The recession is to blame for everything going wrong right now — the rise in foreclosures, the increase in unemployment and the sharp decline in the number of people who want size DD breasts. Plastic surgery numbers are steadily slipping here in the U.S. Americans, who once spent $12 billion a year on cosmetic surgery, are now tightening their budget according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There’s been a 62% decrease in plastic surgery from 2007-2008. Consumers are hesitating now more than ever before to commit to having the pricey elective procedures done. Doctors in Orange County, Calif., the silicone capital of the world, have reported a 30 to 40 percent decline in business. And breast implant manufacturer Mentor Corp.’s sales have decreased 5 percent during the three months ending Sept. 26 compared to the same period last year. But one country isn’t experiencing a decrease in their numbers. Find out which one, after the jump. Keep reading »
Sure, you may know all about who in Hollywood has fake boobs, but do you know where the whole enhanced-breast trend started? After the jump, a quick history of implants, which date back to the 19th century — way before “Baywatch” was on TV.
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A university in Germany is going out of its way to help its IT students get laid. Potsdam University south of Berlin is offering IT engineering students a new “flirting course,” which is meant to prepare students “with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and their work life,” according to a spokesman of the university. The course, which is part of a master’s degree program, will teach the 440 enrolled students body language, public-speaking, stress management and presentation skills, as well as how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, navigate a party with finesse and cope with rejection. Philip von Senftleben, the teacher of the course, said his job will be to teach his students how to “get someone else’s heart beating fast while yours stays calm.” Something tells me some of the IT geeks are gonna need more than a course on flirty texting to get someone else’s heart beating fast. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »
Last month we asked if you thought Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret model under fire for gaining weight, was fat. Kurkova wasn’t even included in pre-show materials for the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show because it was a last minute decision to let her strut the runway. After snacking on pretty much nothing but veggies and “green juice,” she managed to lose enough weight to be included. “She really porked out,” a woman at the show was overheard whispering. “It’s good she dropped a little bit of weight, but really … ” Keep reading »
“Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us.”
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Today at 3pm, tons of people will ride the subways of New York City sans trousers as part of Improv Everywhere‘s No Pants! Subway Ride. If you’d like to participate, you have to 1) be willing to take off your pants on the subway, and 2) keep a straight face about it. (I will not be participating as I don’t think I could do #2). For more instructions, visit Improv Everywhere’s website. Happy depantsing! [Improv Everywhere] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week well award five of you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This weeks winner’s will receive Margo Morrison’s beautiful turquoise earrings sported by celebs like Blake Lively. Dang that’s hot! So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Commenters Ball… Keep reading »
Women are always on the hunt for a smart man. Smarter men have more money, more success and apparently more sperm. Researchers have found that smarter men produce more sperm than not-so-smart men. The logic behind this theory is that smarter men take better care of themselves and live a healthier life than the not-so-intelligent dudes (also known as the the people who eat triple bacon cheeseburgers from Wendy’s).
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