5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Black Friday
Savvy buyers know Black Friday can be one of the best days of the year to find terrific bargains, but not all items are such great deals. In order to better your experience on that infamous shopping day, here are some things you may want to avoid purchasing, along with when you may be able to score the best deals on them
Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods
If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?
Have an Off-Beat Thanksgiving Dinner with These 10 Food Items
While many Thanksgiving tables will be laden with turkey, stuffing and other more traditional fare, there’s no rule that says you have to blend in with the crowd. In fact, doing something a little different could make you the most popular chef in your social circle — so don’t be afraid to branch out.
Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?
You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?
Americans Waste a Whopping $165 Million Worth of Food Each Year
Want an easy way to shave $2,300 off your annual budget? Stop throwing away so much food. According to a new study, almost half of the food Americans buy every year winds up in the trash — a 50 percent increase since the 1970s.
Can Having a Pet Make You Healthier and Help Your Finances? — Dollars and Sense
Thanks to the faltering economy, many Americans are opting not to take on the expense of pet ownership — but could they actually be doing themselves more harm than good?
The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense
With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive. But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.
Would You Get a Root Canal Before You’d Give Up Facebook?
People who love social media really love it — and a new poll shows just what they’d be willing to do before they’d consider giving it up.
Lifeguard Billed Thousands of Dollars After Saving a Drowning Boy [VIDEO]
Being a hero has a price — and sometimes, an actual monetary price. That’s what a Vancouver, WA lifeguard found out last month when he saved a young boy from drowning and later got a bill for his efforts.
Should Olympic Medalists Have to Pay Taxes on Their Winnings? [POLL]
Olympics medals aren’t worth much, so it may surprise you to know that medalists also get stuck with a hefty tax bill.
Pregnant Survivor of Colorado Shooting Miscarries Days After Her Young Daughter Dies [VIDEO]
Ashley Moser, who was seriously wounded in the Colorado theater shooting two weeks ago, not only faces the physical pain of recovery, but a pair of devastating emotional losses as well — her six-year-old daughter was killed in the tragedy, and Moser also suffered a miscarriage as a result of her injuries.
Which Technology Issues Cause the Most Stress? [INFOGRAPHIC, POLL]
Modern technology may have made our lives easier, but our reliance on it has a price. Fully 60 percent of respondents in a new survey said they find issues associated with technology to be downright stressful.