Posts tagged "economy"

Neiman Marcus Scales Down Fantasy Gift Catalogue, Leaves You Hobos With Private Plane

Luxury department store Neiman Marcus is really feeling the economic downturn. So much so that they’ve totally scaled back their annual “fantasy gift” catalogue to exclude seven- and eight-figure products.

Leonora Epstein | October 7, 2009 - 7:10 pm

How Unemployment Can Improve Your Style

There’s no doubt about it. Getting laid off sucks. What happens next is the stereotypical lifestyle of depression, daytime television and sweatpants. This may be fine for a week or…

Leonora Epstein | October 2, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Women: The Best Stimulus Package

If you want a job done right, hire more women. According to data from Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Columbia University, and Pepperdine University, having more women in senior management…

Daniela Guernica | July 14, 2009 - 10:40 am

If Teens Can’t Afford Marc Jacobs’ New Pop-y “Budget-Friendly” Line, Will We Buy It Instead?

Teen Vogue got the scoop on the latest from Marc Jacobs: Everybody’s favorite desginer is launching a moderately priced bridge collection in August called “Don’t Miss The Marc.” The small…

Leonora Epstein | July 8, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Good News For Students

Millions of college students cringe at the word “FAFSA”—-fun to say, not so fun to fill out. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid helps a large number of students…

Daniela Guernica | June 24, 2009 - 8:20 pm

Getting Hired In A Sea Of Unemployment

Employment rates reached 9.4% this month—the highest they’ve been in the past 26 years. Great, so nearly a tenth of the U.S. is unemployed, and I’m graduating college in a…

Justine Fields | June 7, 2009 - 9:00 am

When Men Aren’t Buying Undies, The Economy Is In The Tank

If your bedroom buddy has been sporting the same skivvies over and over, it may be a sign that the recession is still in full throttle. According to economist Alan…

Carrie Wasterlain | May 29, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Women Give Their Babymakers A Rest While The Economy Gets Back On Track

The recession is effecting more than just our wallets. As money gets tighter, a lot of women are putting their baby-making plans on hold. Women’s clinics across California are getting…

Nikki Dowling | May 21, 2009 - 11:28 am

How Same-Sex Marriage Could Save The Economy

Besides making a lot of gay and lesbian couples very happy, extending marriage to same-sex couples would help the economy, according to a report from the Williams Institute School of…

Catherine Strawn | February 25, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Spiraling Economy Spawns Freelance Dominatrixes

As the economy goes soft, some women are seeking to earn extra cash as freelance sex workers. As it turns out, there’s a market for powerful career gals who can…

Simcha | February 5, 2009 - 12:30 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

Eight Songs To Make You Spend (Without Saint Nick)

I can’t stand Christmas music. After a weeks worth of shopping I’m already up to my eyeballs in “Silver Bells” and “Feliz Navidad.” Don’t get me wrong, I love buying…

Simcha | December 9, 2008 - 1:30 pm

You Could Spend $75 On A Psychic, Or You Could Buy Something For Yourself

Because the stock market and the economy are so volatile right now, people are looking for any kind of guidance they can get — even if that means turning to…

Catherine Strawn | November 24, 2008 - 8:30 pm

Lipstick and Playboy Economics

If history is any indication, you may want to stock up on your favorite lipstick before every tube is sold out, and go ahead, splurge on that cupcake — curves…

Wendy Atterberry | November 18, 2008 - 5:15 pm

Tips From A Recessionista: The First 30 Days

Unless you’re living in a cave somewhere in, I don’t know, rural Alaska, far, far from civilization, you’ve probably noticed that our economy is in the crapper. And despite last…

Wendy Atterberry | November 12, 2008 - 3:00 pm

It’s A Recession, And I’ll Buy What I Want To

With the state of the economy as it is (sad, very sad), U.S. retailers are cutting orders an average of 10 to 15 percent and expecting reduced spending in the…

Catherine Strawn | November 10, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Dominatrixes: Hit Hard, Hit Back

What could torture a dominatrix? Only a bad economy! It’s been a world of pain for the sex workers who have been complaining about the recession. While prostitutes are reporting

Simcha | October 24, 2008 - 3:15 pm

The Frisky’s Five Sexy Freebies

Sure, you may be broke as a joke since Wall Street has gone AWOL, but don’t worry, the best things in life are free! Just look at those Lehman Brothers

Simcha | September 30, 2008 - 3:45 pm

As The Stock Market Tumbles, Call Girls Reap The Rewards

Six months after a sex scandal ousted Eliot Spitzer from office, the New York governor turned “lov gov” is working in real estate, still with his wife Silda, and wondering…

Susannah Breslin | September 29, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Eight Ways To Get A Shopping High Without Shopping (Much)

Our poll earlier today is showing that along with cutting back on restaurant dinners, the state of the economy is forcing you to cease your late-night visits to But…

Catherine Strawn | September 25, 2008 - 5:30 pm