It’s a pain to have to pee sitting down, especially in gross public restrooms, bars, port-o-potties, airplanes, outdoor camping trips … just about everywhere. That’s why, by the age of 10, most of us have perfected the art of the hover. It’s great—keeps you from coming into contact with any potentially hazardous germs and creates definition in the quads and glutes. Just kidding. Hovering sucks and we know it. Well, Salon writer Michelle Rabil discovered an alternative to the perils of the hover: peeing standing up. Keep reading »
I’ll tell you what I don’t want to win as a raffle prize: another woman’s egg to implant in my uterus. In what can only be described as a serious lapse in judgment, a fertility clinic in the U.K. decided to have a raffle with the grand prize being an opportunity to experience the miracle of life via IVF with a human egg of their choosing. I wonder what the runner-up gets. A test tube of sperm?
The reasoning behind this contest? To promote IVF. Translation: to keep up with the American infertility market, to get more broads to donate eggs, and to make more money off of rich, infertile couples. In addition to the free IVF procedure worth about $18,000, the lucky winner will be able to view childhood pictures of potential donors before choosing one based on the mother’s profession, ethnic background, hair color, qualifications, and upbringing. Natch, the treatment will take place in America to bypass stringent British fertility laws. Keep reading »
Be careful when buying your next piece of real estate. Not because the housing market is crap, but because real estate agents may charm your mate into bed at that so-called open house. According to a new study, both male and female real estate agents tend to be among the most unfaithful men and women. After surveying 1.9 million people, it was found that you might be able to determine your partner’s faithfulness by their line of work. And the people most likely to cheat are? For women: teachers, housewives, nurses, administrative assistants, and real estate agents. For men: doctors, lawyers, policemen, engineers, and real estate agents. I’m wondering how musicians, professional athletes, actors, politicians, and porn stars managed to stay off the blacklist? [Lemondrop] Keep reading »
You know what I don’t get about marriage? It seems like people don’t think beyond the big, dream wedding. It’s not about the Monique Lhuillier dress or the flower arrangements; it’s about actually being together for life. I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I watched “The Bachelor: Molly and Jason’s Wedding” the other day and it made me feel a little ill. This is meaningless pretense, I thought. A wedding idealizes marriage, but, sadly, the truth is that most marriages are far less than ideal. The sickening display made me question if I even believe in the institution anymore. The thoughts that haunt me? What happens once you’re 15, 20, or even 30 years in? How do you sustain a marriage? How do you have any idea if it will last? How do you make it last if it’s in trouble? A new book, The Husbands and Wives Club, will most certainly give us a more realistic view of what can happen in a marriage once the Lhuillier no longer fits and the wedding cake in the freezer becomes inedible. Keep reading »
Some little people are having a really big problem with a theme park in China called Kingdom of the Little People. The park actually employs troupes of dwarfs as the main attraction. Their piece de resistance is a little person slapstick version of “Swan Lake.” Sounds very wrong, right? At least that’s what The Little People of America, a support group for people with dwarfism, think. They believe the park is promoting segregation and projecting a negative image for people of short stature. But the park’s owner, Chen Mingjing, has a different take. He sees the park as a way to help the more than 100 dwarfs who he says might otherwise be out of work. Only in China, folks. What do you think? Exploitation or public service? [AOL]
So what do you think? Is Kingdom of the Little People offensive?
Keep reading »
Kara DioGuardi wasn’t the only one crying after Michael Lynche’s phenomenal rendition of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” last night on “American Idol.” I hate to admit it, but I had to bust out the Kleenex, too. The other men can learn a thing or two from this dude. Holy crap. “Idol” just got exciting. Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet ElleSays, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »