Costco Membership

UPDATED: February 3, 2019 I am a proud Costco Executive Member. Sure, the membership makes me feel obligated to dress business formal when I leave the house, but it’s worth it to feel superior to Gold Star Members and *gulp* non-members. This is reason enough to be an Executive Member. However, when it comes to […]

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frustration-free packaging

UPDATED: January 24, 2019 You’ve probably noticed while shopping on Amazon that some products are available in “frustration-free packaging.” I usually ignore this unless it happens to be cheaper because I’m frugal AF. But, my curiosity got the best of me recently so I did some quick-and-dirty Google research on the topic. This is what […]

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Now that you have an air fryer, what are you supposed to do? Brains Report helps you get started with these air fryer tips for beginners.

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Updated November 24, 2018 I’m a member of about 50 popular foodie groups on Facebook, and it’s amazing how much chatter there is about instant pots and air fryers. In fact, two of the most visited pages on Brains Report are our reviews of the “Top 10 Air Fryers” and the “Top 10 Electric Pressure […]

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Recently, I promoted the “Help Me Choose” feature of the Brains Report website on our Facebook page. And, one commenter was in desperate need of a pair of wireless earbuds to wear while working out. Well, I take Brainiacs’ concerns seriously so I have put in the research and come up with the following report […]

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Cottonelle-Ultra-ComfortCare

A Brainiac recently contacted us because he wanted the world to know about the best toilet paper you can buy: Panda Ultra Premium Toilet Paper. Unfortunately, I can’t just take people’s word for what the best toilet paper is. I need to research it and get the opinions of hundreds of consumers and experts. So, […]

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According to this infographic, Americans throw away about 14% of the fruit and 19% of the vegetables they buy. When you consider that most Americans subsist solely on processed crap and never buy fruits or vegetables, then this is really alarming. The Brainses buy a lot of produce, and we throw a lot of it […]

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The Federal Trade Commission, the organization that thinks it’s perfectly okay for companies like Equifax to control people’s lives with impunity, recently put out their mostly helpful tips for shopping during the holiday season. Below, we enlist our heaviest dose of snark to look at the holiday shopping tips from the FTC. 1. Put Gifts […]

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I can’t pay full price for anything. It’s just not in my Dutch DNA. I’m constantly looking for the latest “hack” that allows me to save 5%, 10%, or even more on anything I was going to buy anyway. In my years of being a shrewd customer, I’ve discovered the following ways to get amazing […]

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A friend recently posed the ultimate career question: “How can you make money doing what you love?” My grandpa always said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” He was a bartender. I don’t know how you can make money doing the specific activity you love. I don’t […]

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