When Buying in Bulk Results in Waste

Holthaus argues that the easiest way to help cut down on waste is to avoid buying so many perishable items in bulk by buying fewer items and shopping more frequently.

What Price Perfection: Bathing Suit Shopping, Round Two

Over $200 for a bathing suit, though? One bathing suit, and it doesn’t apply sunblock for you or tell you it’s time to turn over or watch out for that rip tide or anything?

The Luxury Bag vs. the Unemployed Reporter

Financially, things have not been going well for me since July 17, 2014, when I was laid off by the newspaper where I worked for eighteen months. That’s 10 months without full-time work, folks. Recently my unemployment ran out. In January my father died. I’ve had two sprained ankles for I don’t know how long. It’s kind of been a mess.

What Is It Like To Go Luxury Shopping In Sweats

Some high-end salespeople will be courteous even if you’re in sweatpants, but don’t count on it.

Plus-Size Shops Vs Plus-Size Shoppers

Fear-Based Spending vs Hope-Based Spending

Weed Sells Like Hotcakes! Who Knew?

“Buy American”: Savvy or Sentimental?

The Most Surprising Thing About The Fault In Our Stars (According to My Closet)

Inventor of Mother’s Day Absolves You of Buying Stuff

Because I am the best daughter in the world, this is about the time every year where I look at my calendar, curse myself for procrastinating, and then wonder who invented Mother’s Day, anyway. Well, according to Mental Floss, Mother’s Day was invented by Anna Jarvis in 1908, as a way to memorialize her own mother, who had herself invented a thing called Mother’s Friendship Day during the Civil War, as a way to bring together moms from both the Union and the Confederacy. OK FINE.