Posts tagged "recession"

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

Pfizer To Give Out Free Viagra To The Unemployed

In this economy, a lot of people are suffering, but at least one corporate giant doesn’t think our sex lives should. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it will give “free prescription…

Wendy Atterberry | May 15, 2009 - 10:30 am

Would The Financial Crisis Have Happened If More Women Were In Charge?

As we’re all trying to figure out what went wrong in our banking system to cause the recession we’re in, we’re blaming just about anyone and everyone involved, especially the…

Catherine Strawn | May 14, 2009 - 7:00 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

Recessionista Report: Destination Weddings, Health Costs, And Domestic Abuse

Destination Weddings: A growing number of couples are choosing to say “I do” under the Caribbean sun, rather than having a traditional wedding in their hometown, even though we’re in…

Annika Harris | May 12, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Quick Pic: Has The Recession Really Come To This?

Have we been hit so hard by the recession that women have started making tank tops from men’s briefs? We hope not.

Annika Harris | May 11, 2009 - 1:15 pm

Quickies!: The Men Of No Doubt Still Look Like Sidekicks

The guys of No Doubt looked like orderlies at a mental institution while performing on “Today” this morning. [Dlisted] — They couldn’t fit into the Harajuku Girls’ costumes, so they…

Annika Harris | May 1, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Home Hair Color Gets A Recession Lift

Women are foregoing pricey salon hair dye jobs, choosing instead to color their hair at home. At home hair color, like red lipstick, is getting a push from the recession.

Annika Harris | April 24, 2009 - 12:00 pm

The Upside Of Being Single In A Recession

As a single person, it sometimes feels as if the world is partial to couples. Perhaps you’re like me—tired of checking that “single” box on your tax return while your… | April 16, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Luxury Jewelry Retailers Offer 50 to 70 Percent Off!

Most little girls have dreamed about actually living Madonna’s “Material Girl” video at some point. I mean, who doesn’t want a diamond ring for every finger? This greedy dream is…

Annika Harris | April 14, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Make Love, Not Debt: A Guide To Budget-Friendly Dating

After reading a recent report from the BBC stating that the current recession may have more negative than positive effects on our dating life, I started thinking about whether this… | April 9, 2009 - 11:00 am

A Guaranteed, Cheap Happy Ending

In a recession, people want escapism and a happy ending. The depressing economic situation has lead to an increase in sales of romance novels, while most other genres are having…

Annika Harris | April 8, 2009 - 2:45 pm

I Now Pronounce You Fully Covered

Marrying for health insurance is nothing new. Even I proposed to two men when my health insurance was canceled recently (sadly, they both said no). But even when love isn’t…

Annika Harris | April 7, 2009 - 2:00 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

Quickies!: Josh Hartnett Has A Major Tummyache

Josh Hartnett was hospitalized for some sort of gastrointestinal disorder. And, no, this isn’t another Hollywood excuse, like exhaustion. [Dlisted]
Bjork was spotted in one of her kooky outfits while…

Annika Harris | March 30, 2009 - 8:00 pm

What’s For Lunch? Seven Reusable Lunchbags And Lunchboxes

This is your mother speaking. You really shouldn’t be getting takeout for lunch every day. Not only are you throwing all of your money away, but you’re not eating all…

Catherine Strawn | March 27, 2009 - 10:30 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