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Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 4

Japan Tobacco's series of 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads - numbers 31 through 40 provided here - have lately achieved international recognition, including comedian David Sedaris' amusing discussion of them on Late Night with David Letterman. Without doubt the ads are (often unintentionally) funny, insightful and thought-provoking, but will smokers who read them really think about their manners?

Children Living with Smokers More Likely to be Hungry

Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center found that children living with adult smokers are more likely to be underfed.

Experimental Drug Tricks Body Into Losing Weight

A new synthetic drug has been tested and might help a dieter’s dreams come true. This new drug may keep extra weight off, even while on a high-fat diet.

Beautiful People Dating and Networking Site: Controversy Can Be Successful

Beautiful People, a social networking and dating site, which only welcomes exclusively attractive members, proves that even a controversial business idea can be a successful and highly profitable one.

RIDA: The Armored Luxury Vehicle Ride

Custom-made luxury armored cars represent a unique niche in the Russian automotive industry and RIDA is in the lead when it comes to providing them to the rich and famous. Read all about these luxurious armored cars even if owning one is far out of reach. Still, one never knows, does one?

Bacon USB Flash Drives Make Memory More Meaty

These meaty Bacon customized USB flash drives cater to those who believe that anything "bacon" just can't be bad. Mmm, bacon...

Victimless Leather Coat Falls Victim to Science

Halloween may be over, but the creepiness of this next innovation seems to have just begun. When I first read about this idea I immediately thought of three things: Silence of the Lambs, Body Exhibits and those dresses made of human hair. I only wish I would have read about it sooner. What is it? It is a coat grown from living stem cells.

A Life-Saving Gadget For You And Your Kids! GUARDian® Backpack

Most of us have had the feeling more than once that we were being followed, or that someone, even a person we could see, was a threat to us. Fortunately, more often than not, we find some way to lower the threat level...

His Inventions Get You... Right In The Taste Buds

Is it every chemist's secret dream to become a chef? Think about the benefits. Virtually unlimited ingredients, immediate feedback, safer work environment, fewer deaths, fewer law suits... Chefs are chemists, and though their creations may not lead to patents, they are inventions. This year Time Magazine has recognized one chef's work as a Best Invention of 2008: Heston Blumenthal's Sound Enhanced Food.

Exercising Your Pets: Fitness Centers for Your Best Furry Friends

Entrepreneurs can find their business niche by expanding upon the concept of pet health care facilities. In the US, there is a pet medical spa and rehabilitation facility. North of the border in Canada, there is a pool open just for canines.