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Here at The Frisky, we love pretty, inspirational art prints, and luckily for us, Etsy is flooded with them. But sometimes it’s good to change things up. If you’re drawn more toward the cynical, sarcastic, or straight-up grumpy side of the art print world, here are a few options that might tickle your fancy…
BREAKING NEWS, ladies. You’re not going to believe this one: Guys believe discussing problems is a waste of time. I know you are so shocked you just fell off your chair. It turns out a study of 2,000 adolescents and children by the University of Missouri found that boys do not necessarily feel weak or embarrassed about talking about their feelings — they just simply think it’s stupid. Girls were more likely to feel positive feelings about sharing their feelings: they feel understood and loved. Boys, however, were more likely to think talking about problems would not be useful. Amanda J. Rose, a professor of psychological sciences who worked on the study, theorized this may explain why adult men sometimes shy away from uncomfortable discussions and “enga[ge] in different activities will take their minds off of the problem.” [Eureka Alert] Come on, researchers. You could watch Sammi and Ronnie on “Jersey Shore” and figure that one out. Alas, this is not the only “shocking” claim scientists have discovered about our XY-chromosomed brethren. And now in Sweeping Gender Generalizations news, nine more things that studies have “proved” about men that, duh, us women knew already.
Hello from Paris! I’m spending the next month traveling around Europe and this beautiful city was the first stop on my journey. I’ve never been here before and instantly fell in love with the beautiful architecture, friendly people, and endless croissant supply, but the best part? The fashion—oh, the fashion! Women here really do step up their style game, and it’s inspired me to update my wardrobe too. These are the key pieces I’ve seen strutting by me on the sidewalk these past few days. Click through to get the look…
That night at Madison Square Garden, as my date changed into sneakers by standing on his work shoes rather than the floor because “he didn’t want to soil his socks,” my first thought was, Isn’t everything about a Phish show dirty? My second thought was that while the red cashmere socks certainly qualified him as metrosexual, his unselfconscious aversion to dirt was a more finicky proclamation. And then it hit me like a box of steel-toed wing-tips. What I had just witnessed was the emergence of the metrosexual’s kissing cousin: the high maintenance man. While both metros and highmay (high maintenance) men are fastidious, the former are strictly fussy about how they dress and the latter are persnickety in myriad ways that may have nothing to do with their appearance. It’s just as high maintenance Sally — of “When Harry Met…” — so clearly explained: “I just want it the way I want it.” With the overwhelming acceptance of (or resignation to) metrosexuality, men who once feared being ridiculed for their highmay ways are stepping out of their walk-in closets onto the well-manicured path blazed by their sartorially-inclined cousins. While dating a man first in line at a Barney’s sample sale may seem like a bonus, a boyfriend should only be highmay about two things: sports and keeping his woman happy. All other forms of maintenance are flashing red lights on the highmay highway alerting women to slow down and reconsider. Thus I offer up the following list of traits for women to heed, as they’ll undoubtedly need some practical dating advice in the age of the high-maintenance man.
When Ryan Gosling isn’t busy starring in critically acclaimed films like “Drive,” “Crazy Stupid Love,” and “Blue Valentine,” or rushing off to stop street fights over amateur art, he’s leading a one man war. A war against what, you ask? Socks. For the last few months, as he’s jetted to and fro to promote the aforementioned flicks and settled in to his new home of NYC, Ryan has shunned socks in favor of bare ankles. (What? I’ve always been known for my attention to detail, so of course I’ve noticed.) Personally, Ryan Gosling association aside, I am a fan of this look on a man especially when coupled with a dandy-looking suit or slim-cut pants. Nothing ruins a man’s outfit like the sight of stark white socks garishly blinding you below the cuff of his pants. I’m not sure The Gos can maintain this particular trend through the cold East Coast winter, so bookmark this slideshow, featuring eight photos of Ryan taunting womankind with his bare ankles!
I didn’t sleep well last night and then Lucca barfed all over my comforter this morning (she’s fine, I think she just had a tummy ache), so I decided to work from home. With Ami off for the day and Julie working from home as well, it was looking like it might be a dull day in the office for Jessica and Kate and unlikely we would do a “What Are Wearing Today” slideshow. But Kate and Jess gathered a couple behind-the-scenes Frisky staffers and peer-pressured them into joining the style parade. Click on to find out what they are wearing today!
We couldn’t help but fall a little bit for Peter Som’s exuberant, larger-than-life flower prints in his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. But one thing we can’t abide — or afford — is Som’s exorbitant designer prices. So we’ve searched around and found 10 pieces that evoke the same sense of joy and happiness that Som’s flowers do, without the majorly bummer price tag. The key to wearing any of these floral items? Make sure to keep everything else very, very basic. Check out our picks!
Rum-flavored vanilla ice cream packed with fudge-covered rum and malt balls. Yummy, right? Until I tell you that the name of this new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is Schweddy Balls! Named after an installment of the “Saturday Night Live’” sketch Delicious Dish featuring Pete Schweddy (played by Alec Baldwin), this flavor pays homage to testes. What? You don’t want to lick Schweddy Balls? Aw, come on. Why not suck on a scoop (or two if you want to be anatomically correct) before this tasty limited edition treat shrinks away. Keep on clicking to see more food products that proudly (or accidentally) pay tribute to male genitalia. [The Daily What]
Mos Def says that he is most definitely done with his name. While performing with Talib Kweli this weekend, he revealed that he giving up his moniker and changing it to Yasiin. “I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing it,” he said. “Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years, it’s a name that the streets taught me, a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment, and I feel I’ve done quite a bit with that name and it’s time to expand and move on.” [Huffington Post]
With this, Mos Def joins an elite cadre of celebrities who changed their name mid-career. After the jump, a run-down.