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20 Years A Musician, Mike Flanigin Reflects On Firsts

Mike Flanigin has been a working musician for two decades. His first gig was at a Holiday Inn in Dallas, Texas, followed by a stint in the house band at Antone's in Austin. And for eight years he made his Hammond B3 organ growl and purr for the crowds at the Continental Club Gallery.<p>In that time, …

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How to Make Money While Talking About Lipstick

You talk products with your friends anyway. Why not cash in on it?<p>Every day, Emma Cardiff is hustling. In between auditions and rehearsals, the 25-year-old opera singer waits tables, works events for the New York Rangers, and sells products from natural beauty company Arbonne. "I've sold it …

This common mistake is keeping retailers from a $17.5 billion industry

The category is worth $17.5 billion, according to industry research firm NPD Group.<p>So why are retailers avoiding this highly profitable demographic?<p>Designers are afraid.<p>"I would argue that why many non-plus-size designers don't go into plus-size is fear," Amanda Czerniawski, sociology professor at …

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This Loungewear Line on Kickstarter Is Perfect for Your Next Netflix Night

Some nights, all you need is Netflix, a bowl of ice cream and a long night of zoning out on the couch. But suppose you get a surprise visitor? Quick: Are you wearing a ratty high school tee and old pajama pants, or are you in a negligee? Chances are, you’re in one of the two, because any way you …