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Turning the Other Chic: 8 Little Luxuries for Under $100

Fountain pens, watches, even fancy toilet paper: you don't have to break the bank to treat yourself. These 8 luxury items are all affordable, and totally unnecessary.

Rumor Roundup: Is the Apple Watch Water-Resistant?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watches, Apple Cars, GoPro Cameras, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

How to Get 1 Month of Amazon Prime for Free

If you're Prime delivery is late, Amazon's fine print grants you a free month of Prime, up to 12 times. DealNews tests out this guarantee, and we hear from our readers.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

5 Ways YouTube Has Changed Shopping in its First 10 Years

Best known for cat videos, YouTube has also wildly altered how we buy music, experience ads, reach out to companies, and more. On the eve of its tenth birthday, we look at how the video-sharing site has changed retail.

POLL: Will Target's New Free Shipping Pull Customers From Amazon?

Great news for Target fans: the retailer is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more, half its previous $50 minimum.

Survey Finds Americans Will Never Cut These Budget Items

The NRF reveals that connectivity rules when it comes to American household spending priorities, but luxuries like jewelry and anything "high-end" are the first to go when money is tight.

8 'Zombie' Snack Foods That Came Back From the Dead

Twinkies, Crispy M&Ms, the Yumbo — sometimes dedicated fans are able to bring back popular discontinued foods. But like zombies, they aren't always exactly like they were before...

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Reebok, Saks OFF 5TH, Target

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Save an extra 30% in the Reebok outlet, take 20% off sitewide at Kohl's, and knock $50 off a $100 order at Advance Auto Parts.

NVIDIA Disabled GPU Overclocking, Then Reversed Its Decision When PC Gamers Freaked Out

A blazing fast video card can make the biggest PC gamer act giddy, but recently the modding practice became a bit controversial for top manufacturer, NVIDIA.

8 Foods That Will Be More Expensive This Spring

Eggs, fine wine, and grapefruit are just a few of the foods that could increase in price this spring. But there are some alternatives.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March

Spring is (hopefully) at our doorstep, and even if you're planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you'll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. From chocolates to iPads, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.

Rumor Roundup: How Expensive Will the Apple Watch Be?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Google, Predator, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Which Cardiovascular Workout Machine Is Right for You?

How do you choose between a treadmill, stationary bike, or other machines for a home workout? It depends on which muscle groups you want to work, how much joint pressure is acceptable, and even how much space you have — and of course, your budget.

Hulu Gets Exclusive Rights to CSI, Will Soon Have 14 Seasons for You to Binge

Crime drama addicts, take note. Hulu has just scored the rights to 14 seasons of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The exclusive agreement marks a first for CBS, which is traditionally protective with its current content, and could help Hulu distinguish itself in a cut-throat streaming market.

Ask an Editor: Are All-Inclusive Resorts Worth It?

Our readers asked, and we're answering: our travel editor says that if you want relaxation, the convenience and peace-of-mind provided by an all-inclusive resort's food and drink package is well worth the price tag.

Sling TV Adds More Channels and Movies... For More Money

Dish Network's Sling TV made headlines by providing streaming cable, notably ESPN, for $20 a month. But slow internet speeds and even that cost could make cable still the best bet. Do additional movie channels and VOD for an additional fee still sweeten the deal?

New FAA Restrictions Will Crush Your Dreams for Amazon Drone Delivery

The FAA posted proposed regulations for commercial drone use, and it's not looking good for Amazon's plans of using robots from the sky to delivery your packages.

VIDEO: What Would an Apple Car Be Like?

If the rumors we've been hearing are true, then Apple is working on an electric car! Our experts discuss how, exactly, Apple could possibly change cars as we know them.

How to Make Your Tablet Faster

Trimming the fat off your tablet's software is easier than you think. From deleting unused apps to eliminating background tasks, we've got six easy steps you can take to speed up your tablet experience.

Here's How You Can Get an Editors' Choice Travel Deal EVERY Monday

Looking for a bargain on a hotel deal? You could always keep your eyes peeled for the consistent flow of discounts, but if you're a planner, it might be as easy as logging on to BookIt every Monday.

5 Retro Products That Are Hot Again (And What They Cost Today)

It's fun to take a look at the vintage items that have come back against all odds, and get an idea of what they're worth today as opposed to back in the day. Here we present five examples of doin' the time warp, retail style.

TurboTax Returns After Security Breach, But Watch Out for Phishing Scams

TurboTax was forced to issue a brief shutdown last week, upon spotting a series of fraudulent returns made with its software. But now that it's back online, will you still trust it with your tax return?

Rumor Roundup: Is Apple Building a Car? Beast Gosling?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Microsoft, Zelda, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Target Ends Streaming Service You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Target Ticket received its pink slip this week. Launched by Target in September of 2013, the little-known video-on-demand service failed to gain traction with consumers and will be closing its virtual doors on March 7. Here's what you should know before Target pulls the plug.

A Morally Dubious Guide to Celebrating Valentine's Day on the Cheap

Valentine's Day is just so expensive. Flowers, chocolates, fancy dinners, jewelry, and a greeting card?! It's too much! Fret not, as we've come up with ways to save money on Valentine's Day effluvia and what-nots. And only some of them are illegal!

VIDEO: Would You Trust Google to Give Medical Advice?

Soon, you'll be able to Google a health condition and be presented with a list of symptoms. With one in 20 searches being health-related, is this just solving a need, or enabling hypochondriacs?

11 Gifts You Should Avoid on Valentine's Day

Few calendar days carry the pressure associated with Valentine's Day. To help you steer clear of any Valentine's Day mishaps, we've created a list of 11 Valentine's Day gifts you should avoid at all costs.

9 Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Romantic

Love-sick lads and lasses who are tired of shopping for chocolates and flowers will be inspired by ~!our selection of adorable alternatives to the more typical heart-filled and sweet-smelling Valentine's Day options. The spoils include a bouquet of unicorns (oh yes) and a pair of mittens that's been sickeningly crafted for two.

10 Fast Food 'Secret Menu' Items You Have to Try

If smoothies that taste like pink Starburst candy or burritos made with cheese quesadilla wraps sound mouthwatering, then you might want to take notes: We've rounded up several off-the-menu options at your favorite fast food joints.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the iPad Deal

Experts have been predicting a slowdown in tablet growth for quite some time, and no one is feeling it more than Apple, which holds the top spot amongst tablet manufacturers. But fewer iPads in the wild translates into an abundance of iPad deals from retailers. So what can consumers expect for 2015?

Rumor Roundup: G.I. Joe Twins? Apple Search Engine? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Samsung, the Olsen Twins, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!