The average daily hotel room rate in the United States is $106 for a double room, according to STR global, a company that tracks hotel-industry data. Factor in peak summertime prices in addition to all the expenses associated with travel–transportation, food, entertainment–and that’s a lot of cash to fork over for a weekend trip.
Got a case of the Mondays? Take a deep breath and unwind with a relaxing bubble bath tonight–no special products needed. Here, two recipes made with household staples.
School’s almost out for summer—which means beach vacations, trips to the amusement park, barbecues, and afternoons holed up in the movie theater will soon be upon us. The question: How can you enjoy all the fun without emptying your wallet? Start with these four tips, then share your own savings secrets in the comments.
It’s tempting to hit the snooze button a few times, hop in the shower, and then quickly blow-dry your soaking wet tresses before running out the door, but you could be causing damage to otherwise healthy hair. Wet hair not only takes longer to style, but dripping locks are more elastic and, therefore, more prone to breakage from the tug of the brush.
To instantly distinguish a hard-boiled egg from an uncooked one in the carton without cracking it, add a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the water when you’re boiling them.
Got a promotion? Don’t toss those old business cards. Instead, stack outdated cards in a small bowl or holder next to the phone, and use the backside as scrap paper.
Picking out a bottle of wine should be simple enough, but finding the right one among endless aisles of bottles can be intimidating. Here’s how to take the stress out of your shopping trip.