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How Brands Like Squatty Potty Are Making the Infomercial Fun Again

The old format is back in fashion

There's a common thread that runs through Ron Popeil, Billy Mays, a motor-mouthed gal with a mortifying case of adult acne and a handsome prince whose sidekick is a pooping…

Pitch Made Its Annual Holiday Cookies, Topped With the Key People and Moments of 2016

O.J. rules the Emmys, Britain leaves the European Union, Beyoncé reinvents the music video, and Ken Bone captivates the country (as do Chewbacca Mom, Ryan Lochte, Melania Trump and Pokemon…

Ad of the Day: Chatbooks' Harried Mom Returns in 2016's Most Honest Holiday Ad Yet

Stuck in gift hell? Here's something everyone will love

How does a real mom tackle the holidays? By hiding from the kids behind a locked door, huffing cocoa powder, reliving last year's epic gift fails and using crumpled wrapping…

This Gym's Reserved Parking Spots for Members Are the Farthest Ones From the Door

Parking a few steps from the gym door is kind of like ordering a cheeseburger and a diet Coke. Isn't it? Anytime Fitness won't dictate where its members leave their wheels,…

Ad of the Day: A Volvo Truck Tows a Paraglider in Brand's Latest Daring 'Live Test' Stunt

Better keep that speed even

Volvo Trucks is spewing a bunch of technical information about its new transmission, including its "unique powertrain," D13 engine, I-Shift Dual Clutch and low-fuel consumption. But mainly what you'll remember…

A Bit Too Much Family at the Holidays? HotelTonight Has a Wicked Solution for That

Not to be uncaring or anything, but family time should have its limits. Contrary to popular belief—and lots of heart-tugging holiday advertising flooding the market lately—there really is such a…

Ad of the Day: Organic Valley, in Deadpan Style, Celebrates the End of the War on Butter

Nominate a hero today to get a butter-sculpture portrait

Sugar is the new heroin, and sitting is the new smoking. But one formerly vilified habit—eating butter—is apparently off the naughty list. Gingerbread cookies and basted turkeys for everyone! In a…

This Mentoring Program Helps Women Learn to Win, and Make Their Communities Better

Female execs from RPA, Saatchi, Disney XD and others sign on

Camila Pirelli wants to corral thousands of disadvantaged youngsters from shantytowns in her native Paraguay and teach them life lessons through sports—and maybe cultivate a future Olympian or two—while Paola…

Poo-Pourri Drops a Historic New Ad, as the Poop Wars With Squatty Potty Heat Up

The holidays are a big time for feasting, and hence, a major selling season for bathroom-centric products. But it might be better not to dwell too much on how one…

Squatty Potty's Pooping Unicorn Is Back With a Hilarious, Malodorous Sequel Indeed

So, a unicorn farted golden rainbows into a bottle, and the resulting, um, product is for sale. And it's guaranteed to give you "the best-smelling poop of your life" or…

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