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100 Inspiring Innovations To Excite You About Life

— September 24, 2008 — Social Good
What I love most about writing for Trend Hunter is that I have the opportunity to shed light on the incredible things that make life worthwhile. Far more than there are tragedies, there are miracles happening, incredible discoveries being made, masterpieces being created and beauty and love flowing.

Even though we’re not always aware of it, inspiration is abundant in our lives. Trend Hunter has long been my favourite tool to reconnect with the awareness of the exquisiteness that is our planet’s most innate offering.

This slide show includes some of the most amazing finds Trend Hunters have discovered that are making the world even better.
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Viral Peace Initiatives
Viral Peace Initiatives
The Dalai Lama Handshake Revolution
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Inspirational Community Goal Sharing
Inspirational Community Goal Sharing
43Things.com
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Online Medical Records
Online Medical Records
Google Health
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Fortified Peanut Butter
Fortified Peanut Butter
Miracle Food Could Save Lives
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Battling Obesity with LittleChanges
Battling Obesity with LittleChanges
Couple walks/cycles across US
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Celebrities Teaching Children to Count
Celebrities Teaching Children to Count
Feist on Sesame Street
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Tribute: 'Last Lecture' Professor Dies
Tribute: 'Last Lecture' Professor Dies
Inspirational Randy Pausch
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Babymoons For Moms
Babymoons For Moms
Pre-Birth Getaways
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Real Life Junk Mail Removal
Real Life Junk Mail Removal
41Pounds.org Donates Profits to Charity
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The Gratitude Dance
The Gratitude Dance
Applying The Law Of Attraction
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Degree In Sustainable Living
Degree In Sustainable Living
Maharishi University
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Global Learning From Verizon
Global Learning From Verizon
Teachers Lecture From Mt. Everest
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Microlending To Entrepreneurs
Microlending To Entrepreneurs
Richard Branson Launches Virgin Money
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Kids Safety Cell Phones
Kids Safety Cell Phones
OKids
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Haute Scarves for Education
Haute Scarves for Education
Hermes Supports Lafayette College
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Healthy Living Concepts
Healthy Living Concepts
Yelo Sanctuary Uses Sleep Therapy
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Free Courses Via Cell Phone
Free Courses Via Cell Phone
Softbank Classes from Cyber University
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Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
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Free Digital Newspapers
Free Digital Newspapers
Earth Day Initiative Saves Trees
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Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
HandTalk Glove
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Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga
Hysterical Exercise
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Eco-Friendly Parliament Buildings
Eco-Friendly Parliament Buildings
Reichstag, Berlin
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Free University Education
Free University Education
Yale Joins MIT, Berkeley and Stanford With Free Courses Online
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Comics to Motivate Youth
Comics to Motivate Youth
Howtoons Teach Recycling
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Microlending Credit Cards
Microlending Credit Cards
KivaB4B Doubles Grants
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Negativity Refuse Bag
Negativity Refuse Bag
Positive Thinking Gadget
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Giving 2.0
Giving 2.0
Global Enhancement Via Social Networks
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Heli-Yoga
Heli-Yoga
Icefield Helicopter Tours Alberta in Search of Your Self-Enlightenment
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Sewage & Garbage As Fuel
Sewage & Garbage As Fuel
Hydrogen Fuel From Biodegradable Garbage
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Green School Uniforms
Green School Uniforms
Recycled Bottle Blazers
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Health Management Mobiles
Health Management Mobiles
The Pantech Inhealth Cell Phone
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MBAs Without Borders
MBAs Without Borders
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7 Green Credit Cards + HSBC ecosmart MasterCard
7 Green Credit Cards + HSBC ecosmart MasterCard
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Miracle Fruit
Miracle Fruit
Ancient Berries Could Battle Obesity, Diabetes
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Yoga Street Signs
Yoga Street Signs
Directions for good Health
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500 Years of Art in a Few Minutes
500 Years of Art in a Few Minutes
Teaching Art History Through Morphing Technology
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Enviropreneurship
Enviropreneurship
When Environmentalism Met Business
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Hip Study Spaces
Hip Study Spaces
Ørestad College
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Green Celebrity Dream Cars
Green Celebrity Dream Cars
The Tesla Roadster & Stars Who Love It
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Eco-friendly Condoms
Eco-friendly Condoms
Green Johnny From The Amazon
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Brad Pitt's Eco-Friendly Initiative
Brad Pitt's Eco-Friendly Initiative
Pink Project Flood-Proofs New Orleans Homes
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Designer PSAs
Designer PSAs
Karl Lagerfeld Road Safety Campaign
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Social Justice Bracelets
Social Justice Bracelets
The 46664 Nelson Mandela Bangle by Montblanc
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Carbon Neutral Flying
Carbon Neutral Flying
Silverjet is the World's First Eco-Stylish Airline
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Star-Studded Activism
Star-Studded Activism
Stand Up to Cancer Telethon
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Hip, Healthy Boutique Hotels
Hip, Healthy Boutique Hotels
Naumi Redefines Luxury
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Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Vancouver Turns A Healthy Shade of Green
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Vertical Gardens
Vertical Gardens
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Check Your Diabetes Using Your Cellphone
Check Your Diabetes Using Your Cellphone
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Braille Wine Bottle
Braille Wine Bottle
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Free Plane Tickets
Free Plane Tickets
ULCCS Like RyanAir Offer Free Flights
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Voluntourism
Voluntourism
Volunteerism + Tourism
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Simplifying Donations
Simplifying Donations
Charity Vending Machines
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Edible Dishes
Edible Dishes
Biodegradable Picnic Ware
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Charity Galas for AIDS
Charity Galas for AIDS
Life Ball 2008
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Eco-Friendly Smart Phones
Eco-Friendly Smart Phones
Greener Grass LINC
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Protect Your Fetus From Radiation
Protect Your Fetus From Radiation
Mummywraps Force Field
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Fashionable Medical Bracelets
Fashionable Medical Bracelets
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Inspirational Ads
Inspirational Ads
Deaf Violinist for Pantene Chrysalis Shampoo
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Recycling Retro Phones
Recycling Retro Phones
ReCellular Donates $50 for Recylcing Ancient Phones
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Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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L.A.S.E.R. Tag
L.A.S.E.R. Tag
Laser Makes Every Building A Billboard
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Simple Solar Shingles
Simple Solar Shingles
So Hot Right Now
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A Pink Taxi For Ladies Only
A Pink Taxi For Ladies Only
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McDonald's QR Codes Pull Up Nutritional Info on Camera Phones
McDonald's QR Codes Pull Up Nutritional Info on Camera Phones
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Fashion Crutches With Matching Bags
Fashion Crutches With Matching Bags
Lemon Aid Crutches
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Renting Riches
Renting Riches
Borrow Designer Bags Online
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Solar Power Wheelchair
Solar Power Wheelchair
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Hip Folding Wheelchair for Kids
Hip Folding Wheelchair for Kids
Mex'x Wheelchair
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Medic Alert Tattoos
Medic Alert Tattoos
Replacing Bracelets With Ink
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Solar Powered Purse
Solar Powered Purse
Solar Panels on Clothing and Accessories?
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Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Vincent Callebaut's Green Innovation Centre
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Dancing Dubaichitecture
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Self-Powered Dynamic Eco-Architecture
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RUF Packets Could End World Hunger
RUF Packets Could End World Hunger
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Fashion Buying Technology
Fashion Buying Technology
Ralph Lauren's QR Codes and Interactive Windows
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Eco Engagement Rings
Eco Engagement Rings
Earth-Friendly Canadian Diamonds
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Portraits from Recycled Junk Mail
Portraits from Recycled Junk Mail
Schimmel Art
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Plastic Surgery Embeded Bra
Plastic Surgery Embeded Bra
MIM Technique Gives Lift Under The Skin
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Vertical Farming (Part III)
Vertical Farming (Part III)
Toronto Sky Farm
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Biodegradable Cell Phone
Biodegradable Cell Phone
Bamboo Phone Sprouts Seeds After Composting
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Indoor City 2
Indoor City 2
Crystal Island in Moscow
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HDR Photography
HDR Photography
The Secret to Mind-Blowing Photos
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Design Your Own Collection
Design Your Own Collection
Customized Steve Madden Shoes & Bags
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Slimming Fitness Sandals
Slimming Fitness Sandals
FitFlops
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3-Wheeled Diesel-Electric Cars
3-Wheeled Diesel-Electric Cars
The 'Aptera Electric' Car Might Not Be Far From Reality
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Straight Support
Straight Support
Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 To Fight For Gay Rights
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Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees
Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees
The Lilypad
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Ergonomic Relaxation Workstations
Ergonomic Relaxation Workstations
The SurfChair
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F-ck the Environment
F-ck the Environment
Diesel's Global Warming Ready Campaign
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Three-Wheeled Green Machine
Three-Wheeled Green Machine
TREV Concept Car
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Build Your Own Solar Panel Out of Pop Cans
Build Your Own Solar Panel Out of Pop Cans
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Vibrating Bracelets for the Deaf
Vibrating Bracelets for the Deaf
The Vibering for Safety
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Bicycle Vending Machine
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
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Animals of the Future
Animals of the Future
Exhibit Showcases Future Climate Change and Evolution
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Contained Living Anywhere
Contained Living Anywhere
Top 7 Shipping Container Houses
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Braille Tattoos
Braille Tattoos
Body Modifications for the Blind Make Sight and Touch Statements
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Top 8 Tree Houses
Top 8 Tree Houses
Arboreal Abode Resorts & Commercial Projects
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3D Illusion Chalk Drawings
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings
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Convertible Stiletto-Shoes
Convertible Stiletto-Shoes
Sheila's Heels For Women Who Drive
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Shipping Container Houses (Follow Up)
Shipping Container Houses (Follow Up)
The Illy House Blooms in 90 Seconds
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