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Does Parental Alienation Syndrome Exist?

Remember when Alec Baldwin railed against his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland, in that now infamous voicemail message? Well, he claims he was suffering from Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and has written a memoir, A Promise to Ourselves, about his devastating divorce and child custody battle with Kim Basinger. But what exactly is PAS and why is it so controversial? Keep reading »

Excuse Me, Bartender? There A Piece of A** In My Drink

In the land of booze, there’s no doubt that sex sells. We’re used to seeing the half-clad woman on a billboard, covering her crotch with a bottle of vodka. But why do we combine drink names with sex? Is it because of the good laugh we all have when asking a hot bartender, “Can you make me a Spread Eagle?” Whatever the reason, these sexy drinks usually have outlandish names with disgusting, random, sugary ingredients — things that no self-respecting boozehounds would ever order or put down their gullet. But damn, they’re fun. After the jump, a sexy drink sampling. Keep reading »

Happy New Year!

Quickies!: There’s A Thin Line Between Warren Jeffs & Hugh Hefner

  • Alisa Leonard-Hansen has a point that there isn’t much of a difference between polygamy and Hugh Hefner’s lifestyle. Video above! [I'm Just Sayin']
  • An 88-year-old woman grabbed a burglar’s nuts to prevent him from attacking her. My hero! [DListed]
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    The 15 Best Music Videos Of 2008

    2008, for all its Debbie Downers, had some of the hottest dance music and videos! Since MTV won’t play them, WE WILL! From fantastical geometric landscapes to sonic glam ninjas, here are The Frisky’s picks for the Best Music Videos of the Year:

    1. Empire of the Sun, “Walking On A Dream”: This Australian outfit is arguably the sweetest current glam band. Their decadence and their dance hooks are so catchy, we actually miss the ’80s!
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    How Will You Use This Year’s Extra Second?

    Because earth’s rotation is slowing ever so slightly, an extra second is being added to 2008 so the sun continues to be at its highest point around noon. How will you make the most of this extra second? We have are a few suggestions…

    1. Take an extra sip of champagne.
    2. Make eye contact with the hot dude across the bar.
    3. Lick your lips.
    4. Slip someone the tongue.
    5. Jump for joy.
    6. Blink.
    7. Smile.
    8. Pop the cork on another bottle of Champagne.
    9. Text a friend (okay, this might take longer than a second).
    10. Sigh — you’ve made it through another year! Keep reading »

    Frisky Hate Mail: Treating Men Like Dogs

    We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

    Sent: Tue 12/30/2008 9:28 PM

    “Your recent article entitled ‘Eight Signs Your Man May Be Depressed’ sounds more like advice to females concerning their depressed pet dog rather than male spouse. Since it also appears your website encourages consulting the Astro Guide for marital and dating guidance, rather than the sound advice of a marriage counselor, pastor, priest, or rabbi, I am suggesting that your editor change the totally worthless and misleading content of your website to one with greater moral substance and sound spiritual counseling.”

    Are you talking smack about Yale, American, and George Washington Universities? That’s where writer and licensed clinical psychologist (the one behind the article you mentioned), Dr. Andrea Bonior, got her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. But you’re right, her suggestions do work for dogs too. Lucca was super depressed last week because of the holidays (seasonal depression, you know), and I tried some of Dr. Bonior’s advice. This week my girl is doing cartwheels! Keep reading »

    18 Tips To Keep Sane While Working From Home

    If 2008 has been any indication, expect quite a few of us to start working from home in 2009. From an increase in telecommuting jobs to taking on blogging gigs and freelance work to make ends meet, more and more of us will be earning our keep from the comfort of our own homes. It’s a great setup if you can get it, but it holds the danger of being a little lonely; for some, the prospect of spending their lives working in pajamas with dust bunnies their sole source of company threatens their sanity. After the jump, 18 tips to keep sane and help you maintain a healthy work/life balance when clocking in from home. Keep reading »

    iPhones Can Save You From Drunk Dialing

    Before you go out and get sauced on this New Year’s Eve and risk drunk dialing, drunk texting, or worse, there are a few applications you may want to download to your iPhone. A Sacramento writer volunteers his liver and sipping skills to test four sobriety apps. After the jump, find out which one is best for you. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Our Wombs Have Sympathy Pains

  • A woman delivered a 14 pound baby. ZOMG! Two doctors were needed to lift the load out the womb. Every woman is in pain thinking about that. [Fox News]
  • Our own columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel interviews our own Susannah Breslin about sex writing and porn for The Huffington Post. Shameless plug of bitches me love alert! [Huffington Post]
  • Some anti-Scientology person is threatening Tom Cruise’s life. The threat is so severe the FBI has been notified. Maybe the killer is someone that regrets seeing “Valkyrie.” [Perez Hilton]
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