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20 Bonkers Candy Corn Recipes

Give Halloween's most divisive treat a a delicious makeover with these 20 amazing candy corn recipes.

30 Unexpected Uses for Mineral Oil

From removing beach tar to bleeding mountain bike brakes, mineral oil has lots and lots of uses. Here are 30 to try.

26 Unexpected Uses for Aluminum Foil

You trust it in the fridge with leftovers and probably around the grill. Find out where else you can trust aluminum foil to save the day.

16 Smart Uses for Mason Jars

These days mason jars can be used more for decor and storage than for canning. Their uses are endless!

8 Alternative Ways to Cook Outside

There are still a few more scorching weeks of summer left, and if you can't take the heat in the kitchen, get out. No, really.

The 12 Best Ways to Use Up Your Summer Tomatoes

Tomatoes coming out of your ears? Don't toss 'em! Enjoy your late summer bounty with some fun and delicious ways to use them up.

20 Ways to Eat Paleo for Super Cheap

Who knew ancient nutrition was so pricey? Cut the cost of the popular low-carb diet with hacks so simple a caveman can do it.

30 Ways to Use Up a Jar of Preserves

Too many jam jars jamming up the pantry? Don't toss 'em — you'd be surprised how many delicious dishes they can jazz up!

5 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Mind Everyday

These less-than-awesome habits will take a terrible toll on your mind. Be honest — how many are you guilty of?

17 Things You Should Never Skimp on for Safety Reasons

It's smart to cut corners and save money, but when it comes to health and safety, you're better off spending a little more.

5 Ways Having Good Taste Saves You Money

What's good taste got to do with a frugal lifestyle? For one thing, you won't be fooled into thinking living well costs more.

15 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You

We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!

12 Surprising Things Women Should Know About Retirement Planning

Retirement planning makes everyone a little nervous, but for women, there's more at stake — a lot more. Are you saving enough?

Choosing the Wrong Color Can Cost You Big on These Purchases

Marketers and product designers spend a lot of money choosing just the right color to make you buy. Does color influence your spending?

A Denim Expert Reveals Why You Only Need 3 Pairs of Jeans

By following a simple routine, you can have denim jeans for every occasion and task, and you only have to buy a single pair per year.

60+ Things You Can Decorate With Washi Tape

Colorful washi tape is easy to work with and suitable for a bunch of fun design and decoration projects. Where will you stick washi tape next?

6 Reasons January Is the Right Time to Start Planning for Christmas

Plan for the holidays already? With the holidays still fresh in mind, now is the best time to start holiday planning and prep. Here's how to start.

You Need an Inventory of Your Stuff (and It's Easier Than You Think)

A home inventory can help you recover from a disaster — or it can be the first step toward decluttering. Make yours before it's too late.

The 9 People in Your Life Who Are Keeping You Poor

It's not easy to manage money, but when you include the influence and needs of those around us, it's downright hard. Who's keeping you poor?

The Only 5 Words You Need to Declutter Your Life

Bust your clutter with the help of these five words. Here's a hint — they all begin with the letter "R".