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10 Types Of Men You’ll See Doing Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

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I just started working at a boutique on the weekends, and I’m having a blast. This weekend was particularly entertaining, because we had a steady stream of men wander into the shop looking to buy gifts for their wives and girlfriends. It didn’t take long before I noticed that the vast majority of these last-minute male shoppers fit into one of 10 categories. If you brave the stores today, you’ll easily be able to spot them, and if you’ve ever worked retail during the holidays, you already know the guys I’m talking about. They are as follows: Keep reading »

Flowchart: Should I Buy _______ A Present?

Flowchart: Should I Buy _______ A Present?

Holiday shopping is taxing on your energy and your bank account. You create a list, check it once, and are satisfied that you’ve crossed everyone off your list. Then you check it twice and realize you may have forgotten someone.  Or even worse, you start to second guess who should be on your list in the first place! What about your regular booty call? You’ve been hooking up with for three months but don’t formally date — does he get a gift? Should you bring a gift for cousin Pat? If so, do you have to add his frosty girlfriend to your list? Uh, and hostess gifts … how many holiday parties are you attending this year?

Before you panic and blow tons of cash on personalized “Star Trek” action figures for everyone you know, check out our “Should You Give ___ A Xmas Gift?” flowchart. If anyone gives you grief for not buying them a gift this year, you can blame us.

H&M Is Giving Textile Workers A Raise

H&M Is Giving Textile Workers A Raise

H&M may be raising its prices, but for a reason you’ll actually love. The company is aiming to create better conditions in the factories in which their clothes are made. H&M announced its Fair Living Wage policy last month, saying that “all textile workers should be able to live on their wage.” What a breath of fresh air! Its goal is to give raises to over 850,000 of its workers by 2018. Helena Helmersson, the company’s head of sustainability, said that higher prices “might be a possibility,” though so far there has been no official decision to increase prices. Even if it does, it’s hard to imagine H&M ever becoming so expensive that it loses is standing as one of the most affordable places to shop. A few extra dollars added to the price of my sweater is certainly worth improving a textile worker’s standard of living. Keep reading »

Was This Man Really Driven To Suicide By His Girlfriend’s Excessive Shopping?

Was This Man Really Driven To Suicide By His Girlfriend's Excessive Shopping?

Over the weekend, a man in a China mall gave fellow shoppers a tragic shock when he jumped off a railing and plummeted seven floors to his death.

Why? Because his girlfriend wouldn’t stop Christmas shopping. Keep reading »

6 Arguments In Favor Of Early Morning Grocery Shopping

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This morning I got up early and went grocery shopping before work. I only did this because we had no vegetables or coffee creamer in the house and I knew I would regret it the entire day if I didn’t just drag my ass to the store and get it done. So I went. And then something weird happened: I had the best time. Turns out the early morning hours at the grocery store are like a whole different world. A world I highly recommend venturing into if you get the chance. Here’s why: Keep reading »

Who Will Buy The Insanely Priced Pieces From Jay Z’s Barneys Collection?

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The seemingly innocuous topic of Jay Z’s limited edition holiday collection in collaboration with Barneys turned rife with controversy in the past few weeks after the upscale NYC department store was accused of two separate racial profiling incidents in the last month alone. Everyone from Jon Stewart to Andre Leon Talley criticized the hip-hop mogul’s decision to go forth with the high-profile partnership, even after he announced that 100 percent of the proceeds from the collection would go to his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation for low-income students. Keep reading »

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