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Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

'But Wait, There's More!': Reviews of 8 'As Seen on TV' Products

The product choices on late night infomercials are as copious as the number of cable channels these days, whether they claim to keep you warm on the couch or get your shoes on and off with ease. Here we present a roundup of eight products that live up to all the pitched promises — or don't! And if you're moved to buy something yourself, rest assured: satisfaction is guaranteed (so we've been told).

It's Finally National Coffee Day! Stores Offer Freebies and Discounts

To celebrate National Coffee Day today, a host of our favorite stores are promoting fair trade brews while offering free cups of Joe and some big discounts on the good stuff. Luckily for you addicts out there, we've listed some of the best of these offers to keep you alert, awake, and anxious while saving a cup-ful of bucks.

Keurig Will Raise K-Cup Prices by 9% as New DRM Machines Limit Competition

Coffee drinkers take note, the price of your morning brew is about to go up. Starting this November, Keurig will raise the cost of its K-cup packets by up to 9% while simultaneously launching new DRM-style machines that only work with Keurig-approved pods.

Move Beyond the Microwave: Basic Cookware Buying Guide

We cut through the noise to round up the basics – the most durable, versatile, and affordable cookware you need to get started. We even looked at where you might splurge, and when you might want more specialized products. Read below to see how to get the most value for basic cookware.

Serious Luxury: 7 Insanely Expensive Things for Your Home

Everyone loves to think about what they would buy if they won the lottery. So we've rounded up the most expensive luxuries for the home that we could find — as well as normally-priced dishwashers, fridges, and tubs, just for comparison.

Buy This, Not That: The 10 Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Moms are kind of like superheroes. They perform physical acts no ordinary human could, take care of everybody's needs before they're needed, and function on minimal sleep and gratitude. So how will you repay her this Mother's Day?

Kitchen 101: 7 Must Have Items to Jump Start Your Culinary Art

Just getting started in the kitchen, and don't know what you'll need? We spoke to some Chicago chefs to compile a list of must-have items for the beginning chef.

You Could Save Over $200 Buying These 10 Items When You Don't Need Them

Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. And yet many of these goods are so essential, we'd run out of the house bleary-eyed at 3 am to replace them. However, it's cheaper and easier to stock up on these items when you don't need them — and we've got the data to prove it! That's why we've rounded up a collection of items that you should always buy when you see a deal, even if you're still fully stocked at home.

From Leg Lamps to Moose Mugs: 10 Things We Want from Great Holiday Movies

Ever watch a holiday movie in which someone is given an awesome gift and you find yourself coveting it? It happens to us rather frequently, so we decided to put together this ultimate wish list based solely on items that are only available to people in holiday movies. (Mostly!)

Best Black Friday Home Goods: Save 15% at CB2, Black & Decker Vac for $30

Home, sweet convenient home. From a $10 overnight drop on a Black & Decker hand vac to the cheapest 14-piece Pyrex set we've seen this year, these Editors' Choice home good deals are all about establishing a new level of comfort and ease in your living space.

UPDATE: Why Wait? 11 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Score Right Now

With this year's Black Friday sales, merchants are going the extra mile and quietly dropping their prices days ahead of schedule, meaning you can score some of Black Friday's best deals right now. We've rounded up all the items we could find that were already marked down to their advertised Black Friday price or lower.

5 Devices That Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer Can't Live Without

We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.

Show Your Team Spirit with Football Game Day Party Must-Haves

Whether you don a cheese hat, wave a Terrible Towel, or hoist a foam finger, there are plenty of ways to show your team spirit at the stadium. Fortunately there are also other ways to root for your team at home, when you've got friends over watching the big game.

WTF: 10 of the Weirdest Products Ever

During a recent heat wave, we had a dream that we were in a glow-in-the-dark bed using cufflink cigarette lighters to set fire to the tail of a 12-foot inflatable spider. A moment of whimsy led us to Google the dream, and guess what! It was not so far-fetched after all! Subsequently we put together this list of weird and wonderful stuff you can buy that has made us gasp and giggle and shake our heads no less than 10 times.

Ways to Bring More Bacon Into Your Life

They say that money can't buy happiness, but money can buy bacon — and bacon is bliss. But how much bacon is too much? We wanted to see what life would be like if we indulged our every porky whim and incorporated bacon into all aspects of our daily life.

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee

As the winter melts away into a soggy spring, daylight savings has required us to push our clocks ahead an hour, and it's always a difficult thing at first, no matter its annual occurrence. To help get you going an hour earlier, we recommend an excellent cup of coffee each morning. Luckily, brewing the perfect cup of coffee doesn't require a degree in rocket science and isn't all that pricey, either.

Valentine's Day Gifts That Seem Expensive But Really Aren't

Valentine's Day is a time-honored celebration of love, and it's natural to want to give the world to those you love. But if your budget is thin this year, fret not! There are a variety of gifts you can buy that seem a lot more expensive than they really are.

5 Kitchen Deals: Best Home Depot Appliance Sale, 21-Piece Knife Set for $21

You may have noticed from your holiday entertaining that no matter where you want your guests to congregate, they always wind up in the kitchen. And it's that kind of attention that requires a well-stocked cupboard. Today's kitchen deals are varied and include nearly everything but the kitchen sink!

Starbucks Verismo Review and Price Breakdown: Is It Worth It?

This past fall, Starbucks debuted the Verismo line, its first series of automatic coffee and espresso makers that purportedly allow you to make drinks just like the international coffeehouse. Since the dealnews staff has its fair share of Starbucks coffee drinkers, we figured we were well suited to see how well the Verismo actually works.

Wine Accessories: Worth Pouring Your Money In To?

Whether for gifting to friends this holiday or sipping a celebratory glass post-holiday shopping, having wine around is essential this time of year. But having the wine on hand is only the first step in presenting it with the dignity it deserves. There are a number of gadgets and wine-related devices on the market today that serve the purposes of uncorking, aerating, and chilling wine — but which are worth your money?

Smoke, Fry, Roast, or Grill: Different Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Every Thanksgiving, families nationwide assemble around the table waiting for the most honored guest: the turkey. And every year it's a delicious meal, albeit not exactly the same; there are, after all, several ways to cook a turkey! Inside are our favorite methods to prepare and cook the Thanksgiving Day bird, and the tools required to do so. And with the big day just over a week away, now's the time to test out a new technique or two.

What to Expect from 2012 Labor Day Sales

For most Americans, Labor Day means the end of summer, but the first Monday in September also means big savings for bargain hunters. And even though Labor Day isn't considered a consumer holiday, retailers don't tend to miss any opportunity to offer sales. And Labor Day 2012 is no exception.

The Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo Gives Us His 5 Favorite Gadgets & Toys

Dick DeBartolo is a regular pop culture Renaissance Man: he's MAD magazine's "Maddest Writer"; he's written for the legendary Match Game; and he's appeared on Live with Regis and Kathy Lee more than 100 times. But he's best known as the Giz Wiz, the man behind the website and netcast of the same name. We asked the gadgets expert himself to name five of his recent favorite finds.

Hot Kitchen Deals: 20-Piece Flatware for $10, 15% off Pro Espresso Machines

We're already in August and yes, it's certainly too hot to be cooking. But what's also hot are these Editors' Choice kitchen deals on flatware, espresso machines, and more.

Dude, You Must Chill!: The Cost of Cooling Your Car When the A/C Goes AWOL

This summer's record-breaking heat has been making headlines for weeks. But what'll you do if the A/C in your car goes caput? Here are a few ways to stay cool in your car sans air conditioning.

The Right Father's Day Gifts for Every Dad

Not all Dads are created equal. Some play golf, others watch baseball. Some like to cook, others prefer fine dining. Some wear suits, some don sweats. But no matter what kind(s) of Dad(s) you've got in your life, Father's Day is that one day a year where the man who has everything deserves a little something more.

Mother, Mom, and Mommy: A Guide to Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Lady

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and trust us, even though she says she doesn't want anything, she will appreciate a token of your love for her on this day. What that token should be, however, really depends on the kind of lady your mother is. Here's our essential guide for selecting the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Tips for Turning Your Backyard Patch into a Garden of Eatin'

Start growing your own fruits and vegetables by turning a small patch of your backyard or neighborhood vacant lot into a farming powerhouse. To get started, and keep things green and economical, we've put together some tips on how to grow your own vegetable garden.

Bargain Bed and Bath Deals: 20% off Bath & Body Works, Bed Sheets for $18

Don't feel bad if a few of those New Year's resolutions have already bitten the dust. It's hard to get excited about running 45 minutes on a treadmill, and pinching pennies isn't enjoyable. But shopping to spruce up the home? Now there's a self-improvement regimen that's actually fun to keep. We've found five great deals on decorating and sprucing up both your bath and boudoir.

Inspired Valentine's Day Gifts: Save Money, Earn Brownie Points

Instead of the safe flowers-and-chocolate Valentine's route, take a non-traditional approach to gift-giving this year. Since our atypical options are less in-demand than those Cupid-spattered gifts, you'll not only get a better value for your money, but you'll also be offering up a nice, thoughtful surprise. Here are some more inspired Valentine's Day gift ideas.

Come and Get It! 5 Kitchen Goods Deals: Cookware, Knives, and more

There's nothing like a bowl of hot soup and warm bread on a cold winter's afternoon. Instead of ordering in (because who really wants to venture out into the January streets), why not try out a new recipe or two. Missing a few tools of the trade from your kitchen aresenal? You're in luck, for we have five kitchenware deals — on cookware, appliances, knives, and more — that will make for some excellent meals to come.