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Therapy For Your Pocketbook: Meet Connie, Susie, Diane & Manisha!



Personal Finance Expert Manisha Thakor (author of Get Financially Naked) is The Frisky’s money expert, whose awesome advice has appeared in our Money 101 and Cash & Coupling columns. Now we’ve got her doling out some hardcore fiscal therapy in our new video series, “Therapy For Your Pocketbook.” Watch as Manisha sits economically challenged women down on her Freudian chaise lounge (“Cash Couch”), listens to their money woes, and then gives them fast, sound financial advice. First, she talks with Connie, who just moved in with her boyfriend and is concerned his spending style conflicts with her own; then, she advises Susie, who’s single and bringing home the bacon — but then frying it up (via expensive shopping trips!) before her paycheck even clears; finally, Manisha chats with Diane, a new divorcee who needs help adjusting to life with a single income. Will any of Manisha’s advice ring true for you? Find out! [Therapy For Your Pocketbook]

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And The Prize Goes To … The Best Beach Read Recommendations

With summer right around the corner, we could all use some book recommendations. So, in exchange for a chance to win Emily Giffin’s latest novel, Heart of the Matter, we asked you to share your favorite beach reads. Click through to see which two comments we picked as winners! Keep reading »

Win This! Rowenta Pressure Iron And Steamer

Ironing clothes is not one of our strong suits, and we avoid this task at all costs. Our problem stems from two issues: We were never properly taught how to get wrinkles out in the first place, and the iron we’re using to attempt this feat is pretty crappy. Rowenta to the rescue! Not only do designers like Christian Siriano and Zac Posen put Rowenta’s irons and steamers to use during New York Fashion Week, but Rowenta’s StyleLab offers video tutorials for us dummies. Now there’s no excuse for showing up to work in rumpled clothes. [$169.99, ShopRowenta.com]


WIN THIS! We’re giving away a Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your least favorite household chore and why you hate it so much by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, May 21. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win (Official Rules). Good luck! This contest is now closed.

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Why Do Models Always Look So … Dead?

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Models are beautiful people. Sure, some of them have legs so long and gangly they walk like newborn giraffes, and their faces often have extremely distinctive features, but all models are beautiful in their own unique way. While we’ve seen them smiling and laughing backstage at shows looking happy and amiable, photographs in fashion magazines often show models looking, well, dead. What’s with the blank gazes? We’d take toothy grins (crooked teeth are cute!) over dead man’s stares any day. Click through to see what we mean.

Why Women On Dating Sites Don’t Respond To Men

Did you know that when it comes to online dating, it’s a chick’s market? Apparently, dudes get shut down left and right, and women get winked and emailed to death. If you check out OnlineDatingMatchMaker.com, you’ll see that it’s men who are sending out plenty of emails, but rarely do they get a return email. Sucks for you, fellas! Regardless, we here at The Frisky are big fans of the males, and we thought we would explain why you never heard back from us. Keep reading »

Win This! Heart Of The Matter By Emily Giffin

Beach season is nearly upon us, and Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue (among others) has a new novel out to sate your appetite for quick yet absorbing reads ideal for consuming while laying out in the sun — wearing SPF, of course. In Heart of the Matter, the lives of two very different women in the same Boston suburb become intertwined thanks to an awful accident. Tessa, a mother of two and the wife of a well-known surgeon, and Valerie, a single mother and attorney, take turns telling their sides of the saga, yielding a fascinating dual-perspective. [$14.57, Amazon]


WIN THIS! We’re giving away two autographed copies of Emily Giffin’s new book, Heart of the Matter, which hits stores on Tuesday, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us your favorite beach read by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. We’ll pick our two favorite responses and announce the winners on Friday, May 14. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

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