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These 13 Foods Aren't What You Think They Are

With the recent discovery that wood pulp was being used as a filler in grated Parmesan cheese, you might be wondering what else you're inadvertently eating. Here's a list of 13 foods that are often mislabeled, misnamed, or simply misunderstood.

DIY Home Improvement is Blowing Up! Get the Most Out of It

Homeowners are going shopping, and that's a big shot in the arm for DIY home improvement as a business. Here's look at how that trend is playing out nationwide.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

Find out how to get non-traditional gifts for Mom, spring clothing deals for Memorial Day, and more in our May buying guide. But hold off on Apple laptops, as big changes mean deals are just around the corner.

You Won't Believe What Expensive Farm-to-Table Restaurants Really Serve

The movement toward locally sourced food and ingredients has become increasingly popular in recent years, and chefs and use it to justify pricey menu items. However, a new investigation found many restaurant's claims were totally fake.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

Today is National Pretzel Day! Find Free Pretzels!

National food holidays usually result in at least a small handful of shops or restaurants giving the celebratory food item away for free. Today is National Pretzel Day, and sure enough there are places to score a free snack today.

10 Drugstore Buys That Are Better Than High-End Options

If you want to look your best without maxing out your credit card, skip the department store and opt for less-expensive drugstore products. Whether you need to stock up on hair dye, makeup, or shampoo, these 10 beauty essentials will appeal to your wallet and your inner style maven.

What to Expect From 2016 Mother's Day Deals

We've delved into the archives to take a look at the very best Mother's Day deals from the past few years. Ditch the pricey flowers and opt for a more imaginative, penny-pinching gift — like tech, fragrances, and more.

9 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Quiet Update to the Retina MacBook

A brand new version of the 12" MacBook will soon be available, and it will come with some snazzy new features, colors, and other performance specs that might convince some holdouts to finally upgrade to Apple's newest line of Macs. So is it worth trading in your old laptop for the new MacBook?

Today's Best Eco-Friendly Freebies for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, which means you have the chance to bag some eco-friendly freebies. Check out our list of free online games for kids, glass straw giveaways with a purpose, and more.

Rumors: Bye Bye VW Beetle? Bye Bye Dr. Pepper?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Dr. Pepper, Volkswagen, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Aren't

Mom might say she doesn't care how much you spend on her gift this year, but can you take that risk? From pearls to perfume, here are some affordable Mother's Day gift ideas that will impress her without putting a strain on your wallet — and no one has to know.

5 Ways Kids Stress Your Finances (and What You Can Do About it)

DealNews' recent survey taught us a lot about the financial stress facing families today. Not surprisingly, having kids is crazy expensive; but would you believe it also breeds a sunnier outlook on money matters?

Nest Disabling Revolv: Can We Trust "Lifetime Guarantees" and the Internet of Things?

Revolv smart hubs are about to go dark. While subscribers knew this was coming, Nest's move seems to have shaken the faith users had in the Internet of Things.

The Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide: Get the Best Deals on Household Essentials!

It's not all in your head: Your grocery bill really is more expensive these days. But all hope isn't lost. We'll show you all the ways to save on groceries, no matter how you shop, and whether you buy online, in bulk, during sales, or cashing in on coupons.

Spend More on These 10 Items Now and You'll Save Big in the Long Term

Though we love paying less, sometimes it's actually cheaper in the long run to buy a high-quality item that will need less repair and replacement, even if it's more expensive up front. Plus, even high-priced items go on sale! Here are 10 things worth splurging on now.

A Cheapskate's Morally Dubious Guide to Weddings: 9 Ways to Save Big

Weddings are expensive. We're here to help you trim as much wasteful expenditure as you possibly (though sometimes illegally) can, so you can have your wedding cake and eat it, too.

4 Essential Power Saws For Every Home Workshop

You've probably got a hand saw or two in your workshop, but power tools are an investment. Do you really need to go cordless? Should you get a portable table saw? We look at how to get the most versatile, useful, and affordable power saws.

Find the Best Home Security System for Your Money

You already take care to shop smart and hunt for the best deals — what about protecting what you bring home? From traditional systems to connected cameras you can monitor on your phone, homeowners have tons of affordable security options these days.

What Kind of Road Bicycle is Right for You?

Finding the perfect road bike depends on whether you want to commute, exercise, tour, or all of the above. We look at frames, tires, and where to get the best deals on road bicycles.

Now You Can Get Breakfast at Taco Bell For Just $1

Taco Bell has unveiled ten breakfast items that will be available nationwide for just a buck. But two popular breakfast items had to be eliminated. Did your favorites make the cut?

Staples Rewards Members Just Lost a Major Perk

Most retailers require a minimum purchase before an order can bag free shipping. Staples was one of the holdouts, offering members of its rewards program unlimited free shipping on every order. Now, the policy has changed, and members are required to spend at least $14.99 before they qualify.

Which of These 5 Types of Lawn Mower Is Best for You?

From manual to gas-powered to self-propelled, buying the right lawn mower has a lot to do with your budget, your lawn, and the amount of maintenance you want.

The Starbucks Rewards Program Is Changing and Some People Are NOT Happy About It

Starbucks has had a customer rewards program in place for years now, and once again they're getting ready to roll out some changes. Are you excited about the changes?

PUNch Up Your Oscar Party Menu With These ReciPUNs

Your friends are apt to stay at your Oscar party longer if you provide a nice spread of food! We've got you covered with a whole pun-filled menu of foods for each of the Academy Award-nominated films, with recipes included!

Leap Day Freebies & Deals: Free T-Shirts, Desserts, and Cheap Lobsters!

Whether you were born on a Leap Day (or are just inspired by Kenneth Parcell to celebrate it), you can treat yourself to a selection of Leap Day freebies and deals, including a free T-shirt and desserts, and some discounted lobsters.

Toasty Travel Deals: Myrtle Beach Resorts from $39, $9 Week-Long Car Rentals

Winter is winding down (in some places anyway), and that means it's time to book a spring vacation. Hawaiian vacations and Caribbean cruises continue to be very popular, but roundtrip airfares to India are also showing some deep discounts. Whatever you prefer, be sure to check out the week's best travel deals.

5 Power Tools That Every Home Should Have

Hand tools are reliable and affordable, but they can make certain tasks lengthy and painful. These five power tools will get you through a wide variety of home repairs and projects.

Here's the Truth About Those 'Environmentally Friendly' Bamboo Textiles

Bamboo fabric has grown to be pretty popular over the last few years, mainly due to its supposed eco-friendly properties. But does it really live up to those claims? And is it even really bamboo?

Post Presidents' Day Sales: Savings Abound!

Happy post Presidents' Day, deal-seekers! If you managed to miss the sales over the long weekend, no worries! We've got you covered with some excellent post Presidents' Day sales you can take advantage of now. Discounts on apparel, tech, and more found here!

Free Candy & Car Washes: 8 Examples of Super Customer Service

Most tales of customer service stories are complaints, but what about the others? From lifetime service to enticing freebies, these companies lead in keeping customers happy.

Should You Get a Tempur-Pedic or Memory Foam Mattress?

If you're shopping for a new mattress, chances are you've noticed that there's a huge price difference between your basic innerspring mattress and a high-end memory foam one. Let's look at just what memory foam offers, and then you can decide whether memory foam's cost makes sense for your budget.