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Fun And Free: Window-Shopping

Fine, the market is turning around, if you choose to believe Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. I don't always take the word of a college dropouts or 80-year old Nebraskans, but I'll make an exception for these two with the caveat that the "economy" generally lags the stock market by 18 months or so. How does that help an unemployment rate* in the mid 9% range? Does it make it easier to make ends for you and me? Does it make relationships easier? No but it does make us get creative. This time around, consider window-shopping.

3 Things Men Don't Like (But Women Seem To Love)
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3 Things Men Don't Like (But Women Seem To Love)

Stop me if you've heard this one, men seem to be from one planet while women are from another planet altogether. While making sweeping gender generalizations borders on insulting (on the other side, I mean), there are some Martian tendencies on our part and Venusian on y'all's part (aw, crap, now I've done it). And those three things are shopping, flowers and talking on the phone.

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Poll: Do You Hide Your Spending From Your Guy?

Poll: Do You Hide Your Spending From Your Guy?: Yes. He doesn't need to know how much I spend on my stuff. No. It's important to be honest about all aspects of our relationship, including spending. Sometimes. It depends on how expensive the purchase was.

New Holiday Traditions To Start This Year
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New Holiday Traditions To Start This Year

The year may be coming to end, but the time to get closer to your partner is just beginning. The holidays are an opportunity for couples to introduce the traditions that have been passed from one generation to the next—but also to create new traditions that enhance a relationship for years to come. Here we've collected ten holiday traditions (some a little spicier than others) that you and your boyfriend or husband can make your own. Happy holidays! – Maureen Dempsey and Elizabeth Narins

12 Free Romantic Gifts
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12 Free Romantic Gifts

The holidays are upon us, and, unfortunately, so is a recession. Times are tough, wallets are tighter, but you want to give your one and only something to show how much you care this Christmas or Hanukkah. One writer explains how she gave—and received—the very best gifts without spending a dime.

Win Tickets to Lucky Shops
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Win Tickets to Lucky Shops

The economy's in the crapper, your bank account is slowly dying and yet you still want to shop. If you're wondering how you can fulfill your fall fashion fantasies without engaging in financial infidelity, we've got a solution. Tango's friend "Lucky Magazine" is giving away a pair of tickets (a $70 value) to Lucky Shops, a shopping event in New York City on November 7 and 8. If you win you get to attend First Dibs Friday on November 7, where designers will be selling their wares for up to 70% off. You'll also get free drinks, music and giveaways. Click here to check out which vendors will be at this year's shopping fest.

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Cracked

Butt cleavage panties -- (noun) bikini-style drawers with either a peephole or a lace-up in the back, so named for the "cleavage" view they create "Interesting But Unnecessary!" says fashion/shopping blog SheFinds.com of the lingerie. I have to respectfully disagree with you on that judgment, SheFinds.com: these panties are cute and totally intriguing! As someone who refuses to wear thongs because they're uncomfortable, there's something comforting about saucily showing just a tiny bit more while still being mostly covered. As is the case with all lingerie, some butt cleavage panties are are tawdry-looking, while others are just begging to be unlaced.

Men vs. Women, Shopping vs. Sex
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Men vs. Women, Shopping vs. Sex

"Women Think of Shopping as Much as Men Think of Sex!" screams a headline in yesterday's Daily Mail. Hoo, boy. This is just about the most dubiously sourced piece of journalism An online study -- or shall we say "study" -- at cosmopolitan.co.uk says that women think about buying a new outfit once every minute -- or put another way, 60 times each waking hour. This data comes from the responses of 74% of 778 women aged 19 to 45 at this 'online fashion bible' web site. In other words, that's 575 self-selected women. Hardly a representative group!

Size Matters
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Size Matters

Is giving orders to a man clad only in his skivvies on your holiday wish list? You’re not alone. And French clothing store Celio is listening. The boutique handpicked 17 guys with a certain je ne sais quoi to act as fit models, who offer to try on items for women buying for their men and unsure of their size. The “Shoppenboys” range from small to XXL, and each proudly wears clearly-labeled caleçons (boxers) when on the job. More than 1,000 men applied for the coveted spots last year, despite the fact that the positions were unpaid. The ’boys now have a website (shoppenboys.com) featuring an online dance contest where hopefuls submit videos of their moves for viewers to grade. While the site is in French, some things transcend language, n’est-ce pas?