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7 mistakes to avoid while dyeing your hair at home

Emily O'Brien  |  May 3, 2023

Dyeing your hair at home can lead to a bevy of mistakes, so take these tips into account before you grab your next bottle of at-home dye.

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Get 50% off an end table kennel and more at Amazon’s Pet Day sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 2, 2023

At Amazon's Pet Day sale, you can pick up some great deals, like 40% off a Shark robot vacuum or 60% off a deshedding tool.

Use these 4 tips to apply liquid eye shadow like a pro

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 28, 2023

Liquid eyeshadow may require a bit of a learning curve, but with a few tricks, you'll be a pro in no time.

Candy company owner donates 133,000 Rum and Butter bars to charities, churches and fire departments

Kathleen St. John  |  April 28, 2023

After pandemic supply issues left her with a huge stock of candy bars she couldn't sell to stores, a candy shop owner had to get creative.

Jennifer Garner shared her favorite moisturizer and it’s only $20

Lauren Alexander  |  April 26, 2023

You can get Jennifer Garner's moisturizer of choice, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, for under $20 on Amazon.

You can buy an island for about $185,000

Scripps News  |  April 26, 2023

Barlocco Island is located off the southern coast of the Scottish mainland and only accessible by boat during high tide.

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These are the best things to buy in May

Emily O'Brien  |  April 25, 2023

Certain retailers will be offering great deals this May associated with Mother's Day, Memorial Day and other timely holidays.

Lyft to lay off around 1,200 people to cut costs

Scripps News  |  April 24, 2023

Lyft, which has for years trailed its competitor Uber, had invested in food delivery and its ride-hailing business before things took a turn.

Bed Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy protection amid struggles

Scripps News  |  April 24, 2023

The company says Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY stores and websites are still open and serving customers.

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These vehicles are the most-targeted by catalytic converter thieves

John Matarese  |  April 24, 2023

It’s something many drivers never think about until it’s stolen: the catalytic converter on their cars. But it contains precious metals that are getting more and more expensive. Thieves are getting big paydays by stealing them. A new report shows…

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How you can find a lost phone even if it’s turned off

Emily O'Brien  |  April 21, 2023

Your options are limited when you lose your phone, but you can at least try to figure out your phone's last location.

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This Mario Badescu face serum is a fave of Martha Stewart’s

Emily O'Brien  |  April 21, 2023

The media mogul claims to use an inexpensive vitamin C serum to keep her skin looking youthful and fresh at 81 years old.

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Ikea plans to invest billions U.S. market, including new stores

Marie Rossiter  |  April 21, 2023

Ikea's U.S. expansion will add more stores and more jobs as the company continues to offer affordable flat-pack furniture.

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Facebook users can get a piece of its $725 million privacy payout

Scripps News  |  April 20, 2023

Anyone who had a Facebook account between May 24, 2007, and Dec. 22, 2022, can sign up to receive a share of the settlement payment.

Amazon will start charging for returns that go through UPS stores

Marie Rossiter  |  April 18, 2023

If you want to ship your return to Amazon through UPS when other free options are closer, you'll have to pay a small fee.

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These companies give a discount when you recycle old clothes

Emily O'Brien  |  April 17, 2023

These retailers let you get rid of items you don't need any longer, and will give you discounts in return.

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Consumer debt reached record levels in February

Scripps News  |  April 12, 2023

Consumer debt hit $4.82 trillion in February, a $15 billion increase in just one month according to the Federal Reserve.

How to file an extension on your taxes ahead of the deadline

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 12, 2023

This year's deadline for filing for an extension is April 18, and payments (if you owe) on estimated taxes are due at this time, too.

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8 mistakes to avoid making while traveling with kids

Anna Weaver  |  April 12, 2023

Traveling with kids can be hard, but giving them experiences away from home is priceless. Make trips easier on everyone with these tips.

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These cities have the highest average Airbnb fees, research shows

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 11, 2023

A new analysis of average Airbnb fees found that hosts in some cities were more likely to charge high cleaning and service fees than others.

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Why is it more expensive than ever to buy a home in US?

Scripps News  |  April 11, 2023

The median home price in the United States is up 45% over the past three years, making it financially harder than ever to own a home. 

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Why are tax refunds smaller this year?

Scripps News  |  April 10, 2023

The annual deadline to file a tax return is approaching, and many Americans won't be getting the kind of refunds they got a year ago.

5 toys that will keep kids entertained on a rainy day

Marie Rossiter  |  April 9, 2023

These toys and games that encourage creativity will keep kids occupied (and off of screens) when they're stuck indoors.

More than 250 people, including Ye, are no longer billionaires

Scripps News  |  April 7, 2023

According to Forbes, the world now has a total of 2,640 billionaires. They reportedly have a combined net worth of $12.2 trillion.

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Your old mason jars might be worth way more than you think

Emily O'Brien  |  April 6, 2023

Ball jars, which are sold everywhere from flea markets to antique stores, can be worth between $20 to $1,000.

Android users can now share files to and from Windows PCs

Scripps News  |  April 6, 2023

Google announced that its Nearby Share feature will be available as a beta version in the U.S. and several other locations.

These are the cheapest places to live in the US

Marie Rossiter  |  April 3, 2023

These cities offer the lowest cost of living in the country, according to new analysis of rent and mortgage data.

These 5 tips will make you a pro at applying false lashes

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 2, 2023

Make false lash application easier by arming yourself with the right tools and educating yourself about what products work best for you.

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Tax experts warn of refund shock post-pandemic

Scripps News  |  March 31, 2023

Experts advise filing as soon as possible to ensure finances are covered and you’re not banking on the extra money that’s not coming.

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Mom’s viral hack can save you money on takeout from Olive Garden

Marie Rossiter  |  March 31, 2023

TikTok creator @Natasha21k shared a video in 2021 that continues to get views thanks to her clever way for a family to save on dinner.

Experts warn almost 80% of youth get tax advice from social media

Scripps News  |  March 31, 2023

Data says a majority of young people get financial and tax advice from social media, but experts warn that we can't trust all of it.

What you should know before you use a buy now, pay later program

Marie Rossiter  |  March 30, 2023

An increasing number of shoppers are offseting high grocery store prices by using programs that defer in-full payments.

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Why are single women outnumbering single men in homeownership?

Scripps News  |  March 28, 2023

Victoria Kent bought her first home in Chicago in the summer of 2019. She’s one of 10.7 million single women in the country who own a home. “It was a really proud moment to do it on my own,” Kent…

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Change these Facebook settings to cut distractions and improve your privacy

Tricia Goss  |  March 28, 2023

Adjusting your Facebook settings can make your experience on the app much more enjoyable—and it can improve your privacy.

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Always cold at work? This simple device can help

Emily O'Brien  |  March 27, 2023

If you struggle to stay warm in the office, a small space heater may help you heat up without needing to raise the thermostat.

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Dollar Tree stops selling eggs because they’re too expensive

Tricia Goss  |  March 27, 2023

While the price of eggs is finally going down after months of increases, they're still too pricey to be sold at Dollar Tree—for now.

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Philadelphia plans to offer guaranteed monthly income to 250 new moms

Scripps News  |  March 24, 2023

The women in the program will receive $1,000 monthly payments during pregnancy and through the first year of the child's life.

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IRS: If you ever resell an item online, keep your receipt

Scripps News  |  March 23, 2023

The IRS is advising taxpayers to hang onto original receipts of items they resell online, as profit may be taxable.

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Finland is offering a free ‘masterclass of happiness’ to 10 participants

Tricia Goss  |  March 23, 2023

Finland is offering 10 lucky people the chance to take a Masterclass of Happiness at a resort in the Lakeland region this summer.

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Americans are being denied social security benefits because of a job list from 1938

Scripps News  |  March 23, 2023

Americans' social security applications could be denied based on whether they could work in a job market unlike the one we have today.

Google urges Android phone users to switch off Wi-Fi calling

Scripps News  |  March 20, 2023

Samsung is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix, but until a solution is found, here's how users can protect themselves.

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The Cure’s Robert Smith gets Ticketmaster to give fans partial refunds on fees

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 20, 2023

Smith sought an explanation from Ticketmaster after a fan's receipt showed that the fees exceeded the concert ticket price.

These are the top internet scams, according to a recent FBI report

Tricia Goss  |  March 20, 2023

Here's what you need to know about the most common Internet scams out there and how to protect yourself — and your money.

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Jennifer Aniston swears by this $9 body lotion she’s used since she was a teenager

Emily O'Brien  |  March 15, 2023

Known for its lightweight non-greasy formula, this longtime favorite of hers is also a good option for those with sensitive skin.

Bill to make 4-day workweek the national standard reintroduced

Scripps News  |  March 14, 2023

The legislation aims to reduce the standard workweek from five days to four days with no change to employee pay.

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Money can buy happiness, according to scientists—but it’s complicated

Tricia Goss  |  March 13, 2023

Studies suggest that cash can positively influence emotional well-being, particularly if its used on joy-inducing experiences and activities.

Organized school desk

6 genius tricks teachers use to keep their classrooms organized

Tricia Goss  |  March 12, 2023

Keeping a classroom well organized isn't always easy, but knowing some simple tips and tricks can go a long way towards eliminating clutter.

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Instacart shoppers are buying items for themselves, customers say

Scripps News  |  March 10, 2023

Instacart customers have noticed their shoppers adding items to orders that the customer did not request or receive.

Homemade chocolate cake pops

Make cake pops at home to brighten any celebration

Emily O'Brien  |  March 10, 2023

From cake pop makers to silicone molds, there are several easy ways to make a bunch of these treats at home with minimal fuss.

Raspberry Rally Girl Scout cookies

A popular Girl Scout cookie flavor is going for $100 a box on eBay

Tricia Goss  |  March 9, 2023

The Girl Scouts' new Raspberry Rally cookies sold out quickly, prompting people to resell this popular flavor online for top dollar.

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