There's a cheesy but magical scene in Spielberg's "Always" in which fire pilot Pete (Richard Dreyfuss) gives girlfriend Dorinda (Holly Hunter), a rough-edged character typically seen in blue jeans or a greased-up flight suit, a beautiful white sparkly dress. It's fire season, and the bar is full of fire jumpers, pilots and ground crew. Everyone is covered in soot. The dress practically glows in its box. "Pete… Girl clothes…" she gushes breathlessly, barely daring to touch it. "You like the dress?" Pete asks, amused and surprised and pleased with himself all at once. "It’s not the dress," Dorinda purrs. "It's how you see me." Cue the warm fuzzies.
Ah, it's February. Love is all around, and so are heart-shaped chocolates, unfortunate-looking convenience store stuffed animals, and constant reminders that you have not yet chosen an appropriate Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.
Just a quick and friendly heads up that the average price of a dozen red roses has risen 12.3% since January 1st.
Listen closely, and there's a chance you'll hear it: a stifled cough, a steady sniffle, a room-shaking sneeze. Yes, cold and flu season is in full force, and no matter where you spend your days, you're probably within close proximity of at least a few cold-ridden co-workers.
Studies suggest that up to 20% of us suffer at least a mild degree of winter blues. For an estimated 10 million Americans, the blues are bad enough to be diagnosed as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here are some budget-friendly tips and tricks for maintaining your sanity through this last bit of winter.
After-Christmas discounts on decor, gift wrap, and everything red and green are deep and wonderful, enabling bargain hunters to find next year's treasures on the cheap today. But you'll have to move fast!
Over the next few weeks, you are going to witness an onslaught of ads for products designed to aid with every New Years resolution imaginable. But as deal experts we know that a resolution we don't keep is always a bad deal. So today we're taking a look at some of the biggest reasons resolutions fail, and what it takes to succeed.
Leftover holiday food is a blessing and a curse. As delicious as Christmas dinner is in the moment, it can be hard to come up with creative ways to use those leftover piles of meat once the big day is over. After all, there are only so many ham sandwiches you can eat before you never want to so much as LOOK at a pig again.
Gift cards get a bad rap in the world of holiday presents for being a last-minute cop-out, which is unfair given the fact that a majority (58.8 percent) of holiday shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they would like to receive one. In fact, gift cards have been the top item on the NRF's annual gift survey for nine years and counting, so anyone who writes them off as a fleeting fad for procrastinators is dead wrong.
Procrastination rarely ends well, but if you're STILL not done with your Christmas shopping, there's actually a light at the end of this tunnel, and it's called in-store pickup.