Ideas

Start a Business: No Idea Required

Inc.: Want to start a company… but you’re short on ideas? There’s an incubator for that. Well, actually, it’s called a “foundry.” What is a foundry? Chicago-based Sandbox Industries recently opened a new start-up foundry in San Francisco. Managing Director Millie Tadewaldt says unlike a traditional incubator that brings in early-stage start-ups already working on […]

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Rentable Designer Bridal Gowns

Mashable: Nearly Newlywed is a newly launched startup that lets women rent gowns and bridal wear by highly coveted designers, including Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte and Carolina Herrera. The social media-powered online boutique lets women pay a fraction of the usual price tag — $10,000 to $15,000 — for designer wedding dresses.

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500 New Fairy Tales Found

Somebody is going to make a killing off this. Think of the books, plays and movies! A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The

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Old Brands are Coming Back

WSJ: Get ready for the return of Astro Pops, Boast logo shirts, National Premium beer and the Seafood Shanty restaurant chain—all names that had avid followings in their time. The difficult economy is prompting many entrepreneurs to try to revive old brands from the dead—or the near-dead.

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Go To Mars for $500K

ExtremeTech: “Your dream of visiting the Red Planet may soon come true if the claim made by Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, actually comes to fruition. The commercial space travel entrepreneur told the BBC in an interview that he’s figured out how to send a person on a round-trip journey to Mars and back, and

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Buford, Wyoming for Sale

Buford, Wyoming, population now 1, will be auctioned at noon April 5. Don Sammons, the town’s sole resident, has put the town up for auction with Williams and Williams, an auction company based in Oklahoma City. This will be the company’s first town to auction, said Amy Bates, the company’s chief marketing officer. Buford sits

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Buyers Not Spooked By Haunted Houses

Free Malaysia Today: It may not be everyone’s idea of a dream home, but for bargain hunters in Hong Kong’s turbocharged property market apartments that belonged to the recently deceased are proving irresistible – and the more gruesome the occupant’s demise the better. Popular belief in a city awash with superstition runs that the ghost

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