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5 Things To Remember When Your Life Goes To Hell

By: Cracked / August 11, 2013
If there's an upside to spending most of your life in abject poverty and soul-sucking alcoholism, it's that you become an expert in shit-handling. Many of you out there can testify that it doesn't make you panic any less when personal disasters do pop up, but it seems like the more frequently you fall into… More »


Sanjay Gupta: “I Was Wrong About Weed”

By: Newser / August 11, 2013
For years, Sanjay Gupta has been among the voices calling medical marijuana illegitimate, even writing a 2009 Time article entitled "Why I Would Vote No on Pot." "Well, I am here to apologize," the celebrity doctor writes today at CNN. Gupta has spent a lot of time researching pot for his new documentary "Weed," and… More »


Kelly Osbourne Opens Up About Troubled Past: I Wanted The Drugs “All To Myself”

By: Celebuzz / August 11, 2013
Kelly Osbourne is all about speaking her mind and her latest interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. is no exception. Gracing the publication's September 2013 issue, the "Fashion Police" host opens up about her past drug addiction and how her mother, Sharon Osbourne, even had her placed in a padded room in order to help her kick… More »


Overthinking Things Will Render You A Useless Human Being

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2013
Overthinking everything is my Achilles heel. If I get into my Crazy Thinking Place, as I refer to it, I can loop around on one idea for hours, like a dog chasing its tail. It can be about anything -- from what I want to eat for lunch to what I'm going to say whe… More »


Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

By: Alyson Penn / August 8, 2013
A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some instances, girls with anorexia scored five times higher in autistic qualities than non-anorexic girls on the Autism Spectrum Quotient. More »


Little Girl Who Got Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba From Lake Is Making Miraculous Recovery

By: The Stir / August 7, 2013
Amazing, miraculous news out of Little Rock, Arkansas! The poor 12-year-old girl who contracted a rare brain amoeba from swimming in a water park is showing signs of improvement. If she survives the amoeba, which eats away at brain tissue, she will be the third known person in the world to do so. From the… More »


GIF Quiz! Are You Having A Quarter-Life Crisis?

By: Tres Sugar / August 3, 2013
Once you hit your 20s, there's a reason "Girls" becomes your favorite show. It's as if you were waiting in line for the quarter-life crisis you heard about and got called sooner than expected. All of a sudden you're trying to get your life together while juggling things like a career and dating (when really… More »


Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 2

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 2, 2013
This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The first half of our conversation about contraception ran yesterday. The participants are: Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer, and activist. You can find… More »


Victoria’s Secret Model Erin Heatherton Gets Photographed Smoking Before An Event

By: Rachel Krause / August 1, 2013
Models: they're the editorial picture of loveliness and good breeding and long legs and dagger-like cheekbones, and, well, many of them smoke like chimneys. This is not to say that all models are smokers, or that all smokers are models for that matter (no, what?), but you'd be hard-pressed to come up with a well-publicized… More »


Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013
North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in Asheville, is expected to reopen once it improves upon 23 violations.  [Huffington PostRH Reality Check] On things that look like feminism but aren't. [MSNBC] Rape culture… More »


Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 1

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 31, 2013
This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The second half of our conversation about contraception will run tomorrow. The participants are: Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer, and activist. You ca… More »


All Of My Body Image Issues Summed Up Neatly Into One Hilarious Drawing

By: Rachel Krause / July 31, 2013
When it comes to judging — or rather, assessing — the appearance, weight, and other such physical attributes of People That Are Not Me, I am forgiving to the point that someone close to me refers to me (endearingly? maybe? I hope?) as "Shallow Hal" (post-hypnotherapeutic incantation, obviously). It's not that I can't see it,… More »


An Inner Monologue While Working At A FitDesk

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 31, 2013
We have had the good fortune to test out a FitDesk here at Frisky HQ and I have decided to give you an honest account of my experience working on it. As I write this piece, I promise to pedal the entire without stopping for at least 20 minutes, without censoring myself whatsoever as to… More »


This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013
Photographer John William Keedy was interested in trying to visualize the dark edges of anxiety. In his series, It's Hardly Noticeable, Keedy generates powerful visual metaphors that encapsulate just how oppressive and maddening anxiety can feel. The title alone refers to what people with anxiety can fixate on, feel or worry about, that may elude people… More »


The Sordid Tale Of An Unaccounted For Tampon (In GIFs!)

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2013
Womanhood is a glorious, many-petaled flower. (Or something.) But there are some times when being a lady really sucks. Like, say, when you know you put a tampon in the night before and  you know you didn't take it out and now you can't find it. It's really missing. Seriously, where did that little bugger… More »


State Senator Wendy Davis On Why She Stood Up For Texas Women

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2013
In her own words, here is one of our personal heroes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis on why she stood up for TX women by filibustering an anti-abortion bill for nearly 13 hours. [Washington Post] On Massachusetts' approach to curbing domestic homicide (i.e. murder via domestic violence) by focusing on the perpetrators and not the… More »


11-Year-Old To Give Birth To Rapist’s Baby In Chile, Where Abortion Is Illegal

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2013
A 11-year-old girl in Chile, who was impregnated by her mother's boyfriend, told a TV interviewer recently that giving birth to a baby would be like "having a doll." Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, who opposes abortion, has praised the fifth grader publicly for her "depth and maturity" in carrying the pregnancy to term. Oh, and… More »


Abortion Restrictions Finally Pass Texas House Of Representatives

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2013
Well, they finally did it. Tomorrow, the Texas State Senate committee will vote on whether or not to send its version of the abortion restriction bill to the Senate. [CNN] On the Obama administration's push for a broader definition of sexual harassment at colleges to push for more reporting. [TIME] At least 100,000 children are… More »


Doctor To Perform Vasectomies For A Live Audience To Make The World A Better Place

By: Mary Odell / July 10, 2013
In honor of the inaugural World Vasectomy Day on October 18, Dr. Doug Stein of Florida wants to perform vasectomies at Adelaide’s Royal Institution of Australia. For a live audience. Fielding questions about the procedure. And streaming it online. More »


Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 10, 2013
Apparently, when it comes to maternity care costs in this country, I lucked out big time. Seven years ago, when I found myself pregnant for the first time, I had just switched from my own insurance to my husband’s much better one, and had only one, $25 co-payment for the entirety of my pregnancy --… More »


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