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15 Ridiculous Summer Toys You'd Have To Be Stupid Rich -- But Mainly Stupid -- To Buy

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.25.2014 | Comedy

For some people, a simple pool float or Slip'N Slide just isn't going to cut it. If you're looking to drop some serious cash on a summer toy that p...

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

Ann Brenoff

6 Manly Man Gifts For Father's Day | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty

How do you show the Big Guy that he's the top dog come Father's Day? We suggest going the macho route this year, with a nod to his sensitive side. Her...

Tablets From VINCI and Michley Tivax Take Mobile Computing to New Frontiers

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

A tablet is a tablet, is a tablet, etc. Or at least that's what I thought until I became aware of the variety of ways they're adapting to our lives --...

5 Clever Valentine's Day Gifts For Midlifers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty

We all know couples who go out for Valentine's Day a week early to avoid the higher restaurant tabs and who would never send roses with those inflated...

The Faithful Shopper: Guide for Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Welcome to Black Friday, and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season! My next two reports will focus on some of my favorite places for gif...

How On EARTH Can This Be Legal?

Posted 04.18.2013 | Taste

Let us get this straight: you get to drink beer on a moving pedal-bar?

Do We NEED An Indoor Marshmallow Roaster?

Posted 03.15.2013 | Taste

Did we all collectively forget how to make fire?

What I Don't Want for Christmas

Brian Rooney | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Brian Rooney

My wife and kids have been at me to make a Christmas list, so I sat down with an accumulated stack of Christmas catalogues. I was unable to find anything I want, but I did produce a list of things I definitely do not want for Christmas.

PHOTO: Portable Grill Has A Deep Fryer

Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

Why do we get the feeling this portable grill that doubles as a deep-fryer might not be the safest thing on the market? Foodiggity points us to Ham...

The Backyard BBQ That Floats

Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

Ever sat, enjoying a beer and a burger in the backyard with friends and thought, "this party isn't making me seasick enough"? Please, do not worry, Ha...

Hammacher Schlemmer -- a Gadget Guys Paradise

Robert Whent | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology
Robert Whent

You know when you type in a URL into your web browser and it comes up with a high-resolution image of R2-D2 that this is going to be a fun place to shop -- does just that. Geeks everywhere rejoice.

11 Hilarious Products That No One Could Possibly Need (Even Rich People)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We love stupid products. Stupid retro products, ridiculous generic products, inappropriate children's products, and so on. But there's nothing we love...

Hammacher Joins Amazon In Taking Tax Frustrations Out On Affiliates

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Another online retailer dropped affiliates in Colorado on Tuesday, following's lead, but it's looking unlikely the Legislature will repeal ...

Last Minute Gifts for the Frequent Flyer

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Terry Gardner

Until short security lines and turbulence-free skies come gift-wrapped, here are some holiday gifts that can lessen the stress of your frequent flier. I consulted Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel, for ideas.

Five Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Boss

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Keller

The joy and pain of the holiday gift giving season is officially upon us and of all the items on the list, one of the most difficult to find is a present for the boss.