God Bless Blake Lively And Her Dumb Lifestyle Blog

The internet can be a mean, slap-fighty place of quibbles and pedants and outrage and backlash. But every so often, something happens that is so roundly mocked by the blogosphere that it unites all voices in a chorus of rueful snickers for one blissful moment of bitchy harmony. The launch of Blake Lively's silly… » 7/23/14 11:00am 7/23/14 11:00am

Politicians Determined to Make Online Shoppers Pay

Since the dawn of the internet, shoppers who take a risk by purchasing something online that they can't see or try on experience enjoyed a small (albeit legally grey area) kickback: avoiding the sales tax they'd pay if they bought the same item from a brick-and-mortar (or, you know, drywall-and-vinyl siding) store.… » 7/17/14 7:45pm 7/17/14 7:45pm

Clothing Manufacturers Think You Actually Want Fewer Size Options

If you've felt like clothing choices have gotten much more alphabetic and much less numerical in recent years, you're not hallucinating. Purveyors of women's clothing are reverting from offering a dozen sizes represented by numbers into the more simple — and profitable — Small, Medium, and Large. Which, if you ask me,… » 5/29/14 11:20am 5/29/14 11:20am

Heineken Sponsors Shoe Sale So Ladies Leave Men Alone to Watch Soccer

The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid is this Saturday, and, if you're familiar with tired tropes about how women are all basically mean mommies who want to ruin men's fun, that can only mean one thing: ladies are going to bug their boyfriends and husbands about watching The Big Game.… » 5/23/14 6:00pm 5/23/14 6:00pm

Moms of the World, Despair!!! Coldwater Creek Is Going Out of Business

You guys. If ever there were a time to stock up on boxy boucle one-button cardigans and a shoe that's kind of a clog but kind of a sneaker with an appliqued daisy on the toe-box, THAT TIME IS NOW. Because Coldwater Creek, the indefatigable catalog staple of moms everywhere, is officially going out of business. » 4/11/14 5:45pm 4/11/14 5:45pm