5:30 pm, November 23rd | by Laura Donovan
What’s scarier than an episode of “American Horror Story” on Halloween? Holiday shopping. Overwhelming lines, exorbitant price tags, and spending budgets can tire you out and bring out the worst in humankind, but with this compilation of excellent days to make your purchases, you’ll have less to worry about as Christmas and Hanukkah near.
11:32 am, November 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
Buying presents for the guys in our lives can be a tricky thing, but the Sportsgrid store just made it easier. Our sister (brother?) site has curated an awesome collection of T-shirts and posters of iconic athletes and moments in sports history that every fan should own. Here are our top five picks, and head on over to the store for more.
4:30 pm, November 21st | by Diana Gerstacker
The Internet is a frequent source of criticism for celebrities, and Modern Family actress Julie Bowen is no exception to the judgment. Elsewhere – how to avoid family during the holidays, a dating must-have and when you know it’s time to get the wedding playlist together.
4:45 pm, November 20th | by Colette McIntyre
Ah, Black Friday: the time when Americans fight against their tryptophan hangovers and drag their swollen bodies (that at this point are merely engorged stomachs with heads, legs, and nagging desires for cheap flared jeans) to the closest mall at ungodly hours just to delight in slashed prices. It almost brings a tear to one’s eye. Yet, through all of my fistfights in the Target aisles for various accouterments, I always had a nagging feeling that I was missing something. Sure, I love saving cash but I also love learning and, of course, My Man. “If only there was a way to combine all three of my favorite things,” I would pine, pressing a Monster High doll crusted with the blood of my opponents to my cheek.
1:30 pm, November 20th | by Carmen Shardae Jobson
Black Friday is pretty much hell on earth for shoppers and workers, but at least shoppers get the satisfaction of buying goodies they don’t need for themselves or awesome early bird gifts for their loved ones. For workers, it’s another day of maltreatment and low wages, as owners and managers have had the temerity to up the ante in recent years by opening stores as early as 4am and in some cases, on Thanksgiving Eve to entice holiday and year-round shopaholics. Well, some employees at one of the most well-known retailers aren’t taking it anymore.
4:06 pm, November 27th | by Hillary Reinsberg
By many accounts, it would seem like Black Friday was a total disaster — from a record-breakingly bad stock market to utter chaos in stores. But it was actually America’s best shopping day ever. What is going on here?!