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Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of August 13, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week in this column, we shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us your favorite comments of the week below. Keep reading »

Come On, Get Happy: Strange Statistics On Who Is And Who Isn’t

For the past five days, we’ve been celebrating “Love Yourself Week” on The Frisky. And really, at the end of the day, what is loving yourself all about? Just being happy with who, what, and where you are. So I was a little tickled today to see these interesting statistics about happiness on The Daily Beast because they’re just not what I would have guessed. Read them after the jump. Pat yourself on the back for the ones that apply to you, and stick your tongue out at the ones that don’t. Then, be happy anyway. Keep reading »

Dear NY Times, Here’s Why I Haven’t “Grown Up.” Love, A 20-Something

Yesterday I received the same message via email, text, tweet and wall post no fewer than a dozen times:

“I’m sure you’ve already seen this, but …”

The “this” was Robin Marantz Henig’s hefty New York Times article about the state of today’s 20-somethings — an extensive assessment of the way my generation is choosing to spend our transition into adulthood, what our choices mean, and if they’re good or bad. Read more … Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says No Muslim Veil During Work

  • A hostess for a Disneyland Resort restaurant has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after she was told she could not wear a head-covering Muslim veil, the hijab, during work. She was told she could only wear her veil to work if she was “backstage,” or out of the public’s eye. [Los Angeles Times]
  • NASA and Mary J. Blige have teamed up to encourage women to start careers in science and technology. For me, “Mary J. Blige” doesn’t bring to mind “astronauts,” but whatever. [Space.com]
  • At the current rate pay increases are going, it will take another 57 years for British female managers to earn as much as male managers, according to a new study out of the U.K. Currently, the women managers earn $15,600 a year less, due to men having more seniority and bigger bonuses. [AP]

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Angelina Calls Snooki’s New Man A “Fame Whore”

In a recent interview, the least popular resident of “Jersey Shore,” Angelina Pivarnick, called out Snooki‘s new man, Jeff Miranda, for being a fame whore. Angelina claims that Jeff is only interested in Snooki to get press. She says, “Jeff used to try and hook up with me all the time after we were done filming in Miami. He really wanted to be my boyfriend. He would come to clubs and follow us around wherever we went.” She says he also macked on the other “Jersey Shore” girls before settling on the Snookster. Keep reading »

The Grossest Thing You Will Read About Today

This is all sorts of messed up so I’m just gonna dive right in. A midwife in China is accused of sewing a woman’s anus shut during labor? Why? Because she was allegedly unhappy with her tip. First of all, you have to tip a midwife? Is this standard practice around the world? Weird. Also, disgusting. According to reports, before the woman went into labor, her husband tipped the midwife the equivalent of $15, which, if tipping your mid-wife is a standard thing, sounds pretty cheap to me too. But I digress. So, the victim says she was told by the midwife that she was going to alleviate her hemorrhoid pains, but instead says the pissed-off midwife sewed her anus closed using a needle and thread. The midwife told investigators that she did treat the patient’s hemorrhoids but that she did not stitch her no-no hole closed. Where I come from, anuses don’t stitch themselves, so I’m dubious. Also, I am grossed out and am going to go barf now. [Life of Guangzhou] Keep reading »

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