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This Holiday Season, Please Be Kind To Retail Employees

Last night, I was in a candy shop in my neighborhood waiting for the owner of the store to cut some marshmallows for me when a woman walked in, dropped a bag on the counter (literally dropped, as in held it high in the air over the counter and then let go, letting it fall to the surface), and told the associate at the counter, “I have to return these. They’re disgusting. I tried them, and I almost vomited.” Keep reading »

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide Items Is…

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow's Gift Guide Items Is...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items on it (not including those listed as “price upon request”), and E! came up with $109,384 while ET came up with $107,309.49. By Newser’s count, there are 212 items in the guide not listed as “price upon request,” making the average cost per item about $511. Read more on Newser…

Target’s Going To Have Free Shipping On Everything, So Now You Can Either Troll Them Or Just Never Leave Your Apartment For Holiday Shopping

For the next two months, you can get free shipping on everything from Target, if you hadn’t noticed already. Woohoo, Christmas in October! No, really, though, they’re doing it to bump their holiday sales.

So yeah, that 92-cent lip balm? Free shipping. A 97-cent pack of pens? Free shipping. If you really, really hate Target, you could troll the shit out of them by placing multiple orders for individual boxes of staples at 41 cents each (while the sale on that item lasts) and then returning them to the store. Or, of course, you could skip holiday shopping with the crowds and just order everything online with no tax or shipping, which is also a legit idea.

Of course, this is the same store that had a massive data breach on credit card names, numbers, expiration dates, and CVV numbers last holiday season but heeeeey! Free shipping. Hopefully it won’t happen again. [Consumerist; CNBC]

In Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

In Neiman Marcus' Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps one of the store’s other nine fantasy gifts, all part of this year’s exercise-in-extravagance Christmas Book, will. Read more on Newser…

Tell Your Story Through Style: 4 Tips From “Orange Is The New Black” Costume Designer Jenn Rogien

Tell Your Story Through Style: 4 Tips From "Orange Is The New Black" Costume Designer, Jenn Rogien

Whether you realize it or not, your clothes tell the story of “you.” From night shift nurses who spend their downtime watching college football to working moms who enjoy long morning hikes and good wine, our personalities and hobbies are often reflected in what we choose to wear. Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for hit shows “Orange Is The New Black” and “Girls,” is no stranger to storytelling through style. “Style is a powerful visual expression of a woman, her best traits and the aspects of her life that matter most to her. Each woman, just like every character, has her own story,” she says. “I’m fortunate enough to bring some truly memorable characters to life using their wardrobe as a visual storytelling element.” Jenn has partnered up with T.J.Maxx to help women tell their own style stories, and has four important tips to help women visually express who they are. Keep reading »

13 Reasons Everybody Hates Grocery Shopping (In GIFs!)

13 Things To Loathe About Grocery Shopping

I will literally wait until the only food left in my house is one-half of a stale Ritz cracker before I force myself to go to the grocery store. If it’s not enough that you need a down jacket to walk through the frozen food aisle without getting hypothermia, there are about 80 other things that make me dread trips to the supermarket. If you’re like me, these 13 reasons to despise the grocery store will remind you why you should just order take-out the rest of the month. Keep reading »

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