Category Archives: Shopping

Small Bluetooth Speakers

Paleo Retiree writes: Currently living out of suitcases in a small, furnished sublet far away from our usual city, my wife and I recently found ourselves craving a speaker. Earphone-listening is great but sometimes it’s fun to share music, and … Continue reading

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A Good Nonstick Pan

Paleo Retiree writes: Over the years, my wife, an excellent home cook, has been unhappy with the nonstick pans she’s tried. They don’t distribute the heat effectively; they don’t impart any flavor; the surface loses its effectiveness in just a few … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks 1: Cold-brewed Coffee

Paleo Retiree writes: Cold-brewed coffee — often referred to by fans, stores and baristas simply as “cold brew” — seems to be everywhere these days. It’s certainly gaining rapidly in popularity. It’s featured at most upscale coffee bars and cafes, at least … Continue reading

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Where’s the Tape?

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Is it just me, or do rolls of Scotch tape come with less product these days?

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The Culture That Is Japan

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Daiso Japan is a Japanese-based retailer that specializes in cutesy cheap crap — curios, stationary, toys, kitchen supplies, cosmetics, toiletries, seasonal goods, etc. It’s an Asian Dollar Tree, with few exceptions, everything in the store is $1.50. The company … Continue reading

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Unexpected Celebrity Perfumes, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Every celebrity has their own fragrance nowadays. And frankly, those of us who appreciate the art of perfumery generally don’t think much of star-hyped scents: the lion’s share of their budget tends to go toward packaging and … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

Paleo Retiree writes: “Daddy, what’s a film camera? And why are they so cheap?”

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