The Big Capital Gains Tax Mistake Homeowners Make

Imagine making $250,000 and not having to pay taxes on it. That’s the generous tax break –the home sale exclusion — homeowners are entitled to when they sell their primary residence for a gain after having lived in the home for at least two of the five years immediately preceding the sale. Couples can shelter…

The Youtube Music Awards: Why Artists Should Care

Yes, Lady Gaga and Eminem are performing and yes, One Direction and Justin Bieber are award nominees. Like in any awards show, mainstream tastes dominate. But the way the YouTube Music Awards calculate mainstream opinion is important. In this online awards show, nominations and votes are calculated from engagement across YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and Yahoo…

Why I Lie To My Parents About How Much Money I Make

I love my parents dearly and will always be grateful for the love they’ve shown me. That’s why lying to them about how much money I make—and resisting the urge to bail them out of the financial messes they continually find themselves in—is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. When I…

The ‘Entourage’ Movie Is Finally Happening

It looks like things are just about hugged out for Team “Entourage.” After a two-week stretch of juicy tabloid headlines about greed and friendship, co-star Jerry Ferrara told Wendy Williams that the movie adaptation could happen as soon as right now.

Follow the Money

MOST Americans who lose their jobs these days are able to find new ones quickly. But those who do not are likely to remain unemployed for a long time. In some other industrialized countries, long-term unemployment has risen to record levels, even as overall unemployment has begun to decline.

Fall Fashion Trends

Given the ubiquity of street photography, it can now be easier to trend-spot outside fashion shows than inside. Case in point: the big and bold retro skirts so many women were wearing at the shows last month. You almost expected Carmel Snow to pull up in a Cadillac Brougham. Zanita Morgan, a model turned blogger…

Whisky And Oysters: Together At Last

Until recently – this week, in fact – we hadn’t considered the gastronomic possibilities that the pairing of oysters and whisky might bring. Sure, they’re each tasty, manly things in their own right – but that doesn’t mean that they’re as destined as say, bacon and chicken, or sex and cigarettes. Thanks to a group…

How To Get Justin Timberlake’s Haircut: The Neat Sweep

If summer 2013 was owned by the Scandinavian slick-back, the winter to come is about an altogether more comfortable look – the neat sweep, as seen recently on Justin Timberlake. Though a sharply shaved back and sides combined with a strictly combed, wet-look top can look boyishly neat (see Becks and Gosling for proof), it’s…