Technology

Moto 360 side by side
author

Rick Broida

Which Watch: The Moto 360 Now or Apple Watch Next Year?

Friends, Romans, countrymen — lend me your wrists. Also, your wallets. Because if you want a smartwatch, it’s gonna cost you. The new Motorola Moto...

Everything Else

Alternatives to gym memberships scratch
author

Nick von Keller

Ditch Your Pricey Gym Membership for These Top Alternatives

Is there a way to tone your arms and legs without it costing an arm and a leg? Can you trim the fat while trimming...

Food

pizza conspiracy scratch
author

Josh Androsky

Pizza CONSPIRACY: Are You Getting The Most Toppings for Your Money?

Is anybody looking? Ok good, we’re alone. I was tipped off to the fact that there’s a conspiracy going on amongst the major pizza brands....

Technology

Huawei Ascend G7
author

Rick Broida

Six Smartphones That Cost Less Than the iPhone 6

If you’re anything like me, well, seek therapy. Seriously, though, if you’re anything like me, you were pretty excited to see Apple unveil two new...

Technology

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
author

Rick Broida

Six Secrets of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

It’s official: the iPhone 6 exists. And so does its bigger brother, the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple just about melted the Internet yesterday with news...

Travel & Leisure

George Eastman House Scratch
author

Matt Blitz

You Really Think Rochester NY is Boring? Think Again!

Sure, New York City is the city that never sleeps. And Los Angeles should be named the “City of Sunshine.” Of course, Paris has that...

Food

Green Juice Scratch
author

Megan Koester

Premium Green Juices: Are They Worth Their Premium Price Tags?

“Going green” has become the new norm. It seems like everyone I know is now a fan of organic produce, free-range eggs and sustainably manufactured...

Everything Else

Name Brand Generic Scratch
author

Nick von Keller

When To Buy Generic and When To Buy Name Brand

When I was a child, my mother’s fridge wasn’t stocked with Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, or Dr. Pepper. We had Shasta and Mountain Lightning and Dr....

Technology

New Moto G in hand
author

Rick Broida

The New Moto G: Shut Up and Take My Money, Motorola!

Earlier today, Motorola took the wraps off a bunch of new products, included a souped-up Moto X, the breathlessly awaited Moto 360 smartwatch, and the...

Food

Asian business woman bored with salad bowl
author

Erin Lampart

I Finally Broke Up With Farm Fresh To You

We’ve all been there – you’re emotionally invested. You don’t want to feel like you’ve wasted your time and energy, so you put off your...

Travel & Leisure

Nob Hill, San Francisco
author

Matt Blitz

I Didn’t Leave My Money in San Francisco

It doesn’t take much to find the eccentric, odd, bizarre, and obscure in San Francisco. The Bay Area has always been good at being “different,”...

Food

Restaurant Food at Grocery Store Scratch
author

Rye Silverman

How to Get Restaurant Quality Food Without Putting On Pants

If you’re like me, you love eating at restaurants but often find yourself balking at that pesky, “No shirt, no shoes, no service” policy. Luckily,...

Technology

Pixlr for desktop
author

Rick Broida

Five New Tech Freebies You Won’t Want to Miss

Regular Scratch readers know of my affinity for all things free, whether it’s an app bundle or a Microsoft Office alternative or two months of...

Food

Drive Thru Scratch
author

Whitney Teubner

How to Eat Healthy at Fast Food Restaurants

No one likes to admit they eat fast food. For some, it’s their guilty pleasure, or something they only eat past midnight. Others avoid it...

Food

BBQ Scratch
author

Josh Androsky

What’s the best thing to bring to a BBQ?

Labor Day’s coming up! That means it’s time to show off what you learned this summer– specifically, your BBQ Brain. We all know about hamburgers,...

Technology

Dropbox Scratch
author

Rick Broida

Dropbox Finally Gets Affordable — and Competitive

When people come to me looking for a deal on cloud storage, I tell them, “Do your own research! I’m busy!” No, I usually point...

Everything Else

Freak Masks Scratch
author

Grant Pardee

I Bought A Mask Printed With My Own Face — The Results Were Hilariously Terrifying

Recently, my girlfriend exposed me to a kind of weird thing you can only find on the Internet — a site (Firebox.com) that offers to...

Food

supermarket cart
author

Rye Silverman

Revenge Of The Grocery Store: The Weirdest Foods For Your Shopping Cart

If you keep seeing commercials for strange and wonderful fast food items, but just don’t have the energy to get out to that drive-thru window...

Everything Else

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The Scratch

What’s Your Financial Future? Our Quiz Will Astound and Terrify You

Since the dawn of civilization, one question has plagued our collective unconscious: what will the future bring, finance-wise? Many sages have warned those who might...

Travel & Leisure

Paul Revere Statue
author

Matt Blitz

Travel Through Boston UnCommon

It’s no secret that Boston is full of history. From Beacon Hill to Paul Revere to the Tea Party, the city of Boston is teeming...

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