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Non-profit group Sound Food, which aims to support the consumption and sale of locally grown produce, is bringing the ultimate farmer's market convenience to ferry commuters in Seattle. Understanding that not everyone can find the time to go to local farmer's markets, which are often hosted during the week when the majority of people are at work, Sound Food is bringing the farmers markets to them at an affordable price.
Buying a car can be a trying process; first you have to locate the dealership with the best price, then you have play hard ball to try and negotiate the price down, and then you have to secure the financing at a good rate because you don't have the cash. By the time the process is complete, you have a new car, and quite likely a few new grey hairs to go with it. To save the stress, a company appropriately named No Haggles does all the haggling and legwork for you to get you in that new car.
They have always said that boys love their toys, and I think we all know that it's an expression that refers to the over 18 male demographic. Some men prefer their video games, or their set of garage tools, but there's others that prefer entertainment that's a little bigger and little dirtier. At Mannerspielplatz, Germany's playground for men, men get to play out their construction worker fantasies and leave their suits and ties behind at the office.
Vending machines are all about offering convenient services for consumers, and in a world where we have trouble slowing down; vending machines are capturing every niche market. I've written about a wide variety of vending machines in the past, but read on, because these ones are newer vending machine prototypes which are set to be amongst the coolest of 2009.
Sunning yourself in the lap of luxury at a Danish Beach in Copenhagen, the last thing you want to do is remove yourself from your perfect vantage point to the ocean, get dressed and go on a potentially endless trek for a junky beach fare meal. Capturing the market of people who have encountered this exact dilemma, Sommergrill is an on call beach BBQ service with a gourmet menu.
With today's health trends, people of all ages and all lifestyles hit the gym multiple times a week. But, while we're so concerned about exercising our bodies to meet today's aesthetic standards, we forget about our minds and strengthening them in the now and for the future. A new San Francisco based business is trying to bring brain activity into the mainstream, by offering a fitness gym called Vibrant Brains. Created with Baby Boomers in mind, the brain gym can help keep minds sharp today and prevents the onset of mental impairments in the future.
An innovative marketing company is finally recognizing the power of taste in brand marketing and is helping food producers sell their products using more than just visual appeal. While historically, food and drink brands have marketed their products through sample packages distributed by mail or during taste test sessions at local grocery stores; First Flavor uses an approach that allows potential consumers to taste their clients' products that is less costly, more convenient, and rather innovative.
New technology being developed by a team of researchers would allow those with locked-in syndrome to send out tweets. The technology essentially reads their minds and allows them to communicate their thoughts without the need of manually typing.