Category Archives: shopping

How to identify The Best electronics for any category


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Whenever it comes time to buy the Latest, Greatest gadget, you’ll always find yourself wondering if the item you’ve decided upon buying is, in fact, the absolute latest/greatest version of whatever it is you’re purchasing.

Rest assured – no matter when you decide to buy something, a newer version of said item is going to be right around the corner.  So maybe you should be asking yourself, “what’s the best item TODAY” instead of saying “what’s the best item EVER”?

Wirecutters
Wire Cutters

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Poo-Pourri’s Business Plan Stinks. Here’s what they should do instead…


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It’s happened to everyone.

You’ve had to go, and you’ve had to go bad – and you’re not at home where it’s typically safe to do so.

Look, everyone does it — we just don’t want to share that fact with our friends, neighbors, or family.  Web Watch was talking with a couple the other day who did not have the pleasure of living with each other before getting married.  On their honeymoon was the first time that either had experienced The Smell from the other… and she made him leave the hotel room while she took care of her business.

Ah, young love.

Poo-Pourri X-Large 8 oz bottle Original Scent bathroom toilet air freshner odor masking spray
Poo-Pourri Original Scent bathroom toilet air freshner odor masking spray

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Things to do in Las Vegas for Women ONLY


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Who doesn’t love a good escapist vacation to Las Vegas?

Granted, it all depends on whether you can appreciate everything that Las Vegas has to offer, whether it be the gambling, the sun, the food, the celebrity sightings, the nightclubs, or the random hook-ups with complete strangers resulting in waking up in a bathtub with a note about how your kidney was stolen and sold on Craigslist.

It happens.

Cocktails! Ten Years As A Las Vegas Cocktail Server
Cocktails! Ten Years As A Las Vegas Cocktail Server

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What’s the best dog food?


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If you have a dog, then chances are you know how easy it is to find food that your dog will like.

Basically — is it food?  Let’s eat!

Very rarely are you going to run into a dog that doesn’t like anything you put in a bowl in front of them, or drop on the floor, or leave available on the counter.  Dogs will eat pretty much anything you give them.

Wellness Lamb & Beef Stew with Brown Rice & Apples Canned Dog Food
Wellness Lamb & Beef Stew with Brown Rice & Apples Canned Dog Food

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Kickstarter? Yeah, your project sucks


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Raise your hand if you watch that awesome ABC program SHARK TANK.

For those of you who haven’t, here’s the show in a nutshell:

  • I have a cool product
  • Give me money
  • Profit!

Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days: Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget
Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo:
How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days:
Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget

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How to make a Christmas Budget


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Do you make a holiday shopping budget every year?

You know, how you carefully decide that you’re not going to spend any more than, say, $200 total over the course of the holidays… and then end up spending $1300 instead because you just end up going crazy at the mall?  Everything’s on sale!  Gotta get it now, now, now!

Christmas Rush - A Soundtrack For Your Holiday Shopping Experience
Christmas Rush – A Soundtrack For Your Holiday Shopping Experience

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Top Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (Dec 2013)


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Let’s take a look at the current list of TOP GROSSING APPS for mobile devices.  Note the large percentage of games on these lists versus other types of apps that could be making money for their developers.

App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You
App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You

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Most engagement rings cost less than $999


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It’s been said that a wedding ring is supposed to cost two months salary.

We all know that’s a load of baloney.  It’s all marketing.

Seriously – all that “two months salary” thing is going to do is force kids to get married while they’re young and unemployed — that’s how you can keep that two months salary thing as cheap as possible.

Get Down on One Knee Without Getting Bent Over: A Modern Day Guide to Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring
Get Down on One Knee Without Getting Bent Over:
A Modern Day Guide to Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

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Be a celebrity for a day


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Have you ever wanted to LIVE THE LIFE OF A CELEBRITY?

Wanted to do the things that celebrities do? Go to where celebrities go? Hang out with your favorite famous people, maybe exchange cell phone numbers?

Well, it’s all possible — for a price.

Celebrity Confessions: What Hollywood's Rich and Famous Say About Sex, Money and Success
Celebrity Confessions: What Hollywood’s Rich and Famous Say About Sex, Money and Success

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The most ridiculous toilet ever made


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They say that you get more money on home resales by investing your money in two places: the kitchen and the bathroom.

But sometimes, as you walk through people’s homes, you have to ask yourself what could have possessed someone to make the decisions they did on various home designs and features.

The Kohler Numi Toilet
The Kohler Numi Toilet

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Cereal is a man’s food – no women allowed


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A good bowl of cereal and Saturday morning cartoons were a rite of passage for many growing up in the 70’s and 80’s. Today’s kids don’t know what quality kids-oriented TV programming was, since everything now has to be sanitized to ensure that nothing is directly marketed towards kids.

Remember McDonaldland and all the fun characters that Ronald McDonald used to hang out with?  Don’t see them much on TV anymore, do you?  It’s a surprise that they still show up at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, considering the promotional aspect of having a clown as your spokesman.

Cap'n CrunchCap’n Crunch

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Wearing high heels can save you money


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Web Watch has told you about a friend of ours who cancelled a vacation in order to buy a pair of shoes.

For her, the shoe purchase was a much better use of that discretionary money than travel was.  And that’s okay – everyone has choices to make, and she was okay with this one.

But what if we were to tell you that this may have been a wise budgetary move, but not for the reasons you think?

Sam Edelman Women's Tegan Wedge Pump
Sam Edelman Women’s Tegan Wedge Pump

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Amazon’s Funniest Product Reviews


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You’ve browsed through AMAZON.COM for hours on end before, right?

It’s just like going to TARGET, HOME DEPOT, or COSTCO sometimes, where you know you’re just going to run in for one item, and end up walking out with a shopping cart full of stuff you never knew you needed until you actually saw it on the shelf.

But there is one advantage that AMAZON has over a brick-and-mortar store, in that they have crowdsourced the product reviews.  Opening up the reviews to the public to REALLY tell you what the product is all about, and whether it works as designed, and more.

Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It
Comedy Writing Secrets:
The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It

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Is this the most offensive birthday card ever?


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The other day, Web Watch was browsing through various birthday cards at the local Target, trying to find The Perfect Card for a friend.

When picking out a birthday card, one always has to take into consideration whether the recipient shares the same sense of humor (if you go for a funny card), can appreciate a joke at their aging expense, or if you need to go the safe route and go with a sappy poem or note that more honestly conveys how you really feel about your relationship with that friend.

Friends seldom offer cards to each other – it’s more of a family thing, we believe.  With friends, it’s easier to just go out for a drink and celebrate the birthday event with them.

But when your friends live across the country, then sending a card is almost the same thing as being there – especially if you get the sentiment just right.

Amusement Park Death Song
Amusement Park Death Song
by Wally Pleasant, from the album Wally World

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Do you know how to dress yourself? Chances are, not so much


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The Modern Man (or Modern Woman) has a lot of rules to learn along their travels in life.

What’s that old saying, “clothes make the man”?  As you know, there’s a lot of truth in this.  Especially in today’s workplace where there is so much question about what BUSINESS CASUAL means, and whether FLIP-FLOPS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE OFFICE or not.  (Hint: they’re not)

The Modern Man's Guide to Life
The Modern Man’s Guide to Life

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