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About Ryan Boyd

Rack Up The Savings While Working Out

January 20, 2016 |

There are about a million and one fitness apps on the market for tech-savvy runners, and it can be pretty overwhelming to pick the right one for you and your workout style -- not least because the process of running ... Read More

90s Pop Songs Tom Waits Should Cover

January 11, 2016 |

Tom Waits is a gravel-voiced, porkpie-hatted muppet who appears to have shuffled out of the pages of a Raymond Chandler novel -- a carny trickster god full of spiders and strange chemicals who writes lyrics like "There's a moon in ... Read More

Ferris Bueller's Biggest Mistakes

January 6, 2016 |

Being a plucky, charming teen in 1980s Chicagoland sounds like a bowl of cherries. Your parents are as observant as a basket of blind kittens, your principal's efforts to make you repeat your senior year are constantly stymied, and your ... Read More

Five Absolutely True Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers

December 16, 2015 |

You've been swatting away Star Wars spoilers like malaria-carrying mosquitoes, holing up in an underground bunker where no ill-timed online reveals can ever find their way to your eyeparts. But this is your buddy Ryan talking, and I know that ... 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

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

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

Unlikely Black Friday Sales

November 4, 2015 |

When Black Friday rolls around yet again, you'll have already prepped for sales on media and furniture and clothing. You'll be staking out Best Buy and Target like a cop on the edge waiting for the perp to slip, only the perp is ... Read More

10 Impressive Mustaches for Movember

November 2, 2015 |

Movember is a movement dedicated to raising awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity through the cunning use of mustaches. Mustaches themselves have largely gone the way of mullets and velour tracksuits, but now we have ... Read More

Train Hard, Buy Smarter

October 30, 2015 |

1. Check the Promo Page

Promotional Discounts and Sale Items always has a great promo (or ten) going. Just check out their promotions page.

2. 115% Low Price Guarantee

Find a product for less at a competitor’s website, within ... Read More

Damien from The Omen is The Worst Roommate

October 26, 2015 |

Millennials living in major metropolitan areas are in the unenviable position of having to either find a roommate to share the staggering rent or quietly arrange the death of a wealthy relative and learn how to retroactively insert their names ... Read More