15 ways stores trick you into spending

Ever notice how you can go to a store to pick up just one thing and then, by the time you get to the check stand, you have five or six things in your cart and a bigger bill than you had anticipated?

This happens over and over because department stores use an array of techniques (grocery stores use many of the same tactics) to get you to pick up these items. By itself, each technique isn’t very strong — it’s the use of them in combination that is powerful.

Here’s a list of 15 of the best tricks. After the list, watch for 10 ways to combat these techniques so you can get in and out of stores with your finances intact.

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4 disk eSata Enclosure Review

In my last review I talked about how external drives are becoming very popular and today I will be taking a look at a very big external hard drive enclosure. This enclosure can hold 4 SATA drives that are connected to your PC via eSATA cables for maximum speed. Also did I mention the drives are hot swappable so you can take a drive out and use it in another enclosure. The enclosure Im talking about is the Icydock MB561. Lets take a look…

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Dark Lord of the Sky: Homemade Darth Vader balloon

This a rad, a Belgian Star Wards fan, Benoît Lambert got permission (and made) a Darth Vader hot air balloon!

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almost free garage heat – just drink a lot of soda

While I have electricity out to the garage now, heat has been an issue all winter long. Mattar graciously lent me his kerosene heater, which did an okay job of taking the bite off the chill. Insulating the garage would go a long way to help keep the bitter Vermont cold out, but that’s a project for another day. I decided instead to take advantage of the south-facing side of the garage and build a solar furnace to collect some of that sunshine just bouncing straight off my garage. My dad built one years ago and said he recorded a 110-degree temperature differential between inlet and outlet. And I had enough scrap materials around the basement to do something similar to what my dad built.

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The Top 5 Brain Health Foods

Ah, everyone loves lists these days, it seems. So while there are numerous natural foods, drinks, herbs and supplemental products that possess brain & body-enhancing properties, weve done the research for you and created a list of five all-natural, widely-available foods that we believe represent the BrainReady Top 5 Brain Health Foods in the world.

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