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Here’s The First Scene From The Next Season Of “Outlander”

Here’s the first scene from the second half of “Outlander,” for all of you who can’t get enough of hot Scots in kilts and steamy sexy-time scenes set by flickering fires in fields of loamy heather. While this tidbit does not offer much in the way of actual thrusting bods and heaving bosoms, it does show Jamie, [...]

Gif Party: How I Feel about Ayn Rand

Oh, Ayn Rand! For some, she is a beacon of wisdom! She is the founder of the philosophy of objectivism and graced humankind with her teachings! Her beliefs are the very embodiment of American ideals! She even has two official fan clubs, the Ayn Rand Institute and the Atlas Society. Dear Ayn Rand. How some … Continue reading Gif Party: How I Feel about Ayn Rand

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and [...]

My Feminist Fails

I’m not a perfect feminist, which is consistent with my status as not being a perfect anything. This year, though, I’m going to stop cringing about the ways that I don’t meet the mark. Fail #1: My Daughter Conforms to Gender Stereotypes Before I adopted my then four-year-old daughter, I gave a lot of thought … Continue reading My Feminist Fails

15 Breezy Crossbody Bags For A Day On The Town

On the day-to-day, I tend to carry around big purses because I don’t like to leave the house without the space to carry whatever I may need, but nothing compares to the freedom I feel when I size down and opt for a cute little crossbody bag. They’re so simple and handsfree, and their small [...]

News in Asia

Hi everyone! Let’s jump right in. Appointing a Cabinet in the Afghanistan government is a very complicated process. A British soldier, Royal Artillery Captain Alex Biddulph, has published a book of sketches about his time on the front lines in Afghanistan. Journalists in Afghanistan face not only threats from the Taliban while trying to do their … Continue reading News in Asia

A Guy Just Ran 7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days, Which Is Seriously A Nuts Thing To Do

After I ran my first (and last) marathon last year, my legs were stone-stiff. Like, I got to the finish line, started walking, collected my congratulatory medal, heat blanket, protein shake, gel packs, apples, and crackers, and by the time I was walking toward the party section of Grant Park (like I wanted to fucking [...]

Lunchtime Poll: Nutella or Sex?

The time has come, Persephoneers. The question must be asked. Ready your arguments and rebuttals (no dildos — use your words, Persephoneers). Nutella or sex? For the rest of 2015, let us assume you have been given the choice of one, and only only. Which would you choose?

Fashion Bloggers Go To Cambodia To Work In Sweatshops In Norwegian Reality Show

This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as textile workers in sweatshops for a month. It’s a really interesting series, and there are English subtitles, so you can watch it here if you [...]

How To Survive A Blizzard If You Have Only Seen Snow Maybe Once In Your Life

If you live on the East Coast, you are more then aware that a blizzard of historical proportions is preparing to barrel down, rendering everyone temporarily incapacitated and causing a run on grocery store staples like kale and that good wine. For those of us who grew up in places with real seasons, snow is [...]

This Newly Married Couple Proves Tinder Isn’t Just For The Youths

Ever embracing modernity, the New York Times published one hell of a wedding announcement this weekend, about a New York couple that found love the second time around. But for these 40-year-olds, they found their second marriages in an entirely millennial way: Tinder. Lori Levine and Jan van Arsdale, both of whom had been married and [...]

Uzo Aduba And Viola Davis Were A Breath Of Fresh Air At The SAG Awards

The SAG Awards were last night, and you probably watched them if you’re a major awards-show junkie. If not, you missed out on two really incredible speeches by Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis, who won in each of their categories. Their speeches were free of the typical faux humility and breathless “What, me? An award?! [...]

Frisky Rant: There’s A Difference Between Being Critical And Being “Too Angry” — Trust Me, I Know

Some of the feedback I get online is that I’m “too angry.” When people tell me I’m “too angry” in my writing, my immediate thought is somewhere along the lines of “HA HA HA HA HA HA YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA.” That’s because I know what “too angry” actually looks and feels like. When [...]

Lena Dunham Takes Down Woody Allen’s Onscreen “Perv” Behavior

At the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at Sundance, in which Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, and Jenji Kohan discussed life as female artists, Dunham brilliantly pointed out the obvious regarding Woody Allen’s repeated onscreen “perv” behavior. Dunham is frequently taking the heat for the screw-ups of her “Girls” character Hannah Horvath, as [...]

All The Stars On The Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet!

Last night’s SAG Awards brought together the hottest actors — and entire casts — in TV and film to laud each other for their thespian triumphs. But what did they wear? Click through to see who walked the red carpet…

John Oliver’s Fake “Fifty Shades” Audition Is Way Sexier Than The Real Thing, I Imagine

While we still have to wait until February to get “Last Week Tonight” back, John Oliver has a made a habit of popping by the YouTube every so often in order to keep us from going into full withdrawal. And to give us something quick to post on a Monday morning before we are fully [...]

Science Has Proven That The Buddy System Really Does Work For Fitness

If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise more, or stop smoking, you should try doing it with your bae. (Just don’t do actual couples exercises like these please.) According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, couples who build new good habits as a team are more likely to reach their health goals and [...]

Your Friskyscopes For The Week Of January 26-February 1, 2015

Aquarius (January 20-February 19): Even if you wear your game face in your sleep, it’ll be hard to fight those fuzzy emotions. They’ll be creeping into you in ways that will make you want to run. However, doing the opposite of what you’d normally do will suit you better for this adventure. Opportunities that aren’t [...]

Yes, I’ve Been The “Crazy Girl” — But Let’s Talk About What That Really Means

If “bitches be crazy,” then bros be lazy because a man calling a woman crazy is one of the most unoriginal, overused, generalized, dismissive labels you can give a woman. It seems whenever a woman is engaging in some kind of irrational behavior, there is always a man there to label her as totally psycho. [...]

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Videographers

I’m obsessed with wedding videos. I absolutely love watching those three-minute “trailers” that highlight the excitement, speeches, and kickass (or awkward) dance moves that occur throughout the day, all set to some sort of intense and emotional soundtrack. But when I started my hunt for our wedding videographer, I quickly realized there’s a lot more [...]

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