You know you want to buy chocolate, but do you know why? It's not just about supermarkets placing candy next to the cash register. There are secret feelings of guilt, hidden memories of pleasure and other factors at work. You might even be biologically predestined to need chocolate. Find out all the reasons why you buy chocolate in our psychological investigation.
This year, before you put in your usual order for flowers, or pick up a box of chocolates, think about putting a 2011 twist on your gift. Here are some unusual suggestions from our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo.
We crunched data for weeks to come up with the predictions on our list of 12 things that will cost less in 2011. The story got out there far and wide, and now we've teamed up with Mint.com to bring you an illustrated version with a cool infographic. Check it out!
When a leading marketing research company applied some new science to the age-old question of "what brands do you like?" it came up with some unusual answers. Find out what six years of study and $8 million found out about why men shop differently than women.
Forget the roses. What will really say I love you, and will create a memory that will last forever, is a Valentine's Day experience. There are great options all over the country, and we've rounded up the best of them for you to choose from.
Wondering what it takes to make it to the top of the list of retailers liked on Facebook? A million likes? 10 million likes? We've got a list of the top 10 in order, and you'll be surprised at the number of followers at the top of the list.
Picking a TV to buy is a lot like getting married — you're going to be spending a lot of time together in your house, and you hope it will last forever. To help you pick a TV mate, dealnews has created its own version of a dating game (because we know what you're really thinking about when you hear about ultra-slim displays). Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
Even if you are not a Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers fan, your heart is telling you to Go Green this Super Bowl Sunday, as in, root for the environment. But how do you get a room full of partying jocks to follow your lead? Try these 10 plays.
If you are one of the millions easily lured by free offers, stop and think for a minute about what's behind these deals so you don't spend more than you intend. We've dug into the psychology of free to keep you safe from being scammed.
Big screens require a big budget. Or so we used to think. Recent data we've collected shows that in the past 12 months, name-brand 55" LCDs — the especially top-of-the-line models with built-in 3D — have plummeted in price. Find out by how much.
Do you ever balk at trying on clothes at a store — especially bathing suits and other intimates — because you just don't want to get naked? Technology is coming to your aid! Check out this virtual fitting room that allows you to try on clothes in the comfort of your own home, without even taking your clothes off.
Stuck at home this winter while the weather is blustery? Now's the time to take a look at the way you are dealing with the cold, and we've got suggestions for improvement, from the type of rock salt you use to the drafty spaces under your doors to cozy hot chocolate you can order online.
Stuck in the snow? With most flights not going anywhere, and the winter not even half over, you know that even if you haven't been delayed so far this winter, you likely will be at some point. Here's some advice we rounded up to help you get through the experience.
Ever wonder what it's like to be one of the businesses giving out a Groupon deal? Are you flooded with customers within minutes? Does it cost tons of money? Is it worth the hype? We've got the behind-the-scenes story of one dating service that is living the dream.
Standard shipping not good enough for you? Tired of paying extra for overnight delivery? Amazon is on the verge of expanding a pilot program to deliver products directly to your doorstep in trucks, bypassing all mail services. Intrigued? We've got the details.
U.S. marshals got tipped off to a warehouse full of illegal Pillow Pets in New York, making for interesting reading on a snow day. We wrote about the dilemma over Pillow Pets and fakes this fall, and put together a fun Kung Fu video to illustrate the point.
Imagine walking into a store and being greeted by a clerk that knows your name and is able to help you find what you want in the store with the swipe of a few screens — and if they don't have what you want, to order it to be delivered. This is the future of retail, and it's here now...
Nobody wants to get ripped off, but you especially don't want to get duped when you are trying to do a good deed. So if you want to put your money where you heart is and give to charities, make sure to follow these tips to avoid getting scammed.
The Verizon iPhone becoming a reality did nothing to stem the tide of rumors. In fact, we've not seen this many iRumors all together, in one place, since iRumor Con '09. That was not a real event, but you can imagine it, can't you?! Anyway. Enjoy our latest Rumor Roundup. You'll be glad you did!
Great service keeps customers spending money, so in today's economy, getting an award for having the best customer service is like winning an Oscar. Find out this year's top 10 and find out why customers think these companies are better than all the rest.
We all know that 3D TV hasn't caught on. Do you blame it on the geeky glasses? The lack of interesting programming? The price? There is an even more important factor that most people don't consider, and we've got the scoop on that from our 3D expert, and how that reason is going to affect prices.
Doesn't 50,000 gallons of water sound like a lot? It sure does to us, and that why we think you shouldn't waste that much of it anymore! Follow these 8 simple tips for saving water and you'll be swimming in praise from Mother Nature.
Research continues to pour in that people are using their mobile phones to do all kinds of shopping activities except actually buying stuff. eBay is hoping to turn the tide with a combo of apps. Find out how they are trying to change the game.
If you've ever wondered what Star Wars would look like if it had been made with modern technology, you won't have to wait much longer. George Lucas is in the middle of a secret effort to re-make the film in 3D. How much is it costing? Can they really make Princess Leia's hologram now? Will you like it? We've got the answers.
We met up with omnipresent Chris Brogan, social media expert and author of Trust Agents, at CES and got him to tell us some of his best bargain-hunting tips on social media. It's all about who you follow.
With a new gig hosting the find-a-TV-star competition on the Oprah Winfrey Network, you'd think Carson Kressley wouldn't have to shop for anything. But the former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy stylist is a devoted bargain hunter. Find out his secrets …
Can't make it to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas on February 6? Then you need a great TV! If you're thinking about a 3D model, you'll want to see what we found out about watching the Super Bowl in 3D, and if you'd even want to.
Our adventurous dealnews writer Ashely Watson braved the snow, the dogs and traffic to help deliver your holiday packages. Ever wonder what life is like for UPS drivers? We've got the behind-the-scenes tale.
You're going to be hearing a lot about 3D TV advances at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, but you won't hear the answer to the biggest question: When can you buy a 3D TV that doesn't require glasses. Lucky for you, we've got the answer.
Despite all the advances in digital technology and smartphone apps, many of us are still clipping coupons and organizing printable discounts in old-fashioned file folders. There's a new service that attempts to make this obsolete. With a new set of expanded offerings, is it time to join Offermatic?
If Rowland Hussey Macy were living during the Internet age, he might have picked a more search-engine friendly name for his store, like his modern-day compatriots who pick names such as drugstore.com and shoebuy.com. But what about the intrepid few Internet-based retailers who still choose creative URLs? We've got the story on how 15 of these companies got their names.
The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off today, and technology buffs everywhere are panting to see what magnificent new gizmos will be introduced. We've got a reporter on the floor of the convention to bring you the latest news, starting with a shift in focus away from 3D TV and onto tablets.
If you want to set the gold standard for shopping on your phone in 2011, then you don't want to miss these 10 apps and mobile sites. Some of them you will have heard of, others will be real hidden gems for your perusal.
You get a 2-for-1 deal with this list of 11 resolutions for 2011 — you can save money and save the earth. Our Greed Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo, offers up simple tips that can really add up, putting extra money in your wallet and keeping more trash out of landfills.
What deals really got you salivating in 2010? We dug through mounds of data to figure out the most popular deals of 2010 based on our internal tracking of "hotness" and found a few surprises. Come browse through what you thought were the best deals of 2010.