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Want To Spend The Night In A Human Digestive System? Plus 6 Other Weird Hotels We Discovered This Year

What is this stunning piece of architecture, you ask? It’s a Belgian hotel called CasAnus, which allows visitors to spend the night in a replica of a colon, complete with a giant anus. Hey, whatever floats your boat, right? With that in mind, we thought it might be a good time to round up some of the other unique hotels that caught our attention this year. Click through to check out 6 more loony lodging options!

Trips Every Woman Should Take
Have you taken all these awesome trips yet? Read More »

Well Played: Kim And Khloe In Koordinating Kolored Denim

Kardashian Khristmas Kard
Check out this year's zany family pic, featuring a deceased cat. Read More »

I was going to write about how I really like both of the Kardashian sisters’ outfits, and how pairing colored denim with a black top is a great way to wear it in fall and winter, but then I noticed the caption attached to this photo: “After shopping earlier in the day the sisters went to the famous bridge where one homeless man tried to eat the face off of another homeless man before being killed by police.” And now, well, I have no words. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

20 Of The Most WTF Pinterest Pins Of The Year

Listen, I love Pinterest, and it gives me a ton of ideas and inspiration, but it also gives me plenty of moments where I’m like, “Really, Pinterest? Really?” From stomach-turning recipes to questionable workout advice to completely unnecessary DIY projects, click on the gallery to check out 20 of the worst Pinterest pins of 2012…

5 Perfect Gifts For … Your Teenage Niece

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 »

Gifts For The Pop Diva
Just ask yourself: "What Would Beyonce Want?" Read More »
Gifts For Nerdy Dudes
Or geeky girls, for that matter! Read More »
Gifts For The Gatsby Girl
Gifts for the vintage and retro addict! Read More »

All Of 2012′s Biggest Pop Music Hits–In One Song

John & Olivia's Xmas Song
John Travolta and Olivia Newton John's weirdo music video. Watch »
Songs stuck in your head
Apparently they're called earworms, and they're the worst. Read More »
Katy, Adele, Bruno, Nicki, Gotye, oh my!

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]

Instagram Can Now Sell Your Grainy Manicure Photos

Pet Piggies on Instagram
pigs on Instagram
So cute you can't help but squeal! Read More »
Instagram Parody
Instagram, Nickelbacked for your pleasure. Read More »

Yesterday, Instagram released an updated privacy policy and terms of service statement that has caused something of an uproar in the land of lo-fi pancake photos. The gist of it? Instagram now reserves the right to sell your photos, it doesn’t have to tell you about it, and the only way to opt out is deleting your account. Facebook, which completed its acquisition of Instagram three months ago, has similar policies regarding the photos you share on your profile, but since Instagram deals only in pictures, CNet reporter Declan Mccullagh points out that these changes “effectively transform the website into the world’s largest stock photo agency.” Keep reading »

Updated Christmas Carols: Celeb Couple Edition

Tom & Katie Divorce!
2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Read More »
Kim's WTF Makeover
She calls it "Diana Ross-inspired." Really? Read More »
Coming Soon: A Chavril Duet!
Brace yourself for the greatest song in history. Read More »

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 »

Etsy Spotlight: Stunning Space Jewelry

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…

Meteor Wine?!
Care for a cabernet infused with meteorite? Read More »

An Open Letter To The Helpers

Obama In Newtown
Watch the president address mourners at the Sandy Hook vigil. Read More »
"I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"
Thoughts on the essay that went viral. Read More »
The Soapbox: Gun Control
newtown
You don't have to be a parent to be worried about guns. Read More »

“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

Dear Helpers,

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 »

Weekend Project: A Boozy Hot Fudge Milkshake Of Dreams

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]

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