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Status Symbols

Status Insanity: Why the iPhone Is the Perfect Status Symbol

Sandip Roy | Posted 11.11.2014 | Technology
Sandip Roy

It goes without saying that the iPhone is a status symbol. But it's a revolutionary status symbol. Unlike that Birkin bag, it's a status symbol with really cool whiz bang upgrade-able features

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.

Will Pay for Status

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

In the U.S., the outward markings of success are for sale. The value of these status symbols is particularly high for people when they are feeling that they are being discriminated against.

When Greed Is Good

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

2011-06-23-excess.jpgLondon-based Maximilian Widemann, a pop graffiti artist, channels horror over modern society's mind-bending fascination with money.

Shouldn't All Americans Enjoy the Right to SUV Strollers?

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Khanh Ho

If all economically challenged Americans were granted access to SUV strollers, no doubt, we would see more purpose-driven Americans on the streets, holding their heads up high with the dignity of a first-time mother.

The "New" Plastic Surgery: In Which Fat Becomes The New Black

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

All Americans are rich. Even the poorest among us live high on the hog compared to many other countries and 90% of human history. But some of us are...