Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ford Focus Electric to Offer $39,995 MSRP, Minus Government Incentives | GreenCar.com

Ford’s high-profile answer to the unfolding electric vehicle market is its electrified version of the popular Focus five-door hatchback. The Focus is a logical extension of the automaker’s current Transit Connect Electric offering that’s aimed primarily at fleets.

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Undies from Upcycled Cashmere Sweaters – GreenPacks.org

Prepare with luxury for the upcoming winter in the Great White North. Sartoria has pretty cool and comfy undergarments to offer. Each pair of these wooly undies is handmade, from upcycled merino-wool and cashmere sweaters.

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Find out what your buyers are thinking | money.cnn.com

It’s business owner’s worst nightmare: Customers walk in the door and walk right back out.

For Twiddy & Company, a 95-person firm that connects vacation renters with beach houses in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, that meant customers clicking on their Web site and promptly abandoning it. “One day we said, ‘Our bounce rates are high. People are exiting our site, and that’s a metric expression of frustration,'” says Ross Twiddy, the company’s marketing director. “Wouldn’t it be nice to know what they were thinking?”

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The View from Long Beach’s New Parklet | Streetsblog Los Angeles

The way parklets work is that a curb parking space is replaced by a platform that serves as a mini-park. It’s a bit like a Park(ing) Day temporary park becoming a longer term mini-park. Parkets are fairly common in San Francisco, and now spreading all over, including, soon hopefully, Downtown Los Angeles.

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New Business Ideas | CoolBusinessIdeas.com

SmallScaleBusiness.com is pleased to announce that they currently have over 660 small business ideas with plans to expand this to 1000 by the end of 2012. More and more people are making the decision to start their own small business due to layoffs and other financial problems. Most of these are looking for ideas for businesses they can start with little up front investment.

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10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True | Innovationnewsdaily.com

It has become somewhat common place for the futuristic devices from sci-fi movies to appear as actual products on store shelves. Far more impressive is the fact that writers from the 19th and early 20th century predicted moon landings, radar, and the Internet decades, if not centuries before they became a reality. Read on to learn more about these amazing predictions.

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America’s Losing War Against Obesity|GreenPacks.org

It’s no secret that Americans are getting fatter by the year.  Much of the fault can be found on their plates.  Portion sizes have been growing out of control and it’s rare that anyone even knows how much a real “portion” is anymore.

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