Week in Review: Starbucks, Budgets, and the State Department
Week in Review: Starbucks, Budgets, and the State Department
on January 24, 2011

Here are some of the amusing news stories we talked about in the office last week but didn’t get around to writing…

How to Be a Budget-Conscious Bride in 2011
How to Be a Budget-Conscious Bride in 2011
on January 19, 2011

The recession may have put an end to many elaborate wedding plans, but young brides have come up with some cost-cutting measures that are creative and tech-friendly.

Breaking News! Celebrity Ads Don’t Really Sell!
Breaking News! Celebrity Ads Don’t Really Sell!
on January 18, 2011

Have you ever wondered if celebrities in ads really sell a product? Wonder no more. An exhaustive study says there’s only one star that’s effective at moving product.

3 Ways to Convince Your Doctor to Prescribe Generics
3 Ways to Convince Your Doctor to Prescribe Generics
on January 18, 2011

It’s a myth that all generic drugs are somehow inferior to expensive name brands. But sadly, even some doctors believe it. Here’s what you can do to get the best deal for your budget and your body.

Rental or Mental? The Pros and Cons of Letting Strangers Use Your Car
Rental or Mental? The Pros and Cons of Letting Strangers Use Your Car
on January 18, 2011

Would you lend your car to a total stranger for some cash? It’s happening in England, and there are a couple of small companies trying it on this side of the Atlantic as well.

Good News, Part II: More Jobs, Higher Wages for 2011
Good News, Part II: More Jobs, Higher Wages for 2011
on January 14, 2011

It’s a good sign when both employers and employees are confident about job growth. And after a few pessimistic years, that seems to be happening.

Going Green Going Gay?
Going Green Going Gay?
on January 13, 2011

A new Harris poll shows fewer Americans are embracing “environmental advocacy” – except among gays and lesbians.

What the 15 Most-Hated Companies Can Teach Us
What the 15 Most-Hated Companies Can Teach Us
on January 12, 2011

Can you guess the 15 companies Americans loved to hate in 2010? Some are obvious, and at least one is surprising. But even more shocking are the ones that didn’t make the list.

A Poor Delivery: Post Office Gift Cards Not a Good Buy
A Poor Delivery: Post Office Gift Cards Not a Good Buy
on January 11, 2011

Post offices will start selling gift cards this summer, but here’s why you should tell them, “return to sender.”

Top 2011 Vacation Hotspots
Top 2011 Vacation Hotspots
on January 7, 2011

Sure, the winter holidays just ended. But it’s never too early to start thinking about your next vacation. Here are some ideas for the most popular, most off-the-beaten-path and most affordable destinations this year.

3 Cutting-Edge Consumer Technologies You Might See in 2011
3 Cutting-Edge Consumer Technologies You Might See in 2011
on January 6, 2011

New smartphones and tablets? Those are so 2010. The best consumer tech of 2011 will let you access the Internet by using a light switch, control your house from your phone, and keep your kids from driving fast while listening to explicit music.

2011: A Good Year to Get a Job?
2011: A Good Year to Get a Job?
on January 6, 2011

The experts seem to agree: This year will be better for employment than last year. But how much better?

Total Recall: 3 Tips to Know When You’ve Bought Something Bad
Total Recall: 3 Tips to Know When You’ve Bought Something Bad
on January 5, 2011

It’s both reassuring and scary that so many products get recalled – reassuring because someone is looking out for us, but scary because the number of recalls seems to keep going up. here’s what you can do to protect yourself.

When the Weather Changes, So Should Your Car’s Cabin Filter
When the Weather Changes, So Should Your Car’s Cabin Filter
on January 5, 2011

If you own a car made after the mid-90s, you have a “cabin filter” on your AC/heater. Few drivers know about them, but with winter here and the windows always rolled up, it could be doing you more harm than good.

How to Make Some Blood Money This Month
on January 4, 2011

January is National Blood Donor Month. Here’s how to give – and receive.

25 Toughest Interview Questions of 2010
25 Toughest Interview Questions of 2010
on January 3, 2011

Think you’re fast on your feet? See how you do with the toughest interview questions asked in 2010.

Be Car-ful on New Year’s Eve – and Day
Be Car-ful on New Year’s Eve – and Day
on December 31, 2010

Of all the big yearly holidays, more cars are stolen on New Year’s Day than any other. And New Year’s Eve is also in the Top 10.

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Doctor
3 Tips for Choosing the Right Doctor
on December 30, 2010

25 million people look for a new primary care physician every year. Whether you’re looking for a replacement, or just want to verify you’re currently in good hands, here;s what you need to know.

Top New Year’s Eve Destinations for Every Kind of Person
Top New Year’s Eve Destinations for Every Kind of Person
on December 28, 2010

Whether you’re extravagant or thrifty, a single guy or a family with kids, there’s a Top 10 list of New Year’s Eve destinations just for you.

White Pages and Yellow Pages Heading Into History
White Pages and Yellow Pages Heading Into History
on December 28, 2010

The White Pages are fading while the Yellow Pages are fighting – but both are probably doomed.

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