recession

Girl Talk: Losing My Job Was Good For Me

“We’ve restructured your job and structured you out of it,” Louis said quickly, as though this thought were all one word.

Immediately, I felt the floor drop and…

Jennifer Giglio |

Desperate For A Birkin? Now’s The Time To Buy!

An Hermès Birkin bag is the ultimate in purse luxury. While crazy Lady Gaga decided to “accentuate” her own white bag with a Sharpie, there are very few people in…

Bianca Posterli |

Way More Women Becoming Millionaires

While there’s no doubt that the recession hit all of us hard, there is one group that seems to be making lemonade out of lemons. A recent U.K. business report…

Ami Angelowicz |

Old And Fat Are In During Recessions

Get ready to eat, drink, and age naturally because two new studies show that old and fat are in vogue during times of economic hardship. Well, not exactly “old” but…

Ami Angelowicz |

Remember Paper, Denim & Cloth? They’re Back!

Could this be a sign that the recession is over? After closing shop a few years ago, fancy jeans company Paper, Denim & Cloth is officially back in business! They…

Bianca Posterli |

The Oscars, Recession-Style

The Oscars are a no-expense-spared event, from the bottles of champagne to those adorable little gold trophies. Actors and actresses dress up in designer clothes (though each piece is likely…

Bianca Posterli |

How To Get A Job Blogging For A Living

Once upon a time, weblogs were weird websites written by a few nerdy types. Now, blogs are everywhere. They’ve gone mainstream. People actually get paid to blog for a living.

The Frisky |

How To Extend The Life Of Your Handbag

When it comes to saving money during a recession, there are always home remedies like creating your own face masks and purchasing groceries instead of eating out every night. Another…

Bianca Posterli |

Crash Jewelry Wears It Like It Is

Some people can profit from an economic depression if they figure out how to cater to a desperate clientele. Clearly, the fashion industry isn’t among those folks because they’ve been…

Leonora Epstein |

Does Shopping Make You Feel Guilty?

The retail industry is getting pretty desperate these days—how many more special events and functions will we see that scream “Oooo! Please, please come shop in our store!” According to…

Leonora Epstein |

3 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

We’re still in a recession, people. This Halloween, costumes certainly don’t need to be purchased from those expensive pop-up stores. Besides, the most creative and innovative Halloween get-ups aren’t those…

Bianca Posterli |

Bride Barters Her Way To Her Dream Wedding

Kerry Coryell wanted a nice wedding, but she and fiancé Kurt VanDerLinde couldn’t afford the costly photographer, limo, DJ, and all the other expenses that are part of…

Catherine Strawn |

10 Ways To Occupy Yourself During A Recession

This economy, it’s kind of like a bad boyfriend. It used to be sweet. It bought you dresses and took you out for cocktails, but then it changed. Now it…

Erica Maxwell |

“Recession Case” Will Give Your iPhone Hooverville Style

The recession called, and it apparently took away your iPhone case along with your portfolio. Now you’ll have to settle for Shantytown-chic by housing your mobile in a recycled cardboard…

Leonora Epstein |

Will Chick Lit Survive The Recession?

Chick lit just got a whole lot less expensive. No, the price of the sometimes throwaway-quality books hasn’t gone down, but many recently published and upcoming books in this genre…

Catherine Strawn |

Old, White Men Are Getting Fired First. Feels Good To Be A Woman?

It used to be that the newest and youngest workers were the first to go when times got tough. But that’s not how it’s been in this recession. A lot…

Nikki Dowling |

Japanese Women Turn To Hostess Clubs For Jobs

While the recession has wreaked havoc on relationships here, in Japan it’s given a better name to what used to be a naughty profession: hostessing. Hostess clubs are akin to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Recession Is Wreaking Havoc On American Relationships

Compared with the rest of the Western World, American relationships and marriages are suffering the most during the recession, according to a recent international poll. Almost 30 percent of Americans…

Annika Harris |

Would You Date A Dude Who Lived With His Parents?

According to a new study, a third of men ages 20 to 40 still live with their ‘rents. One in four of those who have moved out still keep a…

The Frisky |

Christian Lacroix’s Failing Label May Be Saved!

Christian Lacroix has been so badly in the red as of late that he was given until the end of this month to find an investor to save his company…

Lily Q |
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