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Does this recession make me look dumpy?

Some of us are lowering our expectations when it comes to appearance. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.

(Model Kristen Gorman, Maggie Inc.; Styling by Dana Moscardelli, Team the Agency; Photo by Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Beth Teitell
Globe Correspondent / February 26, 2009

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Few people are better positioned to see just how ugly this recession has become than Rachel Julien and Ashley Edwards. Are they economists? Unemployment counselors? Food pantry workers? No. They're sales associates at a kiosk in the Shops at the Prudential Center, and with thousands of people streaming by their stand daily, they can report with some authority that, even ... (Full article: 962 words)

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