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Unexpected Modern Status Symbols

Emily Guy Birken | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Emily Guy Birken

It's hardly surprising to learn that status-seeking individuals choose to buy goods and services based on how impressive the cost is. What is disconcerting is to realize that it's not just that typical high-prestige goods like handbags, luxury cars and the like that can become markers of status.

The Real Reason YA Is Dominated By Women?

Salon | Posted 08.16.2012 | Women

The prototypical YA (Young Adult, i.e., early teen) novel “The Catcher in the Rye” may have been written by the late, reclusive and definitely mal...