Technology

Pixlr for desktop
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Pocket wach and human skull ,concept and idea

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
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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...

Technology

Burger King free phones
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Rick Broida

Burger King’s New Side Item: Free Smartphones. No, Really.

Forget “Want fries with that?” Burger King is now asking customers, “Want Moto X with that?” In a move that I can describe only as...

Food

Side view of young woman opening oven door
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Megan Koester

How to Eat on $20 a Week and Not Die

If you’re anything like me, you’re broke. Just because we can’t afford the finer things in life–fancy cars, exotic vacations, health care–doesn’t mean we have...

Travel & Leisure

International Travel Scratch'
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Nick von Keller

10 Tips For Cheap International Travel

In my last post, I explained how to score international flights for a fraction of their normal cost, but how do you keep your budget...

Technology

T-Mobile free data
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Rick Broida

Three Cool Ways to Get a Tablet with a Free Data Plan

Consider the tablet. All done? I guess what I meant to say is, consider how you typically use your tablet. I suspect most of us...

Beauty & Fashion

Macklemore MV Scratch
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Daniel Dominguez

Thrift Stores Can Be Great for Savings Or Make You Really Itchy

(photo credit: screenshot of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop music video) Guys. Ladies. Fellas. Friends. We all love bargains. Bargains are what America...

Travel & Leisure

Congressional Cemetary The Scratch
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Matt Blitz

Our Nation’s Capital of the Hidden & the Odd

The  land of the free, the home of the brave, and the city of the bizarre. Seems like a perfect way to describe our nation’s...

Technology

TCL Roku TV
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Rick Broida

Should You Buy a TV with Built-in Roku?

Here’s something that happened in Vegas that didn’t stay in Vegas. Way back in January–a month I’ve tried hard to forget, along with the rest of...

Everything Else

Machu Piccu Scratch
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Nick von Keller

Credit Card Tactics to Earn You Free Airfare

Credit cards have many uses: getting you out of debt, getting you into debt, helping you break into your dorm room after locking yourself out....

Travel & Leisure

Comic Con attendees arrive at the building
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Matt Wilkie

Attend Comic Con On A Budget

Being a nerd is easy. Affording to be a nerd can be hard. With so many conventions held every year that cater to tastes from...

Travel & Leisure

retro country girl
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Erin Lampart

Have a New York City Experience In Lancaster,PA

Planning a trip to the Big Apple can be exciting: Broadway shows, gourmet dining experiences, strolls through Central Park! There’s so much history, diversity, and...

Technology

HTC Desire 816
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Rick Broida

Get the 5.5-inch HTC Desire Smartphone for $199.99

For the record, I despise the portmanteau “phablet.” Just because a smartphone has a large-ish screen doesn’t mean it’s a tablet (because tablets don’t make phone...

Everything Else

Roller Rink Scratch
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Daniel Dominguez

Inexpensive First Dates That’ll Actually Surprise the Girl You Ask Out

Women love being surprised. Trust me on this. I know, because unlike most people, I have met every single woman. Given that women love being...

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