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Business Fads

There is no other field of human activity—including entertainment, sports, high fashion, or politics—which is so riddled by fads as business.


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Entrepreneur Makes Sleep Pay

The result is the SleepTracker, a watch-like monitor and alarm that users wear on their wrists to record their sleep patterns and awaken them at an optimal time within the window they have chosen.


Camp Nectar: Growing Package-Shaped Fruit

The marketing company spent two years researching potential methods for creating a piece of fruit that mimicked the box shape of Camp’s juice cartons and eventually developed a mold that could be fitted around a piece of fruit as it began to ripen on its tree.


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A New Take On The Beach Towel

The poncho-like towel allows users to change underneath them without showing anything.


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Invention: Foldable Dry Erase Board

Robert Thomas dropped out of Stanford and was waiting to be discharged from the Marine Corps when he had the idea to hitchhike to Ohio.


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Anatomy of a Wildly Successful Kickstarter Campaign

On November 30, Memoto closed a month-long Kickstarter campaign that raised $550,000 to manufacture a lifelogging wearable camera.


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Invention Seeks To Destroy Cancer

Christian Parigger, associate professor of physics at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, wants to advance the fight against cancer.


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Niche Biz: Negotiating Short Sales

Suppose you can’t pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth.


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Niche Biz: Connecting Soldiers With Civilian Jobs

With many soldiers leaving service with technical and computer skills, New York-based Incline is offering training in order to help them adapt that talent to the workplace.


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Entrepreneur Turns 4-H Pig Project Into Direct Marketing Biz

After the county fair, many 4-Her’s part ways with their project pigs until the following spring.


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