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What Happens When You Use Google As Your Therapist?

I Google stuff to find answers to everyday questions, like, “How old is Anne Hathaway?” (Answer: 29) and “What is the name of tiny salty berry-type things in Caesar salad?” (Answer: capers). Google has probably made me dumber because I no longer actually have to suss out the answers to problems on my own — instead I just type in a selection of random words that I think may lead to an answer and hope for the best. But what if your problems go deeper than trying to find the new Jeffrey Campbell wedges on sale? What good would Googling do? Could Googling solve my many emotional problems, too?

Let’s find out! Keep reading »

What Tiny Living Really Looks Like


Not going to lie, watching Manhattan architect Luke Clark Tyler, who lives in a 76 square foot apartment, talk about his living space kind of gave me heart palpitations. I get a little queasy and claustrophobic when i think about being in a tiny room like that. I hate confined spaces! Also, $800 is A LOT of money to pay for such a small apartment — even in New York City. Okay, I need to walk away from this video now and go breathe into a paper bag. [Hit Dan Back] Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Celebrate Shark Week In Style!

It’s Shark Week, the annual Discovery Channel celebration of all things shark-y. Lord knows we love an underwater predator that can’t ever stop moving lest it die — especially one in possession of multiple rows of glistening killer teeth. In celebration of the mighty shark and the terror it unleashes upon summer swimmers — specifically Richard Dreyfuss in the movie “Jaws” — we’ve assembled an array of fashionable options to show your Shark Week love. And don’t forget: live every week like it’s Shark Week! Keep reading »

Not A Pretty Picture: When Celeb Diet Spokespeople Gain The Weight Back

Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in — from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight loss market has been flooded with a glut of famous faces shilling for one company or another, promising that by sticking with the program customers can lose 20, 30 or 40 pounds.

But what happens when the celebrity spokesperson doesn’t lose, but gain? Or loses the weight, only to yo-yo back up to their pre-program weight?
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Ask Our Underwear Expert: “I Hate Thongs But I Don’t Want Panty Lines, Either”

Thongs — some women swear by them, others want nothing to do with them. This week, we cover what to do when you’re thong-phobic but want to avoid a visible panty line. And remember, if you’ve {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”got a question”} for Brianna, we’ll be happy to send it along! Keep reading »

Mila Kunis Sasses A Reporter — In Russian


The lovely Mila Kunis lived in Ukraine until she was seven years olds and, as a result, speaks fluent Russian. So, at a recent press event in Moscow for her new movie “Friends With Benefits,” Kunis happily took questions in her native tongue. But she was not thrilled when one reporter asked co-star Justin Timberlake why he bothered choosing movies over music. In the clip above, Kunis snaps back at the reporter, “Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?” The crowd erupts in cheers and Timberlake is bewildered. Keep reading »

Frye Says Get Your Boots Tattooed

Yes, of course you can get your skin tattooed, and even your nails — but what about your boots? Thanks to Frye’s new flagship store in downtown New York, yes, even your boots can get their own particular graphic vision fulfilled. Frye boots, shoes and sandals are some of our favorite footwear — because they have such a classic shape and style, and their leather goods last forever. Since they’re such great investment pieces, it’s nice to know that Frye is now offering its customers opportunity to customize via boot tattoos and hot stamping (which is basically like branding them like a cow). In fact, if you bring in a pair of your Frye’s to their Soho location, you can get your boots hot stamped for free! How’s that for a boot-i-ful deal? [Frye] Keep reading »

Milk-Made Clothes Aren’t Just For Milk Maids


German designer Anka Domaske hit upon a brilliant idea — why not make clothes out of milk fiber? Milk fiber strongly mimics silk, after all, but is easier to wash and care for, and much less expensive to produce. With that in mind, Domaske created Mademoiselle Chic Chic. “The special thing about it is that we can manufacture it without using any pesticides or chemicals,” she explains. And the milk used to produce the line is actually undrinkable, and would have otherwise been thrown out, so her collection is superbly sustainable, too! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The Premiere Of “The Change Up”

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First off, let me just say that for the past several weeks, I feel like I’ve been visually assaulted by the annoying “Change Up” posters in and around the New York City subway system. The posters feature a glib (isn’t he always glib?) Ryan Reynolds with his arms around two girls’ butts. Basically, the women are nothing more than props. One friend remarked, “It’s kind of silly that they even bothered putting the women’s heads in the shot at all, since it’s clear that who they are isn’t really part of the story.” It’s a shame, because Jason Bateman is pretty awesome, but the poster makes this movie look terrrrrrible.

Now that we’ve gotten that over with, let’s talk about the fashions worn to last night’s premiere. After the jump, the good, bad and totally weird.

How Did Your Parents Meet?

This past weekend, my dad threw my mom a surprise birthday party. This is the second surprise birthday party he’s thrown her in five years, which is partly because I think he just really enjoys organizing surprises and partly because he really loves my mom and this is his way of making her feel special. My parents are still married, which is, yes, increasingly rare, and incredibly bizarre considering how utterly different they are. My mom is a Democrat. My dad purports to be a Republican. He’s an analytical nuclear engineer and she’s a palm-reading, feelings-focused guidance counselor (no, she does not read the palms of her students). Their personalities could probably best be summed up by the way they met. Keep reading »

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