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13 of Our Favorite Pop Chart Lab Items

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Pop Chart Labs

In a world as chaotic as ours, it’s always pleasing to encounter tidy categories. To satisfy your desire for visual harmony, the data visualization experts over at Pop Chart Lab have been busy organizing everything from beer varieties to cameras into orderly, colorful infographics, ready for your approving gaze. Need to introduce some order into your home? Check out some of our favorites below, then use the code STAYFLOSSY for an extra 20 percent off your purchase.

1. THE VERY MANY VARIETIES OF BEER PINT GLASS; $14

Beer has such a wide array of varieties that it’s hard to believe that they all qualify as the same drink (just try comparing a stout to a lambic). Beer’s diversity becomes even more apparent when all its types and styles have been carefully laid out on a pint glass. Pop Chart's beer taxonomy is so extensive, it barely fits on the glass. For more beer fun, they also make a growler that features a Venn diagram of beer ingredients.

Find it here.

2. 100 ESSENTIAL NOVELS SCRATCH-OFF CHART, $35

Need some reading motivation? This helpful chart recommends 100 different classic books, dating back to 1605. Each book is illustrated and coated with a gold foil design, which proud readers can scratch off to keep track of—or show off—how many tomes they've tackled.

Find it here.

3. THE CHARTED CHEESE WHEEL CHEESE PLATTER; $36

The perfect gift for your fromage-loving friends, this extensive chart-on-a-platter organizes cheeses by type and texture and shows the many varieties available today.

Find it here.

4. THE DIAGRAM OF DOGS; $29

Learn more about our best friends and the many shapes and sizes they come in. This dog taxonomy features almost every standard breed and breaks them up by group (dogs that fall into multiple sub-groups are connected with dotted lines).

Find it here.

More of a cat person? Don't worry—there’s a print for you too.

5. THE CHARTED SANDWICH NOTEBOOK; $13

Keep all your favorite sandwich combos on hand with this sandwich-themed notebook. It includes 16 classic sandwiches, including the bahn mi, croque-monsieur, and classic panino. The handy book has 150 pages with a soft wrap-around cover that's water resistant (in case you spill while you're eating).

Find it here.

6. CHARTED GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS; $5 - $30

Finding the right card for every occasion can be a pain. Instead, get one card that works for every celebration. This 5-by-7-inch chart, printed on archival quality paper, features a long selection of qualifiers and holidays; all you need to do is check a box. Voilà: the perfect Christmas/birthday/anniversary greeting.

Find it here.

7. THE CARTOGRAPHY OF KITCHENWARE APRON; $30

What better item to wear while cooking than an apron covered in all manner of kitchenware, from measuring cups to rolling pins? The design features 200 illustrations screen-printed in five different colors.

Find it here.

8. CMYK PRINTING COASTERS; $25

Designers will love these coasters based off the CMYK color model. Each color is depicted as its corresponding letter on a 4-inch translucent square. The coasters are acrylic, so they won't crack or shatter.

Find it here.

9. VARIOUS VARIETIES OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TOTE BAG; $25

On your next trip to the farmer’s market, come prepared with a tote covered in fruits and vegetables. The screen-printed bag is 15 inches wide with lots of room for carrying your delicious, local haul home.

Find it here.

10. A VISUAL COMPENDIUM OF CAMERAS PUZZLE; $25

Cameras have come a long way from the humble Kodak of 1888. Photography buffs (or puzzle enthusiasts) can put the whole timeline together with this jigsaw. Adding to the challenge? The images are mostly black and white—without the colors to guide you, the difficulty level skyrockets.

Find it here.

11. POP CULTURE "ROCKS" GLASSES SET; $25

If you're going to have rocks glasses, they might as well have rock-related content on them—and not necessarily of the geological variety. These glasses feature famous pop culture "rocks," including Jailhouse Rock, Pop Rocks, 30 Rock, and more.

Find it here.

12. THE COMPENDIOUS COFFEE CHART COFFEE MUG; $15

Now you can drink your coffee from—wait for it—a coffee-covered mug. Not only does this vessel feature an exhaustive chart of all the different ways to brew a cup of Joe, it's also huge. At 18 ounces, it's 64 percent larger than the usual mug, making it perfect for Monday mornings.

Find it here.

13. THE ALPHABET OF ANIMAL PROFESSIONS; $29

 

Who says a narwhal can't be a nurse? This fun children's poster teaches kids about the alphabet with the help of animals and their alliterative career decisions.

Find it here.

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Yes, You Can Get Retailers to Price Match Amazon
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With the recent demise of brick-and-mortar brands like Toys"R"Us, some experts have blamed the downsized or halted operations on Amazon. The online shopping giant—which recorded nearly $178 billion in sales in 2017—depends on low prices, cheap (or free) shipping, and massive inventory to trample physical stores.

But not all retailers are capitulating to the idea that Amazon will inevitably be a consumer’s cheapest shopping option. According to Money, a number of stores are allowing employees to price match the company in an attempt to retain business. Among them: Nordstrom, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Staples. (A full list is viewable here.)

Naturally, terms and conditions apply. While they vary by store, items typically need to be in stock on Amazon’s site and sold directly, not by third parties. If a price requires a coupon or other additional step, it may not qualify for a deal. On the plus side, several retailers, like Home Depot and J.C. Penney, will not only match Amazon’s price but beat it by 5 to 10 percent as an added incentive to retain your business. Typically, you’ll either have to provide proof of the lower price or direct a sales associate on how to locate it online. In the case of appliances and other big-ticket items, the product also needs to have an identical model number, which can get tricky, as manufacturers often provide slightly different models to different retailers.

On the chance you find a lower price offline and want Amazon to match it, you might be out of luck. The company doesn’t offer price matching as a policy, though anecdotal reports say that their customer service team does have some leeway when it comes to lowering prices on a case-by-case basis.

[h/t Money]

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The Best-Reviewed Grill on Amazon Costs Less Than $150
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So you need a new grill. Whether your old trusty companion finally heaved its last smoky breath, or you're ready to graduate from a George Foreman contraption, you'll find thousands of options online. Perhaps too many options. Most grills aren’t cheap, either, with some premium models selling for thousands of dollars.

However, with a 4.3-star rating on Amazon and a $135 starting price tag, Coleman’s RoadTrip LXE propane grill appears to be the crowd favorite this summer. The compact unit collapses like an ironing board, making it perfect for camping and tailgating. It’s fairly lightweight at 44 pounds, and a handle and wheels on the bottom make it easy to transport.

Its dual burners let you grill items on either side at different temperatures (surf and turf, anyone?). The cast-iron grill grates can also be swapped out for a stove grate or—if you have a hankering for pancakes—a griddle. (Both of these cooktops are sold separately.)

The grill lights with the touch of a button, and two tables can be pulled out on either side to hold your tongs or spices (and probably your phone, too). The grill comes in a few different colors, with blue, green, and purple being the cheapest options. If you’re ready to get your grill on, the RoadTrip LXE can be ordered on Amazon.

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