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Christina Aguilera Desperate to Dump Old Hollywood Hills Home
By Mariela Rosario | 11/21/2008 - 10:53

According to Perez Hilton, Christina Aguilera is having a tough time finding buyers for her old Hollywood Hills mansion. The home was purchased by Aguilera back in 2003 and features a gym, pool, 12-person spa with a fireplace and a 1,200-square-foot master bedroom. That's bigger than most apartments in NYC!


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Is The Lipstick Index an Urban Myth?
By Latina Staff | 11/13/2008 - 11:15

Many years ago, cosmetics tycoon and Estee Lauder chairman Leonard Lauder observed that when the economy stalled, lipstick sales tended to spike and accordingly coined the phrase “lipstick index."

During the Depression and in the time following 9/11, there were 25% increases in lipstick sales. “The lipstick index is a way to judge a recession,” wrote NY Times op-ed columnnist Maureen Dowd in 2001. “When the economy goes down, lipstick sales go up. Women indulge in smaller luxuries and skip bigger ones.”


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Surviving a Bad Economy
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2008 - 13:38

It’s no secret that the economy is taking a downturn. As financial institutions tailspin, homes foreclose, businesses downsize, and gas and grocery prices skyrocket, many of us are starting feel the pinch and some of us may be starting to feel a bit of financial panic. Now more than ever, is a great time to start learn about financial planning. With some expert help, Latina.com put together a survival guide to get you started.


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