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Fashion Trend: The Face-Kini

This woman isn’t a superhero with a low budget. She’s a swimmer in China, the epicenter of this latest fashion craze. The face-kini is basically a ski mask made of light fabric that protects a person from the sun: Often paired with a long-sleeved shirt, the face-kini reportedly costs from $2.40 to $4; many residents simply [...]

School Tries to Solve Budget Deficit by Selling Itself on eBay

Photo: Matt Rourke/AP A lot of schools are facing budget deficit, but one alternative high school in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has a unique way to raise funds: it’s selling itself on eBay*! For sale: "One Pre-owned, [...]

Screw the Budget Coin Purse

Aah, words to live by! Find the Screw the Budget Coin Purse and other nifty retro items over at the NeatoShop!

Live Action Mega Man X Vs. Protoman Fan Film

(YouTube Link) This slick looking Megan Man X fan film was brought to life by Olan Rogers, who spent a mere $700 on the entire production. The costumes alone look like they cost more than seven hundred bucks, and yet the average budget of B-movies like Sharktopus is well over a million dollars. Take note, budding filmmakers-it’s [...]

NASA’s Mars program cancelled ?

Future missions to Mars seem unlikely due to large budget cuts to NASA’s planetary budget. Missions slated for 2016 and 2018 have been cancelled while…

View-Master Wedding Invitations

Provided that you’ve got a big budget planned for your wedding, Etsy seller melangerienyc has an original idea for invitations. She’ll make custom View-Master slides and package them with View-Masters in pretty boxes for you to distribute to your wedding guests. Link -via Doobybrain | Photo: Jen Huang

Easy Halloweens

That’s about right, but low-grade costuming and special effects are acceptable so as long as there’s a good story. If the story is poor, no special effects budget can compensate for it. Cats That Talk is a webcomic with many Doctor Who references. So if you’re a Whoivan, you should check it out. Link -via [...]

The Problem with Taxing the Rich

Why are states like California in dire budget crises nowadays? Sure, state expenditures have risen quite a bit, but according to Brad Williams, a former economic forecaster for the state of California, the root cause of all these budget woes is the states’ reliance on taxing the rich. Before you reach out for the metaphorical pitchfork, [...]

You Fix the Budget

In this interactive puzzle from The New York Times, you are presented with the US budget deficits for 2015 and 2030. You are also given a lot of ideas for cutting the budget or raising funds, from which you can pick and choose ways to fix the deficits. Make your choices and watch the savings [...]

Death & Taxes by Jess Bachman

We’ve blogged about Jess Bachman’s Death & Taxes infographic about the complexity of the federal budget of the United States before on Neatorama. Jess has an updated 2010 version: Death and Taxes” is a large representational graph and poster of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives [...]