Possibly Useful Things to Buy at the Dollar Store

Whatever the reason you enter a Dollar Store, where all items cost one buck, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll walk out with at least a few things that weren’t on your shopping list.

How Much Families Spend On Back-To-School

How Americans in general do money when it comes to Back 2 School.

Prime Time

So today is Prime Day—a day Amazon devised to be the summer version of Black Friday in November. We’ve always avoided all the “deals” coverage surrounding these things because of their blatant hyper-consumeristic nature, but I was still curious so I took a peek.

Doing Shopping Wrong, Summer Shoes Edition

The bottom six inches of a person, my high school friends and I once agreed, will tell you everything you need to know. As a young teenager, the bottom six inches of me were all wrong.

The Horror, The Horror (Of Bathing Suit Shopping)

I was acting like bathing suit shopping was no big deal. I was acting like it was something a person could do alone, on a whim, like buying a bagel for lunch.

On Food, Cancer, and the Illusion of Control

The organic spinach costs 70 cents more, and weighs four ounces less. The regular spinach, eaten every week, could make my husband’s cancer come back. Maybe.

I Bought Some Jeans on Sale at The Gap And Now I’m a Person Again

I was the only person in Gap at 9:30 in the morning on a Saturday, which I would recommend for anyone who has tried to avoid thinking about their body for a very long time and is ready to face the music in the most boring way possible and at a 40% discount.