Andrea Karim's blog

Microsoft Office for $3? Third World Perks

Microsoft is going to be giving away selling their software bundles for $3. Three freaking dollars! From the Seattle PI (via Seattlest): [more]

Why is it so expensive to be healthy?

Walmart is where lower income consumers come to shop. Why? Because you get the most bang for your buck. Walmart is also notorious for having the fattest customers. Why? It comes ba

Our Lovely Lady Links

It's time once again for our linky love-fest. [more]

DIY - Silk Flower Brooch

In true Wise Bread fashion, learn how to make flower brooches yourself and save big.

Now is the time to buy: Easter Supplies

I was shopping for some paintbrushes* yesterday at one of my favorite arts-n-craft supply stores, and lo and behold, Easter supplies were still in stock- but discounted to really low prices. [more]

Can't Cook? Fake It. Easiest French Recipe, Ever.

Sometimes you have to cook to impress. Fortunately, there are dishes out there that are so deceptively delicious that no one will ever have to know that you whipped it up in ten minutes using the bare minimum of ingredients. [more]

Bottled Water, Bottled Hype Part 3

This is the third in a three-part series about bottled water. To read the first installment, click here. To read the second installment, click here. We’ve talked a bit about bottled water. [more]

Save $5 or more on your Verizon wireless bill

You can lower your cell phone bill by moving your cell phone to a state with lower taxes (unless, of course, you already live in said state).

Do you write like a girl?

Based on some of the comments we get around here, it's safe to say that some of you might suspect me of possessing my very own pair of cajones. Attached ones, that is. Not, like, in a jar or something. [more]

Keep These Things in Your Car; Save Money

As I fall deeper and deeper into veggie-eating, plastic-eschewing hippiedom, I thought I'd share some of my ideas for reducing, reusing, or recycling. [more]

Don't Overpay While Driving - Put Down Your Cell and Save $101

My home state of Washington is set to require, by law, that drivers who want to yack on the cell phone use a hands-free set or earpiece. [more]

Bottled Water, Bottled Hype Part 2

If you drink bottled water every day, you're paying a premium for something that should be close to free. Drink bottled water for health-reasons? Find out why that's ironic.

Bottled Water, Bottled Hype Part 1

When we buy bottled water, especially bottled water from overseas (like Fiji), we're deciding against using that we have immediate access to, something that pours freely into o

Hacking your way to a better life

I love how the concept of hacking has changed so much over the past few years. I'm particularly taken with Hack Zine, a site the collects some of the best hacks on the web. [more]

Perfect Peanut Sauce

Shake up your usual vegan fare with these kick-ass peanut sauces!

Germ Killin' Machine

Guarding against germs doesn't have to be a chemical-filled experience. To get rid of germs in your kitchen sponge (and there ARE germs in you kitchen sponge), do the following: [more]

Last Minute Tax-Filing? Extended Post Office Hours and More

Isn't it weird that there isn't a central list of post offices at, oh I don't know, say, USPS.com, that tells you which post office branches are going to be open late tonight for last-minute filers? [more]

You link us! You really, really link us!

It's time for our weekly round-up of link-love. Thanks to all who have linked to our site. We love you right back. [more]

20 Tips for Getting Your Security Deposit Back

Here are the tips I've garnered for how to rent well and get your money back.

When Good Food Goes Bad Part VI: Apples

I hail from The Apple Capital of the World, so I know a thing or two about apples. For instance, eating three apples a day helps you lose weight. That is, if you can manage to eat three apples a day. [more]