The best gifts for sloth-lovers

Tricia Goss  |  December 10, 2019

There’s something that’s just so appealing about sloths. Their adorable faces wear permanent smiles and sweet, chill expressions. They’re furry and look extra cuddle-worthy. And they live life at their own unhurried pace, without an apparent care in the world. No pressure to hustle there! If you have a sloth lover on your list (and …

T.J. Maxx And Marshalls Takes Step Away Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line

10 shopping secrets for your next trip to Marshalls

Brittany Anas  |  December 9, 2019

Deal-seeking shoppers know the thrill that comes with a great find at Marshalls. Maybe you stumble upon a pair of swoon-worthy, deeply discounted designer boots that you recently saw full-price at a department store. Or, perhaps you turn the corner and there it is: the just-right piece of art for your bedroom — and, gasp, …

You can now buy a Whoville ceramic village from ‘The Grinch’ on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 6, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.No one has more Christmas spirit than the Whos. Even when the Grinch stole their presents, stripped …

eBay will stop selling infant inclined sleepers on its site

Clint Davis  |  December 5, 2019

Another online retail giant has decided to pull infant inclined sleepers from its selection in the wake of the products being blamed for dozens of deaths. According to Consumer Reports, eBay made the announcement on Dec. 3 that it would stop selling these controversial sleepers. It’s a move that  Amazon also made. Once a staple …

This hair dryer brush has almost 9,000 5-star reviews — and it’s on sale on Amazon right now

Helen Lee  |  December 5, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Most of us aren’t able to make it to the salon every week to get a blowout …

This award-winning National Parks board game is fun for the whole family

Kathleen St. John  |  December 2, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Add a new title to your game-night lineup with “Trekking The National Parks,” a family-friendly board game …

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We compared the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet to the iPad — here’s how they stack up

Marie Rossiter  |  December 2, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you or someone special wants a new tablet for the holidays, you know finding one at …

Nearly 100,000 pounds of packaged salad are being recalled for E. coli concerns

Anna Weaver  |  November 25, 2019

Salad eaters, take note! At least 40 people across the country were sickened after eating packaged romaine salad items contaminated with E. coli, so food safety experts have issued a wider recall of all romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California. If you have any type of product in your fridge containing romaine that was grown …

This night light that projects stars onto your bedroom ceiling is a best-seller on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  November 20, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Whether you have little ones at home, or you just want to prevent yourself from stumbling over …

Dodge minivans are being recalled because their seatbelts may fail in a crash

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 18, 2019

If you have a newer Dodge Grand Caravan, it’s time to check your VIN number. Chrysler is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles after it was found that some seatbelts could come loose during a crash, which could lead to serious injury or death. The problem is with a metal plate called a seat …

Nissan In Talks With Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles for a brake defect

Marie Rossiter  |  November 18, 2019

The Nissan Motor Company has issued a recall of hundreds of thousands of its vehicles after discovering a defect that could cause fires. On Nov. 15, Nissan sent notification of the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, to notify the agency of the problem. According to the recall notice, approximately 394,025 …

There’s a ‘secret consumer score’ that retailers use to judge customers—here’s how to find yours

Kate Streit  |  November 18, 2019

You know what your credit score is, right? It’s an important number to know for a variety of reasons. After all, it’s a factor in the amount and type of loan you can get to buy a home or car, and it’s also used to determine your credit limit. But what about your consumer score? …

Disney+ Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo Friday, August 23

You can get Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus bundled for $12.99 a month

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 13, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.After months of anticipation, Disney Plus is finally here. If you missed the big news about this …

This best-selling cozy fleece jacket is just $37 on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  November 12, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Chilly temperatures are officially here — or at least on the way — throughout much of the …

I did the research, and here’s why Amazon Subscribe and Save is my go-to for monthly purchases

Anna Weaver  |  November 12, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Soon after our first child was born, as I sat rocking his sleepy newborn self and browsing …

Sears is closing 96 more Sears and Kmart stores—here’s the list of locations that are closing

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 8, 2019

If you still go to a Sears or Kmart store near you for home or garden goods, there’s a good chance you may not be able to for much longer. The company that owns the stores announced on Nov. 7 that a third of them will close in early 2020. Transform Holdco, the parent company …

You can now buy an Alexa-compatible Christmas tree

Kate Streit  |  November 7, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.“Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree.” This holiday season, you’ll be able to use that command to …

Satya Nadella Launches Microsoft Build Conference

Microsoft tried 3-day weekends and saw a huge jump in productivity

Tricia Goss  |  November 6, 2019

Microsoft recently gave some of its employees more personal time, and the rewards should cause other employers to sit up and take notice. Not only did workers benefit from more time away from the office, but the company’s bottom line enjoyed a boost as well. Working In Japan Japan is not known for having an …

AT&T fined $60 million for limiting bandwidth and slowing connections on ‘unlimited’ data plans

Claire Gillespie  |  November 6, 2019

Unlimited should mean unlimited, and AT&T has been reminded of that, to the tune of $60 million. The multinational telephone company — one of the world’s largest, in terms of total revenue (a whopping $170.8 billion in 2018) — has been slapped with the fine to settle a case with the Federal Trade Commission, per …

More than 100 vegetable products are being recalled for listeria concerns

Anna Weaver  |  November 5, 2019

Check your vegetable bin: A large scale recall on 100-plus pre-packaged vegetable products sold in the U.S. and Canada under brand names like Del Monte, O Organics and Signature Farms was recently announced. Mann Packing Co., which distributed the vegetable products in question, is recalling them because of a notification from the Food and Drug …

The top 5 portable generators on the market

Anna Weaver  |  November 4, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.With current situations like the California wildfire blackouts taking place and cold temperatures ahead, searches for portable …

Frozen raspberries are being recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination

Claire Gillespie  |  November 4, 2019

If you bought Season’s Choice frozen raspberries from Aldi or Raley’s Fine Foods recently, take a moment before blitzing them into a smoothie or mixing a pie filling. The products were recalled Thursday due to a possible hepatitis A contamination, per the Food and Drug Administration. Aldi has pulled the product from its stores in …

You can get these best-selling kids rainboots for under $20 on Amazon

Tricia Goss  |  November 1, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Protecting your kids against cooler, wet weather can quickly become expensive — especially given how quickly children’s …

Hardee’s is asking fans to create the restaurant’s next biscuit sandwich recipe

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 1, 2019

If you like cooking and coming up with your own recipes, fast-food chain Hardee’s is holding a contest just for you! The restaurant is looking for the next “mouth-watering,” made-from-scratch biscuit recipe and is giving whoever comes up with one a chance to win free food (something we all love). The Hardees Southwest Biscuit Recipe …

These best-selling $7 touchscreen winter gloves have over 2K reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 31, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Cold temperatures are making their way around the country, so it’s time to break out all your …

These $25 slimming jeans have over 3K reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 31, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.A good pair of slimming jeans is a wardrobe essential that will make you look your best, …

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle will now pay 100% of college tuition costs for employees

Brittany Anas  |  October 28, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.As student loan debt climbs to record-high levels, Chipotle is the latest company to announce a generous …

You can buy super cute ‘Frozen 2’-inspired shoes for your kids

Helen Lee  |  October 28, 2019

Excitement is building for the November 22 release of “Frozen II.” If you just can’t wait for Disney’s sequel to the hit 2013 computer-animated film, you’re in luck. Tie-in merchandise is starting to appear on shelves — including super-cute shoes for the under-8 set. Clarks, long known for their high quality and comfort, is releasing …

Amazon To Buy Online Shoe Retailer Zappos

Zappos shoppers affected by the 2012 data breach may be eligible for a discount code

Kate Streit  |  October 26, 2019

If you shopped at Zappos in 2012, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your next order from the retailer. Nine plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed a motion that the company provide a discount code of 10% off for the 24 million shoppers impacted by the breach. Affected customers could use the …

Meghan Markle-inspired flats you can get on Amazon for under $40

Kate Streit  |  October 23, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Meghan Markle is known for her impeccable style, and the royal was recently spotted sporting these chic …

More than 6,000 pounds of turkey and sausage patties from Walmart are being recalled

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 23, 2019

You might want to think twice before cooking any ready-to-eat breakfast meat that was purchased from Walmart in recent months. More than 6,444 pounds of turkey and pork sausage patties have been recalled over possible salmonella contamination. According to the USDA, consumers should check their freezers and fridges for the following recalled products that were …

Graduates Celebrate On The Southbank

Your teenager could win $100,000 for college tuition by entering this contest

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 22, 2019

Heading off to college can mean a lot of stress and pressure — for students and parents alike. Whether because of the pressure to get good grades, safety concerns or rising tuition costs, college can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. To help out with two of those worries, Michelin …

California just passed a law guaranteeing all students lunch at school

Anna Weaver  |  October 21, 2019

The state of California has joined the effort to stop “lunch shaming” in schools. California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved SB 265 on Oct. 12, which makes sure K-12 students who have unpaid school meal fees aren’t denied a meal or treated differently from other students. The amendment to the Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment …

The top 33 stocking stuffers under $20 you can get on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 16, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The holidays will be here before you know it, so it’s never too early to start shopping …

Fast Food Workers Nationwide To Demand Higher Wages

Taco Bell is recalling 2 million pounds of seasoned beef for potential metal contamination

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 16, 2019

If your local Taco Bell was out of beef this week, we now know the reason why. Taco Bell’s parent company Yum! Brands issued a recall for 2.3 million pounds of seasoned ground beef in 21 states over fears that the meat was contaminated with metal shavings during the manufacturing process. No one has so …

Here are 25 of Oprah’s favorite things you can buy for under $50

Claire Gillespie  |  October 15, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Oprah Winfrey’s not just the “Queen of All Media.” She’s also the Queen of Shopping. And she …

These 20 best-selling little black dresses are all under $35 on Amazon

Anna Weaver  |  October 15, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Looking like Audrey Hepburn doesn’t have to come with a Tiffany’s price tag. Just take a look …

These $1,425 Jesus-inspired sneakers filled with holy water sold out instantly

Kate Streit  |  October 15, 2019

Would you pay $4,000 for a pair of sneakers? Brooklyn-based creative arts company MSCHF took some Nike Air Max 97 athletic shoes, which sell for about $160, and gave them an upgrade. These shoes now have a much higher price tag. The “Jesus Shoes” come with holy water in the soles as well as a …

This new phone scam uses a text from your bank to fool you

Kate Streit  |  October 14, 2019

When you receive a phone call from your bank, it may not be what it seems. Thanks to a new scam tactic, a call from someone claiming to be at your bank may actually be a ruse. Pieter Gunst, who is an attorney who specializes in technology law, was almost a victim of this scam, …

We tested these bestselling leggings that have thousands of positive reviews, and here’s our take

Kate Desmond  |  October 14, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Somewhere, I’m sure there’s a line graph that shows how the need for cozy, stretchy pants rises …

Concerns Over Bird Flu Continues To Effect Thailand's Chicken Industry

Kroger, Aldi and other grocery stores are recalling chicken over listeria concerns

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 10, 2019

If you’ve purchased frozen cooked, diced or shredded chicken or pre-made chicken salad recently, listen up. Tip Top Poultry, Inc. is recalling some of their products for possible listeria contamination. The original recall was issued in September and included Trader Joe’s and Target, but it was expanded to even more stores, including Kroger, Aldi, Food …

You’re almost guaranteed a job as a pilot if you complete this new United Airlines program

Kate Streit  |  October 10, 2019

United Airlines has launched a new pilot recruitment program known as Aviate. The program offers structured career pathways for both aspiring and established pilots to work for United. The airline plans to hire more than 10,000 pilots by 2029. If you apply to the program and successfully go through the selection process, United says, you …

Jimmy John’s now has smaller ‘Little John’ sandwiches for $3

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 9, 2019

It happens to us all at some point: You’re out running errands. Perhaps they’re taking a bit longer than you thought. And suddenly, you realize you skipped lunch. It’s past lunchtime, but not quite time for dinner. Plus, you still have shopping to attend to. What do you do? Most likely, you’ll grab something quick …

Words with Friends data hack affects up to 218 million users

Marie Rossiter  |  October 8, 2019

If you’ve ever played Words With Friends on your smartphone, then you need to change your passwords because of a recently announced security breach. A hacker claims he hacked into Zynga, Inc, the parent company of the popular game. An online user who goes by the name Gnosticplayers told The Hacker News they’d accessed data …

iTunes is officially dead—here’s what that means for you

Steph Auteri  |  October 8, 2019

For those of you who lose your mind every time Twitter changes its web interface, or who feel lost every time Google discontinues a product that was essential to your life (R.I.P. Google Reader), you’d better sit down. iTunes is officially dead, and, well, there’s nothing we can do about it. On Oct. 7, Apple …

This microwaveable plush sloth smells like lavender and helps soothe aches and pains

Augusta Statz  |  October 7, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.When you’re looking to wind down after a long day, there’s nothing more soothing than this sloth …

This flattering $30 dress has more than 2,400 reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 7, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The little black dress (LBD, for those in the know) is a classic wardrobe staple that should …

Meghan Markle just wore these flats, and you can buy them on Amazon

Kathleen St. John  |  October 7, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Everyone needs a practical, comfortable flat in their shoe wardrobe — even a royal on an international …

These best-selling ballet flats are just $17 on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 4, 2019

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re looking to add a new pair of go-to flats to your wardrobe, look no further …