Affordable makeup artist-approved mascaras you can buy on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  September 16, 2019

I don’t always wear a ton of makeup, but if I’m going to put in the effort, mascara is a must-have part of my routine. With just a few simple swipes, mascara instantly helps me look more awake, pulled-together and glamorous. This makeup staple doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Some of the best mascaras …

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Your kids will love this free JCPenney event where they can decorate a crazy pair of sunglasses

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 12, 2019

Kids may be back in school and not as bored as they were over the summer, but if you’re still looking for some hands-on activities to keep them busy on the weekends, JCPenney has just the thing. The department store is now offering a Kids Zone area where you’ll find fun and free entertainment. And …

10 perfect nail colors to wear this fall

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 12, 2019

Sweater weather is nearly here, and we’re already filling our closets with the oranges, grays, browns, golds — and bolds — of fall. But what about our nails? Updating your nail polish collection for the new season is essential. Luckily, we’ve already found 10 colors you can use in place of the whites, citruses and …

These best-selling $20 pants have more than 400 reviews on Amazon

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 12, 2019

Amazon is selling a pair of jeggings with a ton of positive reviews at a super-inexpensive price! The Women’s Skinny Stretch Pull-On Knit Jegging, which is sold under the Amazon Essentials label, costs $20.50. You don’t need to tell us twice to check these out. This is the season to begin wearing chunky sweaters with …

Here’s how you can get $200 off your purchase from Big Lots

Kate Streit  |  September 11, 2019

Score up to $200 off a $1,000 purchase at Big Lots, thanks to a coupon that’s valid both in-store and online. With the Buy More Save More sale, you can also get $10 off a $50 purchase, $20 off a $100 purchase, $40 off a $200 or $100 off a $500 purchase. We’re loving those …

10 adorable scarves you can buy on Amazon for $15 and under

Kate Streit  |  September 10, 2019

As autumn approaches, we’ve noticed that there’s a chill in the air throughout much of the country. Could it be time to break out our fall wardrobes? We certainly hope so. We love all those chic boots, stylish jackets and flowy scarves! A cute scarf is the perfect way to accent any outfit, and they’re …

Some nannies now earn over $100K a year—here’s what it takes to get one of those jobs

Kate Streit  |  September 4, 2019

If you’re looking for a lucrative gig and enjoy working with children, you may want to consider becoming a nanny. In certain areas of the country— like New York, Los Angeles and other major metropolitan areas — nannies can earn six-figure salaries. In addition to living in the right place, nannies for wealthy families must often …

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Netflix will now release episodes for some shows on a weekly basis instead of all at once

Marie Rossiter  |  September 4, 2019

Netflix is changing the way it releases some of its television series and, as a result, binge-watchers must re-adjust their viewing habits. How so? The streaming service, famous for dropping complete series all at once, decided to experiment with a new, weekly release format in which new episodes trickle out one at a time. Fans …

These limited-edition Fisher-Price figures of The Beatles, KISS and more are just $19.99

Marie Rossiter  |  September 4, 2019

It’s likely been a while since you’ve had the joy of playing with those adorable Fisher-Price Little People. You remember those classic toys from when you were a kid, right? Not only are they still popular, but they’re now available as more than just your average little people. That’s right. Fisher-Price’s Little People now count …

College students: Win up to $2,500 for housing expenses

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 4, 2019

While books and tuition alone are enough to make college tough to afford for many students, those who have to move in order to be closer to campus have added expenses to deal with. In an effort to help students get set up on or near campus, Velcro Companies is awarding two students $2,500 each to …

These must-have kitchen organizers have hundreds of positive reviews — and most are under $25

Tricia Goss  |  September 4, 2019

The kitchen is the heart of a home. So, if your kitchen is a cluttered, disorganized, disheveled mess, what does that say about the health of the rest of your abode? Whether you live in an apartment with a postage stamp-sized kitchen or a large home with a massive kitchen or somewhere in between, there …

Whirlpool is recalling 26,000 glass cooktops for turning on by themselves

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 3, 2019

After receiving 133 reports of cooktop surface elements turning on by themselves, the Whirlpool Corporation is recalling Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brand glass cooktops with touch controls. Of the reported incidents that occurred, 14 of them involved nearby items being damaged from the heat. Yikes! There were four reports of items catching on fire. In one …

Fall blouses you can buy on Amazon for less than $30

Augusta Statz  |  August 30, 2019

With fall right around the corner, you can practically feel a slight chill in the air, which means it’s time to start gradually transitioning your wardrobe. While you may not have to ditch the skirts just yet, you will have to trade in the tank tops and short sleeves for longer, warmer options that are …

These top-rated Halloween costumes on Amazon start as low as $10

Marie Rossiter  |  August 29, 2019

Have you started to think about Halloween costumes yet? As we head into fall, it’s never too soon to begin preparing for all the fun and fantasy that comes along with Halloween. If you’re looking for the perfect costumes for you — or for your whole family — Amazon has thousands of choices. Whether you …

Dorothy Gale’s iconic ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress is up for auction

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 29, 2019

Eighty years after “The Wizard of Oz” debuted in theaters, a famous blue-and-white-checked dress worn by the main character is up for auction again. The gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy Gale is estimated to be worth between $350,000 and $500,000. It’s up for auction through Profiles in History, which is hosting a …

Coaches can win $5,000 for their teams with this giveaway

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 29, 2019

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an extra $5,000 for your athletic organization? Think of the end-of-season party you could throw! People Magazine and Arm & Hammer have teamed up to award 20 coaches with that amount of money as a way of simply saying thanks. The “Thank You, Coach” $100,000 Giveaway is open to …

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Mark your calendar for Target’s car seat trade-in event

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 22, 2019

Parents in the market for a new car seat can take an expired or unwanted one to Target to get a deal on a new one during its trade-in event next month. The store has been having car seat trade-in events since 2016. They now offer 20% off a new car seat purchase to those …

15 products that look expensive but cost less than $30 on Amazon

Augusta Statz  |  August 19, 2019

Whether you’re looking to redecorate, take your wardrobe to the next level or get a new addition for your kitchen, Amazon is a great place to turn for your shopping needs — especially considering the retailer is practically a gold mine for quality items at a low cost. The products on this list all look …

Patagonia is having a huge sale—up to 50% off

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 19, 2019

Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia’s annual late-summer sale just started, and it includes markdowns on all of their past-season products, regardless of the current season. You’ll find up to 50% off everything from polo shirts to winter coats, rain jackets, shorts, underwear and backpacks for men, women and children. So it’s the perfect time to pick …

Adorable fall decor you can buy on Amazon for under $25

Kate Streit  |  August 19, 2019

Summer’s not over yet, but it’s never too early to start planning for autumn. As you prepare for cooler temperatures and all the upcoming holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s fun to give your home a little seasonal refresh. A number of cute autumnal decor items can be found on Amazon at great prices. Check …

15 chic handbags you can buy for under $30

Chelsea Davis  |  August 16, 2019

Having a solid, functional yet fashionable handbag is tough to find sometimes, especially when you’re on a budget. But we can all agree it’s a necessity — and most of the time, it’s also a great way to accessorize an outfit! Luckily for us, we live in a world where Amazon exists, making shopping easier …

Delicious pumpkin spice products you can get on Amazon

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 16, 2019

People who live life on the spicy side in the autumn can get their fill of their favorite fall flavor on Amazon. The tasty goodness of pumpkin spice is what gets us in the fall mood and keeps us there until winter.  There are some routine products we buy (lattes, candy and pie, anyone?) and …

These are the 8 best self-tanners, according to Amazon reviews

Jessica Suss  |  August 15, 2019

If you haven’t already heard, tanning is bad for your skin. Between the potential for skin cancer and the wrinkles, baking your skin just isn’t worth it. With that being said, being tan is really nice. You feel like you’ve recently returned from a tropical vacation, your body looks more toned, and your stomach no …

Bugatti’s new hypercar sold for $18.7 million, making it the most expensive car ever

Chelsea Davis  |  August 15, 2019

Car fans, get ready to start drooling. Bugatti’s $18.7 million hypercar, the La Voiture Noire, has been sold to an anonymous buyer, making it the most expensive new car ever sold. The La Voiture Noire was presented to the world for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, which was the …

Millions of Holocaust records are now available for free online for the first time

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

Knowing more about where you’re from and the history of your family via an ancestral DNA test is becoming increasingly popular. Stories like the one of Walter Gordy and Mark Tolson, friends who discovered they were brothers via a DNA test, show just one of the reasons why so many people try out these kits. …

Serena Williams is rolling out a Wheaties box celebrating women’s soccer, and every single cent will go to charity

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

If you’ve ever dreamed of being an athlete, you may have also pictured yourself on a Wheaties box. For the four-time world champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), that dream is now a reality, thanks to a partnership with tennis champion Serena Williams. There are 10,000 commemorative limited-edition boxes featuring the team available. You …

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Dole is recalling baby spinach products in 10 states because of possible salmonella contamination

Kathleen St. John  |  August 14, 2019

Heads up, healthy people: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. announced a recall of two of the company’s baby spinach products on Tuesday. The recall affects 6-ounce bags and 10-ounce clamshells of Dole baby spinach. The products expired on August 5 and should no longer be available in stores, but consumers may still have affected bags in …

Amazon customers’ 10 most ‘wished for’ dresses

Brittany Anas  |  August 13, 2019

Dresses can be a versatile MVP in your closet. Throw one on with a pair of strappy sandals and you’ve got a perfect summer outfit. Come fall, layer on a leather or denim jacket and pair it all with tights and a skinny belt and you’ve got a pulled-together look. We turned to Amazon to …

These no-scrub water bottle cleaning tablets have thousands of positive reviews on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 13, 2019

It’s estimated that the average person eats thousands of pieces of plastic every year. According to National Geographic, people who drink bottled water ingest 90,000 microplastics each year (compared to people who exclusively drink tap water, who only ingest 4,000 particles via their drinking water). In other words, it would behoove us all to stop …

This best-selling plumping lip gloss comes in 93 shades, and you can get it on Amazon for $21

Marie Rossiter  |  August 13, 2019

Ever find a lip polish that makes you look and feel fabulous, but only came in a few colors? You don’t ever have to worry about not finding the perfect color to match your mood or look again thanks to Buxom’s Full-On Plumping Lip Polish. This lip gloss product line comes in 93 different shades …

A Danish bank is basically paying people to borrow money to buy houses

Kate Streit  |  August 12, 2019

If you’re struggling to become a homeowner, you’re not alone. But a Danish bank is hoping to make the process a little bit easier by offering mortgages at a negative interest rate. Jyske Bank, the third-largest bank in Denmark, will allow customers to take out a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of -0.5%. …

Teachers can get a free subscription to the Calm app—it usually costs $60

Steph Auteri  |  August 12, 2019

If there’s anyone who needs to develop a calming meditation practice after dealing with my child more than I need to develop a calming meditation practice after dealing with my child, it’s my child’s teacher. Though the kid is only 5 years old, she’s already got that tween eye roll down cold, and the tone …

You can now get a SodaStream that looks like the clear phone from the ’90s

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 9, 2019

I have a ton of fond memories of growing up in the ’90s. From the fashion and music to the movies (“Titanic” will forever be my favorite) and accessories, the fact that we all made it out without Jelly sandals stuck to our feet and our hair tangled in scrunchies is honestly pretty impressive. Next …

QVC now offers a beauty subscription box, and here’s what in the first one

Kate Streit  |  August 9, 2019

As if we weren’t already throwing all of our money at various subscription boxes, home shopping company QVC has launched its first beauty subscription box. It’s called TILI Try It, Love It, and each month’s box is a collaboration with a different influencer. When you enroll, you’ll automatically be billed $25 a month until you …

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What you need to know about Apple’s new credit card

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 9, 2019

Apple has long dominated the consumer electronics space and now this tech giant is expanding into yet another business: Credit. But most people can’t get the new Apple Card just yet. CNN reported that hundreds of thousands of people asked to be notified when the card became available. From them, Apple randomly selected some people …

Pizza Hut is closing hundreds of restaurants

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 8, 2019

Pizza Hut has just announced that they will be closing hundreds of restaurants in the next two years. The company is closing locations as part of its plan to move away from their dine-in restaurants and toward home delivery and pick-up. “We are leaning in to accelerate the transition of our Pizza Hut U.S. asset …

Disney’s new streaming service will offer a bundle that includes Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 8, 2019

It looks like cord-cutters everywhere may actually benefit from the fact that Disney has a controlling stake in Hulu. Disney’s new streaming service, called Disney+, will be bundled with ESPN+ and Hulu for just $12.99 a month! Those are some heavy hitters in the world of content viewing. This deal could be a godsend for …

Perkins and Marie Callender’s parent company is filing for bankruptcy and closing restaurants

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 6, 2019

Bad news for Perkins fans and employees: The company has filed for bankruptcy again, and Perkins and Marie Callender’s locations across the country will close as part of the filing. Perkins has struggled with franchises going dark as their parent company fought to stay afloat. Ten Perkins locations — in Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas …

Lady Gaga launched her own makeup line, and here’s where you can buy it

Augusta Statz  |  August 5, 2019

Lady Gaga is a huge proponent of self-love and self-expression. In keeping with that, she’s delivering products that will help makeup lovers unleash their inner creativity by smearing sparkling shadows across their lids, painting their lips in bold colors and more. The singer has created a beauty brand called Haus Laboratories so that anyone can …

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These are the 10 best-selling makeup products on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  August 2, 2019

Finding the perfect makeup for your skin can be a challenge. After all, quality products can be a substantial investment and you can’t really know if they’ll work for you without trying them. Fortunately, retailers such as Amazon give shoppers a chance to do their homework before taking the plunge on a new makeup purchase. …

Nearly half of households can’t find $400 to cover an emergency

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 1, 2019

If we aren’t able to cover a $400 emergency expense, we probably aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s the belief behind a question the government asked on a recent survey in which it found 39% of people said they would struggle to come up with that kind of cash on the fly. The question the …

You can buy a mini vacuum for kids that actually works

Augusta Statz  |  August 1, 2019

Kids love playing house — even the housework. After all, it’s all fun and games until you’re an adult! Now, parents can take advantage of their kids’ affinity for housecleaning, because this toy vacuum cleaner actually works. The Little Henry Vacuum from Casdon looks like a miniature version of a real Hoover vacuum, and it …

You can pre-order the Nintendo Switch Lite for $200

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  August 1, 2019

Great news for gamers and parents of video game-loving kids: The Nintendo Switch Lite is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Target, and other retailers. Set for release on September 20, the Nintendo Switch Lite is available in three color options — gray, turquoise, and yellow — and is priced at $199.99. There will also …

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Staples helps you “Thank a Teacher,” giving away $100K to teachers nationwide

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

While teachers positively impact students on a daily basis, some go above and beyond and end up standing out among all others. These are the teachers that leave a lasting impression on their students, one they carry along with them into adulthood and for the rest of their lives. To celebrate the impact these teachers …

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This police department let people pay off parking tickets with donations to an animal shelter

Jessica Suss  |  July 31, 2019

Things we dislike: parking tickets. Things we like: helping the animals. Things we definitely like: being able to pay off parking tickets with donations to the animal shelter. It’s not a ridiculous idea, either. The police department in Muncie, Indiana, led a wildly successful four-day campaign to let people in town pay off their parking …

Amazon customers’ 10 ‘most-loved’ leggings

Marie Rossiter  |  July 30, 2019

Leggings have experienced quite the evolution in the past few years. The stretch and comfort of leggings make them perfect for a good workout, which is why they’ve long been a staple of gym-goers everywhere. But with the rise of athleisure-wear, women can now step out in leggings that afford them both comfort and style. …

You can buy Kate Middleton’s favorite sneaker on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  July 30, 2019

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is known for her impeccable style. If you want to copy her look, you may think you’d have to drop tons of cash. Lucky for us, her favorite sneakers are actually available on Amazon for  $30.15 to $79, depending on the color and size. The Superga Women’s 2750 Cotu Sneaker …

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Here’s How You Could Win $25,000 For Your Local Fire Department

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 25, 2019

Having to call the fire department because there is a fire at your home is not something anyone wants to think about. But the truth is, many of us will indeed need help from our local fire department at some point in our lives. That’s why it’s important to make sure our fire departments are …

We tested these $30 bedsheets with over 57K Amazon reviews — here’s our take

Haley Velasco  |  July 25, 2019

Finding the perfect bedsheets can be a process! You want a new set to be soft, a good fit on your bed and not too expensive. The Mellanni Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding sheet set sounds tempting! With over 57,000 reviews on Amazon — where 85% of customers gave either a four or five-star review — …

Farmers Group Calls For Higher Meat Prices

More than 700 pounds of beef and pork are being recalled for possible blood contamination

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  July 24, 2019

US Foods, an Alabama-based food distributor, announced a voluntary recall of around 712 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef and pork on July 20 over the possibility that the products may be contaminated with human blood. It is suspected that an employee at the facility may have cut himself during the production of these …