17 Products That Will Make Winter Suck A Whole Lot Less

Skincare, household, and wardrobe items that have helped a Hawaiian survive the cold weather in NYC winters.

Hi! My name is Shannon and I was born and raised in Hawai’i. Therefore, as you can imagine, winter is definitely my least favorite season.

Hi! My name is Shannon and I was born and raised in Hawai'i. Therefore, as you can imagine, winter is definitely my least favorite season.

I've been here on the ~mainland~ for nine whole years now, and while I always love the first snow of the season, the rest of winter is not fun for this Pacific Islander.

So over time, I've come up with a list of products that have made the frigid months a whole lot more survivable, and I'm going to share them with you here! Hopefully they help you as much as they've helped me.

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This ear warmer headband that will keep your hair back and your ears nice and toasty.

This ear warmer headband that will keep your hair back and your ears nice and toasty.

Whether I'm wearing it for an outdoor workout or just for a walk to the grocery store, this headband has kept my head and ears very happy.

Get this headband from Lululemon for $19.00.

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These fuzzy socks that have anti-skid grips so you can comfortably walk on freezing hardwood and tile floors without wiping out.

These fuzzy socks that have anti-skid grips so you can comfortably walk on freezing hardwood and tile floors without wiping out.

These are KEY, especially if the heating in your apartment sucks as bad as mine does.

Get two pairs from Amazon for $8.95.

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This happy light that will brighten the whole room and doubles as an alarm clock.

This happy light that will brighten the whole room and doubles as an alarm clock.

Look, the worst thing about winter is that it gets dark WAY TOO EARLY. There are some days where it feels like my body actually didn't see the light of day. So this happy light has been a must for me.

Get this Philips Wake-up Light from Amazon for $49.79.

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These moisturizing tissues because your nose WILL run at least three times every single day that you step outside.

These moisturizing tissues because your nose WILL run at least three times every single day that you step outside.

These make it so that you don't have to awkwardly wipe your nose with your bare hand or part of your clothing, which yes, is gross. AND your nose also won't get red and sore from repeatedly rubbing it all day long.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99.

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This heated blanket that really does wonders, and means you don’t have to wear three layers just to sit on the couch.

This heated blanket that really does wonders, and means you don't have to wear three layers just to sit on the couch.

If you're not looking to shell out money for a space heater, this blanket is a great, cozy alternative!

Get one here from Amazon for $43.99.

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May the warmth be with you!

May the warmth be with you!

(Sorry, I had to.)

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The New York Times Is Looking for the Next Generation of Writers

The old Gray Lady wants to get hip with you crazy kids.

At least, that’s what it sounds like in this New York Times post seeking five college students or recent grads to become correspondents. The company’s only qualifications are that you’re young and a good writer; no other experience is required.  

The Edit, its newsletter for the younger set, will feature one correspondent’s essay each week, covering a topic supposedly of interest to your peers. The paper promises to pay for multiple contributions, although it didn’t say how much.

To apply, send an email with a brief description about yourself, along with 500 words about one of the four topics listed. One of the writing prompts is sharing your pet peeve about the way people write about your generation; I wouldn’t recommend using any Times articles as examples.

Writing not your thing? No worries, check out other gigs on our Facebook Jobs page, where we post new opportunities all the time.

Apply to Be a Correspondent at The New York Times

Responsibilities include:

  • Write about issues of interest to students and people who’ve just started their careers. You’ll be expected to contribute multiple articles throughout the year.

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Strong writing skills, although neither a journalism degree nor media experience is required.
  • Knowledge about what the kids are talking about these days.

Apply here for a correspondent gig at The New York Times.  

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her first paid writing gig was for The New York Times, when as a college student, she was asked to report on television coverage for the 1998 election. She got paid $50. Got a great job opportunity you’d like to share? Email her at tiffanyc@thepennyhoarder.com.

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Tiffany Haddish’s Mad Grouponing Skills Will Make You Love Her Even More

Tiffany Haddish was one of the breakout actors of 2017 for her role in the comedy “Girls Trip.” Haddish takes that momentum into 2018 with a new role as a spokesperson. But the company she’s representing may surprise you: It’s deals site Groupon.

Haddish is unabashedly frugal, which we learned when she told Jimmy Kimmel she took fellow stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on a swamp tour she found using Groupon. But her experience doesn’t stop with one funny gator-seeking trip. Haddish is a Groupon evangelist.

Groupon will introduce Haddish as spokesperson in a commercial during a certain widely viewed football game that airs soon, aka the Super Bowl. But video clips on the company’s website reveal all the things Haddish has saved on with Groupon: manicures, hair styling, accommodations and meals on international trips. She even found her dentist through Groupon.

Want to Shop and Save Like Tiffany Haddish?

Groupon reports that Haddish is in the top 1% of users, so don’t feel guilty if your glamorous life only includes occasional Groupon savings. Here are a few tips to make the most of all the deals you see on Groupon.

Stay on Point

Think about what you’re trying to save on before browsing Groupon’s offers. If you’re trying to save on haircuts, for example, don’t let yourself drift into the section with concert and amusement park deals.

Narrow Your Location

It doesn’t matter how much you’re going to save on a yoga class if you have to travel an hour each way. Consider your transportation method and convenience when you’re hovering over that “buy” button.

Read the Fine Print

Dining and entertainment offers can come with some tricky restrictions. Look for blackout dates, minimum check requirements or other stipulations that may render the deal impractical. Check the merchant’s website to make sure prices align with what you expect to pay — and save — with Groupon.

Check That Expiration Date

And don’t forget to note the expiration date for any deals you plan to purchase. Every Groupon has an expiration date for the specified promotional pricing, but the amount you paid for the voucher stays valid forever.

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder who would jump at the chance to go on a vacation with Tiffany Haddish.

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15 People Share The Best Advice They’ve Ever Gotten In Therapy

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“I would often be so concerned with what I 'should' be doing that I couldn't enjoy anything I wanted to do. Since getting that advice I have tried to separate everything into things 'I want to do' and 'things I need to do'. It has certainly helped me enjoy things more as of late.” —CaptainBoozin

“Especially when it comes to other people and what they might or might not do.” —FenianCommunist

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“I exhausted myself trying to fix my failed relationship by trying to fix my ex's mental illnesses by myself. Those problems were not mine to fix, and even if they were, I did not have the tools to do it.” —InfernalWedgie

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“Often I tell myself that the world is out to get me or that people don't like me. But really, that's not the case. People are far more focused on themselves. A lot of what you feel and worry about is just in your head.” —saint-lux

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“I’m depressed and angry today, but I am not a weak person. My car and house is dirty right now, but I am not a lazy person. It has become my life mantra and has helped me let go of a lot of the judgement I, and others, place on myself.” —mkhermanski

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“As marriage advice, it was helpful. As an observation on life, it is extremely relevant and explains so much.” —Pjpjpjpjpj

“There were things you did or said that you might not be proud of but if those things were due to a lack of knowledge, insight, or experience at the time, you might want to consider the fact that as long as you've learned from them, you've genuinely repented, and your conduct is consciously better going forward, you're probably not nearly as horrible of a person as you think you are.” —WifeKitty

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“The cognitive behavioral triangle. Your thoughts influence your feelings, your feelings influence your behaviors, your behaviors influence your feelings, your feelings influence your thoughts. They are tied together. If your feelings are messed up, you need to change how you think about things. If you can change the way you think about things in a direct and persistent way, you will change the way you feel about yourself, people and your environment, and the way you behave.” —JungianPantheist

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“You are nobody's emotional tampon. You are not obligated to help anyone. People do not get to trick you into being their therapist. People do not get to dump their problems on you without thinking of the affect it will have on you. You are allowed to say 'no' to anyone and everyone, and they will just have to deal with it.” —queen_of_queans

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“My wife hated me saying 'it is what it is' until I told her it was about acceptance of things I cannot change.” —dose_response

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By the way, if you’re feeling curious about therapy yourself, you can learn more about how to start here, since pretty much everyone can benefit from talking to a professional. For more information on free and affordable mental health care options, check out this guide.

In-N-Out Burger Will Shower Kids With Free Hot Cocoa Whenever It Rains

In-N-Out Burger, the popular West Coast fast-food chain, just added hot cocoa to its menu — the first new permanent menu item in over a decade. Last time it altered its notoriously simple menu was when it added lemonade back in the early 2000s.

The new beverage is made with cocoa powder from Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. — another California-based company — and costs $1.60 for an 8-ounce cup or $2.65 for a 16-ounce cup, according to a customer service representative. Of course, prices may vary by location.

To make this drink’s release even sweeter, In-N-Out has a special on this tasty treat for the kiddos on rainy days.

When It Rains It Pours… Hot Cocoa

A detail shot of a cup of hot cocoa in an In-N-Out Burger restaurant.

Photo courtesy of In-N-Out Burger

Time to start practicing your best rain dances, kids. Because when it rains, it pours… free hot cocoa at In-N-Out Burger for kids 12 and under. Now those rainy days mean something extra sweet for the kiddos.

Keep in mind, though, the kiddos have to be there to claim their freebies. So no leaving the troops at home while mom goes to In-N-Out and fills all the minivan cup holders with that hot, steamy, chocolatey goodness. One good thing, though: There is no expiration date on this deal.  

In-N-Out Burger couldn’t confirm what size the freebie would be, so your mileage may vary from restaurant to restaurant.

We’ll tip our cups to this no-strings-attached freebie and try not to be jealous of the fine folks in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

So next time it rains, don’t wait for the storm to pass. Put on your rain shoes and run over to a participating In-N-Out Burger near you.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She has never been to an In-N-Out because Florida.

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Only People As Brilliant As Trump Can Get A Perfect Score On This Quiz

The White House is very proud of the fact that the President got a perfect score on this test. Can you match the Very Stable Genius himself on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment?*

*Hopefully goes without saying, but this is an APPROXIMATION of the MoCA test, and it’s just for funsies.

Look at these five words and commit them to memory. You will be asked to recall them later in the quiz.

14 Times “Shrek” Really Pushed The Envelope On Being PG

Spoiler: Robin Hood was skeezier than you thought.

First, there’s the beginning of the movie, when Shrek very obviously implies that fairy tales are a load of shit…

First, there's the beginning of the movie, when Shrek very obviously implies that fairy tales are a load of shit...

As Shrek reads a fairy tale during the opening shot, he rips off a page from the book and presumably uses it as toilet paper while saying, “Like that’s ever going to happen. What a load of…”

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The part when Shrek and Donkey discuss Lord Farquaad’s physical endowment…

The part when Shrek and Donkey discuss Lord Farquaad's physical endowment...

If you first watched Shrek as a kid, you probably definitely didn't understand this line when Shrek and Donkey were making fun of Lord Farquaad and his overly huge castle and asked each other, “Do you think maybe he’s compensating for something?”

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And, of course, when the official Duloc welcome anthem plays…

And, of course, when the official Duloc welcome anthem plays...

“Please stay off of the grass, shine your shoes, wipe your…**face**”

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When Robin Hood lets it slip about his true intentions for rescuing damsels in distress…

When Robin Hood lets it slip about his true intentions for rescuing damsels in distress...

“I like an honest fight and a saucy little maid,” he sings in maybe the most epic cartoon French accent. The Merry Men then fill in the next line: “What he's basically saying is he likes to get…paid.” Except, ya know, they really mean **laid**.

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When Lord Farquaad is looking at pictures of Fiona in the mirror, and he has to, uh, adjust his grip on the blanket that covers his lap.

When Lord Farquaad is looking at pictures of Fiona in the mirror, and he has to, uh, adjust his grip on the blanket that covers his lap.

Your parents definitely knew what was going on here.

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When we realize the fate that beheld the Mother Bear we saw captured earlier in the movie…

When we realize the fate that beheld the Mother Bear we saw captured earlier in the movie...

Yikes :(.

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When Shrek overhears Donkey having a ~sexy~ dream…

When Shrek overhears Donkey having a ~sexy~ dream...

“Come on, baby, you know I like it like that…” 😳

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When the Magic Mirror is talking about Snow White and jokes, “Although she lives with seven other men, she’s not easy.”

When the Magic Mirror is talking about Snow White and jokes, "Although she lives with seven other men, she's not easy."

Ick.

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In Shrek 2, when Pinnochio is wearing a thong…

In Shrek 2, when Pinnochio is wearing a thong...

It comes in handy to save Shrek and his friends, but like……….at what cost to our childhood, you guys??

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And when castle guards find a little bag of catnip on Puss in Boots…

And when castle guards find a little bag of catnip on Puss in Boots...

A shakedown you definitely didn't understand as a child.

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When Prince Charming finds the Big Bad Wolf alone with some…bedside reading.

When Prince Charming finds the Big Bad Wolf alone with some...bedside reading.

Never unseeing that magazine cover, hbu?

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When Shrek’s pants fall down, and the damsels look super pleased with what they see…

When Shrek's pants fall down, and the damsels look super pleased with what they see...

Subtle.

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In the beginning of Shrek the Third, when Donkey pulls the covers off of Shrek and then screams…

In the beginning of Shrek the Third, when Donkey pulls the covers off of Shrek and then screams...

Apparently, Shrek likes to sleep au natural.

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And finally, when a group of students roll up in the medieval equivalent of a Volkswagen bus.

And finally, when a group of students roll up in the medieval equivalent of a Volkswagen bus.

And they open the door to let out some smoke, and you overhear someone saying, “Hey, bro, don't burn all my frankincense and myrrh.” Classic.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

Cell Service for $20/Month? We Have Some Questions for This Discount Carrier

Like everyone else, I’m attached to my phone.

So you’d think I’d be fairly attached to my provider. You know: the entity that allows me to mindlessly scroll Instagram, listen to true-crime podcasts and annoy my boyfriend via text 24/7.

But I’m not. In fact, I hate it.

Of course I’m going to tell you why…

  1. It’s expensive — well over $200 for three lines. (That includes my mom, my brother and me.)
  1. Negotiating is impossible and the fees are ambiguous.
  1. Each time I leave the brick-and-mortar store, I’m either frustrated out of my mind or near tears. Or both.
  1. Nearly every month, I get one of those “You’ve used all your data! We’ll go ahead and add $15 more” texts. (My mom asked about upping our data plan. Not worth it, a salesperson advised her. Why?!)
  1. I’m currently sitting inside my apartment with two measly service bars. Cool.

And, yeah, I’ve looked into other service providers, but this process has lead to frustrations and and questions. Like: Is this really going to be better and cheaper than what I have going for me now?

Today, I’m going to put my skepticism (and sometimes cynicism) to good use to examine a discount cell phone plan I’ve heard chatter about lately: Pure TalkUSA.

Apparently, plans start at $20 a month, and include unlimited talk and text. And there are zero overage fees. Plus, you can use the code “PENNY” to get 50% off your first month of service.

Too good to be true, I think. So I started asking all the questions to put together a comprehensive Pure TalkUSA review…

1. Service Will Be Shoddy, Right?

Coverage is my first concern.

Remember those AT&T and Verizon commercials with the maps? “See! Everything is red means you’re covered!” they’d say, the map of the U.S. painted red. With smaller discount carriers, I picture a red dot in all major cities. That’s all.

I start poking around to learn about the Pure TalkUSA coverage.

Its site says it operates on the largest 4G LTE GSM network. I Google “GSM,” because what the heck does that mean? It’s a carrier. Apparently Sprint and Verizon operate on the CDMA carrier while AT&T, T-Mobile and most of the rest of the world use GSM.

Pure TalkUSA also provides a map. I’m stoked for the visual. Most of the U.S. is covered in orange, aside from some larger spots out west.

I scroll down to read the “definitions” of the colors. Orange represents “coverage areas that should be sufficient for on-street, in-the-open and some building coverage.” It’s also worth noting the fine print that reads, “The map does not guarantee service availability.”

That makes me slightly wary, but I get it: You’ve got to cover your butt.

I move on and wonder…

2. Will I Be Stuck With One Low-Data Plan Option?

Pure TalkUSA advertises plans starting at $20 a month.

These include unlimited talk and texting. The data is what gets you, though.

That sounds too affordable to be true. How much data am I getting for that? Well, you’ve got options:

  • $20 a month gets you unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of high-speed data. For reference, this equates to 13.5 hours of surfing the internet, 3.5 hours of streaming music or 20 minutes of streaming video.
  • $25 gets you unlimited talk and text plus 1GB of high-speed data. This equates to 27 hours of surfing the internet.
  • $30 gets you unlimited talk and text plus 3GB of high-speed data. This equates to 81 hours of surfing the internet (about .
  • $35 gets you unlimited talk and text plus 5GB of high-speed data. This equates to 135 hours of surfing the internet.
  • $45 gets you unlimited talk and text plus 10GB of high-speed data. This equates to 270 hours of surfing the internet.

I honestly have no concept of how much I use the internet on my phone, so I check in with my current plan. For three lines, we have 20GB of data. Based on that, I assume 10GB would be plenty for me.

This leads to my next, perhaps most pressing question…

3. What If I Use All My Data?

This is perhaps the most important question of them all. I don’t want to be charged $15 each time I go over my data allowance. That already happens. And I hate it.

So we’ve established Pure TalkUSA plans come with unlimited talk and text (including picture texts). But what about the data?

The carrier assures users it won’t simply turn off your data when you max out. Or even charge you overage fees. Instead, once you hit capacity in a month’s time, you’ll be throttled to 128 kbps (which is a kilobit per second).

I looked this one up. Apparently, 128 kbps isn’t the worst. You can watch this guy use his phone on 128 kbps for some context. (Spoiler: YouTube isn’t really functional at this rate.)

Once your month resets, you’ll get all your data again!

4. Can I Keep Fam in My Plan?

This is a big yes! Actually, the more family you add to your plan, the bigger discount you can snag.

For example, when you add a second line, you’ll get 10% off your total bill. Add a third line and get 15% off. Add a fourth line — or more — and you’ll see 20% shaved off your bill.

For example, if three of you have the $30 plan, that would be about $90 a month. But you’ll get 15% off now, which leaves you paying $25.50 per line.

Hey, any little bit helps.

5. Will I Need to Buy a New Phone and Get a New Number?

Nope! This is a BYOP plan. (Bring Your Own Phone… I just made that up.) This means you can keep your existing phone number, too.

Of course, you can shop phones through Pure TalkUSA. But if you have a perfectly good iPhone or Android, check to see if it’s compatible (or unlocked).

Do note, you cannot switch from these carriers if your phone is locked to the network:

  • Verizon/Alltel
  • Boost
  • Sprint/Nextel
  • MetroPCS
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Page Plus

This, I realize, will weed a lot of folks out. You can, however, transfer to Pure TalkUSA from plans with these carriers:

  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • Cingular
  • TracFone
  • Net10
  • Any other GSM providers

With all networks, you’ll have to make sure your phone is unlocked. (Here’s a guide to unlocking your phone courtesy of Digital Trends.)

6. How Do I Make the Switch?

Perhaps the most beautiful part of Pure TalkUSA is you don’t even have to go to a store to switch; it all happens online.

Pure TalkUSA talks you through the sign-up process:

  1. Pick your plan. (Take a look at all the ones I mentioned above.)
  1. Choose a phone — or bring your own as long as it’s compatible and unlocked. If you opt for this, your SIM card will cost $3. This is a one-time fee.
  1. Choose to add another line. Or not. Then pay.
  1. Pure TalkUSA sends you a SIM card (and phone, if ordered). Orders placed before 10 a.m. EST will be shipped out that same day. Standard, free shipping ranges from four to six business days.
  1. Once you get your new SIM card, insert it into your phone, and activate your phone online (or call customer service).

Now, you’re all signed up!

7. But What if I Hate Pure TalkUSA?

Don’t panic. Because you’re not tied to a contract, you can cancel your service any time.The company has a 14-day device return policy. Note the device restocking fees, though.

If you’re still impressed with this discount cell phone plan after my interrogation (I kind of am), you can read up on it a little more and sign up online.

And hey, don’t forget to enter “PENNY” for that special 50% off offer!

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. This is the closest she’s been to jumping her carrier’s ship… She just might take the plunge.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

19 Healthy Recipes You’ll Actually Want To Eat

Meals that make eating healthy seriously easy…and tasty.

It’s hard to come by healthy recipes that actually taste good and don’t take FOREVER to make.

It's hard to come by healthy recipes that actually taste good and don't take FOREVER to make.

It’s also easy to reach for your phone and order takeout, or pop some very processed freezer foods into the oven, just in time to watch your favorite show. But neither option is likely to keep you full or help you meet your fitness and nutrition goals (whatever those may be).

So for your convenience, we rounded up some delicious-looking recipes that are easy to make and will actually keep you satiated until it's time for your next meal. They also include only whole, minimally processed foods, and have very little added sugar, if any at all.

Alright, prepare your cooking supplies and let's get into it!

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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

There is never a bad time for cheesy “bread.”

Here's the recipe.

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Mexican Street Corn Chicken Salad

Mexican Street Corn Chicken Salad

You can save time preparing this delicious salad by oven-grilling or baking the corn.

Here's the recipe.

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Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

You can throw this versatile recipe over a bed of greens, brown rice, or just eat it by its zesty self.

Here's the recipe.

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Five-Minute Cheesy Zoodles

Five-Minute Cheesy Zoodles

Crank out these zoodles and have dinner on the table in no time.

Here's the recipe.

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Winter Squash, Leek, and Vegetable Soup

Winter Squash, Leek, and Vegetable Soup

This rich winter soup will warm you to your toes.

Here's the recipe.

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Peppers and Chipotle Chicken Burgers on a Portobello Bun

Peppers and Chipotle Chicken Burgers on a Portobello Bun

Because who doesn't crave a savory, cheese-covered burger every now and then?

Here's the recipe.

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25-Minute Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

25-Minute Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Sneak more veggies into your meal with this tasty take on ~fried rice~.

Here's the recipe.

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Five-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

Five-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

Quick, simple, and it will keep you full as you take on the morning.

Here's the recipe.

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Cauliflower Risotto

Cauliflower Risotto

You're going to want the whole pot for yourself.

Here's the recipe.

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Salmon and Shredded Brussels Sprout Tacos

Salmon and Shredded Brussels Sprout Tacos

This is how to up your fish taco game.

Here's the recipe.

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Turkey And Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Turkey And Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Mix it up. Scoop it in. Bake. And voilà!

Here's the recipe.

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One-Pot Mexican Shakshuka

One-Pot Mexican Shakshuka

Eggs baked in a skillet of tomato sauce, topped with cheese and avocado. Yes, please.

Here's the recipe.

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Miso Dressing

PSA: Avocado and shrimp make a damn good duo.

Here's the recipe.

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Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

Pizza for breakfast? Yep, we're on board.

Here's the recipe.

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30-Minute Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

30-Minute Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

This chili will spice up your life. Or, your dinner, at least.

Here's the recipe.

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Spaghetti Squash With Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese

Spaghetti Squash With Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese

This crowd favorite will have you forgetting you're consuming spaghetti squash.

Here's the recipe.

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Zoodles With Chicken and Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

Zoodles With Chicken and Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

Almond butter for president.

Here's the recipe.

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Healthy Cajun-Style Charred Okra and Shrimp

Healthy Cajun-Style Charred Okra and Shrimp

Gumbo is always a good idea.

Here's the recipe.

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Four-Ingredient Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta

Four-Ingredient Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta

You had us at four ingredients.

Here's the recipe.

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We’ll Tell You if This $29 Bed Bath & Beyond Membership Is Really Worth It

They’ve finally done it. They’re going to get me for good.

I’m not talking about the IRS. I’m talking about Bed Bath & Beyond.

Goodbye, single coupon. Hello, annual membership!

That’s right, membership.

The nationwide retailer and hawker of all-the-household-things-I-want-but-don’t-know-why (or how to use) just unveiled its new Beyond+ Beta membership program.

What You Can Get With Beyond+ Beta

For $29 a year plus applicable taxes, members will receive 20% off every purchase they make at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online.

Members also get free standard shipping on every online order. Now that’s music to my ears. My inner Abbi Jacobson is doing back flips. You “Broad City” fans feel me.

What You Can’t Get With Bed Bath & Beyond Membership

Not so sneaky. Thinking of combining that 20% off one item coupon with the 20% off your entire purchase deal? Sadly, you can’t.

The membership discount cannot be combined with any other coupon, special offer, price match or discount. Bummer.

Also, free shipping doesn’t cover surcharges or overweight items.

Unfortunately, other pesky exclusions apply. You can’t use the 20% off on certain brands or products including A Pea in the Pod, Kate Spade, Under Armour, Vitamix, diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, portrait studio service and more. See all the exclusions under “Offer Exclusions” on the terms and conditions page.

Other Fine Print to Consider

There’s no turning back once you commit. The membership is nonrefundable and will automatically renew if you don’t cancel before the one-year term is up. Also, canceling could become a bit of a hassle because you cannot do it online — you have to call customer service.

Currently, the beta membership is valid in the U.S. only.

How It Can Save You Money and a Hassle

Have no fine-print fear? This is a great deal, especially if you’re like me and submit an order only to realize you forgot an item that you then have to pay extra shipping for.

Or instead of hoarding mashed-up coupons in your wallet and holding up the checkout line as you try to find them, you can save every single time without the hassle.

Also keep in mind that the membership program is in its infancy — hence the word “beta” — so Bed, Bath & Beyond could add or remove benefits as it shapes the program.

Not ready to commit? That’s OK. We’ve got you covered with other ways to save at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She can finally get rid of all those expired Bed Bath & Beyond coupons.

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