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

Kate Streit  |  October 23, 2019

Meghan Markle is known for her impeccable style, and the royal was recently spotted sporting these chic Sam Edelman flats that are available on Amazon. The shoes clock in at an average of about $100, depending on the size and color, but if you want to copy Markle’s footwear choice at a lower price point, …

Walmart Limits Ammunition Sales In Wake Of Mass Shootings

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 …

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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 holidays will be here before you know it, so it’s never too early to start shopping for gifts for everyone on your list. Amazon is a treasure trove of affordable, fun and practical gifts that will bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces. Here are 33 of the best stocking stuffers and holiday …

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

Oprah Winfrey’s not just the “Queen of All Media.” She’s also the Queen of Shopping. And she certainly knows a great buy when she sees it. She may be one of the richest women in the world, but all of these picks from her “Favorite Things” lists from over the years can be yours for …

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

Anna Weaver  |  October 15, 2019

Looking like Audrey Hepburn doesn’t have to come with a Tiffany’s price tag. Just take a look at the 20 bestselling “little black dresses” from Amazon that cost $35 or less. For that price, you may want to add several LBDs to your wardrobe. 1. Belongsci Women’s Dress, $22.99 – $28.99 The Belongsci short, V-neck …

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

Somewhere, I’m sure there’s a line graph that shows how the need for cozy, stretchy pants rises as outside temps start to cool. And right now, that line is inching its way up. So I had to make sure my wardrobe was ready. Being a sucker for all things comfy and stylish, I decided to …

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

When you’re looking to wind down after a long day, there’s nothing more soothing than this sloth plush toy that is totally acceptable to cuddle with, even as an adult. This adorable plush would be calming enough all on its own — because who doesn’t instantly feel comforted by a cute sloth, after all — …

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

Kate Streit  |  October 7, 2019

The little black dress (LBD, for those in the know) is a classic wardrobe staple that should be in every woman’s closet. For a modern take on this stylish essential, check out this bestselling dress from Amazon that has more than 2,400 reviews. The BELONGSCI Women’s Dress Sweet & Cute V-Neck Bell Sleeve Shift Dress …

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

Kathleen St. John  |  October 7, 2019

Everyone needs a practical, comfortable flat in their shoe wardrobe — even a royal on an international junket. Actually, she might need a comfy shoe more than most! Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, recently completed a tour of South Africa with Prince Harry and baby Archie, and her choice of flats got fashion …

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

Kate Streit  |  October 4, 2019

If you’re looking to add a new pair of go-to flats to your wardrobe, look no further than these best-selling ballet flats. You can get them on Amazon for between $17 and $19, depending on size and color. The Amazon Essentials Women’s Ballet Flat comes in black, dark bronze, gold, navy, nude and tan. A …

This chores app can help you manage your child’s allowance

Steph Auteri  |  October 2, 2019

For all the parents who have ever struggled to get their kids to grasp the value of their belongings … for all the parents who don’t know quite how to explain why they can’t buy their kid yet another pair of shoes … for all the parents who have ever, in a fit of frustration, …

Shipments Of A Generic Zantac Halted After FDA Warns Of Low Level Probable Carcinogen In Zantac And Its Generic Version

CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid are pulling Zantac off their shelves for a potential cancer-causing chemical

Kate Streit  |  October 2, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a voluntary recall of over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets (75 mg and 150 mg) manufactured by Apotex Corp. These pills may contain low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), an impurity that is considered a probable human carcinogen — meaning it can cause cancer. In response, several major …

8 surprising things you can rent instead of buy

Brittany Anas  |  September 30, 2019

These days, homes are doubling as hotels (Airbnb) and personal cars are taxis (Uber). Suffice to say, the concept of a shared economy is becoming more and more prominent. Still, you may be surprised by the variety of goods and services (and chickens!) that you can rent rather than buy. Here are eight surprising things …

Low-Cost Apparel Retailer Forever 21 To File For Bankruptcy According To Reports

Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy and will close hundreds of stores

Kathleen St. John  |  September 30, 2019

Shopping-mall stalwart Forever 21 announced Sunday that the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. A letter to their customers posted on the Forever 21 website reassured fans that the company wasn’t going away. “Essentially this [filing] allows Forever 21 to continue to operate its stores as usual, while the Company takes positive steps to reorganize …

The best gifts for ‘Frozen’-obsessed kids

Marie Rossiter  |  September 27, 2019

The countdown is on for one of Disney’s coolest sequels. “Frozen 2” is set to debut on Nov. 22, and the most recent full-length trailer promises lots of action and excitement for Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and all their friends! If you have little “Frozen” fanatics in your house (or big kids, no judgment here!) …

You can buy inflatable T-rex costumes for the whole family for more than 50% off right now

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 24, 2019

The popular T-rex costume that’s been the stuff of viral YouTube videos is currently on sale, meaning that your longtime dreams of frolicking about your neighborhood dressed up as a dinosaur are finally within reach. You’ve likely seen this dinosaur costume before. It’s been donned by a meteorologist on air during a weather report. It’s …

The best gifts for Beatles fans

Tricia Goss  |  September 24, 2019

Many musical artists have had major fan followings, but only one group inspired a “mania.” Ever since the legendary rock group from Liverpool, England, formed in 1960, they’ve had faithful fans. And the number of devotees continues to grow. If you know someone who is a megafan of the Fab Four (or you can’t get …

Perdue recalled 495 pounds of chicken for undeclared allergens

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  September 20, 2019

If you’ve recently bought frozen chicken, you may want to check your kitchen freezer. That’s because Perdue Foods has issued a recall of 495 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, the company announced this week. Bags of gluten-free chicken tenders were mistakenly packaged with chicken nuggets that contained wheat, a common allergen and …

10 adorable fall dresses you can buy for a steal

Marie Rossiter  |  September 19, 2019

With cooler weather arriving, you might be thinking about dressing up your seasonal wardrobe. Of course, you want to find dresses that not only look fabulous but also won’t break your budget. Fortunately, Amazon has a collection of best-selling dresses perfect for the fall season that won’t cost a fortune. Here are 10 of our …

General Mills is recalling Gold Medal flour for potential E. coli contamination

Kate Streit  |  September 18, 2019

Check your pantry, because General Mills has voluntarily recalled 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour for possible E. coli contamination. General Mills announced the recall after the strain E. coli 026 was found during a sampling of Gold Medal’s 5-pound bags of unbleached flour. The recalled flour has better if used by date …

The new Harry Potter Lego Advent calendar has arrived

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 17, 2019

“Harry Potter” fans have a new way to show their love this holiday season — and it doubles as a toy, too. A new “Harry Potter” Lego Advent calendar features Lego characters including Harry, Hermione and Ron, as well as Albus Dumbledore, Professor Filius Flitwick and Hedwig the owl. The Lego Harry Potter 2019 Advent …

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 …

Chris Madden Emerges As A Competitor To Martha Stewart

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

Fall is here and it’s time to transition 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 perfect for layering. That way, when winter arrives, you’ll be prepared. Finding some new blouses on …

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 …

After Target Lowers Sales Forecast, Shares Plummet

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 …