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5 Low-Cost, Low-Maintenance Alternatives to the Family Dog

  There’s something about owning a pet that appeals to everyone. [more]

How to travel to and from Canada

Getting to and from Canada is getting to be a real pain in the ass. I should know, since I cross the border several times a year to visit family and friends all over the Great White North. The border has always given me the jitters. [more]

How to Survive a Road Trip

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when you pack-up the car and depart on a summer road trip. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year when relationships are tested. [more]

When greed backfires - an iPhone story.

  As you all know, the iPhone launched recently to a flurry of press and TV news coverage. [more]

Shoddy PC repair tech caught in sting operation.

I don't know why, but I get some kind of perverse pleasure from watching scammers get caught in the act. Maybe it's the consumer watchdog in me? Anyway, in the UK there's a fabulous consumer show called House Of Horrors. [more]

Summer Reading Made Easy

If you're a mom, dad, grandma, granddad, aunt, uncle, big sister, big brother, friend, or tutor, you will most likely find yourself spending time with a child this summer. [more]

Pure Genius - All In The Name Of Eco-Friendly

Ok, recycling is as eco-friendly as I get so far, and I'm even too lazy for that sometimes. [more]

Will Internet Radio die on July 15th?

If you love the freedom and variety of Internet Radio, today is not going to be a good day for you. Today is Internet Radio Day Of Silence. [more]

The things that money just can't buy

After reading Ed's post about Afluenza , I began thinking long and hard about what I have in my life that really matters to me. It's all very well keeping up with the Joneses, but at the end of the day it really doesn't mean anything. [more]

The mystery shopping scam that could cost you a fortune.

For many years now, thousands of folks have been earning a little extra cash by doing Mystery Shopping (aka Secret Shopping). [more]

How to Get Rid of Your Junk

A few weeks ago, I took a seminar called "Commanding Your Clutter" at a local community college. Here's what I learned about collecting, hoarding, shopping, and finally, letting go

$6500 repair bill to remove a stone from a moon roof

How many times have you felt like someone was ripping you off? Hopefully, you can trust your gut instincts, just like the guy in this video below. You can watch the full 7 minutes for yourself, but the basic story is this. [more]

Sound More Confident in One Easy Step

The meek may inherit the Earth eventually, but those who speak with confidence will get what they want today. Learn the easy secret to sounding more confident.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - What Kind Of Blog Commenter Are You?

As a writer for a blog that’s growing in popularity, I’m noticing that several different types of blog commenters exist. And not just on Wisebread, but also on every other blog I read. [more]

5 more ways to hustle free drinks.

My favorite scammers from The Real Hustle have been busy. I know over 130,000 of you enjoyed (and hopefully tried out) the friendly scams in my last post . Well, the hustlers have

10 Killer Ways to Feel Like a Million Bucks (Even If Your Bank Account Says Otherwise)

There are plenty of studies tying health to wealth (and vice versa), on a national and a personal level. Rest assured, though, this isn't The Secret. Instead, here are some tried a

Build your own computer...submerged in oil.

It's one thing to build a PC. Pah, everyone's doing that. But imagine the look on your friends' faces when you show them a computer in an aquarium filled with mineral oil. [more]

Get your PC to give you coffee, bacon or even an orgasm.

As a frugal shopper, I like to make my products work hard. [more]

You Can't Trust Reviews From PC World and MacWorld

PC World's Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken resigned Tuesday because the magazine's publisher pressured him to "avoid stories that were critical of major advertisors," according to reports by News.com and Wired. When asked for a co [more]