Penelope Trunk on Work-Life Balance: Pay With Your Life to Be Able to Work

Penelope Trunk, the formerly respected career blogger whose brand of unflinching pragmatism began veering into a quite dark place around a half-decade ago—when she 1) live-tweeted a miscarriage during a board meeting 2) posted nude photos of her bruised body after an alleged, shocking incident of domestic violence 3)… »8/24/15 11:30am8/24/15 11:30am

Why Are You Going to Be in a Woody Allen Movie, Kristen Stewart?

Guess what? Actresses are still accepting roles in Woody Allen movies. This time, it’s Kristen Stewart who will be seen in Allen’s next project. She’ll be joining a cast that includes Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg, Stewart’s co-star from 2009’s … »8/04/15 9:00pm8/04/15 9:00pm

Prime of Life: The Story of My 20s, as Told in Amazon Purchases

Amazon turns 20 today, which means it’s nearly the same age I was when I graduated college, moved across the country, and started living alone. The world has changed, and Amazon has its own transition period to undergo. But if it’s anything like me, it can manage these growing pains easily—with an overflowing digital… »7/15/15 1:13pm7/15/15 1:13pm

Save an Extra 35% on the Beauty or Grooming Item of Your Choice

Today only on Amazon, Prime members can save an extra 35% on the beauty or grooming item of their choice. Options range from electric shavers to blow dryers to sunscreen, so you should be able to find something you can use. Just be sure to apply code NEWBEAUTY at checkout to get the discount. [35% off your first item… »7/15/15 9:38am7/15/15 9:38am

Woody Allen, Lover of Young New Things, Regrets His Deal With Amazon

Considering how much Woody Allen loves new things that are only blooming into their potential, it’s a huge surprise that the director is remorseful about signing on to do a deal with Amazon. His six-episode series hasn’t brought him any pleasure and he claims he doesn’t even know what a “streaming service” is.
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Toys Will Be Toys! Amazon Ditches 'Boys' and 'Girls' as Toy Categories

Amazon has dumped “Boys” and “Girls” from its top-level categorization options for Toys & Games, reports BoingBoing. (Kottke pointed out that the categories do exist deeper down into the categories, but that “it’s a nice first step.”) Amazon has, in their own subtle way, announced to the world that boys and girls can… »5/06/15 4:20pm5/06/15 4:20pm

Congratulations to Paula Deen on Her New Book Deal with Hachette!

Paula Deen, diabetic butter enthusiast and famed deployer of racial slurs (as she said in her deposition: "I can't, myself, determine what offends another person"), has just signed a multi-book deal with Hachette, the publisher relatively fresh off their frazzled, victorious campaign against Amazon to set their own… »3/02/15 2:30pm3/02/15 2:30pm