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Why Myer And David Jones Have Embraced Aldi-Style 'Streamlining'

Australian department store retailers David Jones (DJ) and Myer have both recently moved to rationalise the number of clothing brands they offer in their stores. This strategy brings two common retail sayings to mind. First “to win in retail, you can’t be everything to everyone”, and second, “if you’re not growing, you’re going backwards”.


How To Choose The Right Paint Brush For Your Next DIY Project

Painting your interior walls is an easy, popular way to customise your space. Anyone can do it, but results may vary based on the type of brush you use. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the right paint brush for your next DIY painting project.


Always Negotiate Prices When You're Buying Furniture

The next time you need to shop for furniture, don’t be afraid to haggle down the price. MarketWatch explains that furniture is one of the most marked-up products you could buy.


The Psychological Impulses That Make You Want To Spend Money

It’s always interesting to learn how our shopping behaviours are influenced. Sure, advertisers manipulate our habits, but our brains go with it because deep down, we have a desire to consume. There are a few natural impulses that make us want to spend more.


Go Shoe Shopping In The Evening For The Best Possible Fit

Whether you’re planning to buy a pair of hiking boots or just everyday sneakers, try to go shopping for them in the evening. You’ll end up with a better fit, and a more comfortable pair of shoes as a result. Here’s why, and it makes perfect sense.


'Hypoallergenic' Products Can Still Trigger Allergies

If you have sensitive skin, it’s tempting to put your trust in hypoallergenic jewellery or lotions. But the term may not mean what you think: there’s no legal definition of “hypoallergenic”, so it’s entirely possible those products contain something you’re allergic to.


In Defence Of Design: When Form Matters As Much As Function

Everyone thinks they understand good design. While we all understand our tastes, there’s more to making a well-designed product than just making it pretty. Form and function have to combine to work well together, but they both need to be present. Here’s why form matters, when it makes a product better and when too much can actually make a product worse.


Are Chromebooks Good Laptops For Students?

There’s a lot to like about Chromebooks. They’re budget-friendly, have a lot of options and are powerful enough to get things done. If you’re a student shopping for a laptop for school, they may be pretty attractive. However, for some students, it’s a nightmare waiting to happen. Let’s see where you fall.


Top 9 Ways To Rock A Garage Sale (As A Seller Or A Shopper)

There’s nothing better than cleaning your house of odds and ends you no longer need… and making some cash back on them. Whether you hop around to garage sales or are planning on having your own, these ten tips could help you make the most of any garage sale.


Avoid Losing Money To Vending Machines By Looking At The Spirals

It’s infuriating when you pay a vending machine for a snack only to watch it get stuck and not drop. Choose a properly loaded snack, however, and you won’t lose your money.


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