evolution of everyday objects

The Evolution of 8 Objects Americans Use Every Day

Object design is headline news, these days. Every time Apple reveals the next model of its iPhone, the internet lights up with the opinions of ardent fans and the inevitable naysayers. But behind the nitty-gritty of the latest upgrade is the story of decades of evolution. Today’s devices look nothing […]

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Cars and Credit: Leasing vs. Buying With Bad Credit

In the market for a new car? There’s a lot of decisions on the road ahead. What kind of car meets your needs? Is it in your budget? New or used? Lease or buy? All of these decisions have one common factor that needs to be considered as you work through them: Your credit. Unless you are able to pay for a car in cash outright — which very few can do — your credit will be considered at some point in the car purchasing process. But what if you have bad credit?

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The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Cheat Sheet

Breakfast burritos have been around since 1975 when they were invented in a Santa Fe cafe, and over the years they’ve been adopted by everyone from McDonalds to Dunkin Donuts to Taco Bell. However, they’ve taken on a new life in recent years, courtesy of websites like Reddit, where they […]

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What Credit Score Is Needed to Rent an Apartment

What Credit Score Is Needed to Rent an Apartment

It can be hard enough to find an apartment that you like (and can afford), much less worrying about whether or not your credit score is good enough to land the lease. Unfortunately, there is no set credit score that will guarantee you the chance to rent. The majority of […]

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going off the grid

How to Be Invisible Online (Without Going off the Grid)

With more than 3.2 billion people using the Internet, it’s almost inevitable that most of us are creating vast digital footprints. And this accumulation of online data will only be amplified further in the coming years, as the ‘Internet of Things’ becomes more mainstream. With 200 billion online devices expected […]

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How to Save More on Your Cell Phone Bill

Less than a decade ago, only 35% of Americans owned smartphones.1 Now that number is up to 77%, with a vast majority of Americans owning a cellphone of some kind (95%).1 Cell phone ownership is normalized to the point that it is a necessity, just like home utilities and groceries. […]

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