The University of Miami was voted the top party school in the U.S. by none other than Playboy, which has been rating party schools for 20 years. This year, the schools were ranked according to five criteria — campus life, sports, sex, “brains,” and bikini. That last criteria was a combo of weather, guy-to-girl ratio, and cheerleaders. And “brains” means academics, because “you are in college for a reason, to get an education,” said Playboy Assistant Editor Rocky Rakovic. Playboy used a scientific equation that quantified GPAs, freshman retention, and Princeton academic reviews to figure out the brainpower of American college students. In order to make the list, the fun had to happen on campus, so colleges where the partying took place on the fringe of campus or in nearby cities were excluded. One surprise result was the University of Wisconsin’s sixth place ranking because the “bikini” criteria favored schools in warm climates. They must party hard, snow or shine, in Wisconsin. After the jump, the full list. [Playboy via Reuters] Keep reading »
Oh no! The country’s second-biggest mall operator is totally bankrupt! General Growth Properties, which manages more than 1,500 malls across the country, is $25 billion in debt. With vacancies at a 10-year high, many malls are being converted into offices or going dark. Is this the end of the mall as we know it? [NY Times]
What’s a teen girl to do without a place to buy shoes, cookies, and a bra—all at the same time? After the jump, a list of our favorite mall rights of passage we’re sad tomorrow’s kids will miss out on.
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Historically speaking, when the economy tanks, makeup sales rise. That’s why two million Mary Kay salesgirls are roping their friends into makeovers for extra cash. The cosmetics company is doing so well they bought ads during the Superbowl and the Oscars to recruit more personnel. Sound nuts? You bet your blush! Peep this ABC News investigation and keep reading for four fast facts on the Mary Kay craze. Keep reading »
Cancel all your Saturday night plans because “Grey Gardens” premieres on HBO at 8 pm. If you just have to go bar trolling on Saturday, then catch the encore on Sunday at 6 pm. 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 we’ll award you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week five winners will receive three TweeCards. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »
Speaking at a “right-to-life” event in Indiana yesterday, former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin told the crowd that she has “just for a fleeting moment” considered an abortion when she learned her youngest son, Trig, would be born with Down’s Syndrome: “That blew me away, it rocked my world… It was a time I asked myself, was I going to walk the walk?” she said. In the end, obviously, she chose to continue the pregnancy. Trig turns one year old tomorrow.
Hmm. This is the second time that Palin has acknowledged that abortion is an issue of choice. Last summer she said she was proud of pregnant daughter Bristol’s “decision to have her baby.” Now she’s saying she considered having an abortion, but chose not to. Clearly, both she and Bristol chose what was right for them and their families, but they had a choice. Palin, of course, is a staunch supporter of revoking Roe V. Wade. If she got her way, the two options SHE considered would be whittled down to one — for the rest of us. [AOL News] Keep reading »
Janet and Jane Cunliffe look like twins. But they’re not: they’re mother and daughter. Janet (on the left) is 22 years older than Jane. But she couldn’t handle that—so after losing a few pounds and dying her hair, she fell down a rabbit hole of plastic surgery sure to scar her daughter for life. Here’s what she had done… Keep reading »
File this in the “why didn’t I think of it first?” folder: Look At This F**king Hipster is a hilarious new blog that pokes fun at everyone’s favorite brand of poser. With their absurd sense of style and their even more ridiculous sense of entitlement, hipsters are sort of like your favorite animal at the zoo. It’s not like you’d ever want to be stuck in a cage with them — or at a party, for that matter — but they’re pretty fun to point and gawk at, which is why this blog is all kinds of brilliant. Saving you the annoyance of having to actually deal with these badly dressed trust fund kids yourself, or giving you an outlet an outlet if you do, Look At This F**king Hipster posts photos of real-life hipsters in and out of their natural habitat. From subway platforms to house parties, they bring their collective brand of irony everywhere they go, making themselves the perfect target for caption like this: “Someone told me there’s going to be a rodeo over at Barcade tonight.” [via Scanner] Keep reading »
Polar bears Bill (right) and Lara met for the first time today at the Zoom Erlebniswelt zoo in Germany, and they took an instant liking to one another. [Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 4/17/09] Keep reading »