Women's Retailer Modcloth To Be Bought By Jet.Com, Which Is Owned By Walmart 

Modcloth, a women’s online fashion retailer known for quirky, indie-inflected clothes, will be acquired by Jet.com. Jet is, in turn, owned by Walmart. “It was explicitly stated that starting Friday paychecks come from Walmart,” a current employee told us. Current employees received offer letters from Walmart Wednesday…

Part of Melania Trump’s Speech Was Lifted Almost Verbatim From Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Remarks

CLEVELAND — Melania Trump addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland tonight, where she talked about what a hard worker Donald Trump is, what a promise-keeper he will be, and what strong values she hopes to pass to their son. It was both stirring and familiar, because Michelle Obama said a lot of it…

xoJane Runs Essay Recommending a 'Breakup Box' By a Lady Who Does Marketing for Breakup Boxes

In a wonderful, wonderful demonstration of how the Internet Personal Essay Economy can go awry, xoJane ran a personal essay by a lady named Brenna Phares, about how she recovered from her painful breakup with the use of a “breakup box.” Turns out Brenna works for the company she was writing about, which she didn’t…