These Cookie Stand Entrepreneurs Are the Most San Francisco Kids Ever

These two girls in the upscale Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco are lightyears ahead of America's unenlightened children, who toil over crappy lemonade stands, mixing Country Time powder into a vat of lukewarm water with vague ambition for future riches. For starters, they've already figured out how to prey… » 1/05/14 3:30pm 1/05/14 3:30pm

Adorable Daughter Bills Dad for Home Tech Support

Oh, your parents: Teh Olds. They're always needing technical assistance with the most rudimentary computer tasks. Worse, you can't begrudge them the tech support since they're always helping you out with rides to the movie theater and money for ice cream. You can't deny them service, but goshdarnit, you should demand… » 6/25/13 5:53pm 6/25/13 5:53pm

Led by Local Women, Makeup Sales Heat Up in Africa

Earlier today, I sauntered into a Sephora and found the exact right shade of red that made me look like Rose McGowan's fat, hip grandma*. It's a good look, but one that required me to try on about fifty shades of red before I landed on a color that didn't make me look like Ronald McDonald's fatter, less hip cousin.… » 11/15/12 10:15pm 11/15/12 10:15pm

Inventor of Spanx is World's Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

A product promising to help people look thin has given its inventor a big fat wallet. Thanks to her ingenious idea to combine insecurity, enormous underpants, and elastic sausage casings, Sara Blakely, the forty-one-year-old inventor of Spanx, is now the world's youngest female self-made billionaire. » 3/08/12 11:40am 3/08/12 11:40am

Post Party Clean Up Service Is One of Best Ideas Ever

A pair of University of Colorado graduates have started marketing themselves as the "Hangover Helpers." For a fee, the duo will report to your house after a party and clean up, bringing with them breakfast burritos and Gatorade. Fuck. Yes. » 11/28/10 4:44pm 11/28/10 4:44pm

R.I.P. Jimmy Dean, King Of Linked Breakfast Meats

Jimmy Dean, sausage baron, country music legend, television host and actor, has died at 81. Says his widow Donna, "He was amazing...He had a lot of talents." [CBS] » 6/14/10 2:40pm 6/14/10 2:40pm

Capital Gains: Women, Babies, And Getting Ahead In Business

Where are all the female entrepreneurs? Vivek Wadhwa and Stacey Higginbotham both wonder why women are less likely to be in the top ranks of the business world. Is it gender bias? Baby bias? Or an infuriating combination of both? » 2/09/10 12:30pm 2/09/10 12:30pm

Don't Hate Tamara Mellon Because She's Beautiful

Tamara Mellon, the jet-setting, large-living, litigious, Christian Slater-dating, embattled billionaire founder of Jimmy Choo, is supposed to be a polarizing figure to women. Is she? » 1/05/09 3:00pm 1/05/09 3:00pm