Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Slut-Shame Each Other?

By: Rachel White / July 6, 2011
There’s that scene in "Mean Girls" where Tina Fey, exasperated by the high school antics, shouts, “You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” I had just graduated from high school when the movie came out and sitting in the… More »

Get “Inside Scientology” With This Page-Turning Book

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011
Full disclosure: before I was hired to conceptualize and edit The Frisky, I spent 10 months working on a book about Scientology, written by journalist Janet Reitman. (I transcribed the vast majority of the interviews Reitman conducted with current and former Scientologists and organized the exhaustive collection of research she did.) As a result, I… More »

Newsflash: Reese Witherspoon Apparently Has A Large Stomach Tattoo

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011
It's kind of hard to shock me. I mean, the video of the woman bathing on the subway got barely an eyebrow raise. But finding out that Reese Witherspoon has a tattoo -- on her stomach! -- made me gasp. Photographers captured a few different glimpses of the ink over the holiday weekend, as Reese… More »

Extreme Germophobia Alert: Woman Showers On The Subway

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011
  For some, the New York City subway doubles as a shower. This video of a woman bathing on the train is one of those things that I wish I had never seen. I cannot express to you what kind of crazy germophobia this activates in me. I often fear that something unhygienic has gone… More »

Morning Quickies: Jay-Z Cheating On Beyoncé? And Natalie Portman’s (Maybe) Baby Name

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2011
The gossip blog Crazy Days & Nights claims Jay-Z has been two-timing Beyoncé with a French model. Somehow I don't believe it. These two really seem in love. [Bossip] Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are giving their relationship another try. [Us Weekly] Jennie Garth and "Twilight"'s Peter Facinelli have allegedly separated. Kelly, no! [Celebitchy] Add… More »

The 6 Things I Was Embarrassed To Learn As An Adult

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011
I know there are a lot of things I don't know even though I'm a fairly well-educated woman. The revelation that you have been totally in the dark about some widely-known piece of information can be, well, humiliating. Especially when it happens in front of a group of people. On their Facebook page, NPR askedMore »