Some inventions save people’s lives; others improve them. Some creations—such as light bulbs and automobiles—even spark revolutions that forever change human history. And then there are those inventions the arise from such odd-yet-simple ideas that make us ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?” As it turns out, the money landed by out-of-left-field innovations surprisingly stacks up just as high and profitable as that raked in by world-shaking inventions. Here are 10 unusual and perplexing products of human creativity that made a ton of money.
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Super Bowl 51 is just two weeks away and set to air on Fox on February 5. As usual, the big game’s broadcast will be stuffed to the brim with big-money ads, reportedly costing $5 million for a 30-second slot. Unlike last year, many brands are keeping unusually quiet so far about their Super Bowl activity. But expect to see more teasers as the Super Bowl draws closer. But here is what we do know so far about the year’s upcoming Super Bowl ads (organized in alphabetical order, by brand).
Your credit report is one of the most important aspects of your financial portfolio. While many may cringe at the thought of looking up their credit score due to past mistakes, it’s important you keep tabs on your credit report as it is a complete representation of your financial history. Not only does your credit report affect interest rates on potential loans but it can also determine whether or not you can be approved for an apartment or mortgage. Thankfully, if you have a low score–not all is lost. Here are a few suggestions that will make the road to repairing your credit score much easier.
Although it’s often fun to give gifts, the anxiety of choosing them is still a major cause of holiday stress. This is especially true for obligatory gifts you feel compelled to give people you don’t know well: the year-end tips for service people. Are you, like many people, wondering how much holiday cheddar to give your doorman, hairstylist, or personal trainer? Use this holiday tipping guide so everyone gets checked off your list this season.
Prepare for the tears: Holiday commercials are here. Every year as the critical holiday shopping season gets ready to go into overdrive, advertisers manage to make us experience a year’s worth of emotions in a number of 30-second spots, whether it’s joy, sadness, or just simple Christmas spirit. Here are the five most like holiday-themed commercials for 2016 so far.
If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, the deadline to make changes to your 2017 coverage is quickly approaching, as Open Enrollment ends December 7th. The enrollment process can be quite tricky to navigate, but here are the five choices you can make during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period.
It’s official: Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. Against all odds, polls, and projections, the GOP candidate beat out Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in a stunning upset, effectively ending one of the most contentious and unpredictable presidential elections in modern political history.
Open enrollment season is in full swing, representing a crucial time of year for anyone shopping for health coverage. With all the media attention on Obamacare, it’s easy to overlook Medicare’s annual open enrollment period for the nation’s 55 million Medicare beneficiaries, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. If you are happy with… View Article
Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store early Tuesday morning, along with more than a dozen curated holiday gift guides, marking the official start of the holiday shopping season. The online retail giant kicked things off at 3 a.m.(EST) on Nov. 1, offering lower prices on tens of thousands of online items between now and… View Article
This week Groupon Inc. announced it will acquire LivingSocial, its onetime big rival that was partly owned by Amazon, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will unite two of the top names in the once popular daily deal business sector that has recently fallen out of favor with both investors and consumers in recent years…. View Article
Last Week PepsiCo announced it will significantly reduce the amount of sugar, sodium and fat in many of its products worldwide by 2025. The beverage and snack food giant says the change is in response to consumer’s growing demand for healthier and more nutritious foods, as well as new dietary guidelines from the World Health… View Article
Over the weekend AT&T announced they have finally reached an agreement to buy Time Warner for a whopping $85 billion. If the deal passes through regulation, the merger would combine one of the biggest distribution companies with one of the biggest TV and movies producers, in effect creating one of the most powerful media companies… View Article