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I Changed 3 Grocery Shopping Habits and Saved $4,800

Jun 26, 2022

This busy mom and business owner made three simple changes to the way she shopped for groceries and saved $400 each month—almost $5,000 per year. Getty Images, via sharitamhumphrey.com Households across the country are feeling the financial squeeze of higher grocery prices. American families are dealing with food shortages and the highest inflation numbers at the grocery store that we’ve seen in 40 years. Everything from bacon and eggs to bread and juice costs a lot more than it did ...read more

20 Best History Documentaries to Stream Now

Jun 26, 2022

RD.com, via Netflix (2), via Hulu History comes alive They say unless we learn from it, history repeats itself. Luckily, these history documentaries, which cover the wars, politics, culture, and events that led us to where we are now, can open your mind to the happenings of the past. These films, many of which are award winners, bring history to life and relate it to current events. They provide valuable context, putting the present in perspective and helping us prepare for the futu ...read more

40 of the Coolest Things to Buy Online Right Now

Jun 26, 2022

via merchant (3) Here’s our PSA for today: Shopping should be fun. Sometimes, we need to treat ourselves to a little pick-me-up. The Internet is a vast, wonderful place filled with unlimited items to satisfy your every whim. But navigating the never-ending options can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help. We rounded up cool things to buy that are the perfect mix of beautiful, unusual, and quirky but life-changingly useful. How we chose the coolest things to buy online We scour ...read more

Do Dogs Actually Watch TV?

Jun 26, 2022

If you’ve ever wondered whether dogs watch TV and which shows they like best, you’re in the right place! Here’s the answer to this canine mystery. Have you ever been cuddled on the couch with your dog and noticed him fixate on something on the TV? Maybe it’s another dog, a bird, or some other animal, or just some action taking place in your favorite TV show or movie. It sure looks like your pup is watching TV, but is it your imagination? We know that dogs experience color and light di ...read more

50 Most Horrible Executions The Humanity Has Witnessed

Jun 26, 2022

1 Mazzatello Mazzatello was a method of execution wherein the head of the condemned was smashed with a huge mallet. It is one of the most brutal methods of execution ever devised, requiring minimal skill on the part of the executioner and superhuman acquiescence by the victim. This method of execution was reserved for crimes that were considered "especially loathsome." 2. Burning at the stake as a method of execution has been practiced since Babylonia and ancient Israel ...read more

The Curse of the Hope Diamond

Jun 26, 2022

The Hope Diamond’s story begins over a billion years ago, when carbon under immense pressure formed the larger diamond from which the Hope Diamond would spring. Not only was the mother stone large, but it was given a rare blue color due to the presence of high amounts of the element boron within the carbon. The diamond’s story in human hands, as well as the origins of the alleged curse that goes with it, has murky beginnings that date back to the 1600s. French gem merchant Jean-Baptiste ...read more

5 Things You Should Know – Part 462

Jun 26, 2022

Here are 5 things you should know. 1. Under the US Labor Law, 100% of tips have to be paid to workers. It’s illegal for employers to take your tips. There are state laws still in existence that say the employer can confiscate tips if they pay you a direct minimum wage. The federal law prohibiting this went into effect in April 2021. So these state laws are obsolete and unenforceable. The employer is totally prohibited from confiscating or dipping into tip money. They can deduct card fee ...read more

The Calutron Girls: the Women Who Helped Build the Bomb

Jun 24, 2022

They came in their thousands: young women from across rural Tennessee, fresh out of high school, drawn by the promise of good pay, cheap rent, and a chance to do their part for the war effort – women like 19-year-old Gladys Owens and Ruth Huddleston. One by one they  stepped off trains and buses and entered the mysterious town of Oak Ridge, a sprawling complex along the Clinch River which had seemingly sprung up overnight and whose purpose was a closely-guarded secret. Indeed, an oppress ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #754

Jun 24, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 753, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. Mary Anning was an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who discovered, with her brother, the first ichthyosaur fossil at age 12. She would go on to discover many more fossils and revolutionize the science of paleontology. However, due to being a woman in the early 1800s, she rarely received full credit for her discoveries. – Source 2. Wells Fargo was forced by the feds to rehire a wh ...read more

10 Best Dog Toys on Amazon—from a Pet Expert

Jun 24, 2022

via merchant Lambchop Plush Dog Toy This adorable Lambchop dog toy celebrates the iconic Sheri Lewis hand puppet, and several squeakers in each paw and the body provide extra wag appeal. With more than 34,000 Amazon ratings, this inexpensive $5 toy ranks number one among plush toys. For dogs that tear out squeakers as part of the fun, you can get a two-pack and have a second backup toy on hand. You’ll also want to check out these pet products and best dog toys Amazon offers that ...read more