Meet the world’s tiniest teenager: 15-year-old Jyoti Amge. The little lady measures 21 inches and weighs less than 11 pounds. Her short stature is a form of dwarfism called achodroplasia, which occurs in one out of 25,000 individuals. Despite her condition, Amge is a happy—and ambitious—girl. Like every other teen, she attends school, chats on her cell, and has a thing for fashionable dresses. Her latest extracurricular activity is recording a pop album with Indian Bhangra/rap sensation Mika Singh, and she hopes to be a Bollywood star. Amge hasn’t let her height get in the way of her dreams. “I’m proud of being small,” she said. “I’m not scared of [it] and I don’t regret it.” [Cyana Trend Land]
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“Gossip Girl” Blake Lively attended the 2009 CW upfronts at Madison Square Garden. [NYC, 5/21/09] Keep reading »
Ahhh, it’s the best time of year—flowers are blooming, spring is springing. Oh, and it’s “upfronts week,” when the networks unveil their shows for the fall in the hopes that advertisers will come clammering and waving dollar bills in their face. Oh, you thought you were going to have a life this fall? That’s sweet, but there are really far too many exciting new TV shows arriving. You’ll need to be prepared. Here is the show from each network we think sounds the most DVR-able. Keep reading »
Mary Carey, born Mary Ellen Cook, went on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” to quit her addiction to drugs and alcohol. While she was there, Dr. Drew Pinsky encouraged her to give up her porn career because, he felt, the lifestyle was a threat to her recovery, especially since, he believed, she was a sex addict, too. He wanted her to go back to who she really was — Mary Ellen — and create a new life for herself. It lasted for awhile, but Mary Carey is back to porn in a new movie: “Celebrity Pornhab with Dr. Screw.” How does the doc feel about being the inspiration for her return to porn? His tweet on the matter after the jump. Keep reading »
Remember when Michael Phelps got in trouble for smoking weed? Well, we think the Olympic people are toeing the hypocritical line because the torch they designed for the 2010 games looks unmistakably like a joint. It’s made of of stainless steel, aluminum, and sheet molding, but that hasn’t stopped many from calling it the “Olympic Toke.” We aren’t really surprised that this sweet item hails from Vancouver, a very “marijuana-friendly” place. Maybe the designers were trying to promote British Columbia’s biggest cash crop? Keep reading »
We’re all for rape prevention, but when you can’t stop the crime, why not score immediate payback with the help of a little latex and some barbed plastic? That’s the idea behind rape-prevention condoms by RapeX. Basically, if you feel like you may be in danger one evening — exploring a foreign city alone, getting walked home by a cute stranger you just met — you put the device into your nether regions with an applicator, and anything that gets all up in your space will be gnarled by the barbs. They’re made of plastic, but those suckers have a nasty bite and will need to be surgically removed.
We hope you’ll never have to test out the RapeX, but we can pretty much guarantee the jerk on the receiving end won’t get very far once his man bits are being ripped open by your hidden defenses. [RapeX] Keep reading »
This morning a fashion DISASTER occurred at The Frisky offices. Annika and Emily showed up to work and discovered that — oops — they’d worn the same Gap dress. (It’s not available online, but here’s a similar but longer style.) At first, they were a little peeved, but then they realized that this happened because they both have great taste. We love how they’re wearing the cobalt dress slightly differently. Annika dressed it up with a pair of hot purple heels and a matching scarf, while Emily played it casual with a thin grandpa cardigan and flip-flops. Keep reading »
My grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this summer with a big party of family and long-time friends. I’ll be flying to St. Louis with my fiancé, my sister’s flying in from Austin, and my parents will be visiting from their home in Germany. It’ll be as much a family reunion as a celebration of my grandparents’ long marriage — a testament, really, to the bonds they’ve helped create and nurture over the last six decades. As a gift, one of my aunts wants to make a family tree, which seems like a nice enough idea. But when another family member alerted me that my fiancé won’t be included on the tree because our wedding isn’t until several weeks after my grandparents’ anniversary, it got me thinking: when does a couple become a “family”? Keep reading »
In an upcoming issue of Contraception, Rachel K. Jones of the Guttmacher Institute makes the case that sex educators should start teaching the withdrawal method as a form of birth control. Jones argues that when practiced properly, the withdrawal method is quite effective at preventing pregnancy, and only four percent of those who use it “perfectly” will get pregnant in the next year. The method, like birth control pills, however, has no proven effect when it comes to preventing the transmission of STDs, although researchers are hoping to study that, too.
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