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Build Your Own Clothing And Accessories: 4 Funky Lego Fashions

Lego is possibly the material that is easiest to design and build with, and it also has a fun and whimsical element to it. As a result, it's not surprising that so many designers are embracing it...just like a kid in a candy store; or rather, a kid with a bucket of Lego.


Twitter Is Our Studio 54!

Like the Disco era, the Hippie Era, the Flapper Era, every decade is affected by the social consciousness of its time. Each is normally earmarked by a frenzy of interactive activity that becomes a world-wide sensation capable of capturing the imagination of millions. From the 'gate-crashing' of the 70's to the 'crowdsourcing' of 2009, have we come such a long way?

A Hotel All About Boys And Their Toys

While women might get away to a hotel with dreams of a quiet bubble bath, a glass of champagne, and perhaps an in-room massage, many men have a different idea of a relaxing hotel getaway. It's no secret that boys like their toys, and one international hotel is finally recognizing this by giving men an exclusive experience.

Twuner And Tweets That Talk Back!

What's all that yakking? They sometimes call the Twitterverse the Tower of Babel due to the global Twitterati all tweeting in various tongues simultaneously! Now, in addition to the hundreds of millions of tweets traversing Twitterville at lightening speed, someone got the bright idea to pump up the volume. Yes, with the new Twuner app, you never have to read another 140 character tweet again! Why? Because now you're going to be able to listen to them!

Cookie Café Markets Its Brand By Notifying Patrons When Cookies Are Hot!

Some of the most successful businesses are those that take their common concepts to new levels with simple marketing concepts. Specialty's café and Bakery certainly has been taking notes, because they've added a unique service to benefit those who frequent their chains.

iTuning Your Next Social Network?

Apple, Apple, Apple! Like Marsha from The Brady Bunch, it always seems like Apple gets all the attention. Even when its quiet! Yes, without one single PowerPoint presentation from Steve Jobs or even a whiff of a press release, Apple is out there front and center churning up the rumor mill!  The latest fodder to hit the digital airwaves is a reported social media app that will simultaneously connect various social networks and integrate with iTunes.

Use Your Local: UK Pubs Dispense Drinks And Parcels?

Believe it or not, the recession is affecting the number of visitors frequenting pubs and bars across London and the UK, or in the very least, the number of drinks that people have when they do make it through the door. In an effort to boost the business of these struggling establishments and send more customers stumbling on home, pubs across the UK and England are signing up to join the Use Your Local network which combines drink service with another type of product delivery.

5 Coolest Vending Machines: The Latest And The Greatest Spotted This Summer

Vending machines are the ultimate businesses of convenience. There's nothing that's better than having just about anything you need available at the touch of a button, without the need to deal with annoying salespeople working on commission, or worrying about hours of operation. So once again I bring you some of the coolest vending machines spotted around the world!

UK Gym Introduces Unique Business Model: Workouts With Human Barbells

A gym's a gym, right? Regardless of where you choose to workout, you'll find all the same standard equipment. Well, with so many gyms worldwide offering similar service, it can be difficult for one to really capture the industry. Forget enticing membership promotions, one gym in the UK is making their name with a very unique form of weight lifting equipment.

Is Facebook Lite The Latest Biggest Loser?

Fast on the heels of acquiring FriendFeed, Facebook is about to roll-out Facebook Lite. As a quasi-Twitter platform, one can only wonder if it comes with half the calories but allows for more characters per morsel? If Twitter is your micro-blogging maincourse du jour, what could Facebook possibly be offering to alter your diet?