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11 Aug 2013

Broke-Ass Brews: Refrigerator Tea

When it’s hot out, the first thing I’m tempted to spend my money on is a cold drink.  Iced tea, frozen slushies, whatever, and even if they’re only $1, the small costs start to add up. I decided to take matter into my own hands, and make my own stock

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29 Jul 2013

Broke-Ass Decorating: Kitchen Organization

After stuffing far too many whisks and strainers and spoons in recycled takeout containers, I realized that a new organization method in my 2×2 kitchen might be appropriate.  A lack of counter spaces and complete absence of any form of drawer left few options with how to deal with my

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18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

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18 Jul 2013

DIY: How to Make Your Own Fly Trap

Like so many of us in our cramped, window-free NYC apartments, I’ve been plagued with the summer invasion of fruit flies who absolutely refuse to leave but seem to really enjoy multiplying. Awesome. While the little guys are generally harmless, they’re not the most aesthetically pleasing while hovering over a fruit bowl

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27 Jun 2013

Broke-Ass Reads: “Infinite Jest”

What I don’t end up spending on rent each month (read: approximately $5) quickly goes to coffee and books. And while I’m a big advocate of free reading, there’s nothing like putting a new book on your shelf. But more books on the shelves don’t pay the bills, and unfortunately

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24 Jun 2013

Free in NYC: Compost

If you’re monitoring your grocery bills as closely as I am (ok, I admit it, I have no idea how to do this), you probably feel the same sense of pain when you’re forced to throw away a bag of spinach that’s turned brown or a pack of blueberries that mysteriously turned fuzzy.  The

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05 Apr 2013

Broke-Ass Decorating: Bookmark Wallpaper

While visiting Washington D.C this weekend, I saw this fantastic floor-to-ceiling bookmark wallpaper at Idle Time Books! It’s basically free to make– start collecting bookmarks from your local bookstores, libraries, and future travel destinations, and just past them up on your wall.  Colorful, classy, literary– and most importantly, cheap! Photo

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04 Apr 2013

Broke-Ass Brews: Put Your Iced Coffee in Beer Bottles

If you’re like me, the snooze button on your alarm clock is not optional, it’s necessary.  Only a minor detail of my unhealthy sleep patterns includes my 49 minute snooze cycle each morning, which inevitably leaves me with unbrushed hair and half-brushed teeth as I stumble out the door just

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23 Feb 2013

FREE in NYC: NYPL

It feels like 20-something New Yorkers are always on the search for something free.  Whether this be a meal, an outfit, or a subscription to boxes of monthly promotional presents that no one actually wants, label something 100% off and suddenly the masses are running! Subsequently, it startles me how

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