luxury

5 Scientific Reasons to Ditch the Luxury Brands

Expensive is better, right? Our brains certainly think so, and that can cost us plenty. Learn how your brain deceives you and resist the splurge.

7 More Luxury Buys You Can Replace With Better and Cheaper Alternatives

Having the "right" brands may boost your self-image. But if you want features and function instead of cachet, go for these alternatives to luxe.

Replace These 8 Luxury Buys With Their Cheaper, Better Alternatives

Look beyond the status that goes with a luxe price, and these cheap alternatives give you most of the value, but at a fraction of the cost.

10 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Life Without Paying Luxury Prices

Who doesn't want to live large on a small budget? From fine dining to a luxe ride, here's how to get a lot more for much less.

Lifestyle Upgrades: Beware the Diderot Effect

Upgrading one thing doesn't mean you need to upgrade another and another — although it can feel that way. And there's a name for that — the Diderot Effect.

5 Kitchen Luxuries That Are Worth It (and 5 That Aren't)

When it comes to saving time, cooking food right, and making meals delicious, these simple kitchen investments can go a long way.

8 Little Luxuries That Go a Long Way

From nice soap to good food to quality kitchen gear and more, a few small splurges are sometimes all you need to make your life feel utterly luxurious.

Choosing a Luxury Eccentricity

A useful tactic for dealing with those who think you need to spend more, a luxury eccentricity helps deflect criticism while allowing you to indulge.

On Choosing and Defending Your Luxuries

How do you defend your luxuries? Easy: You defend them to yourself, not to some other guy.