• Texas Wants Out and Black Friday Shoppers Go Cray [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

    Happy Monday! (That was semi-sarcastic.) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of delicious food and low on family awkwardness (hey, a girl can dream). This week's news is dominated by Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but I did my best to dig out the other stories. Read on!

  • Skipped Black Friday? Try Cyber Monday

    I love online shopping. You don't have to go to a store and fight crowds. You can shop naked if you want to.

  • The Best Cyber Monday Deals of 2012

    To some people, Thanksgiving is just a warm-up for the real event: Black Friday shopping! But for the rest of us? I know I'll be passed out cold as soon as I finish my turkey.

  • Discover FatWallet’s “Black Friday Deal Finder” [Web Spy]

    Whether you like to get up early in the morning the day after Thanksgiving to score the doorbuster sales at your favorite shops or you'd rather surf the web for the best deals, it's hard to beat the prices you find on Black Friday.

  • All The News You Missed While Your Family Was Driving You Crazy

    • Someone had sex with Piers Morgan. 9 months ago...judging by the fact he has a baby now. • A LOT of college freshmen dumped their high school sweethearts. #notshocking • According to the Huffington Post, J.Lo celebrated Thanksgiving with Casper

  • Black Friday Madness [Photos]

    If you're reading this, you're smart and safety conscious. It means you're not standing in line at 5 am to get your hands on this years newest Wii console or whatever it is the youth are buying these days. To reward you for sensibility, here are some hilarious images of people in stampedes, endless lines, and fights. All probably happening right now at your local Target, Macy's, or Best Buy.

  • 5 Best Apps For Your Black Friday Shopping

    If you're crazy enough to leave your house on Black Friday and enter into a mall, or any form of store you need to game plan your assault on the box stores. Gear up with these five apps and make the most of your Black Friday suicide mission.

  • Dear America: Let us Actually Celebrate the Holidays!

    Alright, here's the deal: Target, Macy’s Inc., Gap Inc., Kohl’s Corp., Toys “R” Us Inc. and Best Buy Co are all opening on Thanksgiving to boost sales. Target employees will have to start their shift at 11 pm, meaning in order to survive the Black Friday madness they have to sleep in the afternoon.

  • Which Commercial Makes You Want to Jump Out of a Window Faster?

    If you've had the misfortune to hear the K-Mart Christmas commercial at all this past week, I'm sorry. On behalf of the human race, I'm very, very sorry. It's not only annoying, but it's catchy...which only makes it MORE annoying. (Buzzfeed agrees with me.)

  • Mommy Buy Me This! Ten Toys We Needed as Kids

    Because everyone would rather talk about getting up early to “beat the rush” and save money instead of figuring out ways to save room for another piece of pie, let’s remember all the things Santa had better have gotten his jolly ass in line for when we were kids.

  • We’ve All Been There: After-Thanksgiving Stress

    In order to maximize your Thanksgiving break, you took the last flight back to campus. You lugged your oh-my-god-why-is-this-so-heavy luggage - now overflowing with clean laundry, Black Friday goodies and Gladwear filled with leftovers - from the airport to your house/apartment/dorm room.

  • Body Blog: Love and Health

    I've recently come across tons of articles telling us how important love is. MSN even cites a University of Pittsburgh study that showed women who were in a healthy marriage had lower risks for cardiovascular disease. Another study states that in a good relationship, participants were shown to have less anxiety, lower blood pressure and even a longer life.

  • Your Black Friday Survival Guide

    Because I'm usually a sane and rational human being, I never dared go out on Black Friday. Until last year, when I saw a killer sale on something I really wanted. It was a scary, adrenaline-rushing, almost death-inducing experience that I survived with success. So I'm here this year to give you the ins and outs to getting what you want, (without being trampled), on Black Friday.

  • Black Friday by the Numbers [Infographic]

    It's that time of year again. The time of year when rational, mentally stable people go absolutely crazy just to get a good deal on a flat screen TV. Whether you hate the day or you camp out nights before, you've got to agree it's a crazy holiday.

  • Web Spy: Black-Friday.net

    The holidays are almost here again, and if you haven't finished (or even started) your gift shopping yet, you're in luck: it's almost Black Friday. Black-Friday.net posts leaked ads and sale info for Black Friday ahead of time, giving you an edge over the other shoppers.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Thanksgiving Break

    Thanksgiving involves tons of yummy, delicious, calorie-filled foods. So obviously we LOVE IT. There's no other holiday that celebrates our gluttony quite this well. Oh and we can unbutton our pants at the table. Double score. So we've spent a lot of time this month writing about this wondrous holiday and we wanted to make sure that you didn't miss one single article.

  • Packing Light: A Few Basics To Get You Through Thanksgiving Break

    This year I am packing smart and I'm here to help you do the same. Below, four outfit ideas (Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Dinner, Black Wednesday and Black Friday) that allow you to mix and match as little clothing as possible to get you through the glorious holiday weekend.

  • Duke It Out: Black Friday

    Next Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season with the single most anticipated shopping day of the year here in the good ol' USA - Black Friday. A day when stores mark down items to ludicrous sale prices and people all over the nation line up in the early dawn hours to snag those bargains (and occasionally trample their fellow human beings).

  • Fashion Porn: Winter Coats

    Now is probably one of the best times of the year to think about buying a winter coat. It's before the first I'm-so-freaking-cold-why-haven't-I-bought-a-new-coat day, but after stores have brought out loads of coats - and even marked some down! If you're in need of a new coat this year (or just want something that doesn't say North Face on the shoulder), Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pick one up.

  • Your Thanksgiving Break Packing List

    With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you're probably busy scheduling in every second of your break - a reunion with your high school pals, obligatory family time, and Black Friday madness -- without giving much thought to what you're going to pack. Why should you plan out your packing now? Because unless you are driving home alone, chances are you have limited packing room.

  • The Cure For Thursday Boredom: Suri Cruise

    So it’s Thursday. Thanks to those 5 glorious days off last week, this week feels like its been going on for an eternity. Friday seems so close yet so far away and right now we’re bored. And completely checked out from anything and everything academic.

  • Thanksgiving, Part Deux

    As soon as you emerge from your Thanksgiving-induced food coma (What? Doesn't it take everyone 36 hours?), it’s likely that there’s one major thing you’re going to want to do: eat again.

  • The Weekly Wrap Up: Tis the Season… Already

    Thanksgiving has been over for less than 24 hours, which means that the world is already in full-fledged holiday season mode. The advent of The Season brings with it all kinds of things, some positive and some negative: major deals and awkward run-ins with high school friends, feelings of gratitude and feelings of Grinchiness, holiday nookie and so on.

  • The CC Weekly Weigh In: Bring on the Holidays!

    There is something about the time from Thanksgiving to New Year's that makes me blissfully happy. Sure, it could be the sheer amount of sugar that is pumping through my bloodstream right now (I ate pumpkin pie and brownies and cookies and apple crisp for dessert last night), but everything about this time of year makes me wanna run and dance and sing... and shop.

  • The Black Friday Go-To Outfit

    I am so excited for Thanksgiving break that I can barely contain myself. Instead of doing my homework, I’m watching Paula Dean stuff her turkey with a stick of butter on TV and listening to my mom describe her fancy new table settings to me over the phone.