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Indicator of a nation’s affordable housing crisis or the vile sense of entitlement of its youth? READ MORE »


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In a move to modernize the game of Monopoly, Hasbro is exchanging its iconic Monopoly money for fake payment cards that players will use, much like debit or credit cards. Although this new contactless form of payment might more accurately portray the way we buy and sell property now, it completely drains the game of… READ MORE »


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Plus, a radically different hypothetical for what would happen if you did than Lee Siegel posed in his NYT op-ed on defaulting. READ MORE »


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VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title… READ MORE »


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With the economy in such a dismal state, mocking people with art degrees has practically become a national pastime. After all, it gives everyone else a way to feel smug as they melt into financial ruin at the ripe age of 23. “Sure, things are shitty,” they muse. “It’s true that I have to move… READ MORE »


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President Obama announced today he has nominated Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve. She currently serves as vice chair of the Fed and is a professor at University of California, Berkeley. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to run the Fed. [Politico]
On Yellen and the… READ MORE »


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Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen will almost certainly be nominated by President Obama to lead the Fed, according to sources of the Washington Post. [Washington Post]
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has thumbed her nose at the Pentagon’s instructions and has blocked military benefits for same-sex couples from being processed in the state. READ MORE »


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Happy Saturday, folks! Did you hear? Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the presidential election — Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Let’s get to know him, shall we? … READ MORE »


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Once upon a time, a male kindergarten teacher or a male nurse was an oddity, even a novelty. But changing gender roles — and a turned-on-its-head economy — mean that more men than ever are working in what were previously considered to be “pink collar” jobs.

In an article about the trend today,… READ MORE »


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We’re broke, we’re unemployed, we owe student loans, we’re living off our parents, we have degrees in things like English and Philosophy, we’re unprecedentedly narcissistic, and as if we couldn’t get any more charming, all the money we do have we spend on luxury goods: welcome to Generation Y, bitches! The millennial epoch, composed of… READ MORE »


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With the slippery slope that’s been the economy, we all want to know how to avoid getting our businesses buried in an avalanche. Lucky for us, JWT Intelligence has broken down the big picture of 2011 commerce trends into an amazingly cool cartoon. Wow, who knew economics could be so entertaining? … READ MORE »


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It seems like the floundering economy has taken its toll on everyone in some way or another. Maybe you ended up in the unemployment line, or maybe your pantry’s stocked with nothing but store-brand food. And while the financial environment may have led you to cringe whenever you look at your checking account statement, our… READ MORE »


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Sometimes when you hit rock bottom, there’s only one place to go – back home with Mom and Dad. As layoffs and overwhelming debt are knocking members of our generation on their asses, many are flocking home to the safety net they couldn’t wait to escape at age 18. There isn’t any shame in going… READ MORE »


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Do you ever shop at American Eagle? (We stopped sometime after we realized we don’t belong to a fictional rugby team.) If you don’t frequent the all-American retailer, you might want to start. Come July 21, AE will be offering free smartphones to customers who “try on the company’s jeans,” says the Wall Street Journal. READ MORE »


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There are two types of wealthy people. Those who go on reality television to show off their private jets and bling and Caribbean estates. And then there are rich people who are also cheapskates, and won’t spend money on peculiar things, like clothes. (Come to think of it, Daddy Warbucks did wear pretty much the… READ MORE »


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When the economy hit its first slump, the fashion industry became one of the many lenses through which we measured the damage. So, it’s only natural to gauge the recession’s overall improvement by monitoring positive changes in the fashion world. Today, The New York Times asserts that a resurgence of bright, bold clothing is a… READ MORE »


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The fashion industry might be speeding straight into an iceberg à la the Titanic, but apparently there’s one consumer market that’s beginning to thrive in this crappy economy: luxury guns. Gunmaker Purdey & Sons is responding to this by increased production on a new model, which is described as “entry level.” From a Bloomberg report… READ MORE »


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