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What to Buy, and Avoid Buying, in January

Believe it or not, January is a great time to find deals on winter wear. Read on to learn what else is on sale (and what isn't) as another new year begins.

9 Ways to Get Exactly What You Want From Customer Service

Use these Jedi mind tricks to get the best possible results from customer service reps.

14 Unexpected Uses for Sugar

You can do a lot more with a sack of sugar than sweeten your tea and bake some cookies. Read on to learn 14 other ways sugar can enrich your life.

15 Unexpected Uses for Peanut Butter

You love it on sandwiches. After you get to know it better, you'll also love peanut butter in your hair, on your windshield, and in your ice cream cones.

5 Cars That Thieves Don't Touch (and 5 Simple Anti-Theft Tricks)

Do you drive one of the least-stolen cars in America? Read this to find out.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in December

December might seem like the right time to buy anything, but that's not the case. Find out where this months deals are — and where they aren't.

15 Great DIY Gifts for Geeks

Whether your geek is into comics, Star Wars, Lego, or steampunk, you can make a cool, thoughtful gift they'll love once for being DIY and twice for being nerdcore.

10 Mantras That Will Transform Your Life

Whether you're reaching for a new goal, acquiring a new skill, or turning over a new leaf, a mantra can help you stay on track. Read on to find one that works for you.

What to Buy, and Avoid Buying, in November

Stock up on Halloween supplies for next year (or more candy for now), and wait a bit before buying 2014 calendars. Read on for more November buying advice.

10 Great Reasons to Drink Beer

One or two reasons to drink beer are generally enough. Here are eight or nine more to remind you that beer is good (in moderation).

10 Foods That Can Help You Sleep

Don't let your late to bed late to rise sleeping habits slow you down. Nibble (or sip) these sleep inducing foods to fall asleep faster — and stay that way until morning.

10 Hard Truths About Getting Hired That You Don't Want to Believe

Want to get the job? All you need to do is make sure you're a good-looking, six-foot tall man who already has a job. Learn more.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in October

October may not be a good time to buy Halloween gear, but it's a great time to buy blue jeans. Here's everything else you need to know.

20 Free (or Really Cheap) Ways to Relieve Stress

The kids, the spouse, the boss, the car, the job, the news — the stress! Take the edge off and be the better you with these frugal ways to chill.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in September

September is the time to take advantage of Summer clearances while looking for small appliance deals. Meanwhile, hold off on big HDTVs and fall fashion.

10 Fun Ways to Leave Your Job

Depending on the circumstances, leaving your job may be the best thing that's ever happened, or the worst. Either way, make the most of it!

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in August

August is here, and you can find some awesome bargains if you know what to look for. Learn what to spend your cash on — and what to avoid.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in July

July is here, bringing great weather and hot deals. Here's what you should splash out some cash on this month, and also what to avoid.

10 More Scams Everyone Should Know About

Scamsters have refined classics like "Help I Need Gas" and developed new cons for the Internet age. Here are 10 to watch out for.

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in June

June brings with it bargains galore, and deal red herrings. Find out which is which with our June buying guide.