An increasing number of women are trying to sell their eggs to earn cash during the financial crisis. An attractive, well-educated, healthy, twentysomething woman can get as much as $10,000 for donating her eggs, but is the money worth the headache and time it takes to be accepted as a donor? Keep reading »
A lot of times, it seems like women deal with stress by talking about their problems, while men shut down and keep quiet about what’s troubling them. In the police force, the opposite is kind of true. Don Kurtz, an assistant professor of social work at Kansas State University, studied gender differences in stress and burnout and found that men de-stress by exchanging war stories with one another. Women, on the other hand, don’t feel like they can take part in this. See, the men aren’t talking about their emotions — they’re largely exaggerating these stressful events and replacing feelings of fear with superhuman qualities. The women, who like to keep it real, don’t often participate, because they think they would be called out by colleagues if they told bullshit stories, like the men do.
Interestingly enough, women are often given the cases that men find the most stressful — usually those dealing with the deal or physical/sexual assault of a child. Too bad it’s not because their superiors think they’d be better qualified for this type of assignment. No, it’s because it’s often seen as lower police work. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »
We’ll post the new ad ASAP!
Back in October, the Food and Drug Administration demanded that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals say goodbye to the claims made in previous Yaz birth control pill commercials. As it turns out, Yaz isn’t approved to cure pimples or PMS, so the FDA and attorneys general from 27 states have required Bayer to correct previous marketing with a new $20 million ad campaign, which we’ve started seeing on TV. “You may have seen some Yaz commercials recently that were not clear,” an actress says in the new corrective commercial. “The FDA wants us to correct a few points in those ads.” Along with clarifying that the contraceptive pill won’t maintain clear skin or treat PMS, the new ads also point out the potential health risks associated with the drug, which were downplayed in previous ads. The whole thing comes across like an embarrassing, “Oops! We messed up big time!” apology from Bayer. We’ll put up the new commercial as soon as we can! [New York Times] Keep reading »
This is a bit of an oldie, but a goodie, and something I hadn’t seen before until this weekend. When “Lost” was about to make its season one debut in the U.K., edgy photographer and filmmaker, David La Chapelle, was called in to direct the promo spots. Set to the tune of one of the sexiest songs ever, Portishead’s “Numb,” this trailer made me fall in love with “Lost” all over again. Keep reading »
Today at noon, MTV is turning out the ladies! No, not in their typical Spring Break style, but real, proper ladies. They’ve taken a smattering of girls gone wild and sent them to a British finishing school in hopes that they’ll reform and refine themselves (or at least stop drawing on their eyebrows!). As students at Hedsor Hall, they’re guided by a team of etiquette experts. Alongside transformed party girl and former Miss USA, Tara Connor, are two tough teachers from the institution who previously worked their magic on the awesome Sundance show called “Ladette to Lady.” Now, they’re teaching their old world charms to these young bitches.
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 we’ll award you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week three winners will receive Sun and Moon Jars. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »
Desirée Rogers, 49, is the White House social secretary and a longtime friend of President and Michelle Obama. This former Chicago business executive and fashion lover is bringing fun to the White House. After the jump, a primer on this smart and stylish woman. Keep reading »
It’s often assumed that women are the cleaner sex, but when it comes to public restrooms we often forget our manners. Since we’re tired of seeing and hearing inappropriate things in the restroom, we thought we’d remind ourselves and you of public restroom etiquette. We’ll be posting this in the restroom down the hall. Keep reading »