The 13-year-old CEO who invented a cure for hiccups
Mallory Kievman is CEO and founder of a company that might just cure one of the world’s oldest and most annoying maladies, the hiccups. The 13-year-old is preparing to launch her product, the Hiccupop, a hiccup-stopping lollipop of her own invention.
After testing about 100 folk remedies, Kievman picked three of her favorites — sugar, apple cider vinegar, and lollipops — and combined them. I’m still “tweaking the taste,” she tells The New York Times, but the combination of ingredients “triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc… It basically over-stimulates those nerves and cancels out the message to hiccup.”
She has a patent pending, financial backers, and a team of business consultants (in training). Here’s her story
A group of Seattle entrepreneurs has come up with one solution to the urban food desert problem, and it doesn’t involve adding traditional supermarkets to underserved areas. Their new venture, Stockbox Grocers, is taking the favorite building block of the green-building movement—the shipping container—and adapting it into a miniature food emporium, packed from floor to roof with fresh produce and other staples. (via Stockbox Grocer’s Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container - Food - GOOD)