Economy "Lipstick Index" Is Now A Nail Polish Index

In 2001, Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder, coined the term "lipstick index" to explain why lipstick sales rose even as the economy took a nose dive. Lauder declared that during times of recession, people spend more on affordable luxuries. However, according to shocking new data, the contents of your… »9/18/11 11:46pm9/18/11 11:46pm


Work-Life Balance Goes Out The Window With Bloomberg Discrimination Suit

A federal judge didn't just dismiss the pregnancy and sex discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 65 employees of Bloomberg LP. She also delivered a stinging rebuke to the idea of work-life balance, at least as far as the courts are concerned in enforcing it. »8/18/11 11:30am8/18/11 11:30am