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We’re hoping that with this week’s election, the financial situation will straighten itself out — but it’s not going to happen overnight, so we’re gonna need to be a little more frugal. No more eating out every night! No more buying expensive salads for lunch! If you missed Teri Tsang Barrett’s “Hot Out Of The… READ MORE »


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Even brothels are seeing a decrease in business due to the economic recession. [LA Times]
A 27-year-old man from Great Britain ran the New York Marathon on Sunday wearing a Borat-style neon green bathing suit. We bet he had some serious rubbing thanks to the thong banana hammock. [Gothamist] … READ MORE »


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All of us at The Frisky are pretty addicted to websites like Gilt and Shop It To Me that email us about designer deals. It’s hard to resist dresses that are half price, even if we are in tough economic times. The blog Stilettos on Cobblestone had a genius idea that is totally going to… READ MORE »


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Fashion label Moschino will open a hotel in Milan in 2009. The interior is being overseen by Moschino’s creative director and her design team. How fancy. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
You may be too poor right now to go to a spa, but you can totally give yourself a facial with the oatmeal you have in your cupboard… READ MORE »


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Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch.READ MORE »


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Just six months ago, the “Sex and the City” movie and its crazy-expensive clothes hit theaters. And we ate it up — even the $800+ pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. Oh, how times have changed. Another movie about conspicuous consumption, “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” will come to a theater near you on February 14. In… READ MORE »


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These days, America can’t get enough when it comes to recession sex. For women, former Us Weekly and Star editor Bonnie Fuller finds, the upside to the stock market downslide is “more sex.” To explore where the economy meets the libido, Fuller toured sex shops, talked to sexperts, and found the business of recession sex… READ MORE »


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Bonnie Fuller wrote yesterday on The Moment blog about how the recession is affecting people’s sex lives, a topic we have explored before. So, are hard economic times helping people’s sex lives? Fuller did some research among New York retailers, and made an interesting discovery: Business is actually up at specialty sex shops.

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DON’T FORGET to come to The Frisky TONIGHT starting at 9pm EST — Amelia will be liveblogging the “Project Runway” finale, postponing less important activities like debate watching. Live blogging is no fun if there is no audience. Don’t humiliate her!
Janet Jackson dumped Jermaine Dupri. Well, actually, her management dumped him for her. [Mediatakeout]
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Yesterday we showed you some styles from Wal-Mart that are super-cheap ($15 for a navy blazer!) and they don’t look too shabby, either. Today the spotlight is on Kohl’s, where we found tie-neck blouses galore, the lovely Simply Vera Vera Wang line, and fun heels. If you’re planning on ordering online, place your order today… READ MORE »


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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 posting on Craigslist for free love — they’re not even paying for online dating. So while your taste may be caviar and champagne, remember, there… READ MORE »


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Makeup company Hard Candy, first known as a purveyor of pastel blue nail polish, will limit its offerings to gift sets starting next season. If you were a huge fan of their jelly rings back in middle school but thought the polish itself was overpriced when it debuted in the ’90s (LA store Fred Segal… READ MORE »


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We debated whether the recession was killing our mojo.
We learned all about polyamory from writer Anya James.
Wendy Atterberry declared her love for Swingtown and Catherine hearted Quiksilver’s fall collection.
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According to the Chicago Sun Times, more women are applying to donate their eggs and act as surrogates as the economy worsens. This got me thinking about the other ways in which the poor economy — including skyrocketing gas prices, increased unemployment, and the mortgage crisis — are affecting the sex and love lives of… READ MORE »


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A long time ago, an inflatable bra that a woman wore on an airplane popped as they went over the Andes Mountains. They had to make stop and she was turned over to police because they thought it might have been a bomb. Lesson learned: Be happy with what you’ve got. [NPR]
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