Archive: Dec 2013

2013: The Year In Books We Couldn’t Put Down

We spent a good portion of 2013 with our noses in books. So. Many. Books. But these are the ones we really couldn’t tear ourselves away from.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2013

9-Year-Old Khloe Kardashian Overheard Her Mom Saying She Needed A Nose Job

“She didn’t mean harm, but when I was around nine I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job. I was shocked; I hadn’t even thought about it. I’ve grown into my face, but I’ve had makeup artists tell me, ‘You should get a nose job.’ I’m so happy that I never…

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

How To Return His Holiday Gift Without Him Getting Butt Hurt

A new survey discovered what we’ve known since our middle school boyfriend bought us an ugly-as-fuck but well-intentioned heart bracelet: despite their most focused efforts, the majority of men suck at picking out presents. According to research done by StyleCard, this year, about 42 percent of women are stuck with a holiday gift from their S.O.

In Her Latest Video, Beyonce Discusses Motherhood, Sex & Exploring Her Fantasies On “Partition”

In the fourth installment of her “Self-Titled” series explaining the making of her latest album, Beyonce gives us a peek into the thought process behind one of her hottest songs ever, “Partition.” Bey talks about inviting all of the songwriters she was working with to hang with her family at a house in the Hamptons,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2013

“Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson Thinks 15 Is The Perfect Age For A Girl To Get Married

We already knew Phil Robertson was an unrepentant bigot who believes gay sex is sorta like bestiality and compared gays to terrorists. But it turns out his born-again Christian beliefs are actually more extremist and, frankly, creepy than previously thought. He believes girls should be married off at age 15. …

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

Life After Dating: 22 Realistic Relationship Resolutions

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, women discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.

This time of year it’s natural to think about starting fresh and making…

Carine Miller-Shelton / December 30, 2013

Face Yoga Is As Terrifying As It Sounds

It’s not enough to practice yoga for the health and well-being of your mind and body. What to do about your sagging face? No problem. Annelise Hagen wrote a book about how to eliminate wrinkles by doing face yoga. Sure, you can do an hour of Satchmos, Marionettes, Prom Queens  and Smiling Fish Faces or…

Ami Angelowicz / December 30, 2013

Frisky Eats: 19 Recipes We Cooked & Loved In 2013

Here at The Frisky, food is a big passion of ours. Eating it, obviously. Talking about it. Looking at pictures of it. Imagining wonderful hybrid foods that should exist but sadly don’t. And sometimes even cooking it. Here are 19 Frisky-approved recipes we discovered, cooked and then ate the hell out of in 2013.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2013

Boy Scouts Hope For Smooth Transition As They Accept Gay Youth

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.
Yet despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are…

Newser / December 30, 2013

Ani DiFranco Cancels Feminist Songwriting Retreat At Former Slave Plantation, Offers Weak Non-Apology

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has officially canceled her four-day “righteous feminist songwriting retreat” after fans and non-fans alike rightfully took issue with the event’s location — the Nottoway Plantation, one of the largest former slave plantations in the South. DiFranco posted a lengthy message on her Facebook page announcing the cancelation and offered a pretty weak…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2013

Materialistic Year In Review: The Best Things I Bought In 2013

I’ve already done quite a bit of serious reflecting on the life lessons I learned this year. Now it’s time to reflect on a much shallower topic: the cool stuff I bought. After selling most of my belongings in the spring, I tried to be a bit more careful with my purchases this year, although…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 30, 2013

Vanessa Carlton Got Married This Weekend — By Stevie Nicks!

Vanessa Carlton and John McCauley from the band Deer Tick got married this weekend — and Stevie Nicks officiated! Vanessa and Stevie are longtime friends, so she acted an a wedding officiant. Ami is so jealous she can’t even speak. [E! Online]
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts publicly came out of the…

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

Friskyscopes: What’s Ahead For Your Sign In 2014!

Aries (March 21-April 19): Earth-rattling shifts in your life are waiting for you, as this is a year when sudden mind-bending circumstances will test your ability to think for the greater good of yourself and your baby. The good news is that the changes are set and there is nothing to do to trigger them,

Kiki T / December 30, 2013

Kanye West Resolves To Stop Talking Shit In 2014

So, 2013 will be remembered by many as the year Kanye West did a lot of talking. Specifically, talking shit — about Nike, about the fashion industry, about the Grammys, you name it. But 2014 is going to be different. Because Yeezy is going into the new year with a resolution: “Everything I’m saying that’s not allowed, soak…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2013

Nerd Girl Porn: Sexy 2014 Calendars For Every Taste (From Plumbers To Postmen)

2014 is only a few, short days away, which means you are running out of time to make your sexy man wall calendar selection. Because I know you’re preoccupied with New Year’s Eve and all that, I did you the favor of scouting some of the best options for every taste. Whether you’re into taxi…

Ami Angelowicz / December 30, 2013

Eddie Vedder Meets The Girl Who Saved Him From Drowning & Inspired The Song “Future Days”

A number of years ago, Eddie Vedder, lead singer of the band Pearl Jam — whose 49th birthday we recently celebrated with 57 GIFs — was out on the water between the Maui and Molokai Hawaiian islands with three friends doing a little sailing, when rough waters overturned their outrigger canoe. Stranded in the ocean,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2013

Keira Knightley Thinks It’s Weird That Feminism Was Ever A Dirty Word

“I think it’s great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘Oh, fucking shut up.’ Somehow, it [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it’s great that we’re coming out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2013

First Look: Ben Affleck As Nick Dunne In “Gone Girl”

Gone Girl was one of my favorite page-turners of the last few years, so I’m among the many excited that Gillian Flynn’s book is being adapted for the big screen. Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck are starring as trouble married couple Amy and Nick Dunne and the film is being directed by the incredible David Fincher.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2013

The Biggest, Fattest, Hairiest World Records Of 2013

By definition, world records are pretty weird. Someone or something does something that has never been done before. But some world records are weirder than others, such as the world’s hairiest cat! This past year, HuffPost Weird News went to great lengths, not just to cover the weird records, but to tell the stories of…

Huffington Post Weird News / December 29, 2013

How To Have A Grown-Ass New Year’s Eve

After celebrating 31 New Year’s Eves, I feel as if I have some knowledge to drop on the subject. Particularly because last year was the first NYE I actually got right. If you’re wondering, I’ll be doing the same thing this year. Read on to discover my take on ringing in the new year while…

Shani Silver / December 29, 2013
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