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  • Buy Gifts That Aren’t Cliché or Insulting This Year

    2h By Stephen Johnson
    This going-viral tweet from New York Times writer Sophie Vershbow perfectly breaks down every “gift guide” for men, listing stereotypical guy-gifts like “whiskey stones,” Jonathan Franzen novels, and grilling accessories. I wouldn’t mind some beard…
  • How to Buy the Right Knife

    3h By Jordan Hicks and Allie Chanthorn Reinmann
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  • Life Lessons With Ernie Hudson

    3h By Jordan Hicks
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  • Why Economists Predict Home Prices Will Fall Next Year

    3h By Meredith Dietz
    From brutally high inflation to a record-high 7% mortgage rate, it’s been a rough year for prospective homebuyers. A lot goes into understanding this housing market, but in recent months especially, experts have been speculating whether this housing market…
  • You Can Get Free McDonald's for Life

    4h By Daniel Oropeza
    With inflation at 7.7% in October and food prices increasing in grocery stores as and restaurants alike, the prospect of free food sounds more enticing every day. Especially when we’re talking about guaranteed free food “for life.” Even if we’re…
  • Add One of These Holiday Countdown Widgets to Your iPhone

    3:30pm By Khamosh Pathak
    If you listen closely, you can hear the bells ringing: Christmastime is upon us, and if you’re a fan of the holiday like me, you’ll want a live countdown to the big day, no matter how you celebrate. And that’s where some fun iPhone apps can help. These…
  • 10 Fancy Gifts for Experienced Coffee Drinkers

    3:00pm By Joel Cunningham
    When it comes to coffee, I’m something of a veteran; I was investigating fussy brewing methods and turning my nose up at the office coffee pot long before I moved to gentrifying Brooklyn, where adherence to strict edicts over how your hot, brown flavored…
  • 10 Ingenious Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Turkey

    2:30pm By Allie Chanthorn Reinmann
    It’s been a few days, and that giant mound of turkey is still staring at you. You’ve whittled down the pile with the usual turkey soup and cold turkey salad, but those get old fast. Finishing turkey leftovers shouldn’t feel like a punishment. Instead of…
  • The Best Ways to Store Leftover Pizza

    2:00pm By Lindsey Ellefson
    Pizza is a delicious convenience that most of us appreciate in that moment when we want a hot meal (that we didn’t have to prepare) delivered straight to us. But what comes next—storing the leftovers—can be tricky. Pizza boxes are not exactly easy to fit…
  • Apple Music Finally Has Its Version of 'Spotify Wrapped'

    1:30pm By Jake Peterson
    I love Apple Music, but I’ll admit, at this time each year, I’m jealous seeing everyone’s Spotify Wrapped. Apple Music lets me imagine I have a sophisticated taste with an expertly curated library, while Spotify lets its customers bask in the…
  • Your Next Party Needs This Giant Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    12:31pm By Allie Chanthorn Reinmann
    In the category of reliable sandwiches, the grilled cheese reigns supreme. Simple in method, and an easy crowd pleaser, their only real drawback is they’re tough to make for an actual crowd. So I sought to develop a grilled cheese manufacturing method with…
  • How to Stop Texts From Going to Your Old Phone

    12:00pm By Jake Peterson
    Buying a new phone is exciting. It’s shiny, scratch-free, and comes with new features your old phone doesn’t have. It’s all fun and games until you realize something’s missing: Your text messages aren’t popping up on your new phone, and instead,…
  • Being Disorganized Is Costing You Money

    11:30am By Meredith Dietz
    As long as inflation keeps making our lives more and more expensive, it’s crucial to be as conscientious a spender as possible. The last thing you want is to keep losing money on the typically avoidable costs that come with being disorganized. As someone who…
  • Never Ask Your Friend These Money Questions (and What to Say Instead)

    10:30am By Meredith Dietz
    Let’s get one thing straight: If you invite your friends over as guests at your dinner party, it’s bonkers to follow up with a Venmo request after the fact. Yet beyond this should-be-obvious etiquette, money habits between friends are often tricky…
  • Don’t Get Tricked Into Buying a Crappy TV

    10:00am By Daniel Oropeza
    We are smack in the middle of the holiday shopping season, and one of the biggest ticket items people often look to buy this time of year is a new television. Unfortunately, manufacturers are one step ahead of you, so that great “deal” you’re eyeing may…
  • Why ‘Positive’ Jewish Stereotypes Are Bad Too

    9:30am By Stephen Johnson
    Among the more coherent—which is not to say worthwhile—ideas in Ye’s recent, much-publicized antisemitic social media tirades is the idea that Jewish people control the media and hold disproportionate power within the financial industry. While the…
  • These SUVs Have Been Recalled Because They Might Catch on Fire

    9:00am By Daniel Oropeza
    If you’re feeling déjà vu from seeing a Ford sport-utility vehicle recall, you’re not wrong. Earlier this month, Broncos were recalled for having issues with their backup cameras, and earlier this spring, there was an engine oil leak issue that could…
  • Three Things to Do When You Can’t Quit Your Job

    Mon 6:30pm By Amy Drader
    The past two years have seen a wave of people quitting their jobs—the phenomenon that came to be known as the Great Resignation. This year we also learned of the Great Reshuffle, which refers to workers hopping occupations or industries altogether. The…
  • The Best Questions to Ask a Hiring Manager During an Interview

    Mon 6:30pm By Alicia Whitney
    So you’ve aced the interview so far: You had the perfect anecdote for every question, you honestly but tactfully admitted your weaknesses, and you made the interviewer laugh. You’re ready to ride off into the sunset with this job, but then the interviewer…
  • Make a DIY 'Drybox' to Protect Your Holiday Lights From the Elements

    Mon 6:00pm By Becca Lewis
    Outdoor holiday lighting displays are an essential part of the season for many people, bringing a little extra brightness to the long winter nights. Stringing together multiple strands of lights is often the best way to achieve the look you’re going for, but…
  • How to Get a Refund on 'Pokémon Scarlet' and 'Violet'

    Mon 5:00pm By Jake Peterson
    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are glitchfests. In this age of post-launch updates, many games have their fair share of bugs and issues, but at $60 a pop, Scarlet and Violet’s problems are borderline impressive, struggling to run on the same console other AAA…
  • You Can Test a Couch’s Stain Resistance Before You Even Buy It

    Mon 4:30pm By Lindsey Ellefson
    If you’ve ever been furniture shopping, you might know that you can take samples of upholstery fabric you’re considering home with you before you make a final decision on whether to buy. Much like you would with paint samples from a hardware store, these…
  • These Recalled Sippy Cups and Bottles Pose a Lead-Poisoning Hazard

    Mon 4:00pm By Daniel Oropeza
    About 10,500 units of stainless steel cups and bottles have been voluntarily recalled by Green Sprouts, a manufacturer of reusable baby products, over a possible lead poisoning hazard. The recalled Green Sprouts bottles have been sold at major retailers,…
  • Here’s How Much Data Companies Will Harvest From You on Cyber Monday

    Mon 3:30pm By Jake Peterson
    If you’re shocked to learn the internet isn’t a great place when it comes to your privacy, welcome to your first day online. Companies track everything you do when browsing the web, sometimes down to your individual keypresses and mouse clicks, and gobble…
  • The Easiest Way to Never Miss a Spot Sweeping

    Mon 3:00pm By Lindsey Ellefson
    Crumbs and dust have a nifty little talent for refusing to actually slide into your dustpan with a broom. However, there’s an easy way to collect them up that you probably never thought of. This hack has been all over TikTok for some time now and has, since…
  • Stop Your Unconscious Spending

    Mon 2:30pm By Meredith Dietz
    With inflation making all our lives increasingly expensive, it’s more important than ever to keep on top of your spending habits. Making a budget is a great start, but following it easier said than done. It’s one thing to abstractly vow to “cut back on…
  • The Best App to Always Win at Music Trivia

    Mon 2:00pm By Pranay Parab
    Spotify and Apple Music may be great for music discovery, but they don’t do a great job telling you more about who you’re listening to. You could know every lyric to “Don’t Stop Believin’,” but if you don’t know what year it came out, you’re…
  • What to Do When Your Kid Starts Tattling That Santa Isn’t Real

    Mon 1:30pm By Laura Wheatman Hill
    Last year, it wasn’t even Thanksgiving and my 7-year-old had already let it spill. We were driving home from school with her 5-year-old brother our 6-year-0ld neighbor when out of the blue, she said it: “Santa isn’t real.”Read more...
  • 12 of the Best Ways to Use Up Leftover Cranberry Sauce

    Mon 1:00pm By Allie Chanthorn Reinmann
    It would almost be too easy to forget about Thanksgiving and move on to December’s festivities—if it weren’t for that bowl of cranberry sauce that keeps getting moved around in the fridge. It’s great with turkey, but after the last bits have been…
  • The Best Privacy-Focused Browsers You’ve Never Heard Of

    Mon 12:30pm By Pranay Parab
    There’s never a bad time to switch to a browser that respects your privacy more than Chrome does. For most people, Firefox or Brave (along with a few settings changes) is good enough. But if you’re after a browser designed entirely with privacy in mind,…