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10 Surprisingly Dangerous Things You Have in Your Home

We all know our homes are full of dangerous items — cleaning products with poisonous chemicals, candles left unattended, hot water temperatures set too high — but many of these dangers can be avoided with common sense. Other dangers in your home, however, may take more finesse to avoid and still others completely fly under the radar. What are they? […]

Best Money Tips: Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on commonly overlooked tax deductions, where you can learn home improvement skills, and tips for escalating your productivity. Top 5 Articles 10 Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions for 2014 — Don't overlook the tax deductions of state sales tax and jury duty pay. […]

The Simple Way to Make Multitasking Actually Work

At the moment, as I am working on this article, I am also watching television, checking Twitter and Facebook, texting with my daughter, checking on dinner, and chatting with a colleague on G+ chat. I am attempting to multitask, but judging by how long it has taken me to write these first few lines of text, I don't think I'm all that successful at it. […]

The 5 Best Bluetooth Headsets

Bluetooth headsets sometimes get a bad rap for their sci-fi aesthetic and the way they can confuse the people around you into thinking you're talking to them. But for those who live on-the-go and on their phones, it can be an essential accessory. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/6, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Cutting Costs Around the House! Learn about saving on cable and Internet, electricity, and your water bill. […]

Introducing Our New Deals Editor, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars

We are very fortunate to be able to welcome to our Wise Bread team, Carrie Rocha, as our new Deals Editor. Many of you may already be familiar with her name, from her popular site, Pocket Your Dollars, or her book, Pocket Your Dollars. […]

25 New Ways to Spice Up Rice

Pop quiz: What's a naturally shelf-stable, impressively inexpensive ingredient that most of us have in bulk on our pantry shelves? The answer? Rice! Whether white, brown, purple, wild, basmati, jasmine, or you name it, rice is a filling side dish when served plain with many of our favorite meals. […]

The Only 16 Pieces a Man Needs in His Wardrobe

If there's one thing I'm guilty when it comes to not practicing what I preach, it's that I buy way more clothes than I actually need. I like clothes. I like the way they make me look, and I like the way they make me feel. […]

Best Money Tips: Easier Ways to Save on Groceries

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on easier ways to save on groceries, tools to help pay off debt and reach goals, and ways college students waste money. Top 5 Articles Easier Ways to Save on Groceries Besides Clipping Coupons — Save money on groceries without clipping coupons by computing the cost of your meals. […]

6 Natural and Effective Ways to Change Your Brain Chemistry and Be Happier

We're deep into the days of Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD. The lack of sunlight causes our levels of serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that impacts our mood; and melatonin, a hormone that impacts our mood and sleep patterns; to drop. This causes depression, a drop in energy, and general irritability. […]