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Everything you need to know about breaking your lease agreement in New York City

Renting an apartment in New York City can be a full-contact sport. While neighborhoods can become popular overnight, rents can also increase to reach the demand of people looking to get in on the action. That’s why understanding the rules of your lease agreement that you sign with your...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:57am

PHOTOS: What you can expect to see at SantaCon NYC

These SantaCon photos will give you an idea of what you can expect this Saturday during the NYC event that celebrates the holiday season. Depending on your opinion about the SantaCon pub crawl, you may or may not consider it to be something you want to participate in this weekend.  SantaCon...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:15pm

8 perfect Game of Thrones holiday gifts for your Westeros obsessed loved one

Winter is no longer coming, it's here and that means it's time to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you have a Game of Thrones obsessed partner, sibling, parent, friend, co-worker or whoever, we have got the gift guide for you. Here are all of best gift ideas for any White-...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

10 Ugly Hanukkah sweaters to buy right now

Whether it's dressing in festive colors, getting cozy in our favorite winter pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa or throwing on those frighteningly fantastic ugly sweaters we hold so dear, it's important to let the world know we're down to embrace the impending New Year in style. Most...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:48pm

Operation Santa goes digital in select U.S. cities

The U.S. Postal Service's Operation Santa program has been around for over a century. This is, to be exact, the 106th year USPS is letting us fulfill the wish lists of kids and families in need. In 2017, the Postal Service launched a digital Operation Santa pilot program in New York City. Out...

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 1:28pm

Instagram rolls out new features for people with visual impairments

There are two new Instagram features to help make its popular photo and video sharing app more accessible to people with visual impairments. According to Instagram, there are more than 285 million people in the world with visual impairments and the social media app wants to improve the user...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:42pm

How to hygge like a true Scandinavian

We’ve all heard of the term hygge, especially this time of year when the temperatures drop and pumpkin spice lattes resurge. Hygge has rich Danish roots as the word represents contentedness, coziness  and most importantly, a sense of peacefulness with the present. Today, hygge is...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:09am

Gear up for GoT season 8 with Game of Thrones Monopoly

Westeros just got real. HBO and Hasbro have teamed up to create a collector's edition Game of Thrones Monopoly hitting stores at the start of the new year. The GoT game is meant for two to six adult players and is inspired entirely by the Seven Kingdoms and the chaos that ensues between them...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:19pm

Jessie James Decker teams with eBay for charity to get into the giving spirit

Now that we are headed into the Holiday season, eBay is partnering up with pop-singer and mother of three Jessie James Decker to get shoppers into the giving spirit as they shop for presents for their loved ones. To get into the giving spirit, Decker has curated her very own eBay Toy Wish List with...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:58pm

How many people are playing Fortnite these days?

Fortnite is a free multiplayer survival game that has quickly become one of the most popular video games in the world, but just how many people play Fortnite? Fortnite launched July 2017 and within the past year, the game has attracted an extraordinary amount of online players worldwide and has...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:17pm

Buy a Christmas gift for a stranger in need at a Giving Machine

Making a difference in the life of someone in need this holiday season is as easy as swiping your credit card at these Giving Machines. Starting on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 — better known as Giving Tuesday — through the end of December, a group of local and international...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:47am

6 retailers with Cyber Week deals you won't want to miss

Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping events of the year, but some major retailers offer discounts on the best gadgets, appliances and must-have attire all week long. So, if you can't browse online today, rest assured that you have time to check out Cyber Week deals from a handful of...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 1:06pm

The funniest Black Friday tweets this year

Black Friday 2018 is in full swing. It's the annual shopping sales event that brings out the best prices for holiday gifts but, admittedly, the worst in consumers. Here's a friendly reminder to keep your cool amid the chaos (and, if it's too late for you, there's always next year...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 4:47pm

The Best Books of 2018, Chosen by the New York Public Library

The weather is about to get a lot colder, making it the perfect time to catch up on indoor activities besides watching Netflix — luckily, the New York Public Library just released its list of the Best Books of 2018.  Going just by bestsellers is fine if you just want to say you've...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:01pm

A brief history of Cyber Monday

It feels like as we toss away the decorative dog calendars that we plowed through the year before, that we seem to fill up more real estate in those little boxes for new traditions that were not there before. “Holidays” such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:44pm

Donald Trump toilet brush wants to 'make toilet bowls clean again'

A New Zealand Etsy shop is selling a Donald Trump toilet brush and if one of your goals is to make your toilet bowl clean again, then this novelty gift might be for you or a friend. Etsy seller Michelle Rubel (SpacedOutDesigns) is selling an original toilet brush that resembles President Donald...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:44pm

Black Friday 2018: When do stores open?

Though Black Friday store hours differ per retailer, the annual big-time shopping event is known for dragging people out of bed before the sun has a chance to say hello. Black Friday 2018 sales are coming fast (in two days, that is). GAP will offer 50 percent off everything. If you head on over to...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:17pm

Where to shop online for Small Business Saturday

Right on the heels of Black Friday is Small Business Saturday, which has quickly become a beloved American shopping holiday. On this day, Americans support small retailers mostly in their local neighborhoods as well as communities. However, in keeping with the times, online shopping is one of the...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:04pm

5 ways to survive Black Friday

Is it us, or does Black Friday seem to creep into our lives earlier and earlier each year? Before the turkey has a chance to cool and the mashed potatoes have a second to digest, we’re out the door, standing in checkout lines trying to buy some holiday cheer — for a good deal, of course...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:53am

Is Dunkin Donuts open on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it's time to fill up on stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casseroles, mashed potatoes, gravy and, of course, all that turkey. But amid the feasting madness and tryptophan-induced slumber, you'll probably need a pick-me-up to keep the holiday...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:13am