Posts tagged "economic crisis"

Girl Talk: The Economic Crisis Has Turned My Man Into A House Husband

The economic crisis has made a housewife out of my husband. Once he wore crisp suits and attended glamorous industry functions; now he wears a gray hoodie with an old…

Lisa Giglio | May 14, 2010 - 4:00 pm

15 Things We Wish The Recession Would Get Rid Of

The recession has been blamed for a ton of things, from an increase in sex work to a decrease in the fabulousness of Fashion Week (and pretty much everything in…

Wendy Atterberry | July 21, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Economy Down, Egg Donation Up

How do you like your eggs? Donated! Hey, for a cool $5,000 during this recession, less periods sounds like a win-win kinda situation. And that’s why IVF donation clinics across…

Simcha | July 7, 2009 - 7:50 pm

What’s Been Your Recession Splurge?

We’ve already mentioned how sales of lipstick and home hair dye have been on the rise since the beginning of the recession, and now the Telegraph U.K. is reporting that…

Wendy Atterberry | July 6, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Teen To Pay Taxes On Her Virginity

There’s a follow-up to a story we told you about the other day. Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity to a wealthy Italian businessman for $13,600, may have

Wendy Atterberry | May 22, 2009 - 10:45 am

Teen Auctions Her Virginity And Dishes The Deets

In case your first sexual experience wasn’t awkward enough, Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity on a German website to help pay for college, is dishing all the…

Wendy Atterberry | May 20, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Is Playboy Screwed?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the recession, it’s that sex still sells. Sex workers are pulling in the big bucks, the online porn business is booming, and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Vasectomies Are Selling Like Hot Cakes

The rich get richer and the poor get babies. Well, not anymore! These tough times aren’t gonna stop hardworking American men, just their sperm. According to CNN, the recession is…

Simcha | April 2, 2009 - 11:00 am

Recession Special: How To Sell Yourself In This Market

While the recession has screwed everyone, it’s really sticking it to a Romanian virgin. Grace Yataco, a Peruvian model, was offered 1.5 million for the chance to pluck her lady…

Simcha | March 26, 2009 - 7:30 pm

From Jobless To Topless: Women Strip to Stimulate The Economy

Turns out our turd economy is good for one thing: stripping. Applications to jobs in the adult entertainment industry have risen like adolescent boy schlongs in the last year. Today’s…

Deborah Stein | March 23, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Does Going Brunette Keep Women Employed?

Back in January we reported that new data suggested more women were dying their hair blonde during the recession. Catherine speculated that the added boost in confidence from going blonde…

Wendy Atterberry | March 18, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Penis Enlargement & The Economy: When Will Men Learn To Aim For Better, Not Bigger?

A recent essay on The Daily Beast asks, “Do Male Enhancement Pills Really Work?” My response — who cares? Men clearly, but they shouldn’t. As the economy tanks, men not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 16, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Mind Of Man: He’s Laid Off, You’re Not, So What Now?

The Hobopocalyse continues unabated: the stock market is at its lowest in twelve years, unemployment is at its highest in decades, and nobody knows how bad it’s going to get.

John DeVore | March 5, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Study Confirms That As The Economy Bottoms Out, Curves Make A Comeback

In this economy, while men are worried about losing their jobs, they’re looking for something to hold onto. And that something is a big ol’ booty! Finally, this gray economic…

Simcha | March 2, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Four Reasons Why Online Dating Is Recession Proof

On a daily basis, the average American is cutting back on expenses BIG time, especially when it comes to their social lives. Dinners at restaurants have been replaced by cooking…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 28, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Sex Sells, Just Not As Much As It Used To

We all enjoy indulging in a guilty pleasure. It might be a drink after work, hitting the slot machines, or perhaps, if you feel Frisky-ish, renting a porn. But in…

Persia Ali | February 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Recession Romance: 12 Ways To Save Money Together

In light of our strained economy, how can you keep your love life intact and still scale back on spending? Whether playing the field or in a couple, there are…

Jessica Amason | January 21, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Have You Given Up Champagne Toasts Because Of The Recession?

The Times reports that champagne sales are down this holiday season and not necessarily because people can’t afford the bubbly. Amid layoffs, foreclosures and other economic losses, as well as…

Wendy Atterberry | December 26, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Will Recessionistas Budget For Botox?

The New York Times has an interesting story in today’s Style section about how the recession and tanking economy will affect the cosmetic surgery and beauty industries. Will people, specifically…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2008 - 4:30 pm