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Girl Talk: A New Way Of Seeing In 2012

Welcome To Heartbreak
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Jessica is suddenly single. Find out what happened. Read More »
Carpet-bombing
Thoughts on carpet-bombing a relationship. Read More »
Find Love in 2012!
Six ways to support your New Year's resolution for love. Read More »

2011 had scarcely started before my life turned into a heaping pile of dog shit.

The Frisky was being sold to new owners and our jobs (and paychecks) were held in balance. My boyfriend started diddling around with some girl on the Internet, got caught, and dumped me. He asked me to move out of our apartment and I moved back into my childhood bedroom in the suburbs.

All this happened in the span of two weeks.

My life looked as bleak as the January freeze outside — which, incidentally, trapped me indoors with my parents during a blizzard for longer than should be considered legal under the Geneva Convention.

But friends, family and even strangers surprised me with their mercy in the days, weeks, and months that followed. My best friend, who lives an ocean away, called constantly. My sister drove me down to New Jersey to help me move out of my apartment. A reverend who I barely knew spent hours on the phone talking me down from ledges of broken confidence and self-hatred. Frisky readers wrote me the sweetest, most uplifting blog comments and emails that brought me to tears. Amelia let me sleep on her couch. As my life as I knew it fell apart, I saw the strength of my support system, which I hadn’t even known I had. Keep reading »

…And A Sparkly New Year!

Sonia Kashuk for Target eyeshadow

Don’t let sparkles be just for New Year’s Eve. Bat your eyes all year long with Sonia Kashuk for Target’s “Pretty In Pink” eye palette. The powders are metallic, but not glittery, in pinkish hues that scream “pretty,” not “drag queen.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with drag queens! It’s just not an office look for most of us.) The best part of this palette is Sonia Kashuk will donate 15 percent of each product purchased to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Charitable giving? That’s truly beautiful. 

Morning Quickies: Johnny Weir Officially Off The Market

9 Signs He's Gay
Are you always making the first move? Maybe he's gay. Read More »
Is Your Son Gay?
There's an app for that! Read More »
Johnny On The Frisky
All of The Frisky's posts about Johnny Weir, our gay BFF forever! Read More »
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  • Figure skater Johnny Weir married his boyfriend, Victor Voronov, in a civil ceremony in New York City on December 30, surrounded by family. In a characteristically Johnny-esque statement, he said he was thrilled to be “introducing my world of glitter and Faberge eggs to Victor.” We love you, Johnny Weir.  Congratulations! [People]
  • Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter are back together and smooching in Paris. The pair split in August, after which Derek made headlines for hooking up with women and sending them home with autographed baseballs. [NY Post]
  • LeBron James proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, on New Year’s Eve. Mazel tov! [People]
  • Aretha Franklin is engaged to her “forever friend” Willie Wilkerson. This calls for a silly hat! [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hey there! The Frisky has the day off so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. We’ll be back on tomorrow (unless Charlie Sheen gets arrested yet again, in which case someone will drag herself out of a champagne hangover to blog about it). Keep reading »

Elle Fanning Raids Her Big Sister’s Closet Like A Regular Teen Girl

Dakota Fanning's Pad
Check out the rest of the "Twilight" star's NYC apartment! Read More »
Elle As Fashion Muse
Julie feels weird about Elle Fanning's fashion muse status. Read More »
Elle Fanning in Teen Vogue

“As far as I’m concerned, there’s a no-closet-sharing policy, but as far as Elle is concerned … I’ll go in my room, and there will be clothes on the floor, clothes missing, clothes that are now in her closet. Last summer, I was in London working on a film, and I was looking online and these pictures came up on my homepage. She was in my hat, my dress, my shoes. I called her up and was like, ‘I caught you! They photographed you wearing all my stuff. Put it back!’ … She hung up on me! She didn’t care at all.”

Dakota Fanning tells Teen Vogue how the paparazzi helped bust her younger sister, Elle Fanning (pictured above), raiding her closet. Elle usually looks pretty awesome, though — Dakota should just raid her closet right back! [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »

We Don’t “Like” This Facebook Bed

Facebook Love Fail
A writer shares how Facebook ruined her first love. Read More »
Brits Drunk On FB
Brits are mostly drunk in their Facebook photo, a study has found. Read More »
Facebook Turn-Offs
These Facebook behaviors turn him off. Read More »
Dear Wendy
This chick created a fake boyfriend on Facebook to annoy her ex. Read More »

Too far, furniture designer. A Facebook bed goes too far. Facebook already dominates our life in making it all-too-easy to stalk our crush and our ex. It’s not something that needs to rock us off to Never Never Land as well. Fortunately, this Facebook bed is only a mockup. (Oh, and insert-your-own-”poke”-joke here.) [Neatorama Keep reading »

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