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7 Supermarket Rip-Offs
Walking into your average supermarket is a lot like being a contestant on "Jeopardy!" If you think hard, choose wisely, and give all the right answers, you can go home with a carload of cash and prizes. But make a few mistakes and you'll leave with an empty wallet-not to mention a lot of empty calories. In fact, even the lowest-priced supermarket in your neighborhood is brimming with complete rip-offs-health foods that aren't healthy, gourmet foods that aren't gourmet, specialty items that just aren't that special. Here are just some of the foods you're overpaying for, compliments of Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide and Cook This, Not That!
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10 Dumbest Things About Moving
These people are not happy, despite what they look like in the photo. They are sweaty, sore, and they secretly hate each other. I recently moved from New York City to Kansas City, 1,200 miles across the United States, which officially makes me an expert on the tedious, awful, terrible process of packing, hauling and unpacking every single thing you own. You better believe it's dumb, and here's why.
5 Tips for Spotting an Undercover Cop
Please forgive us if our short term memory is a little lacking, but we could swear we looked at the calendar this morning and noticed that today is 4/20. Also, we could swear we looked at the calendar this morning and noticed that today is 4/20. Weed smokers of the world rejoice, it’s a celebration! As you bask in the glow of copious amounts of weed consumption today, as always, make sure to do so responsibly. We don’t mean “responsibly” in the “drink too much booze and you’ll wind up in a coma” sense. That’s not really a problem with the weed. Smoke too much and the worst that will happen is you’ll devour an entire large pizza and fall asleep for the night by 8pm. What we’re referring to, of course, are police. Nothing kills a good buzz like an undercover cop with too much time on their hands striking up a conversation with you out of the blue about what you’re smoking. So keep your glassy eyes peeled, and use these handy tips for spotting an undercover cop while you celebrate 4/20 today.
6 Obvious Uses Of Steroids for Movies
I’ve always been fascinated how actors and actresses transform their bodies for movie roles. Whether it’s losing weight or getting extremely fit it’s obviously that these people work pretty hard to get themselves looking just right. However, I think in some cases it’s a little more than just diet and exercise. I mean in some cases you kind of have to think there’s a little “extra” involved. While I don’t have definitive proof here, these are six examples of when I think steroids were obviously a part of these role preparations.
5 Ethanol Myths, Busted
The United States consumes nearly one-quarter of the world’s petroleum production, yet contains a small fraction of its reserves. As other countries’ economies grow, the appetite for this finite energy source increases, placing greater pressure on the resource itself and the environment at large. With inflation and higher energy costs consuming an ever-larger portion of our budget, the need for additional energy sources grows. We must develop a multitude of alternatives to address our future energy needs. One such alternative is ethanol, which is domestically generated and sustainable. However, there are many myths surrounding ethanol, and I’ve come across a lot of them in my work at Argonne National Laboratory. I’m a mechanical engineer in the lab’s Transportation Technology R&D Center, so I’ve spent a lot of time researching ethanol.
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Political Misquotes: The 10 Most Famous Things Never Actually Said
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty!" Ilsa Laszlow never said, "Play it again, Sam," and Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." But these misquotes remain firmly lodged in the public consciousness, even though they appear nowhere in the original works. The same is true for things "said" – that is, widely attributed to, but not actually said – by political figures. Sometimes a misquote is cooked up by opponents or parodists as a way of discrediting or mocking the figure. Sometimes a line is attributed to a widely admired person as a way of making it sound more authoritative, like when someone co-signs a loan. And sometimes it's just a mistake.
10 Amazing Zoos Every Animal Lover Should See
If you like monkeying around, there's a place that's calling your name. The zoo lets you get up close and personal with your favorite animals and expand your knowledge about nature's greatest spectacle. Instead of going back to your local zoo again and again, why not see what else the world has to offer?
The 10 Biggest Private School Bargains
You might think that going to a private college will cost you and arm and a leg, and in many cases you’d be right, but there are private colleges out there that will not cost you much in the way of cash (or appendages). Here is our list of 10 private colleges in the United States with some of the lowest costs of attendance based on the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education.
50 Personal Finance Facts Every New Grad Should Know
Those just entering the real world have every right to feel a little overwhelmed and perhaps under-prepared when it comes to managing money. Navigating the world of personal finance can be tricky, even as an adult with quite a bit of experience. Big things like saving for the future, retirement planning and paying back those seemingly endless student loans are not exactly less-than-intimidating responsibilities. Yet personal finance basics need not be complicated; with a little savvy, some smart planning and a willingness to work hard, new grads should be able to turn that college education into a foundation for a solid future. If you're struggling to understand the economic world in your first few months out of school and on the job, consider some of these facts to help you through that sometimes rough learning period.
10 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Used Car
Buying a good used car, we all know, is a herculean task. It’s not only a big financial risk but confusing too, particularly when you are going to buy a used car for the first time. There are so many things you need to consider before shelling you hard earned money. So, we are here listing 10 things that you should know and consider before buying a vehicle that someone has already driven.