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Must Haves: 23 Dangerously High Strappy Stilettos

Are you acquainted with the dangerously high, strappy stiletto yet? You must have seen her around. She’s uber skinny and about four-inches tall. Full disclosure: we’re frenemies. She’s the classic intimidatingly beautiful friend who accompanies you to parties and makes you feel sexier by association, but then steals the show. A few minutes in, she [...]

Frisky Rant: Weight Watchers’ Repulsive New Ad Campaign Asks Women To Publicly Confess Their Shame … For Eating

This ad for Weight Watchers “Smart Ones” frozen meals popped up before a YouTube video I was watching, and I actually had to watch it twice all the way through to realize it wasn’t some kind of satire or parody. Unfortunately, it’s real. And it’s terrible. “We brought women like you together in Times Square,” [...]

Comfort Dogs Headed To Boston

A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again. Read more on Newser…

7 Things You Can Do In Your 20s To Keep Your Eyesight From Going To Pot Later On

Good vision is something that many of us take for granted, but that can change in the blink of an eye! There are simple things we should be doing, even in our 20s, to make sure that our eyes stay in good working order for the long term. And this is important for women especially, [...]

Duckfaces For Science: NASA Is Organizing A #GlobalSelfie For Earth Day

NASA has come up with a thoroughly modern way to celebrate Earth Day this year, and it’s waaaaayyy easier than planting a tree or taking the bus. The most cutting edge scientific agency in the world wants you to take a selfie. Yes, seriously. The project is called #GlobalSelfie, and here’s the lowdown from NASA’s website: NASA [...]

Human Barbie Valerie Lukyanova Posts A No-Makeup Selfie

On Monday, Lukyanova posted a selfie to her Facebook page that shows her bare-faced and wearing a black bikini. Just hours earlier, she posted a photo of her all done up and dressed in a frothy pink skirt for a modeling gig. Read more on Huffington Post…

Baby Elephant Gleefully Blows Bubbles In A Pond

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the simple pleasures in life. This baby elephant at the Hamburg Zoo can’t contain his excitement over blowing bubbles in a pond with his trunk. The glee on his face says it all! [Tastefully Offensive]

This Weekend Open Thread is Here for ‘Fattitude’

Trolls made me donate more money. I don’t donate to Kickstarter campaigns very often — mostly because I’m usually too broke — but when I heard that there were people working on a documentary called Fattitude, I thought I might throw them a few dollars. Then today, I logged on to Tumblr and saw that some... Continue reading ?

This Week in Misogyny is Your Brain on Engineering

Some schools may be on Passover/spring break this week, but misogyny didn’t take the week off. Instead, we’ve learned that young girls think it’s normal to be sexually harassed, that even women who become CEOs aren’t exempt from harassment, and that we shouldn’t try to earn the same wages as men if we ever want... Continue reading ?

Michelle Obama To Appear On “Nashville”

FLOTUS will appear on an upcoming “military-themed” episode of “Nashville” set at Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky. This appearance is in addition to another upcoming cameo on “Parks & Recreation.” Do you have your SAG card yet, Michelle? [Vanity Fair] Vibrators look like cellphones now. [Nerve] Peaches Geldof’s funeral will be held this Monday [...]

Of Course The Media Is Wondering Whether Chelsea Clinton’s Pregnancy Will Affect A Hillary Clinton 2016 Run

All of the eyerolls. Funny, no one ever asked how Mitt Romney or George Bush’s many, many grandchildren would affect their presidential runs. [The New Republic] If you are a mayor who denied firing a police chief because she’s a lesbian, you probably shouldn’t get caught on tape in a homophobic rant. [Huffington Post] Harvard [...]

Life Dream Status: Desperate For A Doughnut Right Away? There’s An App For That!

Doughbot is the stuff the American Dream is made of: for only 99 cents, you can have at your fingertips access to the exact location of any and all doughnut sellers near you. I don’t love paying for apps, but sometimes you just need a fix, you know? The app works by scanning Instagram, Yelp and [...]

Friday News Bites: Airline Pranks, Gabriel García Márquez, Pulitzers + More

Happy Friday, everyone. Bit of a short roundup this week because I am currently on a whirlwind NW book tour/vacation and am poaching some Wi-Fi. I mean… I’m nicely borrowing it for a few minutes. So let’s get right to it. Writer and Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez died in his home in Mexico City. He was... Continue reading ?

Can You Guess What’s Happening In This Amazing Goat GIF?

Go ahead, watch it 300 times (I’m on my 478th). Enjoy it. Study it carefully. And then tell me your best guess for what the hell is happening in this glorious and confusing moment of human-goat interaction. Give up? Get the answer, along with a slow motion video of the full encounter, after the jump! [...]

Increase Your Confidence With These Style And Body Language Tips

In a recent study conducted by Marshalls, 75 percent of the 1000 women surveyed admitted to having said “No” to various activities and invitations due to a lack of confidence. Are you shocked? I’m not. I’ve been there. Raise your hand if you’re among the 55 percent of women who’ve declined party invitations or the [...]

New Show Recap: Game of Thrones 4×02 “The Lion and the Rose”

All hail the purple wedding. The Dreadfort The episode opens with a rich, green, idyllic forest, unthreatened as yet by war from the south or winter from the north. The idyll is ruined slightly by the appearance of the Bastard of Bolton, his paramour Melynda, a pack of hunting dogs and Theon/Reek, limping along in... Continue reading ?

Kirsten Dunst Implies That Actresses Ask To Be Sexually Harassed

Sofia Coppola: I feel like you and I are so on the same page about how to approach things. Have you ever worked with a director you didn’t agree with? And if so, what did you do? Kirsten Dunst: I have, and it takes all the fun out of what you do. You just get through [...]

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift needs to settle down with the cute and covetable outfits. I really don’t want The Frisky to turn into TaylorSwiftsStyleGameIsOnPoint.com, but that’s where things are headed if she keeps it up. (Take the tag off those jeans, Taylor, they look great.) Speaking of The Frisky’s next possible iteration, this would be a great outfit [...]

3 Medieval Outlaws

Was Robin Hood real? Most evidence (it’s lack) suggests no. He seemed real enough to medieval people. And stories about Robin may have been based on three real medieval outlaws: Hereward the Wake, Eustace the Monk, and Fulk Fitzwarin. Hereward the Wake Hereward was an Englishman, a resistance leader against William of Normandy’s forces (who... Continue reading ?

Not Your Usual Rom-Com: Jenny Slate Is Having An Abortion In “Obvious Child”

Considering that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime, we don’t see too many on the big screen. Even in “Knocked Up” and “Juno,” two of the biggest movies in the last decade about unplanned pregnancies, the characters barely discussed terminations. That’s one of the few reasons I’m very curious to [...]

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