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The Gig Economy Blurs the Line Between Work and Fun for Freelancers

When coworking spaces offer night-time social events and other freelancers invite you to “laptop pedicures,” it’s hard to know where the work ends and the socializing begins.
Melissa Kravitz
2 days ago
spending

Don't Buy This: 12 Ways to Save Money on Wrapping Paper

Upcycle newspaper, brown paper bags, and even old maps for the coolest looking presents under the tree.
Jubilee Baez
12.3.18
spending

All the Movie Ticket Discounts You Can Get in Addition to MoviePass

Why pay full price at movie theaters when you can go for less—or even free? Here are all the best tricks for snagging cheap tickets to see films on the big screen.
Gina Ragusa
7.19.18
Invisible Jobs

A Day in the Life of a Home Health Aide Earning $13 an Hour

Home care workers take care of our most vulnerable populations for rock-bottom pay in a high-turnover job that is both tough and rewarding.
Rick Paulas
11.1.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Refund Nearly Every Regrettable Purchase You Ever Make

Here’s what you need to know about returning anything from fake Yeezys to a plane ticket you just paid for—no matter what.
Gina Ragusa
10.22.18
Invisible Jobs

Cleaning Workers Are Fighting for Better Pay and Benefits

Cooperatives enable house cleaners to earn more money and help each other learn to become entrepreneurs who set their own rates and schedules.
Ilana Novick
8.8.18
money brain

Don’t Buy This: DIY Your Christmas Tree

You don’t have to buy a tree to get in on the holiday spirit. Here are 10 cute, inexpensive alternatives for anyone short on space, time or cash this year.
Kelley MacDonald
12.11.18
travel

The Cheapest Places to Fly This Winter and Still Have an Amazing Vacation

Only suckers travel during peak season. Here are five great winter vacations you can take for under $350 for a round-trip flight.
Evie Carrick
5 days ago
jobs

What It Takes to Make a Living as a Drag Queen

Most drag queens have modest incomes, but their expenses for hair, makeup and travel can easily top $10,000 a year. Here’s what they spend on and the tricks they use to make ends meet.
Melissa Kravitz
7.27.18
money brain

Growing Up Poor Taught Me How to Budget

My childhood experience with poverty may have ruined my credit, but it also gave me the power to survive my past.
Ayesha Cording
12.12.18
Work

How to Respond to Your Ignorant Coworker’s Microaggressions

Unintentional biases wear away at your self esteem. Here are some strategies for curtailing unwelcome and discriminatory comments from coworkers—whether they are directed at you or someone else.
Ivory King
10.30.18
Work

Doctors Who Are Mothers Talk About Workplace Discrimination

The stress of being treated differently than their colleagues doesn’t just hurt them—it hurts patient care.
Anita Hamilton
12.12.18

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