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How to Convince Your Friends You're Rich

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 11:30AM Wednesday August 26, 2015
under Money Saving Tips

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 make it. Use Airbnb Instead of Hotels Whether you’re passing through town or traveling on vacation, don’t think of inviting friends up to your place if you’re Read More »

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

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 12:00PM Thursday August 20, 2015
under Everything Else

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 his cat, Murphy Brown. Video by Ty Greene. Read More »

A Sort-of Scientific Guide to the Happiest Life

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 11:06AM Tuesday August 18, 2015
under Everything Else

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 up a sort-of scientific guide to the happiest possible life. Income Princeton University spent many years investigating the relationship Read More »

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