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Wait...There's More...If You Act Now: Lessons from Philip Kives, Content Pioneer

David Sable | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
David Sable

Do you remember the Veg-O-Matic? How about the Patty Stacker or the Miracle Brush? Not to mention 25 Polka Greats Hits! If you have no idea wha...

Swimming With the Sharks

Traci Brown | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Traci Brown

'I'll make you a deal'. Hearing that from the mouth of a Shark was like magic. Suddenly I was living the entrepreneur's dream.

What's With the Tall Tales on My Telly?

Rumni Saha | Posted 02.05.2017 | Arts
Rumni Saha

Photo courtesy of Rumni Saha Why is the perfect family, impeccably dressed, make-up and preppie clothes in place, sleeping on a mattress with no cov...

Woman Boycotts Internet In Cyber Monday Protest

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.30.2016 | Comedy
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

This Cyber Monday, instead of hunting for discounted Uggs inside a computer screen, we invite you to join Diane's cause and say "F the Internet." Go outside, meet a friend for racquetball, visit your grandmother at her old folks home or, if she's dead, make that trek out to the cemetery.

Facebook Ups Its Own Influence With Patent to Identify Social Media's Most Effective Influencers

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

In the race to determine who the most effective social media influences are, Facebook just pulled far ahead of the competition.

My New Year's Resolution: Stop Impulse Buying "As Seen On TV"

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

These days, if an "As Seen on TV" product comes on the TV, my husband will throw his body in front of the TV, shielding it from my view like he was protecting his child from a searing missile.

WATCH: 'Bacon Bowl,' The Most Useless Gadget Yet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.29.2013 | Taste

Here's something you definitely don't need.

In the Search for Success: The Toy Industry Is No Fun

Jorge | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business

I was around 30 years old and I needed to come up with a new plan to achieve success. That's when I decided I was going to be: a Toy Inventor!

WATCH: This Is The Best Thing On 'Conan' In A While

Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy

Here's the thing about Rublight, The Light You Can Rub On Anything™. There's literally no shortage of things you can rub it on. And in case you don'...

WATCH: Infomercial Parody

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Comedy
Vicky Kuperman

Don't you wish sometimes you could read minds? Now, with the Mind Reader 3D Glasses, you can! Find out what your boyfriend is really thinking, what that guy at the party wants from you or why your dog has been depressed!

WATCH: 13 Cringe-Inducing Infomercial FAILS

Oliver Noble | Posted 08.10.2012 | Comedy

Live TV is a dangerous business to be in. That’s why it’s so hard not to feel a little bad for the snake oil salesmen and women, who are injured, ...

Insider: Playboy Was In Bed With Producers of The Playboy Club

N. E. Marsden | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media
N. E. Marsden

NBC axed the show after episode 3. Feminists, parents and anti-porn groups that boycotted the program are elated -- but arguably Playboy will come out on top for three reasons.

WATCH: Bizarre Infomercial For Useless Hot Dog Tool

Posted 10.25.2011 | Home

Serious Eats points us to the strangest food video we've seen in a long time (well, maybe not). The infomercial for the "Happy Hot Dog Man" feature...

WATCH: Happy Hot Dog Man

Posted 08.12.2011 | Comedy

Barbecue season is upon us, which means it's time for people to get in touch with their heritage by firing up a grill and heating up some all-American...

Can Your Strategy Pass the Infomercial Test?

Deepa Prahalad | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Deepa Prahalad

Infomercials manage to do something that big companies struggle with: they clearly communicate their value proposition and they tell a story on the consumer's terms.

The Most Iconic Kitchen Product Infomercials

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

In the midst of creating our 50 Most Important Inventions (and Discoveries) in Food and Drink, and the 10 Food and Drink Inventions We Didn't Need, we...

10 Food and Drink Inventions We Didn't Need

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

"Dude, I was camping and forgot my spork -- I almost starved!" "Oh, great. You opened the wine bottle but didn't finish all the Grüner. How are we s...

WATCH: 'ScamWow!' The New BP Parody Ad

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Mocking the scam that is the BP cleanup, Greenpeace today released the 'ScamWow!' infomercial targeting BP and other oil companies who need a quick so...

Stark Raving: Lewis Black on the Constant Stream of New Material

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When not in front of an audience erupting with hilarious anger at the world and everyone who lives in it, Black said he's a "less intense" guy who finds joy performing on the road.

'The Notebook' Will Get You Laid! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Most men already know that women love "The Notebook," but until now, they had no idea how easily it could get them laid. Now, even the biggest Nascar ...

Kevin Trudeau Trial: Infomercial Pitchman

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Appellate court judges this morning questioned whether U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman stepped out of bounds by ordering Trudeau to spend 30 days...

As Seen On TV: How to Make the Next Big Thing

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill S. Brown

Here are a few of the new items that might catch your attention some night when you're flipping channels at two in the morning.

Kevin Trudeau SENTENCED: Infomercial King To Jail For Contempt Of Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Infomercial king Kevin Trudeau has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court. The sentence comes after Trudeau persuaded visitors to hi...

Kevin Trudeau Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail: Infomercial King Held In Contempt

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, known as the infomercial king and best-selling author, was ordered by a federal judge to serve 30 days in prison and must t...

Charity Challenges Thanksgiving Overeaters To Burn Calories By Giving

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Already feeling guilty about those second (okay, third) helpings you plan to load up on during Thanksgiving dinner? Ubuntu Education Fund is encouragi...