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Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers find what best fits their needs and budget. She lives in Austin, TX and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Blog Posts

What Is Amazon Prime Pantry?

Have you heard about this grocery and household item service from Amazon? Wondering if it's right for you? Read on to see how you can save money on canned goods, paper products, and more.

Your No-Sweat Guide to Buying a Fan

Want to shrink your air conditioning costs this summer? Invest in a good fan. Here's what you need to know about the different types, features, prices, and brands to look out for.

5 DIY Projects You Should Leave to the Pros

All it takes is one vague YouTube video to turn your weekend project into a DIY disaster. Here's our advice on which home improvements are safe to try on your own — and which ones require a professional contractor.

Is Dollar Shave Club Worth the Money?

Dollar Shave Club promises you fresh razor cartridges delivered to your doorstep each month. But should you sign up? Let's look at what Dollar Shave Club offers, how its prices compare to the competition, and whether it's a good fit for women.

5 Items You Can Buy Once (And They'll Last)

Buying high-quality goods can help both your pocketbook and the planet. So how can you find stuff that will last forever — or at least a long time? We offer tips on shopping for high-quality products, including five types of items that could last a lifetime.

Save on Groceries This Summer With a Home Garden

A modest investment in seeds, soil, and time can provide you with fresh produce throughout the season. Don't be intimidated; planting a home garden is something anyone can do. Read on for all the expert tips you'll need to get growing.

5 Must-Have Apps to Take Your Streaming to the Next Level

If you've got a Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or other streaming device, you should be using third-party apps and services. Otherwise, you're missing out on DVR capabilities, organizing your media library, and more. Here are five apps to get you started.

10 Famous April Fools' Day Pranks That Put Us All to Shame

These days, April Fools' Day is practically the official holiday of the internet, with every site trying to make you believe increasingly crazy stories. But the April 1 holiday wasn't always digital. In honor of this April Fools' Day, let's look back at 10 of the best pranks from days gone by.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Hair Dryer

A hair dryer is the handiest gadget you probably already own. But did you know that there's a lot more that this device can do than just drying hair — like painlessly removing Band-Aids and breaking in a new pair of shoes?

Here's The Best Time to Book a Flight for Every Holiday

Your best chance to save on airfare comes from buying early — but not too early. We'll offer details on the ideal time to book holiday flights, both in general and for specific days like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.
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