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Flowchart: What Should I Major In?

Your college major is a really important decision, so obviously you should employ a flowchart when choosing what to do with the rest of your life. And by the way, all starred entries were majors selected by one or some of The Frisky staff. Click here for more back to school content1 Keep reading »

Say Something Nice, You Jerks!


New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for being the nicest, most positive bunch. Which might have been why the folks at Improv Everywhere set out to get Manhattan residents to say something nice, for once. The prank collective set up bullhorns around the city with the express aim of encouraging people to spread the positivity, and boy did they ever. [Improv Everywhere] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 11 Powerful Crystal & Stone Necklaces (Plus, What They Mean!)

You might not know this about me, but I’m a little bit into crystals. At the beginning of the year, I bought a green aventurine stone, and I never take it off. I suppose these things are only as meaningful as you allow them to be, but in my case, my aventurine crystal—which is meant to provide a “heart’s new growth.” Also: “Removes hurts of the heart and encourages new, healthy growth. Balances male/female energies. Amplifies leadership qualities. Provides courage through love.—seems to really do the trick. And let’s face it, having a little crystal power couldn’t hurt. One thing to know about crystals—if you’re really putting your energy into them, you shouldn’t let other people touch them and muck up your energy with them. If someone does touch your crystal, you can place it in a clear glass of water and sea salt on a windowsill, and allow it to soak in the sun’s rays. See, I told you I’m into this stuff. After the jump, a selection of lovely mineral and stone crystal jewelry, and what the stones can bring you. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 11 Powerful Crystal & Stone Necklaces (Plus, What They Mean!)

11 Powerful Crystal & Stone Necklaces (Plus, What They Mean!)

You might not know this about me, but I’m a little bit into crystals. At the beginning of the year, I bought a green aventurine stone, and I never take it off. I suppose these things are only as meaningful as you allow them to be, but in my case, my aventurine crystal—which is meant to provide a “heart’s new growth.” Also: “Removes hurts of the heart and encourages new, healthy growth. Balances male/female energies. Amplifies leadership qualities. Provides courage through love.—seems to really do the trick. And let’s face it, having a little crystal power couldn’t hurt. One thing to know about crystals—if you’re really putting your energy into them, you shouldn’t let other people touch them and muck up your energy with them. If someone does touch your crystal, you can place it in a clear glass of water and sea salt on a windowsill, and allow it to soak in the sun’s rays. See, I told you I’m into this stuff. After the jump, a selection of lovely mineral and stone crystal jewelry, and what the stones can bring you.

Karl Lagerfeld Does Not Abide Ugly Children

“Yes, no one can say that you don’t take care of them. You’re also lucky because they are very beautiful. It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter.”

–Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, speaking to former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, on the wonders of rearing children. Oh, Karl, if you had an ugly child, you could just put them on the patented Karl Lagerfeld Diet–a steady stream of consomme, Diet Coke and cigarettes. Let’s hope this never happens. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Italian Vogue Thinks Slavery Is So Hot Right Now

Vogue Italia may be on the cutting edge of couture fashion, but cultural politics, not so much. Which is why the fashion mag’s website is catching flak for posting a fashion editorial on earrings with the caption “Slave Earrings.” Slavery! So hot right now! After consumers lobbed protests, the site took down the offending label and replaced it with “Ethnic Earrings,” which is almost a double affront. After all, to be ethnic and to be a slave must be somewhat interchangeable then. The massively ignorant editors failed to change the original copy in the piece, which notes that “If the [Slave Earrings] bring to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the late 18th century, the latest interpretation is pure freedom.” Are Vogue’s editors so out of the loop/out of their minds, that they have no conception of how utterly offensive and ignorant ascribing “slave” as an adjective is? If so, we think they should spend a little less time in the Fashion Week tents and a bit more time with their noses in a history book. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Hounding For Houndstooth

I’ve never been a huge fan of houndstooth — it always seemed really conservative and dull. But a see-through chiffon houndstooth shirt? Yes, please! This little number from Equipment manages to be both party and business, all in one. How sexy is that?

[$216.00 Farfetch]

Wedding Photos With A Decidedly Dorky Twist

Sure, this looks like your standard happily married wedding-photo. But you couldn’t be more wrong! Click through to see why Julian Sunmi Park and Benjamin Jinsuk Lee might just be the coolest newlyweds ever! Keep reading »

Lady Gaga’s Sister Is Getting In On The Crazy Fashion Act

Well, what do we have here? Lady Gaga’s younger sister Natali Germanotta is getting in on the fashion act. It seems that Gaga Jr.- -who made a small cameo in her sis’s video for “Telephone” — has been contracted to make costumes for the new off-Broadway play “Simon Says.” She’s only 19 years old, but this isn’t her first go-around. She also interned for designer Allison Parris in 2010. So does it pay to be Lady Gaga’s sister? Yes, yes it does. [WWD] Keep reading »

Nobody Tells Mr. Goat Where To Go

This defiant (and cute!) goat is all, “Don’t climb on the rocks? But that’s what I dooooooo, guys! You can’t ask a bird not to fly, or a fish not to swim.” Yes, he totally said that. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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