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by laura northrup

The South by Southwest Music Festival is an annual event in Austin, Texas, where you can discover relatively unknown independent bands and absorb other forms of culture. Playing the festival can be a great opportunity, and McDonald’s apparently knows...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, March 6, 2015
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If you like to buy online from Sephora, but dislike waiting until you have $50 worth of items before making your purchase, great news! The gourmet supermarket of beauty has started its own free shipping subscription service in the Amazon Prime model,...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A flexible spending account is a handy tool that lets you put aside pre-tax money for medical expenses that aren’t covered by insurance. It lowers your income tax bill and means that you have money set aside for dental care and contact lenses. The...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Fear not, candy fans: Brach’s is now able to fill in the bleak waiting time between Valentine’s Day candy corn and Independence Day candy corn with Easter candy corn. Except they’re not “corn,” they’re candy corn chicks. We live in a world...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If you’ve always thought that shoe stores would be improved by replacing salespeople with drones, well, you’re going to have to wait a while before you can experience your dream. The technology apparently isn’t quite here yet. As a promotion for...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Raiders of the Lost Walmart are a bold group of retail archaeologists who comb the big-box stores of the world for whatever the exact opposite of treasure is. They find obsolete technology available at prices so high that it deeply confuses savvy...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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You might remember the Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak last year, which made hundreds of people sick. The company’s insurer, Lloyd’s of London refused to pay for their losses from the outbreak and following recall because the company waited a very...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Ride-hailing app Uber does a small amount of business in Japan. Until now, their drivers have been existing drivers of taxis and private cars for hire. The company has been experimenting with a ride-sharing service in the city of Fukuoka. They thought...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Keurig’s K-Cup coffee pods are popular brewing devices that you can find in homes, offices, and waiting rooms. There are even refrigerators with a machine built right in. Do you know where you won’t find one, though? The home of the man who invented...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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For me, one of the most memorable things that the public learned from an age-discrimination lawsuit against a former pilot for Abercrombie & Fitch’s corporate jet was not that the attendants were male models required to wear flip-flops, boxer briefs,...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Last year, we brought you the news that Prairie Farms sells Easter-themed dairy beverages: specifically, jellybean milk and Easter egg nog. Now the company has partnered with Just Born, creators of Peeps marshmallow-shaped holiday treats, to sell Peep-flavored...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Earlier this week, we shared the news that Target plans to make some changes to its food offerings to appeal to a different group of consumers, especially millennials. Changes at Target will go beyond the grocery department. The company announced a $2...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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We’re big fans of the Transportation Safety Administration’s hashtag-happy Instagram account, since we enjoy gawking at weaponry that people have tried to sneak on planes, from ammo-filled Bibles to throwing stars. Yet the TSA protected one traveler...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Last year, Apple acquired Beats, a company that makes two things that go nicely with media players and smartphones: high-end headphones and a subscription-based music streaming service. While they’re happy to offer a free trial and will be reportedly...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, March 6, 2015
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When I was a radio-listening youngster, I thought that there was a band called “Haulin’ Oats.” Eventually, I came to realize that these songs were actually performed by two fellows named Daryl Hall and John Oates, which made a lot more sense. This...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, March 6, 2015
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