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Treasures in the Attic

10 Accidental Discoveries Worth Millions: What’s Hiding in Your Attic?

While taking a walk last year, a couple found a stash of rare coins worth $10 million. That’s a nice additional benefit to the fresh air and exercise! This story was big news because of the value, but [...]


A Flexible, Work-From-Home Job: Earn $25 an Hour as a Transcriptionist

Looking for a flexible job that allows you to work from home, requires little to no prior experience, and doesn’t involve making sales calls? Yes, this kind of work exists: You could become a transcriptionist. [...]

Ship Snow, Yo

How to Sell Snow for $89 a Box: Meet the Man Behind “Ship Snow, Yo”

They’ve plowed it into empty lots called “snow farms.” They’ve tried to melt it. They’ve even started dumping it in the ocean as a last resort. After seeing more than 100 inches of snow this [...]

Joseph Hunkins under Creative Commons

Who Wants to Be a Game Show Contestant? Here’s How to Apply

“Drinking alcohol in the British House of Commons is strictly forbidden at all times, with the single exception of a lawmaker doing what?” Do you know the answer? Sadly, Justin Peters did not — [...]

The Dress that Went Viral

Blue and Black… Or White and Gold? Either Way, This Viral Dress is a Money-Maker

“Blue and black? Or white and gold?” We’re all sick of hearing about The Dress by now. But let’s be honest: while this viral phenomenon might not be as entertaining as Katy Perry’s Left Shark, [...]

Pet photography

Love Playing With Cats and Dogs? How to Become a Pet Photographer

It seems there’s no end to the ways you can make money serving pets and their owners. Not convinced? Previous posts have covered everything from building cat enclosures, to earning $100 per night [...]

Boo and Buddy, world's cutest dogs

Meet Boo, Tuna and Manny: Dogs Cashing In on Social Media Fame

Boo, “the world’s cutest dog,” has almost seven times as many Facebook fans as House of Cards star Kevin Spacey — 17 million of them. The eight-year-old Pomeranian first appeared on Facebook [...]

Clothing alterations

Love to Sew? Start a Side Business Offering Clothing Alterations

As a vintage clothing retailer, customers often ask me who I’d recommend to tailor classic pieces that don’t fit quite right. Finding the perfect fit is especially tough with vintage pieces that were [...]


Get Paid to Commute: These Cities and States Pay You to Carpool to Work

If you commute to work every day, you can probably relate to the memorable opening scene from Office Space, the 1999 classic about the life of white collar worker Peter Gibbons. While Gibbons, played by [...]

Walmart savings hacks

Walmart Hacks: 8 Ways to Save Even More Money on Groceries

When my local Walmart Supercenter opened, I had to check it out. Getting everything from groceries to electronics under one roof for the lowest prices seemed like a pipe dream. The store is known for its [...]

Cat Cafe

The Animal Cafe Trend: What You Need to Know Before Starting a Cat Cafe

Step aside, cat cafes. The sheep cafe is the next big thing in animal playtime. Thanks Nature Cafe in Seoul, South Korea, offers live sheep to pet while you sip your coffee or tea. From soft lambs, to [...]

Work in Antarctica

Want to Work in Antarctica and Live With Penguins? Apply by Friday

Love penguins and don’t mind being in the middle of nowhere? Have I got a job for you! The U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) is looking to hire a Port Lockroy Assistant in Antarctica for the upcoming [...]