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Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life

In 20 minutes, you too can change your life in 100 different ways. Check it out!

Crocs escalator update: $7 million lawsuit filed

More news from the dangerous world of Crocs shoes. It was reported by the

An Easier Way to Manage Your To-Do's

Shopping lists, grocery lists, wish lists.... maybe we need a list for our lists? If you're looking for a a better way to manage all your to-do's, there's plenty of onl

Don't be fooled by inflated thread count

Most of us understand that "thread count" indicates the quality of linen. The higher the thread count, the softer, smoother, and more luxurious the sheets. But the class action law

Get Some Rest!

In an unofficial survey, 99% of my friends said they need more rest. By "rest," I don't mean sleep, but time that is refreshing and rejuvenating, time that gives and

Great idea for Papa Murphy’s – make the pizzas in order.

What do you get if you cross a bunch of hungry people with an ineffective ordering system? You get the riot that almost happened at my local Papa Murphy’s on Friday. And if they do

Frugal Ways to Stay in Touch on the Road

So you need to remain accessible while you're traveling, but don't want to succumb to your cellular provider's obscene roaming and long distance charges. Pay phones

Let things go

Two of the unhappiest people I ever knew lived in the apartment below mine when I lived for two years in Salt Lake City. They acted as on-site managers--collected rent checks in

Six Ways to Stay Warm and Reduce the Heating Bill

Are you paying through your nose  to heat your home this winter? Is your heater broken? Read on for some practical tips to reduce your energy bill and stay warm at the same time.

59 Ways To Get A Bright Idea

Looking for a creativity boost? Here are 59 ways to get inspired and generate ideas that can help you gain a fresh perspective, solve a problem, present information, increase profi

Should You be Ashamed to be on Public Assistance?

Government assistance such as the Food Stamp Program and cash welfare payments are sticky topics of discussion. What exactly is frugal about us

UK banks are blocking customers' credit cards. Will the USA be next?

It was bound to happen. I just thought it would happen over here first. Today

January Roundup

Wanna catch up on anything you missed on Wise Bread? Here's a roundup of some of the best posts from January.

What would you do with the F.U. money?

One of my close friends at work can often be heard saying “man, if only I had the F.U. money.” By that, of course, he means that if he had enough money to not care about losing his

Boost your computer's RAM in seconds. Very easy.

This may sound like a tech-heavy article but trust me, it's not. My own technophobic dad could do this one (and he'd better after I tell him). All you need is the goold old

Are Private Schools Worth the Money They Demand?

I went to public schools for my entire life and my husband had a completely private education and we had the following discussion: are private schools worth the tens of thousan

Sit in on a Class at MIT for Free!

What do John Hopkins, the University of Notre Dame, and Osaka University of Japan have in common? They all offer free access to their online in

Keeping Your Head (when all around you are losing theirs)

I'm going to be honest with you--the last three weeks have been the most stressful I've ever experienced at work. Between moving into a new po

Blergh! Could you eat these strange canned foods?

I was raised on canned food. We never had much money, so my folks bought food in cans because it lasted forever, it was cheap and, if dented or without a label, really really cheap

Help yourself to amazing photos from The Library Of Congress

I'm must confess, I'm a bit of a history junkie. I can often be found digging through The History Channel On Demand shows, all too often because we can learn valuable lesso