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Q&A: Jamie Beckman, Author Of “The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide”

Last July, The Frisky ran a 30-day guide to getting over a breakup, penned by writer Jamie Beckman. The calendar was such a hit that a publishing company approached us about expanding the idea into a book, which we immediately put into Beckman’s trusty hands. Now, nearly a year later, we’re celebrating the upcoming release of The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide by re-posting the original tips (which have been expanded upon in the book) and having a newly single writer test drive the book’s advice. So what’s the story behind Beckman’s brainchild? It should come as no surprise that bouncing back from her own breakup inspired her to offer advice to other women going through similar heartbreak. After the jump, Beckman tells us what she learned from her breakup, how a recipe for key lime pie helped dry her tears, and what separates The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide from other self-help mumbo jumbo. Keep reading »

15 Women On Why They Said “No” To Marriage

Many couples feel that marriage is not necessary for happiness and long-term commitment. Fifteen women give us their ideas about what marriage means and why they don’t need it to be happy in their relationships. Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … Our Favorite First Kiss Story

Last week, we asked you to share the story of your first kiss, and we loved reading every single one — they were so touching! But we could only pick one winner for the One Kiss by Cindy Crawford Multi-Gemstone Necklace, so without further ado … Keep reading »

Poll: What Would You Do With A $1,000 Bonus?

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And The Prize Goes To … The Worst Household Chore

Last week we asked you to share your least favorite household chore in exchange for a chance to win a Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer. You reminded us of every household duty we hate, but there can only be one winner. Click through to see which commenter won this week’s prize. Keep reading »

Win This! One Kiss By Cindy Crawford Multi-Gemstone Necklace

While we love to accessorize our outfits, sometimes we get a little lazy and just keep the same necklace on for weeks. But as long as the piece is something like this One Kiss by Cindy Crawford necklace, wearing it for days on end wouldn’t be a problem at all. The necklace features various colorful gems — citrine, garnet, and lemon quartz — so it goes with everything, meaning we can be negligent accessorizers and still look polished.

[$199.99, JCPenney]


WIN THIS! We’re giving away a One Kiss By Cindy Crawford necklace provided by JCPenney, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us the story of your first kiss (abridged versions, please) by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, May 28. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules.) Good luck!

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