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17 ways to save money on Amazon

Here are 17 ways to save at Amazon.<p><b>1. Check out Today's Deals</b><p>The Today's Deals section on the Amazon site is loaded with savings options. From coupons and 24-hour deals to open box and used items, as well as their online outlet store, the savings are endless. Make this your first stop any time …

Personal Finance

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Get yourself on a fresh track in just a month.<p>For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, …

The Race to Save Benjamin Franklin's Cracked Gravestone

The <i>Pennsylvania Gazette</i> published the morning of April 21, 1790, was rimmed in black. Flags across the city, and on the ships in the harbor, …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

North Carolina Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe

<i>This North Carolina barbecue sauce, made with apple cider vinegar, is not too tangy and not too sweet and juuuuuuuuuust right.</i>Adapted from Matt Moore …

Moms Panel Monday: Tips for Traveling to Walt Disney World Resort With Infants

Whether or not to travel with an infant to Walt Disney World Resort is a question many parents are asking themselves as they plan their summer …

16 shopping secrets that will save you time and money at Costco

But the opportunity to save can be overwhelming, as you face seemingly endless free samples and bulk deals.<p>There are great bargains at Costco — even Morgan Stanley analysts say the retailer offers some of the best deals in the industry. However, to cash in on the deals, you need to know a few …

Personal Finance

This Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Chicken Is Literally To Die For

Keep it fresh for dinner!<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts<p>Olive oil, to taste<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>Garlic powder, to taste<p>Oregano, to taste<p>1 ball of fresh mozzarella<p>1 medium tomato<p>5 leaves of fresh basil<p>For the balsamic glaze:<p>1 cup inexpensive dark balsamic vinegar<p>⅓ cup honey<p>*Try your …

This 1-Pot Chicken Miso Ramen Just Takes 30 Minutes to Make

If you're like me, then you wish every task in life would take about half the time, even pleasurable activities like cooking. That way, you could devote twice as much time to savoring your food. We impatient people are almost always adamantly fuss-averse as well, and any recipe that requires you to …

Choy

DIY Narrow Sofa Table With Outlet

Tired of reaching over to your coffee table for your drink? Never able to find the remotes? This custom sofa table fits neatly behind your sofa and …

Dozens of previously classified videos of nuclear weapon tests are now on YouTube

Talk about awe-inspiring explosiveness. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has released a staggering 63 videos of decades-old nuclear atmospheric …

11 Costco or Sam's Club purchases that make your membership virtually free

Shopping at warehouse club stores comes at a price: Costco's basic Gold Star membership costs $55 (and will go up to $60 on June 1), and a basic Sam's Club membership costs $45.<p>But with the savings from various products and services, there are plenty of ways to make back the fee while enjoying the …

Shopping

Meet The Millennial Who Used An Algorithm To Find His Dream Job

It all started with the dream to own a bed-and-breakfast in Brazil. Several years ago, millennial Bob Bonder found himself working as a business consultant in San Francisco advising startups and tech companies about potential acquisitions and growth strategies. Though it was financially lucrative, …

The Best Smoke Detector for a Home, and the Worst: Which Do You Have?

A smoke detector may not be the first thing you think of when you're shopping to outfit your new home, but it should be.<p>According to the U.S. Fire …

Smart Homes

Kids Whose Parents Make Them Do Chores Are More Successful

So drop the sponge and hand it to your child — tonight!<p>There's a reason your children are prone to tantrums when you ask them to wash the dishes — chores are <i>not</i> fun. After all, who wants to spend 20 minutes scrubbing crusted-on tomato sauce instead of watching <i>Frozen</i> for the millionth time? But …

I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First—Here's What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.<p>I committed the cardinal sin of parenting.<p>I stopped putting my kids first all the time.<p>It was a long road to get to the point where I can feel comfortable saying that. But the reason I'm okay with admitting this out loud now is because …

How Much Does Frivolous Spending Cost You? | Investopedia

Have you ever stood behind someone in line at the convenience store and watched them pay hard-earned money for a lottery ticket? Or walked through a …

Personal Finance

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

Made in America

Join Specialized to watch the Length of Sweden this weekend only

Find yourself yearning for new adventures on your bike? Well, if ultra long brevets are something you’re into, or ever thought about, you’ll want to …

Why I'm Tracking Every Single Purchase I Make in 2017

I'm going to write about the "B" word today. No, not <i>that</i>"B" word -- I'm talking about budgeting.<p>The word alone can give people fits.You might feel you don't need to budget because you already know where you're money's going (you don't).You may simply be afraid to find out where all your money goes …

Solving the top 3 automated regression testing issues | Zephyr

The beauty of test automation is that it reliably performs the tedious and repetitive, albeit necessary, tasks associated with certain workflows.<p>When …

Clarity promises to be Mint and Digit, combined

There are so many apps that claim to be the solution to saving, investing and tracking your finances. Clarity Money, a new app, hopes to be the one …

User Stories Best and Worst Practices

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Summary<p>This presentation got …

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

Personal Finance

Double Adirondack Chair with Table Plans

This step by step project is about double adirondack chair with table plans. The best therapy against stress is spending time in nature. Therefore, I …

Woodworking

An HGTV Pro Shares 11 Practical Ways to Make Your House More Efficient

J. Pickens knows his way around a toolbox – as he demonstrates on his HGTV show <b>The Work Around With J. Pickens</b> – so when we wanted non-decor ways to detox and improve our home, we were thrilled to get J.'s take on exactly what we should do to make our house cleaner, fresher, healthier, and overall …

Amazon is Renting Movies for 99 Cents Through January 23

There is a decent selection of holiday movies available across the big streaming services, but you might notice that a few favorites are missing. …

Die Hard

20 DIY Sliding Door Projects To Jumpstart Your Home's Rennovation

If you’re busy making plans to transform your home, we’re here to help with all your hands-on, do-it-yourself ideas. From inserting barn doors to …

10 things I learned making the fastest site in the world

This post is about performance techniques, so I hope you won’t mind that the site in question is not <i>quite</i> finished.<p>Edit: it’s finished!<p>But you need …