Shopping Addiction is No Joke

Thanks to Sophie Kinsella, "Shopaholic" sounds relatively harmless, almost cute — sort of like a slightly naughtier chocoholic. But for 6% of the population, Omniomania's a real disease and anything but a laughing matter. » 11/16/10 10:48am 11/16/10 10:48am

Home Improvement: Hardware For Women

New True Value hardware stores are specifically designed to appeal to female customers. In addition to better lighting and organization, there's "an expanded assortment of decorative door knobs and drawer pulls." And yes, profits are up. [LAT] » 6/08/10 2:30pm 6/08/10 2:30pm

Online Shopping Is Wicked

"What's wrong with online shopping?" You mean, besides the fact that it's way too easy, things don't fit, and you can do it in the middle of the night? Apparently, a lot: » 5/05/10 2:40pm 5/05/10 2:40pm

Viva la France! French store Celio came up with the genius idea of hiring average Joes of all shapes and sizes to hang out in their store, there to try on clothes if women folk came to shop for their fellas. Best part? Celio is referring to these helpful men as Les Shoppenboys. Says one Shoppenboy of the experience:… » 12/13/07 6:45pm 12/13/07 6:45pm