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News

Midweek News: Same Ol’

On any given week, the news brings us dirty old men, a financial crisis, terrorism, a natural disaster, and a no shit study. Let’s see what iterations on the same old stuff we get today.

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News

News Appetizers

The news is a lot of the same ol’ same ol’. But at least we discovered that Lululemon pants are just as overpriced as we thought!

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Perspectives

I Hate Gas Prices

I hate gas prices right now. Don’t think I am just another American complaining about gas prices over here while Europe pays extreme prices. Paying four dollars a gallon really hurts. I have been underemployed for the last nine months, and unemployed for the five months prior to that. This has caused problems for our […]

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Feminism

Sexual and Domestic Violence are Not Distractions, Governor Haley

Surprise, surprise, a Republican doesn’t want to fund something that helps primarily women! Less of a surprise is that this Republican, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, is a woman herself.

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Gift Guide

50 Pretty Good Father’s Day Gifts For $50 or Less!

Although every family is different, lots of people have trouble thinking of things to get for dads. Most of them don’t accessorize much or make boards of stuff they like on Pinterest. That’s why magazines and other blogs do lists like this, but lots of the suggestions on them strike me as impractical, and many are […]

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Food

5 Ways to Eat Well and Pay Less

Eating well matters. Eating well keeps health costs down, it provides necessary fuel for the workday, and it’s affordable. If that last one surprises you, then you may be one of the millions who believe that eating well means scratching a food budget altogether.

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Work

Women in Academia: Budgeting in Grad School

I’ve been meaning to talk about budgeting for a while now, and today is the day it actually happens. Thanks to a series of thoughtful posts over at classragespeaks, I’ve spent a good part of Memorial Day weekend thinking about my experiences with being “grad student poor.”

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Style

The Furious Closet: NYC Winter Fashion on a Budget

So yes, maybe I’m writing this while wearing pajama pants featuring sock monkeys in Santa hats and an over-sized L Word t-shirt I won at a bar 3 years ago, but sometimes I do like to look cute and presentable and I don’t have a lot of money to do so.  Living in New York […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 12/6

Happy Monday, readers! Today I want you to pretend this post is Santa’s lap, and tell us all the stuff you want for Christmas.  If we know our readers, you’ve all spent hours trying to find just the right gift that’s within your budget for everyone else, today we give you permission to drool over […]

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Food

The Furious Kitchen: La-la-la Lentils

Yeah, yeah, I know lentils get a lot of shit for being the go-to food that everyone thinks poor people should eat instead of McDonald’s.  But the fact is, lentils are cheap, nutritious and a great replacement for meat.  Lentils have a ton of protein and fiber, they are versatile, and did I mention cheap?