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Girl Talk: About That Time I Accidentally Went On A Date With A Hobo Killer

Earlier this week, I wrote about my flagrant disregard for Valentine’s Day. But a small (minor!) detail–a teensy admission about a particular ex of mine–seemed to garner the most attention. Yes, I went on a date with a hobo killer–but that’s not why I stopped seeing him. Keep reading »

7 Terrible Breakups I’m Thankful For

Breakups suck. But after a little time has passed, you may find yourself feeling relieved, reflective and actually — dare we say — thankful that you and your former dude are no longer together. Breakups and how they’re done can teach us lots of valuable lessons about who we are and what we want. They can also be maddening, depressing and straight up rude. Still, all in all, practically every breakup has made me thankful, too–either that I’m no longer with that person or that I’ve learned something valuable about them. After the jump, some of the breakups I’m most thankful for.

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Girl Talk: My Chain Restaurant V-Day Tradition

Valentine’s Day is for lovers, or at least people who love love. But what happens when you’re neither in a relationship, or a state of mind to handle all the hearts, stars or flowers? I say, go ridiculous. For the past several years, my best girlfriends and I have gone out of our way to make the best of the worst holiday of the year, by making it as stupefyingly non-romantic as possible. We go to chain restaurants. Keep reading »

A Dating Site…For Sea Captains

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Chloe Sevigny Makes A Commercial With Spike Jonze, Sort Of


We suppose in some kooky, hipster, avant garde way, this 12-second clip directed by Spike Jonze is supposed to sell us on Chloe Sevingy’s newest collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Except we didn’t really see any of the clothes? I suppose that’s typically a problem, but probably not for Chloe. [Vimeo] Keep reading »

Gaga Makes New Music for Mugler

Dying for new Lady Gaga? Sure you are. But if you want to hear new Gaga you’re going to have to score yourself a ticket to designer Thierry Mugler’s menswear show in Paris on Wednesday. Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti, who’s designed clothes for Gaga in the past, snagged the Mama Monster to be “musical director” of her show. Some say Gaga will offer up never-before-heard remixes from her new album, due out in May. We wish we could be there. [WWD] Keep reading »

Do You Have A Backup Baby Daddy?

My friend Erin and I were stuck driving behind a slow-moving bus yesterday, and to kill time, we started talking about the particular mythical unicorns in our lives — our fallback baby-making guys. Men who, if neither of us was in a committed relationship, we might want to have children with. For Erin, it’s her friend Rich, with whom she’s been friends for almost 10 years. “Occasionally I think that maybe we’d make a good couple, but I know he’s too flaky. He’s too unreliable.” But still! “He has so many qualities that are wonderful, that I would love for my kids to be. And yeah, it’s crossed my mind that he’s kind of my go-to if nothing else works out.” I have one of those too — a guy friend that I have no real romantic interest in, but who possesses all of the qualities I’d love to have in a baby daddy. First off, Scott is smart beyond words, accomplished, and very, very thoughtful. (How thoughtful? He took me with him to Tiffany’s to pick out jewelry for his ex-girlfriend.) And he’s cute; there’s just never been any spark between us. Still, he’s really a very ideal man, and one whose genetic material should be propagated. Of course, he doesn’t know I think this about him. And maybe he never will. But it’s nice to know that there is someone out there that I do find ideal. Do you have a baby daddy backup? Keep reading »

Leo DiCaprio Gives Good Freak Out


Leo DiCaprio will not be outdone by Nic Cage. He can scream, rant, and rave with the best of ‘em. In this video montage (language NSFW, so put on headphones), we get to see Leo at his dramatic screaming best. We also get a glimpse of young, adorable “Basketball Diaries” Leo–my favorite! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Bergamot For Your Body

We’re suckers for a well-designed beauty product bottle — but the product also has to work. And Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash definitely does that. With it’s fresh bergamot scent and moisturizing lather, this wash is the perfect way to end a stressful day.

[$18.00 Malin + Goetz]

Frisky Readers Show Off Their Awesome Teen Style

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We asked, and you answered: You sent us some truly awesome photos of your high school selves. After the jump, we share your pics, and a couple of The Frisky staff’s best teen moments, too.
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