collections

Tech
Dan Blasingame's Comcast Internet service doesn't work. So why is it referring his bill to a collections agency? Question
Education
I recently sat down with a friend, Lucy*, to discuss her experience co-signing for a car lease. What began as a favor to her boyfriend ended up costing her thousands of dollars and a serious knock to her previously excellent credit score.
Science
While debate in science is vital, some criticisms erroneously conflate the individual rights of a single specimen with species survival, vastly overstate the impact of scientific collections on populations, and minimize the specimen's value in helping us understand the natural world.
Travel
Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!
Style & Beauty
Following the evolution of a line is not solely about the refinement of the actual garments. Often that is an outcome of the designer's evolution. The life experiences, the attraction to new and varying aesthetics as well as the maturation of the designer all influence the growth of a collection.
Weird News
What was Geraldine Deal doing with that hippie ring? It wasn't her style.
Politics
A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans -- 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau -- have a debt in collection. But as you can expect, there is always someone profiting from poverty.
Money
In 2014, most experts agree that we've already escaped the worst of the recent economic trouble. As the economy slowly recovers, and rough patches like joblessness and underwater mortgages become less common, the imperative to protect your credit still remains
Wellness
Watching a hoarding intervention is one part schadenfreude, one part reminder that we're one Beanie Baby away from our own.
Books
A collection of books is more than a list of works by our favorite authors, it's all the ways we relate to a book and the story inside it.
Home & Living
The first rule of thumb is to find something to collect that makes you happy.
Money
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Travel
Hold the phone, pump the breaks, stop the presses...this guy has 700 framed BARF BAGS hanging in his house. Bob Grove AKA
Denver
The scam was designed to take advantage of the way law firms handle dispute resolutions and debt collections. The story of what happened could be helpful to your business.
Culture & Arts
Until now, Hughes' home has been a veritable museum, filled with oil portraits, photographs and busts of his ancestors. But all that will soon be on its way to Yale.
New York
In honor of the NYPL's new exhibition, we've asked Julia Van Haaften, the curator who founded our Photography collection 30 years ago, to share the story of the collection's creation.
Style & Beauty
Writer Lynn Yaeger and Creative Director of Paper magazine Mickey Boardman have a lot in common: front row Fashion Week fixtures and best of friends alike, they also share an affinity for obscure collectibles.