Archive: Jun 2009

Quote Of The Day: Is Nora Ephron A Pessimist? Or A Realist?

“If you want to be a successful and you are a woman, you have to understand that there’s all kinds of horrible stuff that comes with it and you simply cannot do anything about it but move on.”—Nora Ephron, director of “Julie & Julia,” “Sleepless In Seattle,” “You’ve Got Mail”…and basically every other chick flick…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Quick Pic: Chocolate Covered Fashion

Mmm…shoes. Parsons graduate Jamie Chung’s work embodies how we sometimes feel upon seeing an unattainable pair of expensive shoes, of wanting something so perfect, that the desire makes you ravenous. Her ring with a piece of gum for a rock, however, elicits the opposite reaction, making us imagine how we’d feel if someone proposed with…

Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2009

What’s The Link Between Abortion, Miscarriages And Premature Births?

One abortion or miscarriage raises the risk of giving birth to a premature baby by 20 percent, while two abortions or miscarriages raises the same risk by 90 percent, according to Dr. Robbert van Oppenraaij of the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Dr. van Oppenraaij presented his findings, which are based o…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

You + Me = Us, Dating Height Calculus

Yesterday I wrote Advice For The Vertically Challenged and was surprised by some of the comments. Many quite fairly pointed out that perhaps my definition of “short” should be revised, or that I should be clear that just because I feel short at 5′ 5″ does not make this height or anything bellow it qualify…

Ali Jawin / June 30, 2009

Meghan McCain Wants Us To Forgive Mark Sanford

This week Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain takes on Mark Sanford — or, rather, she takes on those who are calling for his resignation, writing that he should be forgiven for his affair and that “it’s of very little concern to me who elected officials sleep with.” While I am inclined to agree with her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 30, 2009

Quick Pic: Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Off The Twins

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have released their first family pic with newborn twin girls, Marion and Tabitha (who a surrogate popped out last Monday), alongside big brother James Wilkie. Looks like this family won’t be going the gender-neutral route—notice how the girls are in pink and the boys are in blue. [People]…

Daniela Guernica / June 30, 2009

What You Need To Know About Your Prescriptions

Last week was rough on my poor nose. After excessive bleeding (ewwwwww) my sadistic doctor thought the best way to help me out and become my BFF was to shove lots of random things up my nasal passage. Don’t worry, it’s not you, this tale does sound like a bad prison porno. Well, my doc…

Ali Jawin / June 30, 2009

Modern-Day Popeye And Olive Oyl

I’ve only dated a few men that are shorter than me. And when I say “a few” I mean one. Maybe two if I really dig—deep into the Dead Sea perhaps. I have definitely dated a lot of guys that are within an inch or two of my own height.

Being in a relationshi… / June 30, 2009

Wheelchairs You Control With Your Mind

We don’t give it a second thought walking down the street and turning wherever we want but for some people it’s not so simple. Toyota has just come out with a way for wheelchair bound folks to steer their way easily just by using their mind. Just by willing themselves to turn a corner, the…

Deborah Findling / June 30, 2009

A 14-Year-Old Author

I’m 21, and every time I finish up a post for The Frisky, I feel a huge wave of accomplishment. That was until I read about Laura Simula, an author who started writing her first novel at 12-years-old. Her first book, A Broken Yesterday, was just published—and she’s only 14. The book is a 130-page…

Justine Fields / June 30, 2009

Quick Pic: Gratuitous Photo Of Robert Pattinson

[Filming “Remember Me” in Central Park, NYC, 6/30/09]…

Catherine Strawn / June 30, 2009

The Latest Michael Jackson News, From His Will To His Secret Final Project

The inevitable argument over Michael Jackson’s estate has begun. In his will written in 2002, Jacko didn’t leave a cent to his dad, Joe. Instead he’s givin’ it all to his mom, kids, and a few charities. The custody arrangements are a little foggy so, for now, the kids are staying with their grandmother. [Wall

Nikki Dowling / June 30, 2009

Lindsay Lohan’s Birthday Goes Swimmingly

Is Lindsay Lohan still relevant enough to host parties that actually draw a crowd? From the looks of this photo, she can pull it off if: A) it’s her birthday; B) there’s a swimming pool involved; and C) she wears something ridiculous. The former pop tart hosted an early 23rd birthday pool party for herself…

Wendy Atterberry / June 30, 2009

Cool And Gross: Firefly Courtship Remarkably Similar To Our Own

Think of fireflies, and you might recall memories of summer where you looked at the flashing lights hovering over a field, or even ran through them, trying to cusp your hands around one of the insects to catch the glowing lights. Really, you were just stepping into a huge orgy. The New York Times talked…

Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2009

How To Go Bleach Blonde (When Everyone Tells You Not To)

Do blondes have more fun? Perhaps. There’s only one way to find out. Yet, most of the time, people will talk you out of a drastic, bleach blonde look. Screw them. If Taylor Momsen can do it, so can you. Here, tips from Julie Dickson, an expert in achieving light hues and owner of the…

Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2009

How To Curb Jealousy: A Green-Eyed Monster’s Tips

“My boyfriend has a lot of attractive co-workers that he spends a lot of time with. How can I control my jealousy?” -Jenn, Pennsylvania

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How to Date Someone Dumber Than You / June 30, 2009

Star Couplings: Jay-Z Still Hates Chris Brown

Jay-Z reportedly threatened to cancel his performance at the BET Awards if Chris Brown was allowed to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. [New York] — I wonder how Jay feels now that Rihanna wants to work on her “friendship” with Chris.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have released a photo of their week-old twi…

Annika Harris / June 30, 2009

Quick Pic: Mariah Carey Got A Sex Change?

Well, not really, but that is Mimi, cross-dressing at her video shoot for her song “Obsessed.” She’s a beautiful woman, but a hideous man. [NYC, 6/29/09]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 30, 2009
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