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I am a carbivore and will die if you don't give me my daily dose of starch.
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I lived abroad in Japan for a year and was able to communicate and get around (without getting lost...every time...) with the Japanese I had learned while I was in school.
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Anything that is funny and quirky but practical. Either I am entertained by the idea or I should find it useful in some way.
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The Apocalypse.
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Time machine...? Finally...? Maybe...? Please???
Rehabilitative Dairy Farms
Rehabilitative Dairy Farms
La Fageda Offers Employment as Well as Support for the Disabled
Assistance is not always provided nor accessible to people with disabilities, which is what La Fageda in Spain is working to achieve. Situated in Cataluna, Spain, La Fageda has created hundreds of... MORE
Eco-Building Employment
Eco-Building Employment
Acta Vista Provides Training and Work Experience to Employees
Despite being known for its luxurious and relaxed lifestyle, France has unemployment rates that have affected various skilled trade workers, which is something Acta Vista hopes to help alleviate.... MORE
Sustainable Shoe Shops
Sustainable Shoe Shops
'Made in Romans' Produces Ethically Manufactured Leather Goods for Locals
Made in Romans, a shop that produces quality leather shoes and accessories, is one of Groupe Archer’s efforts to keep manufacturing jobs within the country. Many larger companies tend to outsource... MORE
Garment-Recycling Factories
Garment-Recycling Factories
Le Relais Collects and Sorts Unwanted Textiles for Resale
It’s not uncommon for people to donate their clothes to charities, but a French social enterprise called Le Relais has found a new way to turn these donations into a means of employment for the... MORE
Climate-Conscious Initiatives
Climate-Conscious Initiatives
South Pole Carbon Minimizes Greenhouse Gases and Creates New Energy
Climate change and global warming are some of the top environmental concerns social enterprise South Pole Carbon is addressing. Along with minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through the Kyoto... MORE
Micro-Health Insurance
Micro-Health Insurance
Naya Jeevan Makes Healthcare a Reality for Low Income Employees
Meaning “new life” in Hindu, Naya Jeevan hopes to offer the low income employees such as janitors, waiters and drivers in Pakistan with affordable health insurance. According to Naya Jeevan,... MORE
Sense-Enhancing Exhibits
Sense-Enhancing Exhibits
Dialogue Social Enterprise Employs the Disabled to Lead Presentations
Dialogue Social Enterprise employs disabled individuals as guides in specially tailored exhibits to demonstrate that although they may be impaired in one way or another, they are still capable of... MORE
Self-Reliant Immediate Investments
Self-Reliant Immediate Investments
Bina Swadaya Teaches Members to Invest Using Self-Help Groups
Bina Swadaya is an ongoing social enterprise that encourages the underprivileged living in Indonesia to become self-reliant through self-help groups and micro financing. In order to become self-... MORE
One-For-One Meals
One-For-One Meals
For Every Healthy Lunch Purchased, Table for Two Provides a Meal to an African C
Hitting two birds with one stone, Table for Two is a social enterprise founded by Kogure Masa that strives to simultaneously eliminate obesity along with malnutrition and world hunger. Operating in... MORE
Sports Uniting Enterprises
Sports Uniting Enterprises
StreetFootballWorld Connects Social Businesses Worldwide Via Soccer
Instead of pointing out the differences, StreetFootballWorld has created a platform in which social enterprises can join forces through what unites people all over the world, and in this case, it’... MORE
Craft Connecting Platforms
Craft Connecting Platforms
'Industree Crafts Foundation' Networks Artists with Retailers Over Indi
Founded in 1994 by Neelam Chhiber and Gita Ram, the Industree Crafts Foundation was created in an attempt to alleviate the intense poverty conditions of the people in India by connecting local... MORE
Regal Anti-Drug Movements
Regal Anti-Drug Movements
Doi Tung Development Project Aims to Eradicate Opium and Trafficking
Once rich in opium, human and arms trafficking, Doi Tung, Thailand, suffered both economically and environmentally until the late 1980s when Princess Srinagarindra, also known as Princess Mother,... MORE
Environmentally Conscious Crafts
Environmentally Conscious Crafts
Association for Craft Producers Connects Artists and Retailers
Based in Nepal, the Association for Craft Producers helps low-income artisans by providing training in areas such as design and marketing to help with their businesses. Founded in 1984 by Meera... MORE
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Human Nature Products Offer Fair Trade Skincare Items for Men and Women
In 2008, two sisters, Camille Meloto and Anna Meloto-Wilk along with her husband, Dylan Wilk, created Human Nature products which would allow them to support local crops as well as the environment.... MORE
Micro-Entrepreneurial Management
Micro-Entrepreneurial Management
Hapinoy Uses a Multi-Level Program to Teach and Share Knowledge
Focussing on sari-sari stores, otherwise known as convenient stores in the Philippines, the Hapinoy Store Program provides the necessary training and support to assist locals in developing a... MORE
Encouraging Entrepreneurship Enterprises
Encouraging Entrepreneurship Enterprises
SOLS 24/7 Provides Accessible Education for Youth
Founded in 2000, SOLS 24/7 is a non-governmental organization originating in Cambodia that aims to provide accessible and flexible to education to youth in developing countries. Aside from free... MORE
Mobile Life-Saving Enterprises
Mobile Life-Saving Enterprises
Dial 1298 Provides Emergency Medical Attention to Individuals
Dial 1298 is a service that originated in India since 2002. After receiving their respective medical training, the five founders of Dial 1298 came together after realizing that India was lacking in... MORE
Self-Sustaining Farms
Self-Sustaining Farms
One Acre Fund Trains Local Farmers on How to Grow Crops Effectively
Founded in 2006 by then-MBA student of Kellogg School of Management Andrew Youn, the One Acre Fund focuses on all-around training for self-sustaining famers in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa. To... MORE
Anti-Extortion Retailers
Anti-Extortion Retailers
Addioizzo Helps Italian Vendors Retaliate Against Mafia Racketeering
It all started when a few friends decided to open a bar in Palmero, Italy but rather than paying the mafia’s extortion fees, they started the movement, Addiopizzo, a social enterprise that... MORE
Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits
Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits
Living Goods Provides Affordable Necessities in Uganda
Focussing in Uganda, the San Francisco-based social enterprise Living Goods provides high impact goods at a low cost that are sold door-to-door by its female entrepreneurs. Adapting the Avon... MORE
Negelected Virus Vaccines
Negelected Virus Vaccines
Institute for OneWorld Health Helps Develop Drugs for Dismissed Diseases
Malaria, diarrheal diseases and kala-azar, otherwise known as the black fever, are only some of the various “neglected diseases” the Institute for OneWorld Health has taken on. New medicines... MORE
Insulated Infant Pods
Insulated Infant Pods
Embrace Innovations Helps Prevent Hypothermia Among Newborns
In an attempt to help reduce the mortality rate of newborns in India, Embrace Innovations has developed portable insulated pods that help keep babies warm without hazardous or expensive equipment.... MORE
Eco Employment Solutions
Eco Employment Solutions
EMBERS Green Renovations Uses Biodegradable Items for Energy Efficiency
The economy has not been kind in the last few years and jobs are far and few between. EMBERS Green Renovations not only provides affordable indoor and outdoor remodelling and contracting solutions... MORE
Vagrant Supporting Services
Vagrant Supporting Services
Keeners Car Wash Helps Homeless Youth Get Back on Their Feet
Owned by Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Keeners Car Wash is a social enterprise that hopes to help at-risk and homeless youth by using environmentally friendly and sustainable practices.... MORE
Hopeful Fitness Gear
Hopeful Fitness Gear
Still the Sea Offers Health and Home Decor Products to Stop Human Trafficking
Founded by former lawyer and current consultant, Still the Sea’s CEO Elizabeth Grennan hopes to do her part to help stop human trafficking. Inspired by what she calls an “adventure” while... MORE
Ethical Entrepreneurial Beads
Ethical Entrepreneurial Beads
These Arudo Yat Necklaces for New Life Help Women Start Businesses
Staying true to the belief that all humans are created equal and should have a fair chance at life, Arudo Yat, translated from the language of Luo, means “seedlings that grow from the stumps of... MORE
Hunger-Fighting Food Packages
Hunger-Fighting Food Packages
The Love with Food Group Donates a Meal for Every Box Purchased
Optimizing her passion for food, founder Aihui Ong assembled an equally enthusiastic team and created the Love with Food group, which aims to eliminate hunger by delivering food to not only your... MORE
Educationally Empowering Quilts
Educationally Empowering Quilts
Baba Blanket Supports and Helps Girls in Ghana Finish High School
Since June 2000, the Baba Blanket initiative has been supporting women in Ghana by relieving women from extremely strenuous and laborious like kaya yo, which involves carrying heavy loads from dusk... MORE
Pocket Floatation Devices
Pocket Floatation Devices
Safe Guard Buoy Lets Non-Swimmers Save Drowning People
It’s not uncommon for a person who doesn’t know how to swim to come across a drowning person, which is why designers have invented the Safe Guard buoy to help with this situation. Designed to... MORE
Ineffective Home Remedy Charts
Ineffective Home Remedy Charts
Natural Cold Remedies Can Also Display Strange Side Effects
There are many who dislike medicine, whether it is because of the taste or the fact that it’s artificial, and turn to natural cold remedies instead. Natural cold remedies often give the... MORE
Stereotypical Techie Personalities
Stereotypical Techie Personalities
The 'Why It Sucks to be the IT Guy' Chart Has Nerdy Personnas
The ‘Why It Sucks to be the IT Guy’ infographic reveals some of the funny but quite stereotypical personas often associated with techies. Most companies have an Information Technology... MORE
Caffeine Consumption Statistics
Caffeine Consumption Statistics
The Coffee Break Infographic Reveals Malaysia's Drinking Patterns
The Coffee Break infographic delves into the lives of Malaysians to see how they survive off the addictive caffeine beverage. Addictive as it may be, it’s quite surprising, at least to a... MORE
Revenue-Boosting Web Strategies
Revenue-Boosting Web Strategies
Seo Boy Infographic Explains How Companies Can Attract Consumers
With companies turning to the digital world for more revenue, advertising and traffic, search engine optimization has never been more important as depicted in the SEO Boy infographic. With 40% of... MORE
Critical Career Training Stats
Critical Career Training Stats
Entry Level Hiring Infographic Reveals Flawed System for New Grads
New grads and first-time job seekers are often frustrated by the conundrum of job experience and training as is dissected in the Entry Level Hiring Infographic. While experience is essential, even... MORE
Jellyfish Pendant Lamps
Jellyfish Pendant Lamps
Roxy Russell Medusae Collection Provides Mood Lighting with Sea Creatures
The Roxy Russell Medusae Collection is the perfect mood lighting for any sea lover. The flexible materials of the jellyfish lamp attribute to its realistic replication of the deep sea creatures... MORE
Noise-Encapsulating Vials
Noise-Encapsulating Vials
The Re: Sound Bottle Captures Nature's Sound Effects with a Simple Cork
It’s not always easy to capture the sounds people hear on a regular basis—footsteps on crisp fall leaves, the crunch of fresh snow beneath one’s feet, laughter, crowds cheering in... MORE

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Suit-Compressing Cases
Suit-Compressing Cases
The Freefold Bag Prevents Creases and Unwanted Wrinkling When Traveling
Traveling doesn’t have to be a hassle with a freefold bag that strategically folds your suits for you. Not everyone can or knows how to protect their wrinkle-prone clothing in such a packed... MORE
Cunning Holiday Cons Infographic
Cunning Holiday Cons Infographic
Spotting Fake Reviews Can Help Save Money When Christmas Shopping
Spotting fake reviews can be quite difficult. With approximately 80% of Americans purchasing products after reading reviews and 84% because of positive reviews, it’s no wonder companies are... MORE
Sturdy Shoelace Twist Ties
Sturdy Shoelace Twist Ties
The Unlace Cable Fastens Everything from Cords to Liquids
Inspired by a single shoelace, Kickstarters Cindy Glass and Dante Pauwels came up with the Unlace cable to solve their problems of perpetually tangled cords. The reusable Unlace cords are made with... MORE
Minimalist Board Game Makeovers
Minimalist Board Game Makeovers
Monopoly by Matthew Hollett Erases All Text and Monetary Items
Monopoly by Matthew Hollett is a complete makeover for the iconic board game that many grew up with and still love playing. Removing all of what the California-based designer calls excessive details,... MORE
Chromatic Candy Commercials
Chromatic Candy Commercials
Skittles' Create the Rainbow Campaign Lets Fans Create Their Own Ads
This Christmas, Skittles is allowing fans to create their own advertisements through its Create the Rainbow campaign. After logging onto its website, Skittles lets fans decide the setting—home,... MORE
Swooping Skater Stop-Motion Videos
Swooping Skater Stop-Motion Videos
Dennis Stocker Skids to Second with His Skateboarding Clip
Quadratmeterboy, a creative skateboarding video by user The Cleptomanicx, otherwise known as Dennis Stocker, has placed second in this year’s German-based website Titus’s Strange-O-Mania video... MORE
Ineffective Home Remedy Charts
Ineffective Home Remedy Charts
Natural Cold Remedies Can Also Display Strange Side Effects
There are many who dislike medicine, whether it is because of the taste or the fact that it’s artificial, and turn to natural cold remedies instead. Natural cold remedies often give the... MORE
Literally Priceless Promotional Underwear
Literally Priceless Promotional Underwear
Japanese Company Furipan Offers Free Underwear Upon Hire
Employees can now receive free underwear at select Japanese companies courtesy of Furipan, a company that prints advertisements on boxers. In a brief questionnaire posted on Furipan’s site,... MORE
Infidelity-Exposing Sites
Infidelity-Exposing Sites
Cheaterville is the Antithesis of a Dating Site
With online dating becoming more and more popular, it’s becoming increasingly easier for people to fake an identity, and since there are so many online dating sites out there that boast a high... MORE
Evolution of Socializing Stats
Evolution of Socializing Stats
Fascinating Facts About Facebook Graph Exposes Marketing Tactics
The Fascinating Facts About Facebook infographic, designed by InfoGraphic Design Team, reveals the worldwide demographics about the world’s most popular social media. This year, Facebook announced... MORE
Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits
Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits
Living Goods Provides Affordable Necessities in Uganda
Focussing in Uganda, the San Francisco-based social enterprise Living Goods provides high impact goods at a low cost that are sold door-to-door by its female entrepreneurs. Adapting the Avon... MORE
Wireless Waterproof Headsets
Wireless Waterproof Headsets
Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones Let You Play in the Rain Again
These lightweight, waterproof Bluetooth headphones are great for sports buffs or people who are always on the go. It’s so annoying when you’re chatting on the phone and all your chords get... MORE
Stunningly Soft Fabric Imitations
Stunningly Soft Fabric Imitations
Mary Leu's Hyperrealistic Wooden Sculptures Are Deceptive
Taiwanese artist Mary Leu sculpts soft laundry out of wooden blocks that are so realistic, it gives off the illusion of reality. Chiseled away for almost a year per piece, the sculptor masterfully... MORE
Caveman-Inspired Tools
Caveman-Inspired Tools
Modern Stone Flint Stones Bring Old Technology into Modern Tools
At the 2012 Budapest Design Week, designers Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow presented the Modern Stone flint stones, a reinvented fusion of ancient tools and modern day technology. The designers have... MORE