You may get a great deal on a new blazer at fast-fashion megastores like H&M, but navigating the aisles can monopolize an entire afternoon. Here, Andrea Howe, the founder of style blog FortheLoveOf.net, shares five tips for an easier shopping experience.
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When it comes to sheets, cotton is king (and queen and full and twin). In other words: It’s the best. But how do the various types of cotton differ? Here’s your answer. Top-of-the-line sheets are 100 percent Egyptian cotton. Second best is 100 percent pima cotton, also known by the trademarked name Supima. If a label says simply, “100 percent cotton,” […]
Many major retailers have announced that they are opening their deal-filled doors on Thanksgiving Day and not waiting until 12 a.m. on Black Friday. This news has been met with both deal-seekers’ glee and traditionalists’ scorn (there’s even a petition from a Target employee). Here’s a sample schedule to prove that 8 p.m. is the new 12 a.m: Target: Opening Thursday […]
Have you ever considered buying food at the dollar store? If not, you might want to give it a try. Our experts recommend looking for packaged food (like baking mixes) that have a long shelf life. Just check the expiration dates and make sure it’s something you’ll use before it goes bad. With birthday parties and bake sales on the […]
I am having a problem at home. No, not that kind—my husband and I are still on speaking terms, even if it is 95 degrees in most rooms of our house. The problem is that we are doing a gigantic, and gigantically expensive, project in our yard, and we are getting horrendous service from the Fancy Nationally Known Company that […]
Studies show that you spend more when you browse the grocery store aisles with a growling stomach. But sometimes a you can’t avoid doing your weekly shopping when hungry. To avoid blowing your entire paycheck on convenience foods you don’t really need, use this trick. Once you get to the store make a beeline to the free sample stations. Test […]
Trying to save some money? You might actually be able to save on produce by shopping at your local ethnic grocery store. Do a little comparison shopping, on items like avocados, mangoes, limes, and red onions to see how much you can save. For all other produce, buying when in season can save you around 10 to 15 percent. What […]