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 on… » 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