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Mix It Up

Retailers and mall developers are mixing up offerings to attract shoppers.




Share and Share Alike

La Machine du Voisin is a French website that allows users to share their washing machines with those who don’t have one.

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Skintight Protection

The Case Marine is a completely waterproof case for the iPhone, protecting the device down to 10 metres underwater.

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Relaxed Wine

An Argentinean winemaker introduces a new ingredient into its wine-making process—Feng Shui.


A Natural High

The US is witnessing a growing demand for more alternative club nights that promote the tenets of yoga over alcohol, drugs and smoking.

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My Pint, Not Yours

Ben & Jerry’s has introduced a combination lock for a pint of ice cream.




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