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The ’00s have been full of disease scares. Take the official disease of 2009, swine flu, which in addition to infecting the Backstreet Boys and Rupert Grint, led to canceled proms and Heidi and Spencer’s honeymoon being ruined. But seriously, there’s nothing funny about the almost 12,000 deaths from swine flu this year. Or about… READ MORE »


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This year, I’m doing something different and spending Christmas with my new husband. While I’m super excited for his next great stuffed french toast concoction, it does mean that the days leading up to the big shebang feel a lot different. In years past, there would be the long drive to Dead Coal Mining Town,… READ MORE »


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You know who’s not having a very Merry Christmas? The guy kissing the hot chick on the left. His name is Carmelo and for three months he was carrying on an affair with the hot chick (her name is Sheryl), even though he had a girlfriend. Sheryl, who writes a blog called “Musings of anREAD MORE »


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The ’70s had Mary Tyler Moore. The ’80s had Murphy Brown. The ’90s had Ellen. And the aughties have Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex & The City,” writes Naomi Wolf. [Guardian UK]
“If I see a floral print or pastel dress in my closet, I think: ‘Ugh, gross! I don’t want to wear that,’” a… READ MORE »


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Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a… READ MORE »


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We know, we know. It’s hard to keep all of Tiger Woods’ women straight. But some of his mistresses have more in common that just having slept with the same top golfer. Jamie Jungers and Jaimee Grubbs both have small piercings underneath their eyes. Apparently, the facial studs are called “micro-dermal anchoring” in the piercing… READ MORE »


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Yesterday a judge in Wichita, KS, ruled on the “necessity defense,” which anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder has tried to use to justify murdering Dr. George Tiller, who performed abortions. The judge said he would allow limited use of the “necessity defense,” which means Roeder’s lawyers can present evidence and argue that Roeder killed Tiller because… READ MORE »


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Since absinthe became legal in the U.S. two years ago, 13 distillers around the country have started producing the green fairy. But Cheryl Lins is, by far, the coolest. This little 56-year-old woman has the first absinthe distillery in New York State and is the only person in the entire country whose distillery is devoted… READ MORE »


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Sometimes after a really bad breakup (wait, are there good breakups?), I wake up in the morning and I am so sad I actually feel like I’m in physical pain. I used to think it was all in my head, but it turns out it’s not. Now, I can comfort myself with the fact that… READ MORE »


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OK, I’m still trying to get over my disgust of foot fetishes, but getting off on sniffing a stranger’s butt? Grosser than gross. A man in the U.K. is wanted by authorities for repeated counts of aggravated butt-sniffing. The “butt bandit” (that’s my new name for him) stalks his victims in grocery store aisles… READ MORE »


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Kristy Lee Roshia is not in the Christmas spirit. Last month, she called the Boston Secret Service and told some poor receptionist she had plans to “blow away” Michelle Obama. “I will kill Michelle Obama,” she said. “I will kill Marines.” This weekend, Roshia took things further and was arrested two miles away from the… READ MORE »


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On Monday, Mexico City’s legislature voted 39 to 20 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption. So happy holidays, everyone, there’s now another place gay couples can go to tie the knot. [CNN]

Honestly, the whole debate over this in the U.S. is almost funny to me. New York and California say no—but… READ MORE »