Here’s one year-end list we’d never want to be on. The Boston Public Health Commission ranked the top 10 worst relationship songs released this year; songs were ranked by the unhealthy messages they sent listeners about relationships and violence against women. At the top of the list? Usher, whose tracks “Lil Freak” and “Hot Tottie” occupied the number one and two spots.
Songs are scored based on their portrayal of relationships, sex, manipulation and disrespect. Songs are ranked by a panel of 100 teens, who, said director Casey Corcoran, “see which ones endorse a healthy or unhealthy relationships.”
Songs were NOT scored based on the reputation of the artists themselves (which is why Usher tops the list and not Chris Brown). Check out the rest of the list after the jump. Keep reading »
Cute boys, dressed as Santa, handing out presents around Winnipeg, Canada. What’s not to like? [BuzzFeed
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Despite reports to the contrary, the recession seems to be alive and well–especially if you ask those of us in our 20s and 30s who are still looking for jobs, and who might have had to move back home. I know all too well what that’s like. When I was 26, I returned from a graduate program abroad and spent two months living at my parents’ suburban two-story house. It was the home I grew up in, and coming back to it in my mid-20s felt like a grand failure. I spent every day on Craigslist, searching through terrible job after terrible job. I took a series of low-paying positions, and would sometimes work two or three shifts a day, borrowing my parents’ car to get there. I saved some money and was able to put a deposit on a two-bedroom apartment with a friend and regrouped.
Eventually, I got a better job (well, better-paying, at least) and life stabilized. But I’ll never be able to thank my parents enough for allowing me to come home. Have you ever had to move back in with your folks? Keep reading »
Have a great time partying it up this New Year’s Eve. You won’t see me there.
Instead of getting wildly drunk and making out with a random stranger, I’m going to do what I’ve done for the last four years: I’m skipping New Year’s.
There will be no wild parties with fireworks inside (yes, something that actually happened at one of my New Year’s Eve parties several years ago, and no, it wasn’t a good idea), I’ve taken to sharing the holiday ensconced in the woods with one of my close friends. Keep reading »
Oh, hello, these goats would like to wish you a happy holiday and a fabulous new year. That’s what all the jumping and falling is about. [Cute Overload
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Country-infused clothing line Wolf & Harrison make comfortable, cozy clothes — perfect to warm you up on a cold winter night. Items like this soft and versatile infinity scarf embody the designer’s focus on making wearable and attractive clothing. W & H recently launched their first collection of women’s clothes, and they want to give you, dear readers, a very special deal. From now until Jan. 15, 2011, you can get 35 percent off your purchases when you check out with the code FRISKYMAS. Buy a denim-embroidered T-shirt or buckle legwarmers for you, and a pocket scarf for the guy in your life. [Wolf & Harrison] Keep reading »
What? There’s nothing wrong with this picture. It’s just a boy showing his love for his chicken companion. [Chicken Crap]
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Santa Claus is coming to town, or something. So we’ve assembled our list of the naughtiest and nicest people of the year. Above, our Nice List — deserving people who did something kinda great this year. After the jump, our naughty list of folks who deserve coal in their stockings! Are you on it? And tell us, who’s on your naughty and nice lists? Keep reading »
The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway, starting with Julie’s 2010 It List … Keep reading »