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Want To Avoid A Summer Tan? Try A Face-kini!

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In America’s tanning-obsessed culture, where we spend millions of dollars and hours a year trying to bake (or fake) our way to the perfect golden hue, it’s difficult to fathom the fact that in some cultures, people go to great lengths to stay pale. In China, for example, a tan is associated with outdoor labor and peasantry, while a flawless porcelain complexion denotes wealth and luxury. So what do Chinese people do when summer heat beckons them to the beach? They slip on one of these face-kinis, of course! Apparently the awkwardly named face-kini a very popular summer style on the beaches of Qingdao, where they sell for between $2 and $4 a piece. So, will you be rocking a face-kini at the beach this year? [NPR]

Well Played: Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Glowing

Sarah And Her Baby Ballerinas
Once again SMG and Charlotte make my ovaries hurt. Read More »

How freakin’ gorgeous does Sarah Michelle Gellar look here, you guys? The floral maxi dress, teal cardigan, slouchy leather bag, and bright blonde highlights, all topped off with a beautiful pregnant glow is almost too much for me to handle. And then–as if enough flawless fashion sense wasn’t already present in this photo–there’s little Charlotte Prinze rocking a leopard print tutu, pink glitter Toms, and a big smile to match her mom’s. This family is killing me. In a good way. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

WTF IS GOING ON: Avril Lavigne Is Engaged To Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger

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Avril and Marilyn Manson?
Marilyn Manson and Avril Lavigne photo
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Breaking news out of Canada tonight: Avril Lavigne, perpetually pouty singer of such hits as “Sk8er Boi,” and Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback and crooner of such romantic classics as “Something In Your Mouth,” have just announced that they are engaged. Apparently the two bonded back in February while co-writing a song for Lavigne’s upcoming album, and dated under the radar until Kroeger popped the question with a 14-carat diamond ring on August 8th. I met Chad a couple months ago at a Nickelback concert (more on that later), and I can report that not only is he disconcertingly hot in person (seriously!), he’s also really sweet and I kind of secretly wanted to marry him and dance to an acoustic version of “Far Away” under the moonlight, so this news is a bit hard for me to take. Still, I guess congratulations are in order–a very shocked and confused and Canadian congratulations.

Also, for future reference, Amelia has christened the couple “ChAvril LaKroeger.” Stay tuned for updates on these crazy kids’ wedding plans! [People]

Delaware Daycare Workers Organize Toddler Fight Club

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In today’s edition of “There is no hope for humanity,” let’s discuss the three Delaware daycare workers who have been accused of organizing a toddler fight club, shall we? Dover police obtained cellphone video of a fight between two three-year-olds that was reportedly taken in March, which includes employees of the Hands of Our Future Daycare encouraging the violence with directions like, “No pinching, only punching.” Says Police Captain Tim Stump: “It was a difficult video to watch. One of the kids involved ran over to one of the adults for protection, but she turned him around back into the fight.” Police are working to determine if more fights like this occurred, but according to Stump, “The bottom line is that the kids were whaling on each other and the adults were doing nothing to stop it. In fact, they were egging it on.” Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21, have been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering and conspiracy, and man do I need a stiff drink. [Fox News]

12 Totally Free Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

10 Ways To Deal With Anxiety
Worried? Anxious? Panicked? We feel your pain. Read More »
How To Deal
Life is hard. Sometimes we all need help dealing. Read More »

We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, “sometimes” means at least three times a day), and while we’re big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental health support here at The Frisky, there are times when limited funds or busy schedules make it tough to get professional help. In honor of How To Deal Week, I thought I’d round up some of my favorite simple, effective, and — best of all — totally free ways to feel better when the going gets rough. Check ‘em out after the jump, and please feel free to add your own tips and techniques in the comments! Keep reading »

Did Anyone Lose A Giant Earring?

Belgian artist Liesbet Bussche has been working on a street art installation project called “Urban Jewellery,” in which she transforms normal city objects and fixtures into large scale jewelry. This giant earring, for example, was just a spherical stone roadblock before Bussche added the brass post and made all of us instinctively reach for our earlobes to make sure this wayward accessory wasn’t ours. After the jump, check out a chain barricade that Bussche turned into a massive charm bracelet… [Beautiful Decay] Keep reading »

The Knitted Forest
Thanks to a Seattle artist, sweaters do grow on trees! Read More »
Belgium's Open Air Library
Books, sunshine, and fresh air? Life dream status! Read More »

Bad News For Online Witches And Wizards: Ebay Bans Potions And Spells

Fart In A Jar
An open letter to the girl who sold her fart on Ebay. Read More »
Anti-Masturbation Device
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Psychic Predictions
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This is a public service announcement: if you’re in need of any kind of spell, potion, psychic reading, or enchantment and prefer to procure your magical products via an online auction site, you best place your bids before August 30th. Why, you ask? Well, eBay just updated the seller guidelines in the paranormal and metaphysical categories and banned the sale of potions, spells, and psychic readings. The new rules take effect on August 30th, which means less than 10 days until you’re cut off from your favorite potion Power Seller. I would suggest trying your local neighborhood witch or wizard, but I’m not sure if they accept PayPal. Maybe it’s time to DIY your own potions? There’s bound to be some good recipes on Pinterest… [Mashable]

Style Stealer: Cameron Diaz And Portia de Rossi Are The Cutest

Portia and Ellen's wedding!
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SS: Kristen & Rachel
Grab a friend and steal their style! Read More »

I get such a thrill from seeing unexpected celeb friendships in action. Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson made me giggle with glee, and now here are Cameron Diaz and Portia de Rossi leaving a salon together. They both look amazing rocking totally different styles: Cameron is very West Coast preppy in her yellow chino shorts and bold accessories, while Portia opted for a slouchy-cool outfit in muted colors. After the jump, we’ve assembled affordable versions of both their outfits–click through to steal their style! Keep reading »

Watch This: NASA Is Sexy And They Know It

NASA's Mohawk Guy
He's hot. He's brilliant. We're in love. Read More »
Songs stuck in your head
Apparently they're called earworms, and they're the worst. Read More »
Parody Song
U.S. women's gymnastics team gets a One Direction parody song. Read More »
We're NASA and we know it!

A couple weeks ago, a team of jet propulsion engineers landed a rover on the surface of Mars, the world caught a glimpse of Bobak Ferdowsi’s mohawk, and something very strange happened: NASA suddenly became the sexiest government organization ever. Obviously the next step was an LMFAO parody video starring a Bobak impersonator, break-dancing astronauts, and a Curiosity rover wearing an American flag bikini. Definitely worth a watch. [YouTube via The Mary Sue]

Time For An Icy Cool Fashion Statement

The cool minty color of this watch totally reminds me of the “Daiquiri Ice” flavor at Baskin Robbins, which I ordered by accident one time as a child and then started hyperventilating because I was so scared it was going to get me drunk and then I’d get arrested and never be able to become a successful paleontologist (please don’t question my childhood logic). Anyway, now that I’m an adult, I’d like to wear this watch while drinking a real daiquiri and wondering whatever happened to that whole paleontology career path. [$58, Anthropologie]

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