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Quickies!: Happy Holidays! Have A Free Pap Smear!

  • Happy Holidays from Planned Parenthood! The organization is giving away free women’s health services. [College Candy]
  • A flowchart to losing your virginity. [Holy Taco]
  • Jamie Lynn Spears had lipo during her pregnancy? No way y’all! She’s ready to sue. [The Superficial]
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    The Best Boob News Of 2008

    While it’s hard to measure your boobs for a bra, it’s easy to measure a year by them. And 2008 certainly had its peaks and valleys! The economy sagged, Barack lifted us, Heidi Montag made us heave, and Tina Fey perked us up. All in all, these past 12 months have been a titacular time! So, here are The Frisky’s favorite mammary memories of 2008…

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    Sashay! Diva Davanna Is America’s Next Top Model

    Diva Davanna is a better runway walker than all the contestants on “America’s Next Top Model” combined. She might even have Tyra Banks beat! [Giggle Sugar] Keep reading »

    Songs We Were Obsessed With In 2008

    The year is winding down, which means it’s time to reflect back on the music we played over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. Below, listen to the songs we had on repeat, then let us know whether you agree with our selection in the comments! Keep reading »

    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Donate Your Old Coat

    Every year we miss the Dec. 31 deadline for the New York Cares Coat Drive. And then we guiltily buy a new coat and promise ourselves to make a donation next year. And this month we’ll fulfill that promise and we hope you will too. If you’re not in the New York area, you can donate your gently used coat at any Burlington Coat Factory during the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive. And as if the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from making a donation wasn’t enough, Burlington will take 10 percent off your purchase when you donate a coat. So now you can buy yourself something without any guilt, or you can keep spreading the love by donating a little something-something to a needy child. Most communities have a charity that is fulfilling holiday wishes for children.

    See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Scarlett Goes Brunette, Curvy Bodies, And The New “Gossip Girl” Couple

  • Scarlett Johansson dyed her hair darker for winter. Now she looks more normal girl and less sex kitten, which makes me like her more. [Marie Claire, U.K.]
  • This is bananas: Bravo has ordered a second season of “The Rachel Zoe Project”! [LA Times]
  • Having a body that’s not the ideal hourglass shape by could be better for your health. This is because the hormones that makes women stronger and better able to deal with stress tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist, making for a less curvy shape. [EurekAlert]
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    Does This Victoria’s Secret Model Look Fat To You?

    In case you missed the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” on CBS last night, the New York Post reports that at least one of the models was “fat.” Yes, fat. The Post was at the taping in Miami last month and knows for a “fact” that model Karolina Kurkova had put on the pounds, at least according to a woman at the show sitting next to reporter Raakhee Mirchandani. “‘She really porked out,’ the woman whispered. “’It’s good she dropped a little bit of weight, but really … ‘” Just how did she drop that “little bit of weight”? Well, for starters, she cut out all carbs and wheat, drank a ton of “green juice,” and exercised three hours a day. Poor thing! All that work and still so … “fat.” Life’s really unfair sometimes! At any rate, it’s too bad all that talk about the economy affecting beauty standards hasn’t had much impact on the fashion industry yet. If we’re going to live in a recession, we should at least have the benefit of big hips being in vogue. [NYPost] Keep reading »

    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Update Your iPod

    My ex and I shared the same iTunes library and while in some ways it has served me well — so much Led Zeppelin! — it has also caused much, much embarrassment. You know how you can set your IM status message to show what song you’re listening to? Well, it is really no fun when someone out of the blue pings me and says, in a patronizing tone, “Why on earth are you listening to Shinedown?!” That’s why I’m taking the next 29 days to reorganize my iTunes, deleting the music I absolutely DO NOT want representing my taste on IM, creating playlists, and downloading new songs that I can’t wait to listen to on the way to work. I suggest you do the same and while you’re at it, add a bunch of rock star approved tracks by checking out our Get Your Rocks Off playlists from bands like Girl Talk and The Postelles, and singers like Rhett Miller and Craig David.

    See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Boobs Lost At Sea

  • Australian men’s magazine Ralph was shipping $200,000 of breast implants from Beijing to its headquarters in Sydney, but when the container arrived it was empty. [Your Tango]
  • According to studies, birth control pills have no effect on libido. Guess you should look elsewhere if your sex drive has taken a detour. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Taking on a creative project with your honey can often spark a little romance, and this is the perfect time of year for a little creativity. [Dear Sugar]
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    No Time To Write Your Life Story? Compose A Six-Word Memoir Instead

    “Liars, hysterectomy didn’t improve sex life!” That’s Joan Rivers’ six-word memoir, as published in Not Quite What I Was Planning, which has been rereleased in a deluxe edition for the holidays. We’re hoping they add ours to the next edition … [Jezebel]

  • “It’s had its ups and downs.” — Annika
  • “Good parents; spoiled, but not rotten.” — Claire
  • “Born, raised, wild, engaged, f*** it.” — Amelia
  • “These six words have been censored.” — Susannah
  • “Stress-free since I lost my virginity.” — Simcha
  • “Still eating peanut butter sandwiches daily.” — Catherine
  • “Hopefully I’m just a late bloomer.” — Wendy
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