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What Do You Refuse To Give Up During the Recession?

No matter what you call it, the economy is dismal. And whether it's due to necessity or just a little financial prudence, a lot of my friends are trimming the fat from their budgets. Gone are the expensive salon highlights; instead, they're coloring their hair at home. Forget facials — it's all about the at-home face mask. Pedicures are an extravagance that they can't justify anymore.

Then again, there are some things people just don't want to give up. I'm willing to skimp on my sunscreen and nail polish, but you'll get my Schick Quattro when you take it from my cold, dead hands. I've tried to go cheap on razors, which results in razor burn, so I'm willing to spend a few extra bucks for a better shave. So while you're cutting back on some things, what won't you give up?

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