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Tot-A-Lot: Funky Coordinated, But Unmatching Outfits For Twin Babies!

Every parent with twins or two children close in age has dressed their children in coordinating outfits. Be it in the identical thing, the same male and female versions of matching attire, or garments the same in style but different in color. Sure, the clothing choices look awfully cute; but a decade or two later you child will look back at the pictures and feel awful for not having their own identity. Enter Tot-A-Lot to move that melodrama.


Facebook's 'Open Graph' Targets Google Ad Dollars

If the intent of Facebook's Open Graph any different than Google's Ad Preferences? Both are open source and both want to drill down to an individual users' 'likes' so they can customize advertising to the pages you visit on the Web. The only difference - with Google you can option not to have your cookies tracked or OPT-OUT - while with Facebook, its an OPT-OUT on your INSTANT PERSONALIZATION settings and an OPT-IN process every time you hit a Facebook LIKE button (which according to Facebook insiders, will be populating on Web sites faster than bunnies on a hot summer day) .

Social Networks & Online Communities For Moms On Mother's Day

When you acknowledge that special Mom this Mother's Day you might want to change it up a little and introduce her to a network where she can socialize with others that share common interests and who face similar challenges. No matter what her age or where she resides, there are many social networks and online communities that address the needs of first-time Moms to those that juggle career and family.

Superhero Greenman's Viral Videos Save The Planet For Earth Day

The organic food company Earthbound Farm features superhero Greenman in a campaign encouraging consumers to embrace sustainability and protect natural resources. In a two-week lead up to Earth Day, Greenman's mission is to educate the public about how even small changes in daily routines can save the planet. Let us know if you think he was successful?

FIGS: Buy A Tie, Send A School Uniform To Africa

In many parts of Africa and other developing countries around the world, it's essential for kids to have sharp, clean and complete uniforms to attend schools. For families that can barely afford to put food on the table, purchasing uniforms for one or more children is easier said than done, which is why there's a new buy-one, get-one for charity business that's in operation.

From Earth Shoes To Carbon Footprints, Earth Day Accesses Social Media

The Earth Day Network and Proctor & Gamble are collaborating on social networks to motivate the digerati to lessen their environmental impact on the planet. With the launch of the Billion Acts of Green™ Facebook and iPhone applications, friends, family and followers are being asked to issue pledges of at least one  "act of green" and share it with their Facebook network.

Wearable Social Networks or How To Dress For Access

'Facebook Fashion' of sorts has been introduced by Electrifoxy.com, a company that has actually hot-wired garments to 'poke' a friend, 'accept' a friend's request and receive notification alerts all from the comfort of the clothes on your back. In the development genre of 'gesture' technology, Seattle designer Jennifer Darmour gives a whole new meaning to 'good vibrations.'

Make Your Own Twitter Show With UTweet

UTweet takes your Twitter stream and makes it into a hip little "Twitter show" that you can enjoy and share with your friends.

Urilift: Business Creates A Futuristic Solution To Porta-Potty Dilemmas

Porta-potties are those things that everyone has a love/hate relationship with. You sure love them when you're in the middle of nothing and really need to seek a little bit of relief, but you hate the way they look, smell and those lines that can surround them. One company is trying to address the porta-potty hatred with a unique, futuristic design.


Jelly Vision: A Business Built From The Mould Of Wiggly, Jiggly Fun!

Who doesn't love Jello? It's jiggly, it's delicious, and it's pretty much free of fat and calories - it doesn't get much better than that. So why then is it that that good ol' J-E-L-L-O just doesn't get the recognition it deserves? Perhaps because there's yet to be a business that specializes in providing it exclusively...until now.