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Wise Bread Reloaded: Watch These Adorable Puppy and Kitten Videos and Learn How to Care for Your Own, Frugally

Are these the cutest puppy and kitten videos you've ever seen? There's only one way to find out.

Wise Bread Reloaded: The Surprisingly Easy Way to Defend Your Knees and Other Air Travel Tips

You don't have to deploy a knee defender to fly comfortably. Try a few of these tips and tricks from Wise Bread's flight-savvy writers.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Real Estate Market Rebound?

The real estate market continues on the mend. This week's Reloaded refreshes your understanding of home buying, home selling, and home refinance.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Late Summer Grilling

Take a step back to summer's past for great grilling recipes tips and tricks you can enjoy in the waning weekends of summer present.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Back to Back to School

Wise Bread reaches back into the archives to help you and your family navigate back-to-school.

Turn Last Year's Taxes Into This Year's Financial Spring Cleaning

Don't shove all your tax paperwork back in the drawer just yet. Go the rest of the way to a better financial future with a few simple steps.

How to Take the World's Most Efficient Shower

When your hot water's lacking but your body odor isn't, clean off fast with this quick, water saving shower technique.

Why a 50-Year-Old Gadget May Be the Best Cure for Insomnia

Nobody disputes the value of a good night's sleep, and getting it might be as simple as making your bedroom noisier.

11 Attractive Standing Desks You Can Actually Afford

If you've thought about switching to a standing desk but have been put off by the price (or the appearance), consider this collection of affordable, attractive designs.

Don't Get Taken by the Latest Secure Credit Card Scam

A fake bank is offering phony secured credit cards to consumers with troubled credit histories, and reading the fine print may not be enough to protect you.

Poverty Makes You Stupid

Whether you're short money or time, the lack impairs your ability to think clearly and find abundance. A new way of looking at scarcity may offer a way out.

Obamacare Fraud Alert: Con Artists Prey on Worried Health Insurance Consumers

Nothing brings out scamsters and fraudsters like chaos and confusion. The Obamacare health insurance exchange rollout is no exception.

18 Cheap and Attractive Ideas for Bookshelves

Reading means books, and books mean a storage problem. Keep your favorites close with one of these affordable, nice-looking book storage solutions.

Sleep Better With Calming Words

For a better's night's sleep, try goal priming to unleash the power of your unconscious.

Store Brands Rival Heinz and Hellman's in Taste Test

Consumer Reports testers rank several popular store brand condiments the equal — or better — of leading brands. At up to 30% cheaper, slather on the savings!

All the Caffeine of a Cup of Joe in a Convenient... Spray-On?

If you enjoy the jolt of caffeine, but don't enjoy coffee or soda, soon you'll be able to get your stimulant boost from a convenient spray applied directly to the skin.

Cooking Fumes Are Bad For Your Health

Poor ventilation in our kitchens has many of us breathing really dirty air. If a new range hood and fan are not in the budget, protect yourself with some common sense precautions.

A Better Way to Rank America's Colleges

How should an American University be judged? By how well it serves the public good in three fundamental ways.

Food Safety Reminder: Rinsing the Bird Is Bad for Your Health

Do you rinse your poultry and other meats before cooking? Well stop!

Find Lost Keys Fast With a Teeny Tiny Tile

Find your lost keys in the first place you look with an innovative little GPS device that's as small as a postage stamp, and powered by awesome.