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Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fare: Economy Breeds Fine Dining That Meets Fast Food

Even in a down economy, people still have refined tastes. The bad news is, their wallet might not be in agreement with their taste buds - so to address this issue, there's a new trend in fine dining.


Top Ten Social Media Halloween Costumes

As much as social media occupies our everyday lives, I was surprised at how few social media costume actually were being packaged for sale. Perhaps retail manufacturers are in such an economic slump, they are focusing more on unloading existing inventory versus created new merchandise. However on the "home-made-create-your own" front, there are dozens of folks who have spent their time and creativity to craft some very unique social media costumes for this Halloween.

Dominos Delivers To Uncharted Territories: Extending Services To Beaches And Parks

The food delivery industry is a tough one; although we've seen some unique businesses that do offer food delivery services to more uncharted territories, most deny the convenience of food on demand to those without a fixed address to provide. One well-known delivery service is changing all that in hopes to transform the food service industry.


Falcon's Faux-Flight Of Fancy, the Reality Show?

It started with a helium aircraft  hovering over Fort Collins, Colorado and the belief that a  6-year-old boy climbed in and floated away Thursday, October 15, forcing officials to come up with a rescue plan to save him. Update at 3:35 p.m. ET:The balloon slowly spun to a crash-landing, surrounded by rescuers. Mystery widens, no one was inside balloon? It was at this time we learned that the father was a stormchaser, thus the balloon, and the family was involved in ABC's "Wife Swap," thus the reason for part of the craziness that unfolded. But the story didn't end there. The rest is only something that could make up a real-time Reality Show! Was it Truth or Hot Air? Or Balloonacy?

Will Twilight's Twitter Account Reach 1 Million Followers & Shift Age Demographics?

On October 12th, with just a few hours of tweeting under the new Twilight Twitter account's belt, it had already tallied 22,000 followers. Three days later and as of the time of this posting, it has more than tripled its fan base to reach 78,000. Can it reach a million and will it shift the age demographic on Twitter? Take our POLLS and find out.

Holiday Inn’s Hotel Of Cards: New Trend In The Hospitality Industry?

Hotels are hotels in a lot of cases, and it takes a grand gesture in order to make one stand out from the other in order to attract clientele looking for a unique experience. Last month, one of the biggest brands perhaps set a new trend in creating a house of cards.


If The Price Is Right, Is $1 Million Worth 1 Million Twitter Followers?

How much would you pay for additional Twitter followers? Pennies, Two-bits, a dollar? Would you pay $1 million for one million followers? In an unprecedented move, Drew Carey, comedian and host of the Price is Right rose to that challenge and in exchange for a million followers, he has offered to donate a million dollars to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation.

When Lufthansa Tweets Your Whereabouts, Who's At Risk?

At first glance, Lufthansa's new service called MySkyStatus sounds like a very cool and cutting edge social network feed. However upon closer scrutiny, one needs to ask the question: Is a service that automatically posts the current position of your flight a dozen times or more to all your followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook such a good idea? Isn't there a security risk involved?

Brooklyn Brew Shop: Apartment Size Home Brew Kits

Setting up equipment to brew beer at home requires a lot of space, and specific housing conditions which make it a more convenient and desirable option just to run to the store for a 6-pack rather than putting in the effort. Now, the Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it possible to brew beer with limited space through the unique product that they offer.


It Took 4.4 Million Years To Tweet About Our Oldest Ancestor!

If you are an Evolutionist and a member of the Twitterverse, new evidence dates our human ancestory back 4.4 million years. Move over Lucy, YOUR ancestor pre-dated you by over a million years. "Ardi" is her name, and being acknowledged on Twitter is her game.