Amazon has everything. With a couple clicks of a mouse, you can have the oddest items delivered to your front door within days or even hours. But, judging from our list, this may not always be a good thing. Here are 11 ridiculous Amazon products that you can currently buy: 1. Portrait of Laura Locadelli, […]

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lane county concussion

I play roller derby. More like, I’m addicted to the sport. I’ve tried to retire, but it didn’t work. Consequently, I continue to play for the Lane County Concussion (LCC). Aside from having me in common, the websites for LCC and Brains Report share the same webmaster, Thom “Grime + Punishment” Grimes. Grimes recently added […]

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grocery journal

No matter how good the deals are at any given grocery store, they do not have the best prices for every product. When you shop around and are smart about comparing prices, you will find that certain supermarkets have better deals on specific products. But, how can you use this to your advantage to save […]

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bulk buying

The conventional wisdom is that bulk buying – purchasing goods packaged in larger quantities – is a great way to save money. However, this is not always the case. After all, unless you live in some Groundhog Day-like scenario that takes place on Thanksgiving, are you really going to use that five-pound package of sage […]

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credit card rewards

I try to be understanding of most phenomena and not take a strong black-and-white stance for or against anything. But, when it comes to credit cards, it’s clear that there are no redeeming qualities. Not even the rewards are worth the risks. Why Are There Rewards? When doing research for this post, I noticed it […]

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easing anxiety

Anxiety is an increasingly common ailment among people of all ages and economic backgrounds – from the non-stop negative self-talk about every mistake, perceived or real, and the overwhelming sense of doom about nothing in particular to the gnawing at the pit of your stomach that may or may not be accompanied by the need […]

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nonprofit

I recently spent the morning cleaning up along the Willamette River. It was pretty boring work. Yet, nothing can compare to what I felt having helped beautify our city a little bit. I am a strong believer in helping others if only for the selfish reason that it makes me feel good. Therefore, I plan […]

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Amazon Prime

As with anything, whether Amazon Prime is worth your $99 per year depends on your situation. Brains Report generally recommends running cost/benefit analyses to determine if any purchase is worth your money. The cost is pretty simple to calculate: $99 (maybe cheaper if you find a deal). But, let’s look at the benefits and their […]

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boycotting football

I grew up with football. Every fall weekend going back as far as I can remember, we watched Michigan State Spartans and Detroit Lions football. I played from the age of 8 years old until I was 17. Football was always a big part of my late summer/early fall life. But, beginning this year, I […]

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Amazon Whole Foods

Amazon, the greatest organization on Earth (and the main source of Brains Report’s income (please support us)), recently bought Whole Foods Market. They are probably best known for chopping up organic food, putting it in a plastic bag, and selling it to you for way too much. On Thursday (August 24, 2017), in a joint […]

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