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9 Times Fast Food Went Healthy... And We Hated It!

Fast food restaurant attempts to lure in more customers with "healthy" options are often huge failures. Here are nine times they tried to offer us something better, only to have it bomb!

Best Freebies: Cool Off With Free Tea From Starbucks

In the throes of a sweltering summer, you can still kick off your weekend right with tasty treats to keep your cool. Plus, score a free video game to entertain yourself indoors this weekend. Find this and iced tea infusions, soft-serve ice cream, and more in our roundup of the week's best freebie deals.

9 Kitchen Tools That Are Completely Useless (or Totally Useful?)

How valuable is a garlic press? Or an asparagus steamer? Here, we make the case for (and against) purchasing controversial kitchen tools. See if you agree!

10 Surprising Things You Can Do With a Blender

You don't have to be a kitchen wizard to make good use of your blender. From cooking to composting, you can get a lot of mileage out of this simple small appliance. Here are 10 things you never realized you could do with a blender.

10 ThinkGeek Sale Items You Totally Need

Whether you're a science nerd, gaming fan, or movie geek, this sale is totally relevant to your interests: ThinkGeek is taking up to 75% off more than 250 items during its Summer Sale. Here's 10 buys that'll give your space some extra personality.

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Buying a Swimsuit Online

Although we were skeptical of the web's ability to deliver a well-fitted swimsuit, our expert shoppers have some top tips on how you can avoid the pitfalls and get pool-ready from the comfort of your home.

Don't Sweat It! 9 Tips for Getting Air Conditioning on a Budget

While we may take air conditioning for granted, it's generally an expensive luxury. With these tips on how to choose an air conditioner and maximize its effectiveness, you can keep those AC costs under control.

10 Great Deals From Crate & Barrel's Outdoor Furniture Clearance Sale

If you still haven't gotten your summer patio situation sorted, what are you waiting for? Crate & Barrel is cutting up to 50% off select outdoor furniture. It's the biggest discount we've seen on these items since last year, so we've rounded up 10 of the best deals from the sale.

"Green" Cleaning Products Aren't That Expensive — But Aren't Always Green

Health and environmental concerns can lead many to choose green cleaning products. But can you afford it, and are they actually better for the environment? We compare traditional vs. eco-friendly cleaners.

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married

Talking about money long before you say "I do" will put your relationship on the path to a solid financial foundation. Here are four steps to get the pre-marriage money conversation going, and five financial topics to discuss once you want to delve deeper.

9 Top Picks for Outdoorsy Dads From Cabela's Father's Day Sale

Dads are tough to shop for, but it's really no excuse to skip Father's Day, especially when Cabela's is taking up to 70% off a selection of apparel, tools, and outdoor and camping gear. during If your dad is a total mother nature's son, here are nine gift ideas he'll love.

6 Subscriptions Your Pet Wants From PetSmart

If you have a pet, chances are you've made one or two late-night runs to the store to grab food or litter. Pet lovers, there's a better way! PetSmart is taking an extra 20% off select pet essentials when you choose to autoship a subscription. Here's six pet subscriptions that'll make your life easier today.

National Donut Day Is Here! Here's How to Get Free Donuts at Krispy Kreme

Happy National Donut Day! Read on for all the places you'll need to visit today if you want to take full advantage of this food holiday's sweet freebies.

11 Great Gifts for Grads That Are Actually Useful

Whether your graduate is heading off to college or into the workforce, get them a gift they'll actually use. Trust us: The last thing they want is another copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go!

7 Best Buys From Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale

For tech aficionados and casual entertainment seekers alike, Best Buy is a fun place to browse. So it's pretty exciting when Best Buy's Memorial Day Deals go live — there's something for everyone. We've rounded up seven items probably on your wishlist that are now available at a discount.

How I Save $600 a Year on Cat Food Using Amazon Prime

Have a few furry family members? Find out how to save on pet food using Subscribe & Save, the Amazon Prime Credit Card, and even subscription plans at other websites.

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.

9 Top Picks From Home Depot's Memorial Day Sale to Keep You Busy This Summer

The downtime of summer is a perfect opportunity to do all those things you never seem to have time for during the rest of the year. Whether that means completing projects or making your own seasonal fun, Home Depot has you covered as it cuts up to 37% off a selection of patio furniture, grills, garage storage, tools, and more during its Memorial Day Sale. Here are 9 items suited to various summer activities.

10 Things You Should Throw Away Right Now

Throwing something away isn't always a bad thing. From filters to medicines, we're rounding up the household objects you should remove or replace today. Some might surprise you, so get ready to check those labels!

Buyer Beware: This Burger King BOGO Coupon Is Too Good to Be True

Burger King has recently come under fire for reportedly inflating Croissan'wich prices whenever a coupon is used. Now, a Maryland woman has filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant chain to make it pay for what she says is a scam.

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.

23 Easy Ways to Spring-Clean Your Finances

Cleaning up your finances can only help your life run more smoothly. And what better time to do it than when you're already cleaning your home? Here's 23 easy ways to master your money.

Whoa! These 7 Reversible Comforter Sets From Macy's Only Cost $19 Each

There's never been a better time to indulge in new bedding to update your bedroom style. Until May 7, Macy's offers select comforter sets for $18.74 each. Here are seven reversible sets, so you'll get not one, but two new looks for your money.

5 Great Bourbons You Can Buy for the Kentucky Derby at $20 or Less

What's the best bourbon for crafting affordable mint juleps? To help you get prepped for the Kentucky Derby, the DealNews team undertook a blind tasting of five bourbons under $20. Read on to find your perfect sip!

The Best Buys of May Are More Than Memorial Day Sales!

From Mother's Day to Memorial Day, May is a busy month for retailers and shoppers alike. But before you purchase a new grill or try on any summer apparel, you'll want to read our guide, which points out some of the best (and worst) products to buy this month.

Surprise Mom With Quirky, Under $30 Mother's Day Gifts From Amazon

There's nothing wrong with giving your mom flowers, a card, or other such predictable gifts for Mother's Day. But wouldn't you love to show her that you put some thought into her gift? If so, Amazon is your friend as it discounts a selection off-beat finds during its Mother's Day Sale. Here are 10 picks to suit all sorts of moms.

9 Teas to Help You Unwind Before Bed

Staring at a bright screen is the worst way to get your body ready for sleep! Instead, try a soothing cup of tea when you're ready to wind down. Teavana is offering free shipping sitewide, so here are nine tasty teas to help you start a new relaxation routine.

15 Easter Candies You Can Buy on Sale NOW, Ranked

Easter candy only comes around once a year, and now that it's the Monday after the holiday, it's time to hit up the candy sales. We look at which items are worth the trip to the seasonal aisle — and which ones you're better off avoiding.

10 Patio Picks to Get Your Backyard Ready to Party

Ready to put together the backyard party space of your dreams? Of course you are. Sears is taking up to 40% off a selection of patio furniture and outdoor items, and you can jump-start your patio paradise with our picks.

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.

Get the Little Ones Ready for Spring (and Summer) with Disney

Travel? Downtime? Athletic pursuits? However your kids will spend their days for the next few months, the Disney Store has you covered with up to 60% off select items during its Swell Sale. Here are 11 buys to ensure your spring and summer go smoothly.
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