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Going Green In March Going Green In March

March is all about the green, and so should your business. has some ideas to help you make your business a little “greener.” Go after waste aggressively. Waste, of any kind, wastes your money. Reduce commutes. Frequently, the biggest energy consumption comes before anyone even arrives at the office. Bring lunch. Make it easy [...]


Scan Your Food With Your Cell Scan Your Food With Your Cell

Popular Science: Have you ever been tempted to order steak tartare but decided against it for fear of getting sick? This little cell phone scanner can take a look at it for you and let you know if it does in fact harbor any E. coli bacteria. It attaches to a typical cell phone camera [...]


The 100,000 Scoville Vodka The 100,000 Scoville Vodka

Cool Material: The Scoville scale is what determines the spiciness of a pepper. For reference, a jalapeño starts at 3,500 Scovilles and a habanero starts at 100,000 Scovilles. We consider ourselves fans of spicy food, but even a habanero (there are about five or so that can be hotter) thrown into a queso dip can [...]


Niche Biz: Breathable Food Niche Biz: Breathable Food

Don’t like chewing? A company is currently working on making food that you can “breathe,” starting with their own energy product. AeroShot, the flagship product of Breathable Foods, is revolutionizing the way people energize their lives. Using a small lipstick-sized tube, consumers puff in fine particles of caffeine and B vitamins, which are absorbed into [...]


Niche Biz: Farm Websites Niche Biz: Farm Websites

If Small Farm Central is any indication, there’s a niche out there for everyone. The web business, run by Simon Huntley, gives small farmers the tools to build a Web presence without paying thousands of dollars to do it. Huntley said a Web site gives farmers exposure they might not otherwise have, particularly when they’re [...]