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5 Good Reasons To Crack A Smile

How many times a day do you smile? Chances are it might not be enough. Smiling can change your mood, making you feel happy even when you didn’t think you could. Think about it — people are always busy, whether they’re late to work, shopping around, or running errands. We often forget how easy it is to smile and the significant effect it can have on improving your perspetive. If happiness is not enough of an incentive to start smiling, well, for the hell of it, then maybe getting a beach bod is. While smiling may not directly burn calories, it might lead to a good laugh, which could burn anywhere from 10 to 40 calories per day! Science, people! After the jump, find out five more reasons to smile just because. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Honesty — Did I Do It Wrong?

I consider myself to be a pretty honest person, save the occasional white lie — “Oh yeah, I’ve read War & Peace. Thought-provoking!” However, I think telling the truth is not always easy and it doesn’t necessarily work out how you’d like it to. The goal of telling the truth shouldn’t be about relieving a guilty conscience; if being honest is going to have massive repercussions, it’s important for the truth-teller to really consider its worth; other people’s truths should be theirs to tell, unless the emotional cost to the one being lied to is that grave. Ultimately, though, I think we all decide when to be honest based on whether we would want to hear the truth ourselves. Is it a foolproof decision-making method? Definitely not, but sometimes it’s all we’ve got. Keep reading »

The Frisky Ladies Confess Their Deepest, Darkest Secrets

You know what girls are good at? Keeping secrets. Just kidding. No, we are not. Women like to share and care, and the ladies who work for The Frisky are no exception. But what are the deep, dark secrets of The Frisky ladies? From not-so-secret sexual assignations to repeat visits to Star Trek Conventions to plastic surgery confessions, we dish all — anonymously, of course — after the jump. Keep reading »

15 Lies Women Tell Each Other

We’ve discussed the most common lies women tell men and men tell women, but what about those little white lies women tell each other? For the most part, women fib to one another to spare feelings, but sometimes, as the Daily Mail reports today, lies are told to sabotage the competition (how rude!). After the jump, the 15 most common lies women tell each other. Keep reading »

Would You Be Cool With Your Significant Other Having A Best Friend Of The Opposite Sex?

This may come as no surprise to some regular Frisky readers, but John DeVore — our Mind of Man — is my best guy friend. If I were to rank all of my friends in order of importance, he would probably be in the Top 3. (I wouldn’t say he is my number one, like Elizabeth Hurley views her ex, Hugh Grant, but he could potentially work his way into that spot.) Back in my engaged days, I really wanted him to be a bridesmaid and/or officiate the ceremony — were I to ever get married in the future and have a wedding, I hope he’ll be up for the job. When I have a problem, he’s one of the first people I turn to for advice, a laugh, or a shoulder to cry on. When I hook up with a dude, I usually tell him, though he always stops me before I can get to the juicy bits. As guys are wont to be, he is less over-sharey with me, but I believe he knows he can talk to me about anything. In short, John DeVore and I are tight. He’s the Ken Paves to my Jessica Simpson, only not a gay hairdresser (though he does love musical theater and does a mean updo). Keep reading »

What Are The 5 Things You Love?

I have a tendency to complain a lot. Whether it’s the person invading my private space on the train, lint on my clothes, or not enough hot water to complete my morning shower, I begin many sentences with “I hate … ” So in an effort to curb my complaining and actually be thankful for the truly awesome life I have, I’ve decided to come up with a daily list of five things I love:

  1. My family and my best friend, Chef
  2. The way my cat Aslo is the last to tell me good night and the first to say good morning
  3. My handbag and shoe collection
  4. New York City
  5. The History Channel’s “America: The Story of Us”

Find out what other Frisky ladies love after the jump and tell us what you love today in the comments. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Should I Confess I Slept With My New Friend’s Guy?”

About a month ago, I had a one-night-stand with a guy I met through some friends. Soon after, I found out that he was actually casually dating a girl I met recently through some other mutual friends. I was interested in this dude following our one-night-stand but after finding out about him and this other girl, I backed off and just decided to stay out of it. Since then, I’ve met the girl a second time and we ended up talking and hitting it off. I’m 30 and most of my friends are married and coupled up and it would be really nice to have a new single friend to hang out with — especially one I seem to have so much in common with (uh, maybe too much). Well, it turns out she has seriously strong feelings for this dude we’ve both hooked up with. From what I understand, it sounds like theirs is just a booty call/hookup situation, but she would like it to be more. Of course, I haven’t told her that I slept with him, but I felt really bad and awkward about it all. She keeps saying we should meet up for drinks and I really want to, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable withholding the truth as she frets out loud about why they’re not getting more serious, why he doesn’t call her for actual dates, etc. I don’t want her to find out eventually and be angry and hurt that I kept what I knew to myself while she went on and on about him. Do I tell her what happened between me and this dude? Keep it to myself and pray she doesn’t find out? Or avoid a friendship with her altogether even though I would really like one? — Stuck

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What Not To Say To A Lesbian

Lesbians are great for hanging out with, talking to about sports and beating you in arm wresting. Unfortunately, the porn industry has also done a pretty good job of convincing you lesbians also want to have sex with you.

Luckily, this real, flesh-and-blood lesbian is here to set you straight (heh). Without further ado, here are a few lines that are almost certain to get you ousted from lesbian ladies’ night at your local pool hall. Read more Keep reading »

Questions For Our Mothers: Simcha’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Simcha’s mom.

My parents met through the family yentas. My great-aunt Molla and my great-grandma Rose were in the same women’s group, Hadassah, and they got to talking. The next thing my dad knew, he was required to call up this nice new friend’s hot, young granddaughter and take her out on a date. Sick of Molla constantly fixing him up, he told her this was the last date suggestion he’d ever take from her. And he was right.

Over a decade later, they made my brother and me. Although I was the much cuter baby, obviously, I was also a handful … not that my mom would ever admit it. She’s a lady, the kind who wears pantyhose, even during the hot Florida summer, and ’80s power suits with big sunglasses. She left some pretty high heels to fill.

Secure in the forms of birth control I use, I asked my mom a little bit about what’s it’s like to be a mother.
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5 Tips For Daughters Who Don’t Get Along With Mom

It may not be easy to admit that you don’t have your mom on speed dial, or that maybe your mother is not your favorite person in the whole world. But even daughters who don’t usually get along with the woman who birthed them can find small ways to appreciate her on Mother’s Day. Keep reading »

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