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The Grossest Thing You Will Read About Today

This is all sorts of messed up so I’m just gonna dive right in. A midwife in China is accused of sewing a woman’s anus shut during labor? Why? Because she was allegedly unhappy with her tip. First of all, you have to tip a midwife? Is this standard practice around the world? Weird. Also, disgusting. According to reports, before the woman went into labor, her husband tipped the midwife the equivalent of $15, which, if tipping your mid-wife is a standard thing, sounds pretty cheap to me too. But I digress. So, the victim says she was told by the midwife that she was going to alleviate her hemorrhoid pains, but instead says the pissed-off midwife sewed her anus closed using a needle and thread. The midwife told investigators that she did treat the patient’s hemorrhoids but that she did not stitch her no-no hole closed. Where I come from, anuses don’t stitch themselves, so I’m dubious. Also, I am grossed out and am going to go barf now. [Life of Guangzhou] Keep reading »

30 Things I Love About Myself

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself—and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments!

Happy Love Yourself Week! To celebrate, I was somehow convinced to come up with a massive list of the things I love about myself. When I realized that “hair” only took up one slot, I had to do some soul-searching and it got super awkward. Turns out, I really don’t like talking about myself despite the fact that I’m the coolest person I know. I somehow managed to come up with a list and really recommend you do the same because after the initial discomfort, it makes you feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy. Keep reading »

Plus-Size Runway Show Coming To New York Fashion Week

Big news for the world of high fashion: OneStopPlus.com, an online retailer of plus-size fashions, is going to present the first ever plus-size runway show during New York’s Fall Fashion Week. Though the show is not directly aligned with IMG Fashion Week, it will take place in one of the buildings at Lincoln Center, where NYFW is being held. Participating designers include Avenue, Jessica London, Women Within, Ellos and La Redoute, while Lizzie Miller (who made headlines as a nude model in Glamour) and Toccara Jones (from “America’s Next Top Model”) will be among the models strutting their stuff. Keep reading »

Britney Spears’ Special Tongue Trick


Everyday I say to myself, How could the internet possibly surprise me today? And then it does. Take, for example, the hawk-eyed Britney Spears’ fan who noticed that ever since Brit made her pop music debut, she’s been doing this tongue-flicking maneuver when she sings words that start with the letter L. “Lucky.” “Loneliness.” “Let.” Her tongue darts out and flicks the top of her lip and I dare say that it’s intended to be subtly sexual. Also, as BuzzFeed notes, it’s very hard to do without looking like an idiot. Trust me, I tried while looking (LOOKING! Flick!) in the bathroom mirror just now. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

10 Couples Whose Breakups Made Us Cheer

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I know it’s awful to rejoice in others’ misfortune, but sometimes I’m really relieved when a couple breaks up. Not because then they’re alone like me, but because sometimes putting two people together is like pouring vinegar into a baking soda volcano. Everyone blows up. Apparently, Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson ended their seven-month engagement last week, which is probably for the best since Manson once said he fantasized daily about “smashing her skull with a sledgehammer.” Sounds like Rachel dodged a bullet, er, hammer. [MTV]

As have some of these other celebs whose breakups made us cheer.

Jennifer Aniston Without Retouching

UPDATE: So, the people who own the unretouched photos asked us to take them down, so we did, because we had to, but in the meantime, you can still see them here.

By now everyone knows that the photographs that appear in magazines are retouched, but sometimes it takes seeing an unretouched photo of one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars to realize just how much. Behold, outtakes from a photoshoot Jennifer Aniston did with Harper’s Bazaar UK in 2006. Okay, so the expression on her face is clearly mid-laugh or something, so it’s not really, um, attractive, but Jen looks like what, I dunno, I would look like after 10 hours in the sun with sand encrusted in my hair. What do you think? Do you think the retouching looks over the top? Are you surprised by the differences? [ONTD] Keep reading »

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