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Fabulous Fictional Females Once Framed in Retail Window Find Permanent Home Between Pages Of Clever New Book

Bob Richter | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Many decorators have a list of dream clients. Some are lucky enough to work with those people, while some ... just keep dreaming. Painter, Designer, Curator and Bon Vivant Deborah Buck didn't sit around and wait for her dream clients. Instead she invented them, decorated for them and sold all of their home furnishings at a profit.

Jewelry Store Robber Ties Up Worker, Takes Off With $54K In Merchandise

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - Police are searching for a man they say stole jewelry worth $54,000 after tying up a woman who worked in a jewelry st...

The Importance of Voiceover in the Digital Age: Interview With Joan Baker

James Grundvig | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
James Grundvig

How important is it today to have a human voice speak in a TV advertisement over a digital one? For the man who gave legs to AOL's memorable, "You'v...

Why I've Never Truly Let Love in Before

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written i...

A Constant Bullying

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dave Pruett

Most of us pay no heed to our mythology. It's the water we swim in, and we take it completely for granted. Or worse, we discount whatever smells of mythology. "That's just a myth," the saying goes, meaning an untruth, something believed without a shred of evidence.

The Faithful Shopper: Spring Vacation

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...

Love on the BMT, or One "L" of a Courtship

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Two thoughts strike her -- he's the handsomest straphanger she's ever seen, and she knows him from somewhere. But where?

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hostess

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it seems like everyone has made plans to visit family, friends and other loved ones for this quintessen...

Letter to Hollywood -- I Don't Have a Beard or Side Curls and I Look Just Like You: American Judaism's Image Problem

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Why do the entertainment and advertising industries need us to look like hasids or caricatures of Jewishness? Why is the image of a female rabbi, or a clean-shaven, young, attractive male rabbi with all his hair so rare? Why do they insist on "other-ing" us?

The Faithful Shopper: Power of the Purse

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Our mothers were right - the right purse makes all the difference to an outfit, and there's never been a better time for a new statement. We all know ...

The Inside Game: Why Jay Z Shouldn't Back Out of Barney's Deal

Shamara McCoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shamara McCoy

This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.

Retail Chatter

June Haynes | Posted 11.05.2013 | Style
June Haynes

Last week, I attended a dinner party. As we all know, if no one remotely interesting ends up sitting on the left or right of you, it can end up being a long and boring night. Well, I got lucky.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

July in the Mobile-Cloud: Interview With July Systems' CEO Rajesh Reddy

James Grundvig | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Has July figured out -- with its fourth-generation flagship platform JulyMX -- how to bring a kind of PowerPoint simplicity and speed to development of mobile apps?

Latinos on Madison Avenue: A Call to Action

Melissa Pitts | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Melissa Pitts

Where are the leaders on Madison Avenue? Perhaps its time for a little soul searching within the community.

Reality Bites: Why Are So Many Readers Obsessed With 'Realism'?

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Peter Mandel

Give us escape-craving readers a break, I say. Since when did fiction -- whether on a screen or in a ream of pages -- hinge on the quality of its imitation?

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

April Rudin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Mad Men, the wildly popular AMC TV show about the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, is set in a haze of cigarette smoke...

Not All of Us Were "Mad Men"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Carla Seaquist

For myself, I found purpose in that civil rights protest, down in the streets. A deeply fulfilling career followed, which, while not glamorous, had heart-in-throat excitement. Purpose exhilarates.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends in 2012

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that summer is unofficially here, keep track of all of these stores to experience the newest and greatest in New York City retail.

The Faithful Shopper: April Showers, May Flowers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Mother's Day around the corner, it also seemed like a good time to discuss some of the great florists in our city. Whether your needs are for a simple bouquet or outfitting a full event, take a look.

5 Things "Mad Men" Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street And 3 Tips Madison Avenue Can Offer OWS In Return

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Jerry Ashton

With a creativity Madison Avenue would envy, OWS people continually invent new ways to promote the agenda and vex the establishment.

BEWARE: For 'Mad Men' Nerds Only

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

Mad Men is finally back on the air, and we at the library couldn't be happier. But, if you need something to tide you over between episodes, these books will sweep you up in the world of 1960s New York.

Mad Men Was Beyond Maddening: A Season Five Betrayal

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.27.2012 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

There we were in anticipation, feet up, pillows propped, popcorn popped, mother and daughter and friend to friend conversations waiting. And what did we get?

Money Talks: How To Usher In A New Era For Older Female Consumers

Susan Hess Logeais | Posted 05.22.2012 | Fifty
Susan Hess Logeais

Advertisers follow the money, and what women with money are telling them through their purchases is that they aren't buying into the youth-obsessed market anymore.

Author Reveals The Truth Behind The Mad Men And Women Of Madison Avenue

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her book, Jane Maas, who's been called "the real life Peggy Olson," brings us a personal portrait of what it was really like to work in the Madison Avenue advertising world of the 1960s and '70s -- not only as a businesswoman but as a mother and wife.