Author: Kristin Cook

    I'm the Managing Editor for Bensbargains.com. When I'm not hunting for deals online, I enjoy good food, good beer, and Star Wars.


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  • Yaheetech Adjustable 40lbs Dumbbell Set Review: Are They a Worthy Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dupe?

    I used to be a “gym girl” before the pandemic, but since 2020 I’ve been slowly building up my own home gym, with everything I could possibly need to do my strength training workouts at home. My...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 10 Most Awkward Cat Family Photos

    You know what’s really awesome? The surprisingly high number of photos that come up when you type “awkward cat family photos” into Google Images. Like there were so many that only a fraction of them made it...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Awesome Things Made Out of Bacon

    I’m sure we can all agree that bacon is great for eating. But did you know it’s also a very aesthetically pleasing artistic medium? Or that it’s capable of being hooked up to oxygen gas and cutting...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Cool Rooms: Nerdiest Geektastic Rooms Ever

    Decking out your room with your favorite movie, TV show or comic book hero doesn’t have to end when you “grow up.” Here are some amazingly character-inspired cool rooms and living spaces, along with easy ways to...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Yaheetech Patio Bistro Set Review

    We’ve had the longest, snowiest Minnesota winter in recent memory. I figured maybe if I put out some patio furniture, spring would take hint and make an appearance! I decided to try this Yaheetech 3-Piece Outdoor Patio...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Surviving the First Year After College Without Going Broke

    The first year (or two) after college can be both incredibly fun and incredibly scary. You go from “college world,” with its parties and dining center meals and all-night cram sessions, to the “real world,” full of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Tensky Ionic Hair Dryer Review

    There was once a brief moment in time I found myself half-seriously entertaining the idea of buying a Dyson hair dryer for $500. When you have thick, frizzy, naturally wavy hair that takes forever to dry, the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Yaheetech Storage Rack Review

    There are a lot of things I buy online, but furniture usually isn’t one of them. It’s really difficult to know what you’re going to get based solely on a picture. We buy a lot of cheap...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Portal Go Review

    I’ve had an older Portal model for a couple years–one of those early COVID purchases to make it easier for my kids to connect with the grandparents virtually. It works just fine, but one thing that has...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    How to Pull Off an Impromptu ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Party

    Happy May the Fourth, otherwise known as Star Wars Day! Every night is a great night for a Star Wars marathon in my book, but tonight it’s kind of mandatory. However, there’s no need to worry if...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 2021 Gift Guide: Best Giftable Books

    I read a comment recently that “books are making a comeback.” The English major book lover in me was a little defensive at first, like “uh, when did they ever go away?” But I have to admit...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • 2021 Gift Guide: Best LEGO Sets for all ages

    LEGOs are nothing new. Most of us grew up playing with them. Many of us still have plastic storage bins full of them in our basements, or have passed down those treasured collections to our own children....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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