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13 Life Lessons Learned From “The Shawshank Redemption” & “Pulp Fiction” On Their 20th Anniversary

It just so happens that two of my all-time favorite movies are both celebrating their 20th Anniversary today. “The Shawshank Redemption” made me laugh, cry, and truly appreciate the legendary acting of one Mr. Morgan Freeman. On the other hand, “Pulp Fiction” opened my eyes to the genius behind Quentin Tarantino’s directing and taught me about the versatility of the f-word. To commemorate these legendary films, let’s take a look 13 movie quotes that taught us important life lessons on everything from hope and pride to foot massages and breakfast.

Size Does Matter: “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Wine Just Got Bigger And Better

Size Does Matter: "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Wine Just Got Bigger And Better

Warning: I will try and refrain from making continuous size and girth puns while writing this post.

“Fifty Shades Of Grey” wine has been on the market for a few years now, but E.L. James, the author of the book series, has upped the ante for those of us who fancy a … bigger specimen. Now, E.L.’s very own Red Satin blend, inspired by the romance and passion between the trilogy’s main characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, will be offered in a limited edition, 3-liter bottle. Equal in volume to four standard wine bottles, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Red Satin Collector’s Edition includes a hand-engraved bottle painted by artisans in Napa Valley, California, and is hand-dipped in a red hot wax seal. FANCY. Keep reading »

13 Real-Life Struggles Of A High-Heel Strutter

12 Real Life Struggles Of A High Heel Strutter

They say “The higher the heel, the closer to God.” But I say, “The higher the heel, the farther you fall when you trip in those heels and bust ass.” Stilettos are sexy as hell; they’ll give you the illusion of legs for days and can even boost your self-confidence, but the price of beauty ain’t cheap. Any woman who’s ever slipped on a pair of stilettos knows that new heights come with their own set of struggles, and cobblestone streets are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are 13 pain-in-the-ass problems all too familiar to the heel-wearing kind.  Keep reading »

Win This! A-Audio Luxury HD Over-Ear Headphones In Phantom Black (A $299 Value!)

Win This! A-Audio Luxury HD Over-Ear Headphones In Phantom Black

The ladies of The Frisky have just upped their street cred in a big way, thanks to some kickass new headphones that have made us the envy of our officemates. And now we’re giving you a chance to join the Cool Kids Club and win a pair of A-Audio Luxury HD Over-Ear Headphones for yourself! The headphones’ 3-stage technology allows you to select base enhancer, active noise cancellation and audio modes, and you can even use a dual jack to share music with friends. Oh, and did we mention the isolated sound ear cups are made of memory foam? Heaven. All you have to do is fill out the entry form after the jump for your chance to win! Click here to see Official Rules & Regulations. Keep reading »

Monica Geller’s 14 Best OCD Tips

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When it comes time for me to clean my apartment, I have no patience, no desire and no idea where to start. I usually get as far as taking out a spray bottle of disinfectant and cleaning around the various piles of clutter that have accumulated, before becoming overwhelmed and sitting down for a snack, never to finish my task. When I recently found myself in this exact scenario, I turned the TV on during my snack break and started watching “Friends.” It was The One With The Chicken Pox, and Monica was obsessing over the way her boyfriend Richard made the bed. In life, we can all take some notes from Monica’s OCD ways when it comes to tidying up, because wouldn’t life just be nicer when our toilet paper is folded at the tip? Here are 14 of Monica’s anal retentive rules to remember next time you need to clean. Keep reading »

6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem (From A Professional Art Therapist)

6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem

Every day, we’re bombarded with so many ideas about who we should be and how to look and act that we often lose sight of who we truly are. We all struggle with self-acceptance every once in a while, and need to remind ourselves to love who we’ve become. New York-based Creative Arts Therapist Mallory Denison says art can be therapeutic in helping people to become more compassionate with themselves, and ultimately with others. “People who work on tapping into their true, authentic selves may find themselves happier,” she explains. “Connecting inward is an absolutely core exercise for people who want to work on their self-esteem, self-worth, confidence and happiness.” Try one (or all!) of these simple art exercises to tap into the inner “you” and freely express who you are without fear of judgment. Have fun! Keep reading »

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