Waste-Free Lunches: Go Green

As people have become busier and busier, marketers have found ways to cleverly address our needs: disposable Tupperware means fewer dishes to deal with; paper bags, plastic cutlery and Ziploc bags make lunch-packing quick and easy. Single-serving items such as individual apple sauces, pre-packs of celery and peanut butter, etc. are easy to grab and […]

Cooking Grease: Recycle This

Have you ever played the game of “favorites”? It’s a great ice breaker or dinner conversation. (Fans of the movie The Way We Were will remember this game!) The game goes like this, “Name your favorite X.” Simple, right? Of course it takes time and mastery to come up with really thought-provoking “favorites.” So you […]

Best Prom Jewelry on a Budget: Reader Advice

Prom dresses are easy to find, but great accessories? That’s a little harder. Most girls don’t want to—or simply can’t—spend big bucks on sparkling baubles they may never wear again, no matter how pretty they may be. So once she’s found the perfect dress, where does a girl go to find the perfect accent pieces […]

Prom 2008: The Shoes

Getting the dress is only half the battle; scoring the perfect pair of shoes (definition — super hot and in the budget) is a challenge all its own. No worries, though—click on the slideshow below for our Prom 2008 footwear picks for less: Klarrisa Sandal, on sale $16.99, Payless Blondie Heel, $29.50, Alloy Patent Cut […]

Clever Uses for Packaging: Green Home

When JCPenney announced their new Simply Green Collection, we were excited. As we perused pieces from the new collection, we were further excited by green tips from JCPenney’s eco-expert, Danny Seo. Seo goes a step beyond simply supporting sustainable products, he also looks to packaging for storage solutions and finds clever ways to use environmentally-friendly […]