Right

The Virtual Wife... no, it's not what you think, even though this new health and nutrition reminder service comes from Japan.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

The Year in Review: 2008’s Top Industries for New Businesses

The best business opportunities in 2008 opened the doors of success for entrepreneurs looking to start their small businesses. Within these markets, businesses both successful and bizarre established themselves and found their niches.


Yubz Retro Styled Phone Handsets Get a Grip on Hi-Tech

Cellphones are getting smaller and smaller but our hands are still the same size. What to do? Get a Yubz: a blast from the past retro-styled handset that may look clunky but gives you a grip on anything hi-tech throws your way.

Song at the Tip of Your Tongue? Sing or Hum on Midomi.com to Find It!

How many times have you had a tune in your head and just can't remember who sings it, or how the rest of the words go? You've been there, I've been there, and it's enough to drive us insane, and finally Midomi.com; a fun and unique music search business offers a solution by allowing users to sing or hum songs to find audio or video downloads.


Save on Holiday Shopping with CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com

With the declining economy, consumers are becoming more conscious about saving when shopping for their holiday gifts. CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com are two websites that make price comparison and coupon savings easy when buying presents online.


International Space Station: A Ten-Year Anniversary

Exactly a decade ago on November 20, 1998, a Russian Proton rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, initiating the world’s most ambitious space project, which is due for completion in 2011. Read all about its amazing history.

Thats My Face.com Free Facial Analysis and Reconstruction Services

ThatsMyFace.com satisfies the curiosity of individuals by analyzing their faces and showing them what they would look like if they had been born as a different person or in twenty years when they are older.

Wig Out at the 3D House of Virtual Hairpieces

Let's HairTry! Aderans' new virtual toupee shop allows balding men to try on a variety of trendy hair styles and, curiously, eyeglasses from the comfort of their computer chairs. It's the eerie 3D imagery that really makes you wig out, however.

Eco-friendly Pasta Pot's Hourglass Figure Makes Less Waste, More Taste!

This eco-friendly pasta pot has an hourglass figure that cooks long pasta in less time, uses less water, and allows less CO2 to escape into the environment. Less waste, more taste!

CareBuzz.com: A Modern Business Approach to Senior Services

CareBuzz.com and Workingcaregiver.com demonstrate a growing business trend in the senior services industry. They prove that just because their target market is of the elder generation, doesn't mean they can't have a modern approach to senior care business.

Russian Joint Research Program on Stem Cells: Expected Next Year

Russian and Belarussian scientists have united in the name of stem cell research in a joint project slated to last for three years. The necessary documents will be ready early in 2009. Read all about this major scientific breakthrough.

Businesses of Convenience: 2008's Most Weird and Wacky Vending Machines

Vending machines offer the consumers the convenience of finding products and services at hand wherever they go. Many companies are profiting on this growing business trend, and are branching out beyond the typical candy and soda vending to provide some very unique and wacky services. Learn about the top 5 vending machines that exist in 2008!


Men's Premium Bra Offers Hope for Japan's Overly Endowed

Show us your moobs! Well, at least show them off with the new Men's Premium Bra from Wishroom. It's no joke either, Men's Bras are the number one ranked seller at Japan's Rakuten online store.

Social Network Mixi's Up Designer Ramen

Social Networking - is there anything it can't do? Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site, and cup noodle maker Acecook have combined for a tasty collaboration that is cranking out new instant ramen flavors and cool slogans to advertising them.