All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. We asked our secret teen girl sources what they really, really want, and here are five of their top picks… Keep reading »
Ready for a mega musical flashback in mashup form? DJ Earworm combined all of the biggest hits of 2012 into one 4-minute song called “The United State Of Pop,” and the result is surprisingly–or perhaps predictably?–catchy. A quick word of caution: if your end-of-the-year goal was to finally get the chorus of “Somebody That I Used To Know” out of your head, well, you might want to skip this video. [YouTube via Rolling Stone]
Last year we rewrote some traditional Christmas carols to reflect the awkward reality of modern holiday celebrations. This year we thought we’d give some festive tunes a pop culture twist. Let’s kick things off with three songs to honor the strange twists and turns of three celebrity couples who made headlines this year. Grab some eggnog, do your vocal warm-ups, and join us in a Hollywood holiday serenade… Keep reading »
I recently bought myself a Rosette Nebula necklace from an Etsy artist, because my middle name is rose and I love space photography. It’s even more beautiful in person, and I’ve been getting so many compliments on it I thought, “Damn, everyone should have a cool piece of space jewelry!” Want to get in on the interstellar action? Click on the gallery for 10 gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings featuring stunning depictions of stars, planets, and nebulae…
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” –Fred Rogers
This quote has been a constant presence on Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr the past few days. Every time I read it, I feel myself exhale, slowly and cautiously, and in that moment I realize I’ve been holding my breath ever since the first terrifying details started spilling out of Newtown, CT.
Twenty children and six teachers were murdered at school on Friday. Three days before that, a masked man walked into a mall a few miles from my house and murdered two people. I have no idea how to process that reality. I think of the victims, and I am overwhelmed with grief. I can hardly bear to think of the pain and fear they experienced in their last moments on Earth, and worse, how they were robbed of the chance to live. I think of the killers, and I am overwhelmed with anger–sadness, too, but mostly anger. I think about the cultural factors that contribute to tragedies like this, and I am overwhelmed with frustration and hopelessness.
Then, with a gentle nudge from Mr. Rogers, I think of you, the helpers, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Keep reading »
Milkshakes aren’t usually the best choice for a winter drink, but when you add some belly-warming bourbon and hot fudge, it suddenly becomes the perfect December treat. Cheers! [How Sweet It Is]
I usually go for crazy nail polish colors like neon pink and rainbow glitter, but the other day I randomly bought a bottle of rose gold polish, and the surprisingly subtle shade is shaping up to be my new favorite. The pink undertones make it flattering on any skin tone and help it stand out from other gold polishes that are everywhere this season. Perfect. [$7.50, Amazon]
We’re almost halfway through December, and I have yet to eat one piece of ridiculously decadent holiday fudge. This must be remedied immediately! Care to join me on my mission? Click on the gallery to check out 10 delicious fudge recipes incorporating everything from candy canes to Oreos to Irish cream and pistachios…
It’s pretty rare to be able to do a Style Stealer post about Rihanna because she’s usually wearing, like, thigh-high snakeskin boots, a bedazzled basketball jersey, and no pants, which isn’t really a steal-able look. And sure, this slouchy Adidas outfit she wore to LAX last week isn’t exactly office-appropriate, but it is a cool casual look, and I love the contrast of sports gear and red lipstick. Wanna get the look for yourself? Everything here is $60 or less–get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »