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Good Gigs: What To Expect As An OB-GYN

New York Methodist Hospital OBGYN Josine Veca has seen it all. Here she tells The Frisky why she decided to pursue medicine and what to expect if you’re considering a career caring for women’s health.

The Frisky: Why did you choose to become an OBGYN?

Dr. Josine Veca: I love it. I guess it came as a result of working for an inner city hospital and doing baby deliveries left and right. I had a lot of empathy and compassion for my patients and it was nice seeing those kids again over the years. I like taking care of people. I get to go to other countries to do medical work. It’s a great field. It’s a life-giving field. My older sister is a social worker who works with people who are close to dying. It’s an interesting contrast. Keep reading »

Win This! Sweet Lemon Products From The Body Shop

The Body Shop has long backed good causes — remember last year’s safe sex lip balm? — and this month the company launched a new campaign in an effort to raise awareness about the sex trafficking of children and young people. Through its LemonAid effort, The Body Shop will donate $15,000 to organizations working to stop sex trafficking, and we can’t think of a better cause.

The LemonAid campaign coincides with the debut of The Body Shop’s new Sweet Lemon line. Made with lemon seed oil from fruit handpicked on the Italian Riviera (how glamorous!), these bath and body products should keep you and your skin refreshed with lots of anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and a fresh citrus scent.


WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of Sweet Lemon products from The Body Shop, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your best tip for waking up in the morning by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 2. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner is bexbales for this comment:

I keep two spoons in the freezer. While I am waiting for my coffee to brew in the morning I press the cold spoons to my eyes. Literally no matter how sleep deprived I am, the cool sensation wakes me right up and any trace of puffiness or dark circles disappears. I always end up looking fully energized!

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And The Prize Goes To … The Best Way To Relax After A Long Day

How do you wind down after a rough day? We asked for your best tip for relaxing in exchange for a set of Calgon bath products, and we, like you, enjoy baths, soothing music, and a glass (or two) of wine. But SEMI-girl‘s comment stole the show since her relaxation strategy is twofold:

“My relaxing evenings usually take one of two forms depending on whether my boyfriend is home.  If I have the place to myself: bra comes off, sweats go on, plant myself in the center of the couch and moisturize/balm/cocoa butter every piece of exposed skin while either watching a movie I’ve seen a dozen times already or something wholesome and soothing like a PBS documentary.  If my boyfriend is home: he makes dinner, I replace the usual domestic beer with a vodka martini, nookie.”

Thanks for commenting, and don’t forget to enter this week’s contest! Keep reading »

Cheapskate: TheOutNet.com’s Ultimate Clearance Sale

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Get over to TheOutNet.com stat! They’re having a mega clearance on designer items, but sizes are limited. We’re talking Little Marc for less than $50! Check out what we found …

Good Gigs: How Jungian Psychology, Acting & A Flair For Writing Go Hand-In-Hand

Regular Frisky readers will recognize the name Ami Angelowicz — she’s one of our bloggers and the genius mind behind our “Decode My Dream” column. But at the young age of 31, Ami has had three careers — actress, teacher, and now writer. Before she started penning for The Frisky, she was a working actress in L.A. when she made the decision to go back to school to pursue a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. After the jump, Ami explains how going back to school for psych made her an awesome drama teacher, not to mention a thoughtful writer we’re psyched to call one of our own. Keep reading »

Win This! Calgon Bath Products

Calgon’s been around for more than 60 years, helping take you away with products like its ever-popular moisturizing bath beads and bath salts. But this spring, the brand’s getting a makeover. Check out Calgon’s updated look and a slew of new products, including foaming bubble baths and body creams, debuting at drugstores this month. And if you’re looking for us, we’ll be mellowing out in our bubble-filled tub. [Calgon]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of Calgon’s new products in a cute carrying case, but you have to work if you want them. In the comments, tell us your best tip for relaxing after a long day by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, March 19. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

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