The majority of my friends are doing cool things with their lives: I have lots of journalist friends, friends who got cosmetology licenses, friends in law school, friends taking the Series 7 exams, even friends deployed in Iraq.
Yet, for all the ones climbing up their career ladders, there are a few 26- to 30-year-olds who’re still hanging out on the first or second rung. I’ve pretty much stopped asking, “Do you think you’ll start applying to jobs in that field you’re interested in?” or “Do you think you’ll move out of your hometown?” because the answer is always some variation of “I don’t know” or “not yet.” Some of these conversations have been going on for years.
I’m starting to see that your 20s aren’t just about making bad relationship decisions. They’re about making bad career decisions as well. Keep reading »
“I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I’m in a place where I don’t need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to. … I went to rehab three times. The first time I checked myself in because I had taken Ambien. It’s a sleeping aid but it makes you hallucinate. I’d run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed. When I woke up I was so scared, I called my therapist and said, ‘Can I just go somewhere for a month?’”
— Lindsay Lohan, on things that should come as a shock to no one [The Sun UK]
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I am not a “Family Guy” fan. Seth MacFarlane’s brand of offend-everybody, aren’t-I-clever? humor is not for me. Bill Maher, the host of “Real Time With Bill Maher,” is not my cup of tea either. But I was quite intrigued by both of them after watching a clip of Seth MacFarlane on “Real Time” this weekend discussing Sarah Palin’s outrage of the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome in his show. As you’ve probably heard right now, on a recent episode of “Family Guy,” Chris took Ellen, a girl with Down syndrome, on a date and asked her what her parents did for a living. Ellen, who was played by an actress who actually has Down syndrome in real life named Andrea Friedman, Keep reading »
backlash: it was inevitable. We here at The Frisky are firmly
in the for-cripes-sakes-they’re-just-love-songs-chill-out-everybody camp and we always will be. But as we’ve already seen, more than a few bloggers
are angrily typing away
, cataloging how Taylor Swift is (and I quote) “a feminist’s worst nightmare.” I’m sorry, but do you people remember
Britney Spears? Keep reading »
We’ve pretty much never had a man refuse an offer for sex. We’ve had to abort the mission if he couldn’t, um, blast off, but “I’m too tired” doesn’t seem to be in the Guy Vocabulary. That got us thinking: What else can men be counted on to pretty much never say?
Here’s a list of phrases we’ve never, ever heard come out of a man’s mouth … at least not with a straight face. Keep reading »
In between catwalks, model Coco Rocha took to her blog, Oh So Coco, yesterday to clear up some of the drama surrounding reports earlier this week that she had complained about being too large to walk the runway. The New York Daily News wrote that Rocha, a size four, has insinuated she was “out of favor on the runway.” Coco was also directly quoted in a New York York Times article saying, “I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny … You know what, I’ve stopped caring. If I want a hamburger, I’m going to have one. No 21-year-old should be worrying about whether she fits a sample size.”
Clearly, somebody was unhappy with Rocha’s comments because last night the Canadian model penned a post on her own blog saying it was “necessary to properly express my point of view, without outside editing.” Keep reading »