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Poll: Have You Ever Lied To A Date About What Books You’ve Read?

Who doesn’t want to impress a date? We tend to dress up a little more, do a better job of applying our eyeliner, and sit up straighter when we go out with someone new, but according to a study, most of us probably tell a few lies, too. A survey of 1,543 Britons by the National Year of Reading found that 39 percent are more likely to lie about what books and magazines they’ve read than they are about their age or job. Have you ever lied to a date about books you’ve read? Tell us which ones in the comments… [Telegraph, U.K.] Keep reading »

10 We’d Like To See Have A Comeback In 2009

We were so delighted with 2008′s surprise comebacks that we decided to get a jump on next year’s. As you’ll see, some of these predictions aren’t likely, but we think it would be awesome if they did come true. Keep reading »

First Live Birth After Ovary Transplant Could Mean Older Women Having Babies Without In Vitro

Doctors in St. Louis successfully transplanted an ovary from one twin to another who had gone into early menopause at age 15. The transplanted ovary restored the woman’s full fertility and she gave birth at 38. According to researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, this is the first time an entire ovary has been transplanted and resulted in a live birth.

Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infertility Center of St. Louis said that this success could help two groups of women: those who have undergone chemotherapy and lost ovarian function, and those who want to extend the time they are fertile. For the latter group, a doctor could remove one of two ovaries when the patient is in her 20s and freeze it. Then, when she’s in her 40s, the doctor could transplant it back. Because so many women are having babies later in life, this could be away to avoid costly rounds of in vitro fertilization. Putting one ovary in the freezer might soon become as commonplace as depositing money in the bank for retirement. [Reuters] Keep reading »

10 Songs About No-Good Men

We’ve all dated that one guy we probably shouldn’t have because he was wrong in every way. We ignored the flaming red flags and let our hearts get broken. After we learned our lesson, we thought we should warn younger, less-experienced women about no-good men. And music is one of the best ways to spread a message. Keep reading »

Quickies: Jessica Biel’s Stripper Movie Trailer

  • Jessica Biel’s stripper movie trailer is out. It’s called “Powder Blue,” which is the worst name we’ve ever heard, but it looks kind of good. Maybe? [Buzzfeed]
  • Man invents robot girlfriend. Creepy. [Asylum]
  • Who stole Tom Cruise’s Blackberry?! Xenu wants to have a word with you in his spaceship! [DListed]
  • Don’t like our trips on how to hook up at a holiday party? Then try these. [Lemondrop]
  • Ugh. You might as well support that loved one who’s been laid off. [Dear Sugar]
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    This Year’s Up-And-Coming Search Terms

    Google recently released its “2008 Year-End Google Zeitgeist” lists of the fastest rising search terms, which are the terms that have seen the biggest increase in searches from last year. In the U.S., the top 10 fastest rising terms are:

    1. obama
    2. facebook
    3. att
    4. iphone
    5. youtube
    6. fox news
    7. palin
    8. beijing 2008
    9. david cook
    10. surf the channel

    Kind of says a lot about our country, doesn’t it? At least American Idol David Cook is #9, not #1. Just for fun, we took a look at what people were searching for that brought them to The Frisky. Check them out, after the jump…

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    “Twilight” Sequel News: Save Taylor Lautner!

    Now that Catherine has jumped off the “Twilight” bandwagon and dragged Emily down with her, Annika and I are holding down the fort for “Twilight” fans on The Frisky. I finished the fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” this weekend and am super sad about it. To get over my melancholy, I’m catching up on my “Twilight” movie news! First, Catherine Hardwicke, the “Twilight” director, is out for the filming of the second film in the series, “New Moon.” I’m actually pretty relieved about this, because as much as I enjoyed watching the movie, including all the campiness, I do think there were lots of rushed moments and poorly shot scenes. I hope they replace the screenwriter as well — I know they had to condense the storyline so that it wouldn’t be an absurd four hours in length, but I felt like grazed over important bits that made the love story “believable.” No word yet on who is going to direct “New Moon,” but the guy who directed “About A Boy” and “The Golden Compass,” Chris Weitz, is supposedly among the contenders. Keep reading »

    Carrie Fisher Brings The Crazy To “The Today Show”

    Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” franchise, was on “The Today Show” this morning promoting her new memoir “Wishful Drinking.” She had some hilarious little anecdotes about her life growing up in Hollywood, including being told, repeatedly, by Cary Grant not to do acid. I personally loved the moment when she corrected Matt Lauer, who called her mom and dad, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, the “Brad and Angelina of their day.” She said, “Actually, they were the Brad and Jennifer Aniston. Liz Taylor was the Angelina,” referring, of course, to Taylor breaking up their marriage. I also loved that she sat in her chair all folded up, like a Shaman. Clip above! Keep reading »

    12 Things We Can Thank Gay People For!

    Across the country today, a lot people called out of work, not because they’re sick, but because they’re queer. It’s A Day Without A Gay! This boycott hopes to show the gay community’s strength in the face of Prop 8 and other anti-gay marriage bills that passed back in November. It’s days like these that truly remind us how much we idolize our gay friends, relatives, and heroes. It got us thinking…what would happen if they called out of work every day? After the jump, 12 things we would have missed out on if gay men and women weren’t a part of our society.

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    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Start Flossing

    Dental hygiene is important, people. If you don’t wash your face for a while, you might sprout a few zits. Those go away in time. If you stop brushing your teeth, they might fall out. Tooth loss is forever. Use the next 21 days to develop a habit that will keep your chompers in business. If you’re lazy like me, try dental flossers, which even come in the shape of dinosaurs! Plaque is not sexy. Floss. Keep reading »

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