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nintendo NES turns 25

My Pixelated Past: Nintendo NES Turns 25

I’m officially feeling old. Today, October 18th, 2010, is the 25th anniversary to the the day that the original Nintendo gaming system debuted. But this isn’t what makes me feel old — it’s that I remember calling NES “the new Atari,” because it was replacing my beloved 2600. I was 7, the digital world was 8-bit and barely in color, and it was awesome.

investing in a laptop students

An Apple A Day Is This Student’s Way

When you’re thinking about buying a college laptop, the $1000+ price tag for an Apple computer may seem (more than) a little out of your price range. (Trust me, I understand!) That investment, on top of the mile-long dorm packing list, will definitely set you back a pretty penny and send your parents absolutely crazy.

beauty apps

5 Thrifty Things: Beauty-Savvy Smartphone Apps

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to test out new and trendy beauty products and styles. Experimenting with your look or your locks can be daunting, though, and no one wants to end up with black nails when everyone is wearing green, or green hair when you wanted blonde.

top 25 green blogs

Best eco2 Blogs: Saving Money, Saving the Planet

Of course, because The Gumshoes are completely addicted to saving money and saving the planet, we’re constantly reading and connecting with other great magazines, editors, and bloggers out there doing similarly cool things. (At least, we think we’re doing cool things, but we know they are!)

ehow mobile app

DIY On the Go: eHow Launches Mobile

Ever find yourself stuck with a flat on the side of the road, clueless about the first thing in changing a tire? Or, how about agreeing to be a groomsman in your friend’s wedding, only to be faced with a bow tie sans clip-on just hours before you need to be at the church?

10 best online recipe sites

20 Places to Find Free Recipes Online

It’s no secret that we’re a bunch of die-hard, frugal foodies here at Shoestring, but even cooking meals at home and brown baggin’ it can get expensive when you factor in all those pricey (yet beautiful) cookbooks and cooking magazines.

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Looks for Less: Top 10 Bargain Shops

Sure, most shoppers know about the big three when it comes to getting current looks on the cheap (H&M, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe), but Shoestring’s staffers thought we’d take this opportunity to share with you our favorite indie haunts and mainstream havens for finding that coveted Look for Less — some you may not have heard of before.