The history of dating is steeped in chivalry. Until the eighties, women were either grossly underpaid or not employed at all, and this led to the expectation that the man would foot the bill for the evening’s plans. Now that men don’t walk around with clubs slung over their shoulders, it’s time to look at the first date in a new light. We’re no longer living in the era of bobby socks and today’s mores demand that we recognize the contemporary woman who is independent,
As many of you know, June is a big month for weddings. Annie recently posted about how the economy was causing an elopement boom and some great tips for wedding savings. So what better way to cap off the month of June than with a round-up of wedding-related stories?Bargain Babe: Recession Wedding: Road Trip! – There’s been no shortage of grumbling about Bridezillas forcing guests to fork over cash for a destination wedding, but how about instead of traveling to the wedding, the wedding
As a general rule, things that are legal everywhere might be fun, things that are illegal everywhere are no fun — murder, for example — and things that are illegal in some places are always fun. Think recreational soft drug use, gay wedding receptions, etc.Gambling falls into that third category, but gaudy, smoke-filled casinos and Russian Roulette games in the back of a Chinese restaurant are so twentieth century. Instead, with a little research and an open mind, you can find ways to gamble creatively
A billion is the new million, right? Honestly, I’m not even sure what that means, but it probably has something to do with the fact that the number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled over the last five years. Today, there are over 1,600 billionaires on planet Earth, with the richest being Bill Gates, who is worth somewhere between 75 and 80 billion.The richest people tend to spend their money on houses, yachts, philanthropy, and politics, but what if you had a billion dollars?
Crowdfunding has given us some wonderful things – a gun that shoots salt at bugs (aka your friends), a wristwatch you’re not cool enough to pull off, and even a new reason to make fun of Zach Braff. But how do you sort through the tens of thousands of graphic novels, indie films, self-published albums, innovative devices, charity drives, and start-up businesses, all clamoring for your support?I have no idea.I can, however, help narrow it down a teensy, weensy bit. Here are 6 crowdfunding projects
Recently, my girlfriend exposed me to a kind of weird thing you can only find on the Internet — a site (Firebox.com) that offers to print a mask of any face you send them. Naturally, I decided to get a mask of my own face. That’s not a mask you can get anywhere else, and I’d be able to see how closely their work resembled the real thing.Once the product I arrived, I realized this was going to be an unusual journey of self discovery I was going to have to undergo as soon as I put