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Great Idea, Chipotle: 8 Other Places That Customers Could Use Some Reading Material

As we mentioned earlier today, Chipotle had the genius idea to feature short selections of original literature on their various food surfaces, like cups, takeout bags, etc. Not only does this help keep customers entertained while they’re dining, but it prevents the awkward eating-alone scenario from being so awkward, and it’s educational. ¬†After I heard this news, I asked myself for about two hours why I never thought of it, because it’s such a glaringly obvious fix to a common human problem. Oh well. That ship has sailed, but here are eight other obvious places humans could really use some reading material. Let’s make it happen… Keep reading »

Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911 via text message is only currently active in limited areas. Only certain states and counties have call centers that support 911 texting, but they’re working on making this a nationwide feature as soon as possible. Providers are telling users to text 911 their location and emergency if they’re, say, hiding in a closet with an intruder in the house or hearing impaired, for example. Keep reading »

Live Tweet With Us (And Say Farewell To Cristina!) During Tonight’s “Grey’s Anatomy” Season Finale

The tears will come, my friends, and they will be plentiful. Tonight marks the Season 10 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and I, for one, am dreading saying goodbye to Cristina Yang. The show has had some pretty memorable exits from fan favorites like George, Izzy, Lexie, Denny (OMG tears for days) and Mark to name a few, but THIS one … ugh. This one will be brutal. Not only has Cristina, played by the talented Sandra Oh, been a series regular from the very beginning, but she’s become “our person.” We love her snark, wit and brains, and WHAT WILL MEREDITH DO WITHOUT HER?!

Thankfully, as emotionally unprepared as I am for this episode, I’ll have all of the Twitterverse to lean on (if I can even see what’s going on through my snot face).

At 9 p.m. EST, tune in to “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC and be sure to follow The Frisky on Twitter if you’re not already! Use the hashtag #MyPerson to join in on our (and the world’s) conversation about the episode.

See you then…and bring the scalpel. It will be needed to remove my aching heart.

Celebrity Party Planner Mindy Weiss Gives Decorating Tips For 5 Types Of Get-Togethers

Looking to host a stylish, personalized and unforgettable party, but not sure how to swing it? Enter celebrity party planner, Mindy Weiss. Mindy and her team have created one-of-a-kind shindigs for the likes of Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, to name just a few. (If that’s not an impressive resum√©, I don’t know what is.)

So how can you throw a memorable, unique party with professional touches? Mindy let me pick her brain about hosting a spring brunch, dinner party, casual barbecue, cocktail party and garden party. (Bonus: most of the items she relies on can be found at HomeGoods, which means they’re accessible and affordable for the non-A-list crowd, too!) Keep reading »

11 Shows You Need To Watch If You Want To Be Relevant

To this day, I think I might be one of the only people on earth who has never seen an episode of “Breaking Bad.” Even though the series has ended, its legend lives on, and I still find myself excluded from any and all Walter White-related water cooler conversation. But once a show has been on the air for a while, it seems like a daunting task to start watching from the beginning, sometimes having to catch up on several seasons, just to be able to understand why everyone keeps saying “bitch” at the end of every sentence. But I learned the hard way: it’s better to be late to the game than to never show up at all. If you’re crippled by FOMO and want to feel like you’re relevant in society, you should be watching at least one of these TV shows with cult followings … even if it means locking yourself inside for the rest of spring. Your street cred will thank you.

And The Winner Is … The Best Springtime Date Idea!

We received a ton of awesome suggestions for great springtime dates, but ultimately we could only crown one winner to take home our Sonia Kashuk spring beauty kit! Here at The Frisky, we’ve pretty much heard of every date idea under the sun, but THIS … this was different.

And the winner is…

Kimothy Jones! She suggested “Ice blocking: you buy ice blocks and go to a grassy hill and slide down. It’s springtime sledding!” Keep reading »

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