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Better Versions of Things You Got for Christmas

December 30, 2015 |

So let's say that, hypothetically (completely and totally hypothetically), your family has no clue what to buy you for any occasion, so they buy what they think they should be buying you. Sometimes it's things along the lines of “Oh, ... Read More

Your Survival Guide to Last-Minute Shopping

December 15, 2015 |

Your mission objective: Assemble the present you (surprise!) need to buy for your sister's new boyfriend that you know nothing about.

Potential suppliers: your local Chinese food restaurant, one of 3 national chain gas stations, a potential movie theater open for ... Read More

The Worst Christmas Movies of All Time

December 14, 2015 |

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the plethora of Christmas-themed movies which invade our TV screens. We all have classics and new favorites that we look forward to watching year after year - It’s a Wonderful ... Read More

Gifts to Keep Your Children From Putting You in a Home

December 7, 2015 |

Bribery is the heart and soul of any family dynamic. There are millions of invisible transactions within your family -- you buy your grandma a Garfield calendar so she won't attempt to sleep on your bathroom floor again, you get ... Read More

5 Christmas Gifts That Will Make Your Pet Hate You

December 4, 2015 |

One of the most rewarding parts of life is screwing with our beloved pets. Sure, we've all made our hands look like crabs and wiggled it around our cat so that they attack us with tiny, murderous fury, but sometimes ... Read More

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Panicking Procrastinators

December 2, 2015 |

Well, here you are again. You swore this year would be different. You swore you were going to be organized. You swore this would never happen again. But it has happened again: it’s Christmas Eve or the night before ... Read More

The Absolute Best Cyber Monday Deals

November 30, 2015 |

The annual turkey celebration has passed, as well as the consumerist fever dream that is Black Friday. You've managed to make it through the weekend without being trampled to death by your fellow citizens, and maybe even managed to snag ... Read More

Cutthroat Tips for Black Friday Shopping

November 25, 2015 |

The insanity that is Black Friday shopping seems to grow every year. In fact, it’s not even technically correct to call it Black Friday anymore, since they don’t even let you swallow that last bite of pumpkin pie before rolling ... Read More

The 5 Best & Worst Return Policies

November 23, 2015 |

We've all had moments of regret, where we've had to return something, either due to manufacturer defect or personal defect (“no, I LOVE this black suede poncho with glitter horses along the bottom, how did you know that this was ... Read More

Best Chain Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner

November 18, 2015 |

Thanksgiving is a day for family and friends to come together around a bountiful dinner table to give thanks for everything they’ve received this year. Sounds great, right?

Well, unfortunately, Thanksgiving also usually comes with hours and hours of ... Read More

Family: Ranked

November 16, 2015 |

As Thanksgiving advances upon us with the subtlety of a concussed turkey, so too does the inescapable prospect of the Big Family Meal. Everybody assembles around the table, hands gripping the silverware like fighting daggers, eyes darting like panicked birds. It's ... Read More