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On Sunday afternoon, I went to New York’s Pride Parade to join in the celebration.  I’d never been before, and when I stepped off of the train at 42nd street I was immediately overwhelmed by the sheer joy contained in that enormous, rainbow-clad crowd of the LGBTQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally) community.  The music was loud and the crowd let loose a huge roar as they recognized each song—particularly the appropriately chosen “I’m Coming Out.”  I bought a rainbow flag and wandered along...
Everyone knows that guy at the party who busts out the acoustic guitar and begins the opening chords of “Wonderwall” by Oasis while exclaiming, “sing along if you know the words” only to be followed by a mediocre-at-best rendition of a classic, that really shouldn’t be touched. However, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless took on the legendary band -- covering the song “Champagne Supernova”-- and absolutely nailed it. While I could do without the sunglasses indoors (I guess it’s a rockstar thing?), she casually sits...
Holiday sales are my favorite part of capitalism. Really, the Independence Day of our great nation can’t be celebrated in a better way in my opinion.  As a thrifty nickel, I’ve been on the lookout for the places with the best sales on the July 4th weekend. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me in past when searching for the best deals. 1. Coupons are a girl's best friend  Retail Me Not has saved me a lot of money. Many stores offer coupons online...
Everyday sexism strikes again. On the Today show last week, Matt Lauer hosted an exclusive interview with General Motors CEO, Mary Barra.   The interview mainly covered the controversy over the late ignition switch recall, and if the interview stopped after those three minutes, it would have been great; however, Lauer asked two more questions that, by God, were so stereotypically sexist that I could not believe someone had not stopped him from going forward with them.  In the video above, Lauer asks the following two questions: 1....
When I think of “Making it in America” I imagine a life full of making it rain, throwing drinks in other people’s faces, bling bling, and of course, being able to lounge around in a Juicy Couture tracksuit 24/7. While The Real Housewives franchise may have seriously influenced my opinions on the American dream, I still believe that success should be measured in expensive loungewear. What else says you’ve made it like a $300 matching, brightly-colored, velour tracksuit with rhinestones that exclaim that your butt is, well,...
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