Courtney Campbell Reviewed.com Published 4:04 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. Some say the best things in life are free: happiness, family, friends, etc. But I say the best things in life actually cost less than $50. I mean, $50 is the perfect price point where you don’t feel like you're spending too much but still enough to get something quality. It’s just enough to treat yourself to something that will bring joy to your life—if only temporarily. Here at Reviewed, we’ve tested hundreds of products and have pitted luxury items against some more bargain buys in our tests. And you know what? Sometimes the inexpensive products actually perform better than something costing hundreds of … [Read more...] about The 20 best things you can get for under $50
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When last we sat down for a serious chat, it was the end of the world as we knew it, and I felt fine. The Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll, conceived as a goof and evolved willy-nilly into a barometer, was plainly in a jam — a “logjam.” On the album chart, which dated back to posthippie 1971 or 1974, a plethora of well-crafted yet ultimately inconsequential records by postpunk post-Amerindies confounded electorate and dean alike; on the singles chart, instituted in 1979 after the twin ’70s movements of punk and disco jolted rock and roll back toward its original format and function, late-released songs from charting albums crowded out the striking yet ultimately arbitrary moments of passion that emerged on individual ballots. A crisis of consensus had moved the Poobahs to dispense with the EP chart and was also evident in sparse video voting. There were lots of great reissues, most of which nobody had heard. Yet I really did feel fine, if only because I had … [Read more...] about 1988 Pazz & Jop: Dancing on a Logjam
At the deejay’s funeral in Smithville, they sang gospel songs. Most of the singing came from his family and the older folks, dressed in their Sunday best and sitting in the center of the packed church, one of those small, tidy, weathered white buildings you see in the country. Jammed along the walls and in the corners was a much larger crowd of younger people wearing leather jackets, gold chains, new basketball shoes, and extra-large T-shirts. Some had tattoos on their legs, forearms, and necks. They didn’t sing along much with the hymns. Most of them, I thought as I watched them shyly look for places to squeeze into, had never been to Smithville before; they probably didn’t spend much time in church either. Next to the deejay’s gunmetal-gray coffin at Mount Pilgrim church was a large sign that looked remarkably like a giant $1 million bill, with a picture of the deceased in the center. A dozen people got up and spoke. Members of his family, who called him … [Read more...] about The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw
By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 Photographs by SPENCER LOWELL The seven-story Don Quijote megastore in the Shibuya district of Tokyo is open 24 hours a day, but it’s hard to say when it’s rush hour, because there’s always a rush. A labyrinth of aisles leads to one soaring, psychedelic display after another presided over by cartoon mascots, including the mascot of Don Quijote itself: an enthusiastic blue penguin named Donpen who points shoppers toward toy sushi kits and face masks soaked with snail excretions and rainbow gel pens and split-toe socks. The candy section is vast, with … [Read more...] about In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate. It’s an Obsession.
The American College of Gastroenterology reports more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and at least 15 million as often as daily. Diseases resulting from acid reflux are the most common gut complaint seen by hospital departments in the United States.Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, are closely related, but the terms don’t necessarily mean the same thing. Acid reflux — every once in a while — is a common, but not trivial, condition that features a burning pain, known as heartburn or acid indigestion, in the chest area. It happens when stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe. Sometimes acid reflux progresses to GERD, a more severe form of reflux. The most common symptom of GERD is frequent heartburn. Other signs and symptoms may include regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing, chest pain amd exacerbation of asthma symptoms like coughing and wheezing — especially while lying … [Read more...] about Acid reflux a common, but not trivial, condition