How To Save Even More At Fast Food Restaurants

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Look, I know. Fast food is the worst. I mean, it’s terrible for you. You feel like crap after eating it most of the time, and in many neighborhoods, you’re taking your life into your own hands just walking into the joint. So why pay any more than you have to when you’re eating there? […]

It’s Always Snowy in Syracuse

Syracuse at Christmas

Syracuse, New York may not be a tropical paradise. In fact, it is the exact opposite of a tropical paradise. The city has won every Golden Snowball Award (the award given to the New York city with the most snowfall over the course of the year) since 2002, a run of eleven of the past […]

The Creepiest Halloween Costumes For Your Kids in 2014

Creepy Halloween

Every year, as Halloween rolls around, we find the conversation renewed regarding the overextension of “sexy” themed women’s costumes. But there’s another costume cold war that doesn’t get nearly the attention that the sexy lady one does. Each year, children get creepier and creepier on Halloween, and we seem to be doing nothing to stop it. […]

Ting: A Dirt-Cheap Service Option for Your iPhone 5, 5c, or 5s

Ting iPhone 5c and 5s

Stop the madness! No, I don’t mean allowing Michael Bay to make movies, though we as a society should be taking a very serious look at that. The madness I’m referring to: paying too much for phone service. Specifically, it’s a common misconception that once your smartphone is out of contract, you have to keep paying […]

How to Do a Romantic Anniversary Dinner on The Cheap

Megan Anniversary Video

Just because you can’t afford most of the finer things in life doesn’t mean you can’t afford the finest–love. Love is, indeed, the greatest bargain of all, clocking in at a grand total of $0. While love may be free, anniversary dinners sure aren’t. You don’t need to make it rain in order to romantically celebrate the love of you […]

Four Ways To Say You’re Sorry Without Breaking The Bank

I am sorry message

So you messed up. You forgot your significant other’s birthday. Or you spilled the beans after he swore you to secrecy. Or you accidentally promised her kidney to someone else to pay off your student loans. Either way, you’re in the doghouse, and a simple “I’m sorry” just isn’t going to cut it. It’s time […]

Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Smartphone Selfies

Credit: Kevin Dooley,

Chances of the new ABC sitcom “Selfie” surviving more than six episodes: slim. Chances of you looking less blurry, overexposed, and/or duck-faced in your next selfie: 100 percent — if you read on. Selfies may be fun, spur-of-the-moment snapshots of one or more mugs, but they’re still photos, and therefore can benefit greatly from some […]

You Should Wait Until September to Buy Discount Pool Toys

Pool Toys with Josh Scratch

Summer might be over, but it’s still hot as h*ck in most of the country. It’s 100 degrees, you got a pool, why not just use it? While swimming, a thought hit me like a ton of bricks: I bet pool toys are at a crazy discount right now. I went to my local K-MART […]

The Real Deal with Orange County

Orange County Scratch

There have been tons of movies, television shows, and songs that have used Orange County as its backdrop. From the reality show Real Housewives of Orange County to the tv show OC to the movie Orange County to Gwen Stefani’s song Orange County Girl, all these forms of entertainment share the same vision of Orange County […]

Five More Tech Freebies You Won’t Want to Miss

Microsoft Store free tech support

No, you’re not experiencing deja vu, but there’s definitely something familiar about that headline. Ah, right: A few weeks back I shared five new tech freebies you won’t want to miss. Good news: most of them are still available. Better news: I’ve rounded up five more. Because, let’s face it, short of a free lunch and […]

Battle of the 24-Hour Lipsticks


My main quibble with lipstick is the fact that it doesn’t permanently stick to your lips. I pretend like my “go, go, go” lifestyle prevents me from reapplying it, but the reality of the matter is that I’m insufferably lazy. As a result, I’ve been wearing long-wear lipsticks for years; frankly, they’re all I wear. […]

Cheap Ways To Speed Up Your PC

Guy Sleeping at Computer Scratch

Is there anything sexier than turning on a new computer and watching it boot up in seconds? Well, yes, hundreds of things, but I don’t get out much, so let’s stick to the topic at hand. A few years of use will turn your sleek, racy 90s Val Kilmer of a computer into a sluggish, […]

Have a Fall Feast on the Cheap

Chicken Cacciatore

It happens every year and never gets easier – summer’s last kiss of sun is upon us. It’s time to say goodbye to sundresses, sandals and BBQ’s, only to make way for boots, soups, and stew season. Pool parties, outdoor games, and hot dogs on the grill are now a sizzling fantasy, and back-to-school traffic, […]

Ranking Near Beers For Those Who Don’t Want To Give Up “The Hang”

NA BeersScratch

I recently decided that I don’t want to get drunk anymore. I do, though, want to have the familiarity of a bottle in my hand when at a bar or watching the game with friends. There have been a lot of advancements in N/A beer since O’Doul’s, and with that in mind, I took a […]

With New Kindle Fires, Amazon Totally Wins the Tablet Wars

Kindle Fire HD 6 and HD 7

It’s over. I’m calling it for Amazon. Yesterday, the company added four new Kindle Fire tablets to an already impressive lineup. (Two new Kindle e-readers, too, but I’ll come back to those.) With more features and mostly lower prices, there’s just no way a sane person could ever opt for an Apple iPad. Thus endeth the […]

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