How Groupon Helped Me Afford a Staycation I Didn’t Earn

Taking A Stay-cation

Listen, I don’t make vacation money — I make “go to the beach and pretend like I didn’t drive only twenty minutes to get there” money. The closest I’ve come in recent memory to an honest-to-goodness holiday entailed taking a $129 cruise for this here website, with harrowing results. I’m not a particularly hard worker; […]

7 Cheap Alternatives to the Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch has finally arrived, bursting at the seams with customized apps and clever features, and it can be yours for the low, low price of $349. Sorry, I meant to say for the not-at-all-low price of $349. For those of us looking to spend less on our watch than we spend on our […]

Comedians Answer the Question: “What’s the Worst Thing You Could Eat on a Plane?”

Airplane Food

First and foremost, I want to apologize to the passengers of flight 407. I also want to apologize to my family, and to God, if she exists. I never thought I’d be “that guy,” but here we are. I did it. I committed the cardinal sin of domestic air travel: I brought wack-ass Chinese food […]

Student Discounts 101

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So you think you deserve to pay five dollars less at a museum just because you’ve saddled yourself with massive debt while obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to make a valuable contribution to our society and economy? You selfish monster. But, lucky for you, the world at large agrees. Student discounts are everywhere, and […]

Things You Can Probably Steal

Toiletries

My mother has a job. She can afford to buy shampoo. I say this because if you were to ever encounter her in a hotel bathroom, you might mistake her for a well-dressed hobo, or perhaps an international jewel thief smuggling blood diamonds in her toiletry bag. What is it about hotels and diners and […]

Flavor Tripping on Miracle Fruit

Miracle Fruit

My guests gather around the table, growing nervous and quiet as we prepare to begin. I hand each a small, red pill. “Do we swallow it?” one woman asks. “No, you let it dissolve,” I reply. One by one we place the pills on our tongues. Except for a few nervous giggles, it’s silent as […]

A Look at the Top Booze Delivery Services

Closeup shot of wineshelf. Bottles lay over straw.

You can get Thai food, power tools, and live insects delivered to your door, hopefully not all on the same day, but it’s not officially the 21st century until you can get drunk without getting off your butt. A new suite of booze delivery apps is trying to solve this problem once and for all. […]

[VIDEO] Lifehackin’ with Josh Androsky: Baby Powder, Toothpaste, and Hostages Edition

Life Hacking on Black-Golden Watch Face.

Josh Androsky is back, lifehackin’ his way into our hearts. What is a lifehack, you may ask? A lifehack is a simple, scrappy, inventive way to solve a problem, using resources you already have available. The question is, do the internet’s most-shared lifehacks actually work to save you time, money, and effort? Or are they […]

A Look at the Top Grocery Delivery Services

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The days of New Yorkers lording their countless delivery options over the rest of us are finally coming to an end. Grocery delivery services are popping up in major cities across the country, giving all of us the chance to answer the age old question, “How much cheese can I eat without leaving my apartment?” […]

When to Choose Urgent Care

Male Doctor Examining Female Patient In Emergency Room

Here’s how it ought to work: If you’re sick, you make an appointment to visit your primary care physician, the one you’ve spent years developing a relationship with. If it’s a true emergency, something involving blood or trouble breathing or a gypsy curse, you visit the ER. Unfortunately, it’s not always so simple. Millions of […]

[VIDEO] Chili’s vs. Applebee’s 2 for $20 Showdown with Josh Androsky

This probably isn't from Chili's or Applebee's.
This probably isn't from Chili's or Applebee's.

Josh Androsky, AKA Li’l Joshy Wonderful, joins us once again to answer some of the questions that were too pressing for anyone to actually ask. Today, the topic is “2 for $20,” those deals we sometimes see advertised where you can get a full multi-course meal for two people for only $20. Chili’s does it. […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Fancy Cookie Mixes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

We enter into many unspoken contracts in modern society. If you hold the elevator door for me, I’ll do a little half-shuffle-run. If you ask me to take care of your ferret for the weekend, I’ll promise not to eat that ferret unless I absolutely have to. Likewise, when I visit an artisanal bakery or […]

13 Cheap and Inventive Indie Games for Non-Gamers

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It’s no secret that video games have gone from a basement pastime for little boys who fear sunlight, girls, and gym class showers (A.K.A. me) to a global juggernaut. Gaming is now a $20 billion business in the US alone – that’s more than we spend at the movies – with over 40% of Americans […]

Why Canada Is a Much Cooler Travel Destination than You Think

Canada is much cooler than you think, and we are not just talking about the temperature. We all know about their love of hockey and maple syrup, but did you know that Canada is also beautiful, expansive, and full of crazy strip clubs? Here are five reasons why Canada is a much more awesome travel destination than […]

Subscription Meal Services Are a Waste of Time and Money

Rice grains on bank note

When I was a kid, my mother’s version of a home-cooked meal entailed frying individual slices of ham and serving them alongside Minute Rice, or smothering chicken breasts in marinara sauce and artlessly topping them with canned black olives. If this is cooking, I thought, I want no part of it. As a result, I […]

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