For the past few months, the content department at brass has been scheming to pull a few April Fool's Day pranks on fellow staffers. We discussed possible plans in hushed tones at staff meetings and exchanged stealthy emails with subjects like, "TOP SECRET!" Then we got knee-deep this week in finishing up the next issue of the magazine and our schemes fell by the wayside.
We all know that material possessions don't truly bring happiness. But are possessions a security blanket in the absence of support and love?
Last night's 83rd annual Academy Awards aired to lukewarm ratings. The winners were fairly predictable, critics called the music performances so-so, and reviews of hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco have been mixed. I'm pretty easy to please--woo me with enough glitz and glamour and I'm sold--but even I didn't find this year's show particularly entertaining.
Regardless, the event was still brimming with fashion fodder, star-studded folly, and the occasional acceptance speech faux pas. Here are some figures I rounded up that highlight this year's biggest night in Hollywood.
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All too often we see expansive marketing campaigns for diet pills and celebrity diet crazes that rarely emphasize a balanced diet and regular exercise.
In light of the recent economic volatility, a lot of people are wondering what's going to happen next. No one can see the future, but I want to paint a broad picture of what could likely happen, and how it will affect you in 2009.
Let's be real: One of the best perks of getting married is the copious amount of gifts you'll receive to mark the occasion. And while there's nothing like cold, hard cash in your pocket, some people prefer to shower their friends and loved ones with non-monetary gifts. It's for this reason that wedding registries have become so popular in recent years.
You'd think it would be the other way around, but these days, some millennials are learning the hard way that it's up to them to school their parents on the importance of saving for retirement. While those who are new to the working world are used to the idea of putting money into a 401(k), that's not necessarily the case for our parents.