More Mothers Are Staying Home, But Don't Picture June Cleaver

According to the latest numbers, an increased number of mothers are staying home with their children. But don't trot out your favorite MOMMY WARS cliches just yet. Turns out the high-powered opt-out types are vanishingly rare, and a fair bit of the increase is likely attributable to both demographics and factors like… » 4/08/14 5:20pm 4/08/14 5:20pm

Maria Shriver’s Report on Financially Insecure Women Is Pretty Grim

A cheery new report (which is so fancy and thorough that it has its own trailer) co-authored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress has determined that approximately 42 million women in America are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion as they juggle caregiving (for parents as well as children… » 1/12/14 1:30pm 1/12/14 1:30pm

Stupid Hipster Beards Are Ruining the Economy

Ok, stupid hipster beards and workplace stubble are not ruining the entire economy, per se (or we have yet to prove that they are). What they are doing, though, is causing razor sales to decline across the board; in 2013, men's shaving is expected to lose its dominance in men's grooming sales for the first time… » 8/08/13 11:30am 8/08/13 11:30am

Report Suggests Recession Has Turned Men Into Losers

A new Census Bureau report indicates that not only have the crapadelic economic circumstances of the last few years driven many young people to move back in with their folks, but that men have returned much more willingly to the hearthy teat than their female peers. In fact, one in five men between the ages of 25 and… » 11/03/11 5:30pm 11/03/11 5:30pm

Hey You! What Did You Spend Your Stimulus Check On?

Well, it looks like those stimulus checks from the government are starting to trickle in, and everyone is going crazy about what to buy! Apparently the checks are working and May's retail sales were "better than expected" (it turns out when you give people money, they spend it!). However, the May deficit for the… » 6/13/08 2:30pm 6/13/08 2:30pm