The Mattel website says the $49.99 doll, for kids ages 6 and up, has been nominated for the 2011 Toy of the Year Award. However, the FBI is warning law agencies that the new Barbie “Video Girl” doll could be used as a tool by pedophiles to make child pornography.  Read More:

Sears and Toys “R” Us are the latest retailers to break with tradition and open on the holiday itself, while Gap is expanding the number of its Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores open today. Read more “The trick in retail is always to be the first place shoppers go,” said Ellen Davis of […]

Black Friday bargain hunters beware. There’s a good chance you won’t score that doorbuster deal you’ve set your heart on. Retail experts say the annual hype and hoopla that surrounds Black Friday also masks some nasty surprises. The most painful: The crushed hopes of hundreds of midnight shoppers, who camped outside for hours in the […]


Black Friday bargain hunters beware. There’s a good chance you won’t score that door buster deal you’ve set your heart on.  Read More:

VIA: JazzaBelle Tresses It seems like candy has value outside of being a sweet treat. According to the blog JazzaBelle Tresses, products used in candy can actually be used to create beautiful tresses. Caramel, peppermint and licorice are just a few examples of candy products that are used in hair products. Caramel A treatment known […]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns. Starting next month, the retailer will place removable “smart tags” on individual garments that can be read […]

(From Tia Williams) We don’t know if it’s our Prince obsession or the fact that purple looks so stunning on brown skin, but lately, we’ve been spotting a slew of celebs rocking purple eyeshadow. And we’re not just talking straightforward Barney purple, either — the shadows run the gorgeous gamut from pale lavender to […]

Kellogg Co. is recalling 28 million boxes of several popular cereals due to an unusual flavor and smell, the company said Friday.   The recall includes some boxes of Kellogg (K, Fortune 500) brands Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks. The recalled products were sold across the country, Kellogg said. The company said […]

View Photos // The practice of threading hair has slowly been taking root in the United States.  This sanitary method of hair removal removes the entire hair follicle, revealing lasting results.  The detail required for hair threading makes it only suitable for the face, and one of the better options for facial hair removal. Threading […]

Rosemary Benitez thought it was a joke at first. She was told her store was going to need a food permit in order to stay in business. But Benitez doesn’t own a restaurant. She owns the Shades of Love lingerie store on West Bitters road. Shades of Love sells racy lingerie, high heel shoes, adult toys […]