On Monday, Apple rolled out yet another perk of living in the modern age: Apple Pay. No longer will the shoppers of the world have to pull out their wallets and laboriously swipe their credit cards to make a purchase. No, the payment of the future can be made with just a tap of a smartphone.
Before I proceed to write this post about coffee, let me thank coffee for making it possible.
Actually, I should probably start EVERYTHING I do at work by thanking coffee. I love my job, but I wouldn't make it past 10:15 on any given day without a cup or two. And I'm not alone.
If you're reading this, I'm sure you've heard all the noise about Apple's newest products like the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. While these new products are very exciting, I'm most excited for Apple's announcement about Apple Pay, which finally makes use of NFC technology in your iPhone 6 and Apple Watch to attempt the impossible: replace your wallet.
You may have noticed some big changes around here recently. I'm proud to announce the launch of the all-new Brad's Deals site. Our goal has always been to help consumers win by curating the best deals, exclusive offers, and coupons the web has to offer, and our redesigned site makes winning and saving money smoother than ever. We conducted tons of user polls and focus groups in order to build the best possible Brad's Deals experience. Let’s take a look over what’s new with our shiny new deal machine.
The root beer float was invented in 1874 by a Philadelphia soda vendor named Robert McCay Green. As the story goes, Green ran out of ice on a steamy summer day and was forced to improvise. He bought ice cream from a neighboring vendor, mixed it with his root beer, and a new beverage was born.
It might not stack up to wintertime holiday shopping, but back-to-school shopping represents one of summer's biggest consumer events. The National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school survey found that this year, Americans will spend a grand total of $74.9 billion on back-to-school items, ranging from the traditional - pens, pencils, and folders - to the less-than-traditional - tablets, smartphones, and computer software.
If you have future travel booked on Malaysia Airlines in 2014, you can get a full refund on your ticket - even if it's a non-refundable fare.
The average American consumes 60 hot dogs a year, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Yes, that's a real organization.
What hot dogs may lack in nutritional value is made up for with cultural significance. In the power rankings of Americana, hot dogs rank somewhere between baseball and apple pie. The founding fathers may not have intended it, but encased meats have carved out a small yet important niche in American history (never mind that they originated in Germany).