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Japanese Fish Beer Adds a Dash of Dashi

A unique beer from Japan derives its special flavor from dashi - a pungent mix of dried seaweed and shaved Bonito fish flakes usually used in Japanese miso soup.

What’s That? Leave My Computer On For The Environment?

You have read and heard over and over one way to conserve energy is to turn off and unplug your computers right? Well, now World Community Grid, Harvard University and a few other sponsors are asking you to leave your computers on for their new project. The project with and eco-friendly mission is called The Clean Energy Project.

Cold Sores Caused By Herpes May Lead To Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists at the University of Manchester in England report that the herpes virus causing cold sores is a major cause of protein plaques that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

The Face Fornasetti Just Couldn't Forget

The other day, I wrote about Piero Fornasetti (1913 - 1988) furniture designs that are among those recently revived by his son Barnaba. But it's hard to write more about Fornasetti's designs without sharing those that include a very special face, one that he made one of the most frequent subjects of art and design in the last 100 plus years: Lina Cavalieri.

A 61 Key Piano That Fits In Your Pocket - The Yamano Hand ROll Piano

Musical bands used to be restricted to practicing at their keyboard player's house or studio. With the advent of electronic pianos, the largest keyboard instrument became portable. Oscar Peterson would have loved this: a piano so portable, you can roll it up and put it in your jacket pocket! The Yamano Hand ROll Piano is also digital!

Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers is Music to Shoppers' Ears

Gwen Stefani has branched out from fronting hit band No Doubt to become a master marketer and stylish trendsetter. Now with her Harajuku Lovers brand of apparel & accessories, Stefani channels chic Japanese fashion culture from Tokyo streets to America's avenues.

Attention Entrepreneurs: Learn From The Top 5 Companies To Work For in 2008

Each year Fortune Magazine releases the 100 Best Companies to Work For; a list that every company on the up and up strives to land on. The businesses on the list set the standard for their industries, so it is a great resource for entrepreneurs to learn what has made their competitors a resounding success.


Gotta' Love The Stone 2GB MP3 Player

Don't get me wrong, I love my iPod Nano... but the Zen Stone 2G MP3 player is sure grabbing my attention, so much so, that I bought one for a Zen friend, and "borrowed" it. Gifting is a great way to try out products; so many gadgets, so little money....

Say Doc, What About A Prescription For This Handgun?

A new firearm, designed for easy access and shooting ability, and usable by millions of disabled and elderly persons, has received a listing from the FDA as a "medical device." The Palm Pistol™ is now appealing for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

"Hey Doc? How about a prescription for this handgun?"


Cheese Filtered Cigarettes: Great Idea?

Patent# US3,234,948, also known as the Cheese-Filter Cigarette, dates back to the 1960s, when smokers and cigarettes still ruled the earth. This invention concerns a cigarette filter comprised of a mixture in which particles of hard cheese are blended with charcoal to produce a cigarette that tastes like…well, like it shouldn’t. Read on and wonder why.