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Nov 14, 2012

Discover FatWallet’s “Black Friday Deal Finder” [Web Spy]

Whether you like to get up early in the morning the day after Thanksgiving to score the doorbuster sales at your favorite shops or you'd rather surf the web for the best deals, it's hard to beat the prices you find on Black Friday.

Apr 23, 2011

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All The Time, The End

Well peeps, I did it. 30 days. 90 meals. Plenty of late night snacks. All cooked by yours truly. And no fires, burnt dishes or kitchen snafus to speak of!

Apr 16, 2011

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All The Time, Week 3

I’m generally a pretty positive person; not one to harp on the small potatoes problems in my life (like how sick I am of eating - and cooking - said small potatoes). And while I still stand by a lot of the fabulous benefits that led me to take on this challenge in the first place - I really am becoming a domesticated w-o-m-a-n (roar!) and I’m saving lots of cashola - this week brought up some obstacles in this “genius” idea of a four-week challenge.

Apr 9, 2011

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All the Time, Week 2

It's a brand spankin new me, people. A domesticated me. A Martha Stewart - but with more inflection in my voice while speaking - me!

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Apr 3, 2011

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

How to pass the class that just wants you to memorize the book • Here's why you don't have sex on campus10 college internships you can still apply for • Just a typical college movie nightHow to save money in college • 4 landlord-approved ways to spruce up your place • The 6 stages of a college apartment

One-Month Challenge: All Cooking, All the Time

Truth be told, after living in my apartment for over two years, a friend had to teach me how to use my dishwasher after a party I had. Yes, you just read that correctly. Two years. Never used my dishwasher. If only my mom (and world's best cook) could see me now; she'd be BEAMING with pride.

Apr 2, 2011

New Year, New You: 6 Easy Ways to Avoid a Money Hangover

Let’s face it, “the talk” is awkward for everyone: You, picturing your parents at your age; your parents trying to cover all the bases (protection, safety, responsibility and the long-term consequences of your young-adult actions) before letting you leave the nest. You know we’re talking about the “money talk,” right?

Jan 20, 2011

iBookstore Will Save You Money This Semester

So, how 'bout this?: textbook comparison shopping in your pocket. iBookstore is an iPhone app that'll let you scan in a book's barcode right there in the store and then see rough prices for it online.

Jan 5, 2011

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Dec 25, 2010

One Month Challenge: Dining In, Week 4

Thankfully, this week was extra busy for me. Between work and holiday shopping (I’m one of those last minute shoppers), I didn’t really have much time to even want fast food. That being said, I can’t say I had much time to cook either. So I enjoyed lots of leftovers, made by my wonderful mama.

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Dec 18, 2010

One Month Challenge: Dining In, Week 3

At 3 weeks in, the “challenges” within this "I'm not eating any meals out this month" challenge are finally starting to show. Don’t get me wrong, I love some of the effects of this challenge; I am proud that I can cook some delicious and edible meals, and the effects it’s had on my wallet have been extraordinary.

Dec 13, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Gifts that Don’t Suck

No matter which holiday you celebrate, gift giving is a staple of the holiday season. But there is some major pressure when picking out a gift for that special someone. And in this not-so-fabulous economy, a lot of people don’t have the resources to buy the perfect gift anymore.

Dec 11, 2010

One Month Challenge: Dining In, Week 2

After raiding my cabinets this week, and realizing we had, like, no food, I decided I would have to go food shopping if I was going to survive this no restaurant month. Being that I’m an impulse buyer, I also “attempted” to make a grocery list. And while I bought a majority of items off my list, I found myself coming home with lots of comfort foods: Easy Mac, ramen, spaghetti.

Dec 4, 2010

One Month Challenge: Dining In, Week 1

I’ve decided to challenge myself to not eat out for the entire month of December. And only 4 days in, I’ve already got a hunger for some delicious food that doesn’t require me cooking. Let’s not forget that the only dishes I can cook successfully are Kraft Mac and Cheese and Cup O’Noodles.

Sep 29, 2010

Candy Dish: Britney Takes Over Glee

Let's watch the best scenes again! • 5 things you gotta experience before you graduate. • Tim Gunn has something to say about EVERYONE. • Old men are creepy (via the New York Times). • 5 single girl traits to re-learn after a break up. • Dirty little secrets we ladies keep from men.

Aug 25, 2010

Ask a Dude: What The Eff Happened to Date Night!?

Dear Dude, My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over a year. Things between us are simply awesome. We are best friends and we want to spend the rest of our lives together. Recently, my boyfriend moved into his own apartment. Since this happened, all we ever do is stay in and watch movies on the couch.

Jul 22, 2010

Candy Dish: Are You Saving Money?

• Are any 20-somethings not saving money? • Wanna tone those arms? • J-Woww talks Jersey Shore strike and salaries. • Michael Lohan is a bigger jerk than we thought. • You CAN stay fabulous on a budget. • Do you think Taylor Momsen will regret this?

Jul 12, 2010

Shop a Lot, Save a Lot: Money Saving Tips for The Shopping Obsessed

Shopping, like any other sport, requires technique, skill and good eye for talent. Okay, so maybe shopping isn't exactly an Olympic sport (yet), but being smart about the way you go about it can make you feel like you've certainly won some kind of contest (and saved some big bucks!).

Jun 29, 2010

Candy Dish: Who Plagiarizes a College Essay?

Penn State applicants do, that's who. • Why are humans so damn irresistible to vampires? • I don't think Lilo's SCRAM bracelet is working... • Who's excited for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!?Angelina Jolie opens up a bit, looks gorgeous. • 9 easy ways to save a little cashola.

Apr 26, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Gen-Y Recessionista Tips

This week I was perusing USA Today and stumbled upon an article that struck me as, frankly, a bit terrifying. The article screamed HUGE DEBT, NO SAVINGS in my face, warning all of us in "Gen-Y" (that group of seventeen - twenty-somethings) that we're the only generation unlikely to out-succeed our parents financially.

Apr 24, 2010

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban, Week Four

Finally, the last week of my challenge. I never thought I'd get here without sneaking around UrbanOutfitters.com at midnight to get my window shopping fix (Okay, so maybe I did it once. Or twice.), but here I am. And surprisingly, I'm not counting down until 11:59pm, April 30th with my credit card in my hand.

Apr 22, 2010

Candy Dish: What’s Coming On Gossip Girl?

• Get a sneak peak at Gossip Girl's upcoming dramz! • The 6 most annoying celebrity chefs. • Good news, Lady Gaga fans! • Heidi and Spencer finally do something right. • 10 things you didn't know about orgasms. • The downsides of living frugally.

Mar 7, 2010

Spring Break at Home: The Silver Lining

Clearly, there are plenty of reasons for me to be bitter about my lack o' travels this Spring Break but, I am deciding to look the bright side for a change. Sweating poolside under the shade of an US Weekly magazine or not, I'm going to make the best out of my Spring Break, and - turns out - it is easier than I thought because you can:

Feb 15, 2010

College Q&A: What’s The Deal With Spring Break?

I’m a Freshman and my first ever college spring break is coming. All of my friends want to do this Cancun trip (everyone we know is going), but it’s really expensive. I want to go away with all of them, but I don’t know if its worth the money. Is this the kind of thing I “can’t miss out on” like they all say?

Feb 9, 2010

From The Editor: If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

am your future (a fabulous, successful, happy, sexy, awesome, etc. girl) and I know what is to come. Allow me to guide you in your choices - based on all I have seen in my 5 years (gasp!) since graduating - to ensure you make the right choices and don't end up with the same regrets I have.

Jan 26, 2010

Candy Dish: Girl Scout Cookies Are Yummy

• Everything you never knew about Girl Scout cookies. Yum! • What's the future like for Rihanna and her new man? • Giada De Laurentiis does Target! • Gwen, Madonna and other celebs who should have fitness videos. • Is this Hollywood's newest couple? • Are 20-somethings not saving money?

Jan 13, 2010

Candy Dish: Move Over Tiger, Shaq’s Coming

• Is Shaq the next Tiger Woods? • Conan rips NBC a new...well, you know. • Simon and Paula may be together again! • Wanna travel more? Try a little of this. • Work out tips from Kristin Cavallari. • What's on Obama's DVR?

Jan 13, 2010

Web Spy: Supercook.com

Dining options in college are pretty slim: either you can eat yet another salad, sandwich, or boring hot entrée at the dining hall, which can become a snoozefest, or you can get takeout/go out to eat, which can get expensive. And then there's the whole "cook for yourself" idea, if your dorm has a kitchen or you live off-campus.

Jan 11, 2010

College Q&A: Save Me Some Money

One of my resolutions for this year was to save money, but it seems almost impossible to do in college. Do you have any ideas where to start or what I can do to save a few bucks? I need money badly because I’m interning (with no pay!) in NYC this summer, but as much as I try I just can’t save anything. Help?

Jan 5, 2010

Candy Dish: Marie Claire Lets It All Hang Out

• At least their cover model did... • Dawson's got a new job! • Vince Vaughn has officially put a ring on it. • The cutest sweater dresses around. • Welcome back, Kanye West! • Wanna save money on groceries?

Jan 4, 2010

The Weekly Ten: My New Year’s Resolution List

This week, after a particularly grueling New Year's Eve spent with 25 people in one tiny house with one tiny bathroom in New England, I had time (a lot) to reflect on my resolutions on the train ride back to NYC. I pondered 2010 and my resolutions between pages of Jen Lancaster's memoirs and occasionally badgering the BF to go fetch me red wine from the bar car on the Amtrak.

Jan 1, 2010

The CC Weekly Weigh In: Resolutioning

Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2010? Where did the year go? Where did the decade go? Hell, where did my sequin jacket go? And why did I think that chasing a Jager Bomb with a bottle of Andre was a good idea? Oh lord.