How to Convince Your Friends You’re Rich

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So your dating app that connects lonely ferret owners wasn’t a success, God selfishly ignored your prayers for a winning lottery ticket, and instead of investing in Google you dad invested in Bugles. But just because you’re not rich doesn’t mean your friends have to know. Here are some tips to fake it until you […]

[VIDEO] Cat Toy Showdown: Pet Store vs. Drug Store

This is Murphy Brown.
This is Murphy Brown.

Everybody knows that pet stores sell expensive cat toys and drug stores sell cheap cat toys. Everybody… except for the cats. Do cats recognize any difference? Do they have a preference? Will the more expensive toys even last longer? Josh Androsky sets out to answer these questions, in video form, with a little help from […]

A Sort-of Scientific Guide to the Happiest Life

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If you’re reading this, I’m boldly assuming that you’re alive. And, unless you’re reading on a communal computer at a prison, you’ve probably got your liberty, too. So I suppose all that’s left is the pursuit of happiness. Thanks to the scientific polling and statistical analysis of many people who are not me, I’m offering […]

The 6 Strangest Slot Machine Tie-Ins

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For some of us, the glitz and glamour and indoor smoking of casinos still isn’t quite enough. Perhaps we’d finally feel alive if we could cram in just a little more stimuli, if we could combine our favorite franchises with our favorite methods of rapidly losing money. As so, from the same civilization that brought […]

The Adorable World of Pet Rentals

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Everyone likes their best friend’s dog or cat. You get all the fun of playing and petting and snuggling and riling up, and at the end of the day you can just go home, litter box unchanged, keepsakes unchewed, hardwood floor unvomited upon. Well some savvy entrepreneurs are looking to modernize your selfish avoidance of […]

The Correct Way to Use a Piggy Bank

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Five years ago, while shopping for frighteningly cheap cucumbers at the Latin supermarket chain Vallarta, I spotted a shelf of ceramic piggy banks and decided to buy one for my girlfriend. They came in a bizarre variety; I chose an embarrassed monkey over a surfing donkey or a famed turn-of-the-century Mexican narcotraficante, and for the […]

[VIDEO] The Definitive Taco Bell Delivery Review with Josh Androsky

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In case you haven’t heard, Taco Bell has a delivery option now for some reason. For a nominal fee, you can stay at home and have all the various permutations of salt and fat come to you! We know what you’re thinking: “Everything about that is great on paper. But how does it work in […]

Sneaking Food into a Baseball Game

The perfect crime.
The perfect crime.

I don’t mean to be an uh-oh boy over here, but dig this: Baseball isn’t America’s pastime anymore. It’s been trumped by something far more prevalent: paying way too much money for garbage-trash. It happens everywhere: the movies, the airport, the fancy mall that’s trying way too hard to look like some old-fangled Norman Rockwell […]

How to Recreate Fancy Name-Brand Juices at Home

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Let me get this out of the way first: I don’t care, even a little bit, about fancy juice’s supposed health benefits. I’m aware that juice parlors are riding a wellness wave, with their acai berries and antioxidants and preservative-free preparations and employees with names like Cayenne or Cheyenne or Cyan. Cold-pressed juice uses high-pressure […]

This Is the Dirt Cheap Internet Access You’ve Been Waiting For

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EveryoneOn.org is an organization dedicated to providing Internet access to all, or, as they put it, they aim to “leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all Americans — regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level.” This non-profit goes even further by also providing consumers with a way to […]

The World’s 7 Most Expensive Pools

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When our cavemen ancestors dug a hole and filled it with water, did they have any idea of the grandiose heights our vision and hubris would eventually attain? Of course not, they were cavemen. They were really, really stupid. I bet they didn’t even have a Roku. But progress marched on regardless, and here are […]

The Best Cheap Attractions in Expensive Cities

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Unless you’re the Sultan of Brunei or Kanye West, you probably try to be as frugal as possible when traveling. Which is especially difficult if you’re visiting New York City, Honolulu, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, or Boston—five of the most expensive U.S. cities for tourists, according to Investopedia. But hey, you’re not a 1980s retiree […]

A Cheap-Ass Guide to Looking Like a Girl

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The patriarchy says I gotta look glam or folks’ll give me guff. Well guess what, wise guys? I’ll play your sick game, but if you think I’m spending any more than the bare minimum in the process, you’re out of your mind. Thankfully, looking halfway presentable doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. […]

Was Amazon’s Prime Day a Total Rip-Off? Let’s Look at the Numbers

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Last Wednesday, July 15th Amazon celebrated its first annual Prime Day, proving that if you’re enough of a commercial juggernaut you can make up your own holiday, just like Valentine’s Day or Trump Morrow Eve. Expectations ran high, with Amazon promising more deals than Black Friday. So how’d it turn out? Depends who you talk […]

How Much Does Your Money Cost?

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We all know how much our money is worth. For example, $5 gets you the Bacon Club Chalupa Big Box at Taco Bell, as well as two complimentary hours on the toilet. But how much does our money cost? The answer, it turns out, is a lot of chalupas. The US currency budget for 2015 […]

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