Do you keep track of all the money you spend on maintenance, repairs, fuel, financing, insurance, and other assorted fees? Our average lifetime spending on automobiles is $335,080 and that's about 10% of our average lifetime earnings with a bachelor's degree. Learn the costs of ownership in the first five years for some of the best selling cars of 2013 and a few ways to keep operating costs down in the infographic below:
Everyone complains about gas prices and commuting, but it's rare we actually know how much money is draining over the days, months, and years. CJ Pony Parts put together the following infographic, depicting gas prices and commuting stats (by car) in the U.S.
We all have our share of behavioral quirks or eccentricities. The good news is that most of them aren’t actually that unique – nor do they constitute some personal failure on our part. Here are 15 ways to prove it:
We love our homes. We spend time making them cozy and comfortable, and we take great pride in them. Unfortunately, all that effort doesn’t always get the kind of attention we were hoping for. Animals and insects love our homes almost as much as we do! While some of these may be temporary visitors that have gotten themselves in over their heads, others are determined to become our roommates. So who may we one day meet inside?
Like baseball, binge drinking is somewhat of an American pastime. We tend to romanticize it or build it up into an inevitability, as when we read articles about the biggest “party schools” in the US. Going to college will be for many students their first exposure to alcohol. However, this problem goes further than with college students alone. There’s nothing wrong with drinking in moderation, and arming yourself with knowledge is the first step toward maintaining your self-control. Next time one of your buddies threatens to drink you under the table, keep these facts in mind.
It’s been a little over a month since the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and technology lovers are still reeling. To be shown a future that’s literally within your grasp and sitting right outside your door is thrilling. There’s nothing cooler than seeing your everyday life morph into something much more high tech. Whether it’s your dishwasher or your car stereo, almost everything we encounter tends to be getting smarter. Here are seven gadgets worth waiting for: