August 2013

Home Emergency Lamp Post

The Home Emergency Lamp Post (HELP) is a mailbox post with an interior lighting system that automatically illuminates your address at night. The HELP is also equipped with a strobe light and a 120dB siren that can be activated in emergency situations via wireless remote. The siren alerts neighbors for immediate assistance while the strobe […]

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Music Lessons From Afar

Los Angeles Times: The first note of Ray Foulkes’ weekly piano lesson is the staccato double ring of his telephone. Every Monday at 8 p.m. Foulkes picks up his cordless phone, clicks on the loudspeaker and sits down at his piano to practice jazz and pop standards with teacher Mark Miller. Miller listens closely to

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Niche Biz: Heirloom Food

Crain’s Chicago Business: Her three-year-old company, The Scrumptious Pantry, has seen sales increase fourfold in 2011. She won’t disclose dollar amounts, but she says revenue is up 50 percent so far this year compared with last year. She went back in time about 200 years to track down heirloom regional recipes for pickles, ketchups and

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Rhino Hunting Saved the Rhino

In 1900, the southern white rhinoceros was the most endangered of the five rhinoceros species. Fewer than 20 rhinos remained in a single reserve in South Africa. By 2010, white rhino numbers had climbed to more than 20,000, making it the most common rhino species on the planet. Saving African Rhinos: A Market Success Story:

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