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Want to Live Longer? Have a Recession.

In good times we live longer, in bad times we die younger. Makes sense—but it’s not true. The Depression, for instance, increased life expectancy by more than six years, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. Meanwhile, during the boom years of the early 20th century, life expectancy actually went down. The researchers think there are a... CONTINUE READING 17

A Money-Savvy Editor on Travel & Entrepreneurship

The economy has been tough for every industry, but journalism has been pretty hard hit. Factor a down economy with slashed jobs in with the switch to online journalism and decreased attention spans, and you've got a recipe for disaster. Or, do you? When seasoned writer/editor Sara Clemence learned she was about to be laid-off, she and two girlfriends started... CONTINUE READING 14

Is It Waste, Or Is It Wealth?

One of the upsides of the recession is that it cut back on the amount of unnecessary spending in America. We were shelling out too much for clothes, appliances, video games, cosmetics, car accessories—you name it. And then we were spending on stuff to store all the stuff we’d bought but didn’t have a place for. But all that stuff, ironically,... CONTINUE READING 8

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You already know all about our favorite beauty products (just take a look at our 2010 Beauty at Its Best Awards!), and we know how awful it is when a beloved eyeshadow compact breaks, a lipstick gets worn to the bottom or you finish a great foundation. Good thing Recessionwire steps up with how to save big-time on your fave beauty.... CONTINUE READING 17

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Heading into a yoga class in Miami last week, I met a woman who was also from New York. Like most of us, she walked fast and talked fast. But even for a New Yorker she seemed a little…on edge. She worried aloud about whether she was experienced enough for the class, worried about where she was going to go next,... CONTINUE READING 17