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Money 101: How To Do Your Taxes With Your Man

Money matters are one of the most common topics couples disagree on, so if you've never done taxes with your honey before, you might want to brace yourself. Since April 15 is right around the corner, we asked Ryan S. Himmel, CPA and founder of the personal finance website BIDaWIZ, for advice on how to…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2010

Judge Rules Woman Must Return Engagement Ring To Ex-Fiancé

When an engagement ends, where the diamond ring goes is a longstanding, complicated question. We had two experts weigh in earlier, and now a broken engagement in New York has forced a judge to rule on the issue. Danielle Cavalieri and John Gunther got engaged in March 2008 with plans to marry on Oct. 2,…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 7, 2010

Superhero Chic

Leighton Meester showed up to the "Date Night" premiere wearing a Giambattista Valli dress with a cape-like fringe hanging from her shoulders. Do you think she looks like a fashion-forward Wonder Woman, or a fashion victim?

By: Catherine Strawn / April 7, 2010

Love Vandal: Hearts In Nature

While Love Vandals are normally photos of relationship-related defacements, my sister Christine discovered two amazing instances in nature. She snapped this heart-shaped tree stump in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Keep reading to see another heart she noticed when she looked out the window on a flight to California. Love was in the air! Have you

By: Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2010

Take Off Your Clothes (And Cover Up With Paint) For Breast Cancer

A body paint competition called Body Canvas took place recently in Australia, with proceeds from the event going to the country's National Breast Cancer Foundation. While some of the human canvases turned out kinda scary (we can't show you most of them since the models are in fact nude), it's certainly an attention-grabbing way to…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Piper Kerman Talks About Doing Time Behind Bars

In February 2004, Piper Kerman arrived at the women's prison in Danbury, Conn., to serve a yearlong sentence for a drug-related crime she'd committed 10 years before. "There's no visiting today," an officer told Piper when her fiancé pulled into one of the parking areas. "I'm here to surrender," she said. Piper spent the next…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2010

Guess What Decade This Photo Is From

Can you believe this photo, shot by Wendy Bevan for Italian Marie Claire, is from the April 2010 issue, and all the clothes featured are current? Check out the other old-timey pictures from this fashion story at Fashion Gone Rogue.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 5, 2010

Love Vandal: They Go Together Like Peanut Butter And Jelly

Readers belongsomewhere and Azetheros took a walk across the Williamsburg Bridge in New York and happened upon this pair of stenciled graffiti featuring a sailboat and a lighthouse. Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 3, 2010

Rashida Jones Would Fit Right In On “Real Housewives Of New York City”

Rashida Jones stopped by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" recently, and we were happy to learn she shares one of our passions: "The Real Housewives." Watch the clip above to see how well Rashida imitates New York housewives Ramona Singer and Kelly Bensimon.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2010

So Fabulous We Have Peeps On Our Payroll

This window display in NYC's Grand Central makes us giggle every time we walk by -- and we don't even like eating Peeps.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2010

Old Spice’s New Shirtless Dude In The Shower

Isaiah Mustafa will always be the number one Old Spice guy in our minds, but the new commercial for the brand's Odor Blocker Body Wash features Terry Crews (you might recognize him as Chris Rock's father on "Everybody Hates Chris") and he can wiggle his ginormous pecs at will. In short, genius. [via ONTD]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2010

Jennifer Hudson Decided To Lose Weight For Her Son

Weight Watchers is winning the spokesperson battle with its competitors by signing an Oscar and Grammy winner. Jennifer Hudson announced today that she's been losing the weight she gained during her pregnancy -- and then some -- using the point-counting program. Jennifer told "Good Morning America" that she wanted to make a change toward a…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2010

Quotable: Carey Mulligan Wishes People Cared More About Her Acting Than Her Clothes

"I was at a press conference and Woody Harrelson was answering questions in front of me and they were asking him what his motivation was, and how he felt about his character. I got up there, and they said, 'What are you wearing?' And I thought, 'There was a time when I was an actress.

By: Catherine Strawn / April 1, 2010

Japanese Restaurant Honors The Male Member For One Night Only

Each spring, Kawasaki, Japan, puts on an annual fertility/penis festival, and a Japanese restaurant in New York City is carrying on the tradition. Matsuri will host its own Kanamara Matsuri, or Festival of the Steel Phallus, on Thursday, complete with edible sweetmeat resembling male members. The special menu includes a Big Sausage, a Get It…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 31, 2010

Love Vandal: Let’s Try Again

Reader Emily snapped this photo in our nation's capital. Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.

By: Catherine Strawn / March 30, 2010

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