Be Inspired by the Million Dollar ‘Outrageous Ideas’


CELEBRITY SPANX. Jessica Alba is one of the many array of stars who is impressed with the "pantyhose" experience.

It has been on my mind for several weeks now: I want to start my own business. A small enterprise that interests me and make me shed most of my years thinking how to expand and innovate it more. The thing about this is that I am not sure which or what to market. Okay, I am writer and obviously I want my soon-to-be business have a link with my craft. So what now?

My friends were telling me that having a business connected with writing might be a crazy idea that will only lose the little savings I have. They suggested that I try something which is trending nowadays and settle for a rather general or constraint target market; they suggested that I opened an online shop. I was actually opting for their ideas and discarded my first choice. So, I went surfing the web till the wee hours last night for some sort of “inspiration” for my said business venture, I landed on an article at YahooNews written by Michelle Fox, 9 Ideas That Made $100 Million.

The article interests me for it features some of the established businesses in the country which started with unique (and crazy) ideas that later ended with lots of revenues and customer popularity.

Spunky Spanx
Spanx, for example, was from Sara Blakely’s pantyhose idea. With some thousands dollars in her savings, she convinced some mill owners in North Carolina to make her patented product but most of them declined her offer, except for one. Soon after that, Blakely’s Spanx hit most high-end department stores and have sold several thousands for only 3 months. Now, Spanx has does not only include footless pantyhose but a wide array of body-slimming undergarments, swim wears like bathing suits and active wear. Sales have been impressively high in 2008, where it earned an estimated $350 million.

Ideal-ly “Life is Good”
Had my first shirt of this clothing line and ever since regarded it as a unique creation. No wonder it was listed in Fox’s article. “Life is Good” is the genius behind Bert and John Jacob’s optimistic mind. The simple message the company sends and the little cartoon figure called Jake design were all hit on the market though it also had a blurry grasp of success during its humble beginnings. Now, Jake is all over towels, totes, coffee mugs, caps and dog leashes aside from their crusher tees. And business these days is booming according to the article at about $100 million of sales.

These two giant companies are just two of the 9 other inspiring starts Michelle Fox have cited. And after reading it, I know too that I can come up with a unique business focused on my writing craft. I have so many ideas sprouting now, and for sure this will be tangible ones in the next few days. Well, if it will not work out. I can try and try again until I will gain my spotlight. After all, those 9 uniquely thought of ideas also had their bad times, so why can’t I, right?

Researchers Found an Amazing Fad Solution to Lessen Migraine!


TRENDY AND HEALTHY. Rose-colored glasses were indeed proven to lessen migraine a recent study showed.

A life filled with migraines is definitely a life that is hardly to dwell on. Migraine instances can happen to any person without any warning and can strike at any point and at any place of our everyday undertakings. If you want to improve the quality of your life, you certainly want to test these recent study where it found that tinted and stylish glasses helps to eliminate tendencies of migraine occurrences.

The said study learned that wearing fashionable tinted glasses lower down a person’s exposure to pain caused by migraine. Well, having that technicolor vision glasses might not just mean a stress-free and optimistic perspective of the world but likewise headache free too!

In addition, there were past researches where it established that a person susceptible in viewing busy patterns like stripes were found to have greater chances of having migraines. But, tinted or color-screened glasses aids to obstruct some of these visual stress which these patterns bring out. Thus, experts decided to run-through series of exams whether these theory on colored glasses indeed help a person to have pain-free head.

Brain scans of the said study found that tinted lenses gives minimal visual discomfort than normal-toned glasses. It tested using some subjects during the study, which showed that those who wore colored glasses had higher activation in the visual cortex of the brain. This part of the brain is responsible in helping us to correct any noise within the visual patterns. The healing relief these tinted glasses give would likely aid in eliminating migraines that would occur in the future.

Well, looks like our fashionable tinted eyewear does not only give us a stylish aura but a healthful optics as well!
(Disclaimer: some of reports stated on this article was based from the authors readings on the study “Wearing Tinted Glasses Reduces Migraine Symptoms”);u=137823;sa=summary