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Man Claims Motorcycle Gave Him A Two-Year Erection, Sues BMW For Emotional Distress

Be My Boyfriend:Jet Bike
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When Henry Wolf hopped on his BMW motorcycle to take a leisurely four-hour ride, he never imagined that the ridged seat would give him an epic erection that was still going strong 20 months later. Now he’s suing BMW for lost wages, medical expenses, and mental and emotional distress. Since suffering from priapism (the medical term for a boner that just won’t quit), Wolf has been “unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish,” his lawyer stated in the lawsuit. No word yet from BMW, but apparently both the motorcycle and medical communities are baffled by Wolf’s condition, since motorcycle seats are much more likely to cause a very different problem: impotence. Either way, be careful out there, bikers: those seats are definitely not working in your favor. [Yahoo News]

8 Stores That Instantly Make Me Feel Old, Fat, And Grumpy

Hollister?
More like HELLister, amiright? Read More »
Dressing room Waterworks
6 times I've teared up in the dressing room and why. Read More »
Shopping Ban
This writer banned herself from buying -- and it backfired. Read More »

I’m a little uneasy about getting older, but it’s definitely not something that’s on my mind 24/7. There is one place, however, that forces me to confront the harsh passage of time more than any other, and that’s the mall. Stores I once bounded into with youthful glee now turn me into a scowling curmudgeon. Here are 10 stores that my 27-year-old self can barely handle, and why … Keep reading »

10 Surefire Ways To Deal With Anxiety

Hello, Anxiety!
How Jessica dealt with anxiety issues after a breakup. Read More »
On Panic Attacking
When little worries become a big problem. Read More »

I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, earthquakes used to be a huge source of stress for me, and I’d often lie awake at night terrified that the ground would start shaking. As an adult, I’ve got a pretty good handle on specific fears like that, but sometimes I’ll get hit with a wave of generalized anxiety–my mind races, my heart rate quickens, and any semblance of calm suddenly feels so far away. Luckily, over the years I’ve found a few ways to deal with these freakouts. Here are some tried and true anxiety busters that have worked for me and other members of the Frisky staff. Check out our list and please add your own strategies in the comments section–I’m always open to new ideas! Keep reading »

Teen Activist Asks Seventeen Magazine To Skip The Photoshop

Models Sans Airbrushing
See what these beautiful girls really look like! Read More »
"No Airbrushing" Policy
Faith Hill Redbook Photoshop photo
Why a "no airbrushing" policy is good, but not good enough. Read More »
Open Letter To Seventeen
Blogger Tavi takes the mag to task over an ugly cover line. Read More »

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old from Waterville, Maine, was hearing a lot of negative self-talk in her ballet class. Her peers often complained about feeling fat and exhibited signs of warped body image. “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means skinny and blemish-free,” says Julia. “Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such a narrow category? It’s because the media tells us that ‘pretty’ girls are impossibly thin with perfect skin.” Fed up with such unattainable standards, Julia decided it was time to act. So she wrote a petition to the editorial board of Seventeen magazine, with one simple request… Keep reading »

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Items From Mango For $50 Or Less

Mango, the Spanish retailer which, somewhat recently, set up shop in the US, also has an awesome website for online shoppers. Their summer collection is bright, flattering, and so affordable that we had really tough time narrowing it down to just 10 pieces for less than $50. Click through to check out our picks!

Topshop Rips Off Independent Jewelry Designer

Toms Knockoffs
Are these Target shoes too close to Toms? Read More »
Urban Outfitters Knockoff
This necklace design was ripped off. Read More »
Urban Outfitters Strikes Again
UO is notorious for stealing designs. Read More »
Forever 21's Stolen Fabric
The chain copied an indie designer's print. Read More »

In yet another example of a big fashion chain “borrowing” ideas from an independent designer, Topshop recently rolled out a set of “punctuation rings” that look a hell of a lot like the awesome swear ring set by jewelry designer and fashion blogger Wendy Brandes. Wendy posted a response on her blog yesterday that addressed the cyclical nature of fashion and Topshop’s choice to manufacture a product so similar to her own. Check out her thoughtful reaction after the jump … Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Batman Goatee Guy

Be My Boyfriend: Pizza Guy
This guy ate 362 slices of pizza. We want to eat him. Read More »

Dear Batman Goatee Guy,

You are either a really serious Batman fan or have an excellent sense of humor or both. You’re handy with a razor and possess the ability to grow thick, lustrous facial hair. I’m not sure what else I could ever want in a man. Do you have a date for the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” yet? Because I am definitely available. [Buzzfeed]

Keeping Track Of Your To-Do List? Easy As Pie!

Spruce Up Your Workspace
6 cheap, easy ways to improve your office. Read More »

I would be lost without my daily to-do list, but I’m not a very linear person, so sometimes just jotting down my tasks one after the other doesn’t really resonate with me. That’s why I’m pretty psyched about these pie chart sticky notes, divided into different size sections for different size tasks. I would say they’re 60 percent clever, 30 percent cute, and 10 percent ridiculous (in a good way, of course). [$7.50 for 50 notes, Poketo]

Shopping Guide: Workout Clothes Cute Enough To Wear Outside The Gym

Fashion magazines are going crazy for athletic-inspired clothes right now. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your workout wardrobe or want to add some athletic flair to your day-to-day outfits, we found 10 sporty pieces that fit the bill. Click through to check ‘em out …

Workout Advice!
My sad history with exercise -- help me get fit! Read More »
Butt-Toning Sneakers
Do they actually work? Read More »

Do Not Want: Hula Grass Backpack

Do Not Want: Picnic Pants
Now you can eat potato salad off your crotch! Read More »
Do Not Want: Hair Thingy
Did a tropical bird just run into her head? Read More »
Do Not Want: Sunglasses
Patriotic? Maybe. Ridiculous? Definitely. Read More »
Olsen's $$$ Backpack
You have a spare $39k, right? Read More »

I know that Tory Burch is famous for ballet flats, tunics, flowy pants, and other upscale tropical vacation essentials, but this raffia backpack is taking the idea way too far. Can you imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have all those little sticks of grass poking you in the shoulders? Plus I’m pretty sure it would leave a little trail of raffia wherever you went. Also it costs more than my first car. [$550, Neiman Marcus]

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