Amanda Geronikos

Caffeine Boost in a Bag of Chips

Move over, 5-Hour Energy. The afternoon caffeine boost as we know it is getting a little… crunchier. One company now offers caffeine-packed potato chips and granola. Arma Energy Snx foods are made with salt, spices, B vitamins, caffeine and taurine, the latter two ingredients commonly found in energy drinks, as noted by CBS News. A serving of Arma energy chips comes […]

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Best and Worst Supermarkets

In a new Consumer Reports survey, more than 24,000 shoppers rated 52 grocery chains across the country. Wegmans, which has stores in several East Coast states, topped the list. The privately-owned company has appeared on other esteemed lists in recent years, including Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Wegmans and other top-picks received especially high […]

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Discounts You’re Earning But Not Using

Looking for a new way to save? It’s easier than you think. U.S. News & World Report reveals less-frequently advertised discounts that might apply to you. 1. Checking Account Rewards If you want rewards, you probably won’t find them at a major bank. If you have an Internet bank, however, you’ll find it easier to […]

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The Risks of Using LinkedIn

It’s a job seeker’s best tool, and an employee’s career network. It’s also a hacker’s paradise. If you use LinkedIn, you’ve probably told the site where you work, what you do and who you work with, as noted by CNNMoney. Therein lies the problem. Called “spear phishing,” hackers trick their targets into opening e-mail attachments […]

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Household Items with Hidden Value

At the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, business has soared in the last few years. Home to the hit show ‘Pawn Stars,’ the shop employs more than 50 workers — that’s up from just 13. Much of that is thanks to the show’s popularity, but it’s also because consumers are bypassing banks […]

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