Rethinking Positive Thinking: Can Pessimism Help You Get Ahead, Too?

Maybe nice guys really do finish last. The power of positive thinking is a self-help cliché, with studies linking it to everything from better immunity to improved job performance. But according to Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener, authors of the new book The Upside of Your Dark Side, negative emotions and behaviors can have beneficial consequences, too, and may even lead […] MORE >

24 Sweet Candy Corn Recipes to Try This Fall!

Sweet or salty, crunchy or chewy—when it comes to Halloween candy, there are just so many favorites to choose from. We polled our team of Reality Checkers and asked them about their favorite trick-or-treating staple, and out of 139 votes, candy corn topped out at number one. To help you indulge in your sweet tooth this Halloween (and even after—we won’t tell), […] MORE >

Expert Tips to Make Moving In With Your Romantic Partner a Cinch

Moving to a new place can come with its fair share of challenges—but those stresses can be magnified if you’re moving in with your significant other for the first time. A recent survey conducted by the online marketplace UGallery found that a whopping 83 percent of women feel that moving in with a romantic partner for the first time is a real challenge. Some of the top stressors […] MORE >

Target Offers Free Holiday Shipping! Plus, 10 Other Retailers With Similar Deals

If you wanted a reason to kick-start your holiday shopping, here’s one: For the first time, Target is offering free standard shipping (three to five days) on all orders, today through Dec. 20, plus free same-day in-store pick up. Target has been fighting an uphill battle to win back favor with customers after a massive data breach late last year put the card data […] MORE >

Deal Roundup: Save on Beauty, Travel, Clothing and More!

By Noelle Buhidar “Money will come when you are doing the right thing.” —Mike Phillips, author of The Seven Laws of Money And the right thing in this case, folks, is saving. We’re always on the hunt to find you the best deals online and in store, and this week, we have 24 coupons that will lower your bill at […] MORE >

24 Freebies for U.S. Service Members to Celebrate Veterans Day

Many restaurants, retailers and services are preparing to give back to military members who have volunteered their efforts to serve the country. Here’s a comprehensive list of free meals and deals already announced for 2014 that veterans can enjoy this Veterans Day and beyond: McCormick & Schmick’s (Nov. 9): Order from a special menu including salmon rigatoni, buttermilk fried shrimp, McCormick’s Cheeseburger […] MORE >

Free Sample: 7 Freebies and 1 Deal You Can Get Today (Julep Gift Set, Up to 60% off at Target and More!)

How to get it: Click on the links below for information on how you can get seven possible freebies and one awesome deal today! Free Julep 4-Piece Gift Set: Join Maven now here and get a Fall Fashion Neutrals Beauty Box for free! ($62 value) Use code FREEFALL at checkout. Deal: Target Clearance: Up to 60% off home, clothing: Target is cutting up to 60% off clearance apparel, home items, toys, […] MORE >

Get More Bang for Your Buck! 5 Holiday Decorations You Can Use All Year

Holiday decorations are a great way to get your family and friends in the festive spirit, but why limit them to just one season? Instead, pick up a few decorations that will get your home in tip-top shape for the holidays and keep it there all year round. All it takes is a little creativity and some repurposing and you’ve got […] MORE >

Holiday Shoppers Say They’ll Steer Clear of Stores That Have Been Hacked—Will You?

Hoping to avoid a potential Nightmare Before Christmas, nearly half of consumers surveyed plan to avoid shopping for the holidays at stores that had experienced data breaches. According to a report by, 45 percent of major credit and debit card holders said they would “definitely not” or “probably not” patronize retailers where consumers’ personal information had been compromised, even if the card holders were loyal […] MORE >

Find The Best Halloween Candy in Your ‘Hood With This Free App

This Halloween, the night of the living dead meets the 21st century with Nextdoor’s downloadable treat map, where you can find out which houses in your neighborhood will be passing out treats, hosting a haunted house or planning other Halloween fun. Nextdoor is a free, private social network for neighborhoods and communities to plan events, organize groups, get to know one […] MORE >